Over the past 110 years, 32 198 boys have been named Clay. The name Clay ranks 569th in the United States among the most common names for boys. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Clay in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Clay came in the 1960s and 1990s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.