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’.