What does Kaye mean?
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.
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.