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Information on Gay -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

The meaning of Gay is "Merry." This eMedTV article provides other information on the name Gay, including its origin and other forms.

Gay is also a boy name. Click here for information on the boy name Gay.

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Meanings and Variations

Gay is from Old French meaning Merry.
Alternates for Gay include: Gae, and Gaye
See Also: Abigail
Some forms of Gay are: Gail

Here are some names that are spelled similarly to Gay.


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