What does Keith mean?
Keith [kei-th] as a boys' 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.
Keith has 1 feminine form: Keitha.Creative forms:
(male) Keath, Keits, ..
(female) Keida, Keiti, .. Middle name pairings:
Keith Keaton (K.K.), ..
How popular is Keith?
Keith is a very popular first name for men (#59 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#663 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Keith for boys. Keith reached its top rank of #34 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #425. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Heath▼, Jeth, Keats, Keh, Keiji, Keir, Kennith▼, Kent▼, Kentt (see Kent), Ketti, Kit, Kitt, Leith, Seth▼ and Smith. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keith.See names in meaning and etymology.