Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.






Emily P. Contributor

Bailey has a charming, down-to-earth vibe, stemming from an Old English term for a protective wall surrounding a castle. It's like your dog is your own personal guardian, watching over your realm with loyal eyes.

In A Dog's Purpose, a dog named Bailey journeys through various lives, touching the hearts of all he meets. It's pretty clear to me that this name has already left a paw print in the hearts of millions, symbolizing loyalty, friendship, and the unbreakable bond between a dog and their human.

Bailey is easy to say, a breeze for your dog to learn, and carries a certain warmth. It's a name that fits perfectly for a dog who's not just a pet, but a faithful companion, a part of your family's story. It's traditional yet fresh, and just like a good ol' friend, it never goes out of style.

We love Bailey, and, as you can see, so do so many PupNames visitors!

Traits associated with the name Bailey:

Dogs named Bailey tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

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

Naming your dog Bailey suggests that you are a person who values traditional, classic names. It also suggests that you are a person who values loyalty and companionship, as Bailey is a name that is often associated with those qualities.

Is Bailey a good dog name?

Bailey has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Bailey is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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As you can see, Bailey is one of the world's most popular dog names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bailey was, in the past month, the 3rd most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Bailey is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Bailey was viewed 0 times, and liked 19 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Bailey's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Bailey is most adored in Maine, North Carolina and Tennessee.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Idaho, Arkansas and District of Columbia.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Bailey.

Most popular breeds named Bailey:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Beagle
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Famous dogs named Bailey:

  • comics icon A dog named Bailey appeared in the comic book Bliss by Harry Bliss..
  • television icon A australian shepherd named Bailey featured in the television show Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Bailey is found in these categories:

traditional dog names

Popularized by classic films, it's a timeless choice for canine companions.

food dog names

Named after a popular creamy Irish liqueur.

old fashioned dog names

Popular in the 90s, this moniker harks back to nostalgic sitcoms.

Farm Dog Names

Originates from Old English, meaning "bailiff" - a rural property manager.

winter dog names

This name is often associated with the Irish cream liqueur, a popular cold weather drink.

cute dog names

Evokes Irish charm and sweetness, popularized by Bailey's Irish Cream.

country dog names

Often associated with rural areas, it's a popular choice for farm dogs.

brown dog names

Bailey reminds you of creamy, sweet Irish cream liqueur!

hunting dog names

The association with outdoor activities and traditional English names often used for hunting breeds.

Dog names like Bailey:

A legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night. Also a small square of rich chocolate cake.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
From bonnie and clyde.
Bailey dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Delilah (Texas, United States)
I named my Barbet dog Baileigh. It’s not the same name but it’s pronounced the same, and I like it. It’s a great name for a sweet-natured, friendly dog with a big, bright personality!
March 26, 2024

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Adrianna (Florida, United States)
I think Bailey is a good choice for a friendly dog who is always ready to greet new people.
February 16, 2024

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