What does Keyes mean?
Keyes /keyes/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Probably an occupational name to do with the possession of keys. Also possibly from Kay "happy". Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
Keyes has 1 more different relation via Kay: Keh.Kreatif forms: Keyescey, Keyessi. [more]
How popular is Keyes?
Keyes is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#2079 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Kay is the only popular related form of Keyes (outside Top 1000). This relation of Keyes reached the apex of its popularity in the 1930s (adoption of 0.43%) and is now less widespread, with Kay becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Keyes and affiliated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Thinking of names?
Keyes is alike in pronunciation to Kass and Kees. Other recommended similar baby names are Amyes, Hayes▲, Kaye, Keats, Keder, Keen, Keer, Kerem, Keven▼, Kevis, Keye, Keyne, Klaes, Kye, Lewes, Mayes, Rees and Reyes▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keyes.