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Kaye (boy)

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What does Kaye mean?

Kaye /kaye/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Kaye). Kaye's root is Latin, and the meaning of Kaye is "happy". Kaye is an alternate form of Caius (Latin): common Roman variation of Gaius.

Associated with: happy


Kaye has 4 variants: Cai, Caio, Kay and Keye.

Kaye has 2 more alternative forms via Caius, Gaius: Keyes and Keys.

Kaye has 1 feminine form: Kay.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Karye, Koaye, ..

(female) Kayedi, Kayeko, ..

How popular is Kaye?

Kaye is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#3720 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Kaye for boys. Kaye entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #1181 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Kaye and associated names. Popular related forms of Kaye are Caius (#1375 from current records) and Kay. Adoption of these relations of Kaye was widespread among parents 8 decades ago (median #1228) and has become significantly lower since, with the version Kay becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Caius, Kay in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Kaye is pronounced similarly to Caeo, Caw, Cayo, Coe, Coy, Coye, Kai, Kauai, Kawai, Keh, Key, Koa and Kye. Other suggested similar names are Arye, Brye, Daye, Faye, Frye, Graye, Jaye, Kacey, Kacy, Kade, Kaden, Kadyn, Kael, Kagen, Kahn, Kail, Kaile, Kain, Kaine, Kaj, Kale, Kalen, Kaley, Kam, Kana, Kane, Kano, Kapel, Karel, Kari, Karl, Karle, Karr, Kasee, Kasey, Kasi, Kasie, Kass, Kato, Kaycee, Kayde, Kayden, Kayle, Kayleb, Kayley, Kayne, Kayven, Kaz, Keane, Keyne, Kile, Klay, Kobe, Kwame, Kyle, Kyp, Nye, Raye, Rye, Shaye, Skye and Traye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kaye.