Gay f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Gay m for the male version.

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

English gay = 'blithe', 'cheerful' [1] [2]

Related Names

Gay
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gaye
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Swedish

For male forms see Gay m

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gay
Genitive: Gays
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gay
Genitive: Gayn
Partitive: Gayta / Gaytä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gay
Genitive: Gays
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gay
Genitive: Gays

Further Information

Due to its additional meaning 'homosexual', the name has dropped out of use in English-speaking countries

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
51 97 4 24 47 73
Finland Finland[4]
n.a.
42
n.a.
24
n.a.
18
Norway Norway[5]
9
n.a.
9
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[6]
7
n.a.
7
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[7]
0 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gay.


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/