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What does Kye mean?

Kye Pronunciation of Kye [kye] as a name for boys is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of the name Kye is "keeper of the keys; earth; narrow, straight". Kye is a variant form of Kai (Welsh, Scandinavian, Greek): variation of Kay. Kye is also a form of Kyle (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, keeper (defender), earth, narrow (little).


Kye has 1 variant: Keh.

8 more relations via Kai, Kyle: Kaj, Kile, Kiley, Kylan, Kylar, Kylen, Kyler and Kyrell.

Creative forms:
(male) Keaye, Kolye, ..

(female) Kyeko, Kyne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kye Osman (K.O.), ..

How popular is Kye?

Kye is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#35153 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kye entered the list in 1991 and reached its peak position of #978 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kye name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kye is alike in pronunciation to Caeo, Cai, Caw, Cayo, Coe, Coy, Coye, Kai, Kay, Kaye, Keh, Key, Keye and Koa. Other recommended names are Kyle, Kyp, Nye, Rye, Tye and Wye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kye.