Jay
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English
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JAY
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Jay is used as a diminutive of names starting with J, mostly the name James. James is ultimately derived from Jacob. Jacob is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yaakov', which means 'following after'. This is derived from the Hebrew words 'Yahweh', which means 'God', and 'aqeb', which means 'heel'. In the Bible, Jacob was born after Esau, holding after Esau's heel.

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Jay Williams - basketball player
Jay Dickey - politician
Jay Black - musician
Jay Clayton - jazz artist
Jay Edwards - basketball player
Jay Baruchel - actor
Jay Leno - talk show host
Jay Carty - basketball player

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