Family name origins & meanings
- Dutch and Frisian : from a personal name, Frisian Hajo, Germanic Haio; or from a short form of the feminine name Hadewig, composed of the elements hadu ‘battle’, ‘strife’ + wīg ‘war’.
- German : variant of Hey 4, 5.
- French : topographic name from Old French haye ‘hedge’.
- Scottish and English : variant spelling of Hay 1–3.