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From a Middle English occupational name for a clay worker, or a habitational name, from Old English clǣġ (clay).


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Clay (plural Clays)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1968 Patrick White, Clay, in The Burnt Ones, Penguin Books, page 114:
      When he was about five years old some kids asked Clay why his mother had called him that. And he did not know. But began to wonder.
  3. A diminutive of the male given name Clayton.
  4. A town, the county seat of Clay County, West Virginia, United States.
  5. Ellipsis of Clay County
  6. A census-designated place in Sacramento County, California, United States.

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