What does Bailey mean?

United States singer (1918-1990)

What's the origin of Bailey?


How is Bailey pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Bailey?

Bailey is a name that typically means "little bear." It may also be derived from the Irish name "Báilín," meaning "white-headed."

Is Bailey a good cat name?

Bailey has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Bailey is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Bailey is found in these categories:

cute cat names

This moniker evokes sweetness, often linked to adorable, playful kittens.

food cat names

Named after a popular Irish cream liqueur.

white cat names

Bailey means "pale" or "fair", perfect for a snowy feline!

traditional cat names

Popular for years, it's derived from an old English surname.

striped cat names

Bailey means "guardian," perfect for a watchful, patterned feline!

alcohol cat names

Named after a popular creamy Irish liqueur.

irish cat names

Derived from Irish surname, meaning "administrator of a town or settlement."


Based on likes, Bailey ranks #24 with users of

Bailey is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Bailey is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bailey was, over the past 30 days, the 69th ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Bailey is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Bailey was viewed 19 times, and liked 8 times.

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