Meaning and Origin of: Lay
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : One from the meadow farm
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- English : variant of Lee.
- Scottish : reduced variant of McClay.
- French : habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.
- German : habitational name from places so named, in the Rhineland near Koblenz and in Bavaria, named with lay(h), a word meaning ‘stone’, ‘rock’, ‘slate’.