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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hayes, Helen Hayesnoun

    acclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)

  2. Hayes, Rutherford B. Hayes, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, President Hayesnoun

    19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893)


  1. Hayesnoun

    Any of a number of places, outside Britain named for persons with the surname.

  2. Hayesnoun

    A suburb of Hillingdon borough, Greater London.

  3. Hayesnoun

    A suburb of Bromley borough, Greater London.

  4. Hayesnoun

    An English habitational surname.

  5. Hayesnoun

    An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó hAodha

  6. Etymology: As an Irish surname, from Ó hAodha ("descendant of Aodh").


  1. hayes

    Hayes is primarily recognized as a surname of Irish or English origin. It could also refer to various places, including towns or districts, in the United States, England, and Canada. Additionally, it is the name of the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes. Its meaning derives from the Gaelic word 'Ó hAodha', meaning 'descendant of Aodh' or 'descendant of fire'. The specific meaning or reference of 'Hayes' often depends on its context.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HAYES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hayes is ranked #127 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hayes surname appeared 194,246 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 66 would have the surname Hayes.

    69.3% or 134,768 total occurrences were White.
    24.6% or 47,959 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 4,545 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 4,448 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 1,573 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 952 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hayes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hayes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Hayes in a Sentence

  1. State Attorney Office:

    The new DNA test results from the vaginal swab point to Hayes’ involvement in the Broward murder of Albertson, despite the fact that a jury acquitted him of the state homicide charge in the 1997 retrial.

  2. Chris Hayes:

    The single most appalling fact about the Chris Hayes and Covid in the past year.

  3. Marion Ross:

    They were hiring all kinds of actors who were down on their luck, they paid them not even minimum wage — below minimum… I didn’t have any lines, but they wanted all kinds of actors… and you worked with all these swell people, like Dean Martin, Jacqueline Bisset and Helen Hayes.

  4. Stephen Hayes ':

    The way I got off of it was, Bret Baier on Special Report, was hosting Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for an interview that was to be largely about immigration, and at the end of the interview, Bret raised my case and said, ‘Mr. Secretary do you think Steve Hayes is a terrorist?

  5. John Cywinski:

    Hiring team members in this environment is a challenge. And retaining them is challenging, what Walker Hayes found is team members really liked to be a part of something bigger.

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