Bailey \ba(i)-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Bailey), is pronounced BAY-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bailey is "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Occupational name. Initial popularity of Bailey was due to a character in the 1980s television series "WKRP in Cincinnati".
For more information, see also the related name Cayla.