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What does Keye mean?

Keye Pronunciation of Keye [keye] as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the meaning of Keye is "happy". Keye is a version of Caius (Latin): common Roman variation of Gaius.

Associated with: happy.


Keye has 4 variants: Cai, Caio, Kay and Kaye.

2 more relations via Caius, Gaius: Keyes and Keys.

Creative forms:
(male) Kenye, Kerye, ..

(female) Kemer, Keyet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keye Kendrick (K.K.), ..

How popular is Keye?

Keye is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#56120 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Keye (not in Top 2000) are Cai (#1819 from recent data), Caius (#1283), Kay and Kaye. Other forms, like Keys, are uncommon. These forms of Keye were popular in the 1930s (average #1421) and are somewhat less popular today (#1775, 25.2%), with the form Kay becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cai, Caius, Kay, Kaye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keye and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keye is pronounced similarly to Cayo, Coe, Coy, Coye, Kai, Keh, Key, Koa and Kye. Other recommended names are Arye, Brye, Daye, Faye, Frye, Jaye, Kade, Kale, Kane, Kayde, Kayle, Kayne, Kean, Keane, Keder, Keefe, Keen, Keene, Keer, Kees, Keir, Keld, Kell, Kelle, Kemp, Ken, Kenn, Kent, Keon, Ker, Kerem, Kerk, Kern, Kerr, Keven, Kevyn, Keyne, Kile, Kobe, Kyle, Kyp, Nye, Raye, Rye, Skye, Tye and Wye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keye.

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