Meaning and name origin
Keith \ke(i)-th\ as a boy's name is pronounced keeth. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keith is "woodland, forest". The family name of hereditary earls marshals of Scotland from the 11th century. Baseball player Keith Hernandez; Rolling Stone Keith Richard; actor Keith Carradine.
There is 1 feminine form of Keith: Keitha.
Keith is a very popular first name for males (#59 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#577 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Keith for boys. Keith reached its highest rank of #34 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).