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Meaning and name origin

Key \key\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin. Key is a variant of Keyes (Old English): probably an occupational name to do with the possession of keys.


Key is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#796 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Key for boys. Key has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Key name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Key is also pronounced similarly to Coy, Kai, Kay, Kaye, Keh, Keye, Koa and Kye. Other suggested similar baby names are KC, Ken, Ker, Keys and Rey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Key.