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What does Key mean?

Key Pronunciation of Key [key] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Key is a version of Keyes (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


1 relation via Keyes: Keys.

Creative forms:
(male) Kely, Keny, ..

(female) Kela, Kely, ..

Middle name pairings:
Key Konner (K.K.), ..

How popular is Key?

Key is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#999 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Key has not made it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Key is alike in pronunciation to Caeo, Cai, Caw, Cayo, Coe, Coy, Coye, Kai, Kay, Kaye, Keh, Keye, Koa and Kye. Other suggested similar names are Ken, Ker and Rey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Key.