Tay name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tay mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tay

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Tay means "My father came from Glasgow, Scotland. The river Tay is in Scotland" and is of Scottish origin.
  2. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Tay is of Scottish origin and means "Gaelic origin 'This may be from the same Indo-European root meaning 'flow as Tain. The might of the river is mentoned in the saying, Tatha mhor nan tonn, bheir i sgriob lom air Peairt, 'Great Tay of the waves will cut a swathe through Perth'".
  3. According to a user from New Mexico, U.S., the name Tay means "The longest river in Scotland, also a large loch (lake)".
  4. According to a user from South Africa, the name Tay is of Gaelic origin and means "Flow".
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  1. A branch of the Tai languages

From Middle French taye, and its source, Latin tēca, thēca, from Ancient Greek θήκη (thḗkē, “covering, sheath”).

  1. (obsolete) The outer membrane of the brain.

tay was also found in the following language(s): Kalasha, Kwaza, Pipil, Turkish, and Vietnamese

Notable Persons Named Tay

Notable Persons Named Tay

Tay Zonday

Tay Zonday is an outsider music, electronica, contemporary r&b, experimental music, and spoken word actor, singer, musician, announcer, voice artist, comedian, youtube personality, and youtube. He plays Electronic keyboard and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Tay was given the name Adam Nyerere Bahner on July 6th, 1982 in Minneapolis. Tay is also known as Bahner, Adam Nyerere; Bahner, and A.N..

Tay Ping Hui

Tay Ping Hui is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1998.

Tay Walker

Tay Walker is a composer, arrangement, record producer, singing, songwriter, visual arts, musical arranger, music producer, singer, and visual artist. He was most prominent from 2011 to 2011. Tay was given the name Taylor Walker on November 27th, 1992 in Inglewood, California.

Tay Za

Tay Za is a chairman, htoo group of companies, and htoo group. He holds the title Thiri Pyanchi, Orders, decorations, and medals of Myanmar. Tay was born on July 18th, 1964 in Yangon. Tay is also known as Tayza and Teza.

Tay Kewei

Tay Kewei is a musician. She plays Ukulele and Erhu. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Tay was given the name 鄭可為, 郑可为 on August 18th, 1983.

Tay Garnett

Tay Garnett was a film director and writer. He was most active from 1920 to 1975. Tay was given the name William Taylor Garnett on June 13th, 1894. He passed away on October 3rd, 1977.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tay

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tay

Zoe Tay

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Zoe is also known as Queen of Caldecott Hill and Ah Jie (阿姐).

Sharon Tay

Sharon Tay is a news anchor. Sharon was born Sharon Tay on October 15th, 1966 in Singapore.

Jacelyn Tay

She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Jacelyn was born on June 12th, 1975.

Ronnie Tay

His military service ended in 2007. Ronnie was born on October 2nd, 1963 in Singapore.

Daniel Tay

Daniel Tay is an actor, voice actor, and voice acting. Their career lasted from 2003 to 2009. Daniel was born on December 17th, 1991 in New York City.

Simon Tay

  • Waren Tay
  • Roland Tay
  • John I. Tay
    Ship's Carpenter
  • Kiki Tay

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tay U.S.
  White 19.47% 64.26%
  African American 9.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 58.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tay

People with the last name Tay are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tay

  • How Popular is the name Tay? Tay is the 26,198th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tay was the 16,536th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 223 babies born with the first name Tay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tay to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tay is Thursday, February 15th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Tay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tay was in 2001 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tay: The name spelled backwards is Yat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,736 people with the last name Tay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tay as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tay name meaning

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