Clay originates from Old English and is a shortened form of the name Clayton. In addition to being used as a surname, the name was also used as a nickname for people who worked with or lived near clay. Clay is still widely used in the United States for baby boys, but the popularity of the name has been steadily declining in recent years.
Similar Names: Klay, Klee
Famous Clay Names: Clay Matthews (football player), Clay Aiken (singer)