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Meaning and Name Origin

Key \key\ as a boys' name is a derivative of Keyes (Old English): probably an occupational name to do with the possession of keys. Scarcely used as a name for kids.


Key has 1 related variation via Keyes: Keys.


Key is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#796 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Key for boys. Key has not made it into the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth 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 alike in pronunciation to Coy, Kai, Kay, Kaye, Keh, Keye, Koa and Kye. Other suggested similar baby names are KC, Ken, Ker and Rey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Key.