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Kaye (girl)

What does Kaye mean?

Kaye Pronunciation of Kaye [kaye] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kaye) has its root in Greek, and the meaning of Kaye is "pure". Kaye is a version of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kaye is also a variant of Katherine (Greek). Kaye is also used as a variant of Kay.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Kaye has 3 variants: Cay, Caye and Kai.

66 more relations via Catherine, Katherine, Kay: Cadi, Cait, Caren, Cari, Caryn, Cass, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cath, Cathe, Cathye, Cati, Catie, Cato, Caty, Kaatje, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Karen, Karena, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Karynn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassey, Kassi, Kassie, Kassy, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katell, Katena, Katey, Katha, Kathee, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katka, Katla, Katrya, Katy, Katya, Kayana, Kayann, Kayla, Kaylee, Kaylin and Kit.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaiye, Keiye, ..

(male) Karo, Kats, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kaye Braylynn (K.B.), ..

How popular is Kaye?

Kaye is a very prominent first name for women (#837 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3720 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kaye was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #353 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaye outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Kaye are Kaylee (#61 from recent data), Katherine (#84), Kayla (#115), Catherine (#179), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Karen (#504), Kaylin (#619), Kai (#895), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Kati, Kit, Cari, Caryn, Kay, Katya, Kathi, Karri, Karon, Karin, Karena, Karyn, Kassi, Cate, Katey, Caren, Kassie and Kathie. Adoption of these relations of Kaye was common during the years 1960-1969 (average #1058) and has become significantly reduced since (#1496, 76.6%), with forms like Karyn falling out of fashion. Katherine has been the most recognizable form, though Kaylee is currently the preferred form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Caren, Cari, Caryn, Cate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Kai, Karen, Karena, Kari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kassie, Kate, Katey, Katherine, Kathi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylin, Kit in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Kaye is pronounced similarly to Cai, Coe, Ka-, Kaeya, Kaia, Kaya, Kia and Kiah. Other suggested similar names are Agye, Amye, Cadye, Faye, Gaye, Jaye, Joye, Kace, Kacee, Kacey, Kaci, Kacie, Kacye, Kade, Kadi, Kadie, Kahle, Kalae, Kalea, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley, Kali, Kalie, Kalle, Kaly, Kalyn, Kama, Kami, Kani, Kara, Karee, Karel, Karie, Karlye, Kary, Karyl, Karyne, Karys, Kasee, Kasie, Kasse, Kasy, Kayce, Kaycey, Kayci, Kaycie, Kayde, Kaydee, Kayle, Kaylen, Kayley, Kayse, Kaysee, Kaysey, Kaysie, Kaysy, Kine, Klayre, Kyel, Kym, Maye, Raye, Rye, Sadye, Shaye and Skye. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kaye.

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