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Kaye (boy)

What does Kaye mean?

Kaye Pronunciation of Kaye [kaye] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Kaye) has its root in 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.

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

1 feminine form: Kay.

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

(female) Kada, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kaye Kace (K.K.), ..

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)

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, 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 boy names. Popular related forms of Kaye are Caius (#1283 from current records), Cai (#1819) and Kay. Usage of these relations of Kaye was widespread among parents 9 decades ago (median #1421) and is somewhat lower today, with the version Kay becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Cai, 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.

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