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Bailey

Bailey Meaning and Origin

The name Bailey is a unisex name meaning “bailiff” and is of English origin. In Old English, Bailey (spelled “baili”) was a term used to refer to a public official or officer of the law, responsible for overseeing the administrative duties of a town or district. The name was originally a job title, and people who held this position may have been referred to by it. As a surname, Bailey is also derived from the Old French term “bailiff,” which has the same administrative meaning as in Old English. The Normans, who conquered England in 1066, brought this term and the surname to England. The popularity of the name Bailey has fluctuated over the years, with notable peaks in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It has been more commonly used as a masculine name, but it has also been used for females. Bailey possesses a friendly and approachable quality, making it well-suited for individuals who naturally connect with others. Bailey is a sweet gender-neutral name that’s slightly less popular than Hailey. 

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