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Meaning and name origin

Keyes \ke-yes\ as a boy's 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 2 variant forms: Key and Keys.

For more information, see also related boy names Caius and Gaius.


Keyes is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1991 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Keyes and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Kay. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kay in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Keyes is also pronounced similarly to Kees. Other suggested similar baby names are Keye and Reyes. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keyes.


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