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What does Caye mean?

Caye Pronunciation of Caye [caye] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Caye means "pure". Caye is an alternate form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Caye is also a variation of Katherine (Greek). Caye is also used as a derivative of Kay.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Caye has 3 variants: Cay, Kai and Kaye.

53 more different relations via Catherine, Katherine, Kay: Cadi, Cait, Caitey, Caitie, Caity, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carren, Carri, Caryn, Carynn, Cass, Cassey, Cassi, Cassie, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Caty, Cazzy, Kait, Karen, Kari, Karyn, Kas, Kass, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Kati, Katie, Katy, Katya, Kayla and Kaylee.

Creative forms:
(female) Calye, Cayeia, ..

(male) Cayeca, Cayede, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caye Etta (C.E.), ..

How popular is Caye?

Caye is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#62046 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cassey, Cassi, Cassie (#1264 via latest list), Cassy, Cate, Catherine (#179), Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Kai (#895), Karen (#504), Kari (#1817), Karyn, Kate (#222), Katey, Katherine (#84), Kati, Katie (#309), Katy (#1547), Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kayla (#115) and Kaylee (#61) are the prominent related forms of Caye (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Kasya, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Caye was well-received among parents 55 years ago (average #1024) and has become much diminished since (#1499, 76%), with versions such as Katie becoming less fashionable. Kai is the most trendy birth name in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caryn, Cassey, Cassi, Cassie, Cassy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cate, Catherine, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kai, Karen, Kari, Karyn, Kate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katey, Katherine, Kati, Katie, Katy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kayla, Kaylee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Karen, Kate, Katherine, Katie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kaylee outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caye is alike in pronunciation to Cai, Coe, Ka-, Kaeya, Kaia and Kaya. Other recommended names are Amye, Cacey, Cacie, Cacy, Cade, Cadee, Cadie, Cady, Cadye, Cain, Calee, Calen, Caley, Cali, Calie, Calyn, Cam, Cama, Cami, Cara, Caree, Carel, Carey, Carie, Carlye, Caro, Caryl, Caryle, Cas, Casen, Casey, Casie, Cassye (see Casey), Casy, Catee (see Kate), Cayce, Caycee, Caycey (see Casey), Cayci (see Casey), Caycie, Cayla, Caylee, Caylen, Cayley, Caylie, Cayse, Caysee, Caysey, Caysi, Caysie, Cee, Chaya, Cile, Clare, Clayre, Cloe, Cole, Cree, Cy, Cyn, Faye, Gaye, Jaye, Kacye, Maye, Raye, Rye, Sadye and Skye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caye.

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