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Jay

Origin: India
gender-male
Region Origin: Southern Asia

The name "Jay" has multiple meanings and origins. In Western culture, it is derived from Late Latin "gaius," meaning "to rejoice". It can also refer to a noisy, brightly colored bird. In the United States, the name gained popularity due to John Jay, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Additionally, in Hindu-influenced cultures, "Jay" or "Jai" is a common first name for both males and females, derived from the Sanskrit word for "win" or "victory". The origin of the name "Jay" can be traced back to the Old French word "jai," which means "jay" (the bird). It is derived from Late Latin "gaius". The name "Jay" has been used as both a given name and a nickname for various names beginning with the letter "J". In the English language, the term "jay" has also been used to describe an impertinent chatterer or a loud, flashy dresser.

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