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Boy Names Ending with -key

Key ending baby names and what they mean, with 18 results. -key names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity 65 years ago (USAGE OF 0.2%) and have become significantly less popular since, with names like Rickey becoming less stylish. Wilkey (TOP 5%) and Caskey (4%) are common -key last names.

-key names

Birkey - Smokey

Derived fr. Middle English. "Island of birch trees." Common as surname, and Birkey (TOP 28%) is similar to common -rkey last names Kirkey (TOP 27%), Borkey (65%). See also Berky.

Form of Buck. From Old English. .. Actor Buck Henry. Buckey is unusual as a male name, occurring commonly (UPPER 24%) as a last name.

Form of Isaac. Root fr. Hebrew language. "Laughter." Ikey is unique as a male name. See also Issy.

Form of Keyes. Derived fr. Old English element. .. Also possibly from Kay "happy". Key is not a Top 2000 name. See also Keye.

Var. of Mac. Based on Gaelic word. "Son of." Not in Top 2000.

Var. of Mark. Based on Latin element. "Dedicated to Mars." Markez is a somewhat popular kid's name. See also Marley.

Michael and variants

Mikey1, Mickey1
Forms of Michael. Based on Hebrew word. "Who is like God?." Mikey is rare as a baby name among the variations of Michael.

Var. of Mike. Root fr. English element. .. The nicknames Mick and Mickey are .. Cross-gender use. Usage of Mickey as a boys' name has waned circa 1950-1959.

Var. of Micah. Origin fr. Hebrew element. "Who is like God?." Milkey (TOP 45%), Mickey (5%) are conventional last names. See also Mikel.


Form of Nicholas. Root fr. Greek element. "People of victory." Nickey is a rarely used masculine name, occurring commonly (TOP 24%) as a last name. See also Mickey.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -key names: Mickey, Nickey, Rickey

Var. of Patrick. Root fr. Latin language. "Patrician, noble." Not Top 2000 name.


Form of Rick. Based on English word. .. Humphrey Bogart's character in "Casablanca" was .. A common children's name (#1755 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Rickey is also used commonly as a surname. See also Ricki.

Form of Ricky. Stems fr. Old German word. "Powerful leader; peaceful ruler." Adoption of Rickey was higher in the 1950s and is now diminished, with Rickey becoming less in vogue. See also Rice.

Var. of Eric. Derivative of Old Norse word. "Complete ruler." Usage of Rickey as a baby name has fallen off since 1950-1959. See also Rocky.

Var. of Richard. Root fr. Old German language. "Powerful leader." Adoption of Rickey as a boys' name in 2015 was down 38.7% compared to 10 years ago. See also Nickey.

Form of Cedric. Root fr. Old English language. "Kind and loved." Rickey became less popular in 2015, falling -244 positions as a birth name to reach #1755. See also Richy.

Var. of Broderick. .. Also possibly (Old German) "famous power". Rickey grew in popularity 65 years ago and has become less conventional, with Rickey becoming less stylish. See also Mickey.

Name made famous by singer Smokey .. Smomer and Smose are creative variations.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -key names for boys.

1. Birkey - Smokey
Birkey, Buck [Buckey], Isaac [Ikey], Keyes [Key], Mac [Mackey], Mark [Markey], Michael [Mikey, Mickey], Mike [Mickey], Micah [Mikey], Nicholas [Nickey], Patrick [Packey], Rick [Rickey], Ricky [Rickey], Eric [Rickey], Richard [Rickey], Cedric [Rickey], Broderick [Rickey], Smokey

Usage comparison for -key names