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What does Kye mean?

Kye \k-ye\ as a name for boys. Kye's name origins are Welsh, Scandinavian, Greek and Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Kye is "keeper of the keys; earth; narrow, straight". Kye is a variant of Kai (Welsh, Scandinavian, Greek): variant of Kay. Kye is also a form of Kyle (Gaelic).


Kye has 1 variant: Keh.

Kye has 8 more related variations via Kai, Kyle: Kaj, Kile, Kiley, Kylan, Kylar, Kylen, Kyler and Kyrell.


Kye is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#35153 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Kye and associated names. Kai (#177 the previous year), Kyle (#178), Kyler (#288), Kylan (#661) and Kylen (#984) are the popular related forms of Kye (#unlisted). Usage of these boy names reached its apex in 2011 (usage of 0.5562%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.5424%, down 2.5%). Kylan (#661), Kai (#177), Kyler (#288) and Kyle (#178) are four of the more chic baby names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kai, Kylan, Kyle, Kylen, Kyler in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kai, Kyle outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kye is alike in pronunciation to Coe, Coye, Kay, Kaye, Key, Keye and Koa. Other recommended similar baby names are KC, Kyp, Nye, Rye, Tye and Wye. Like Kye, these names are not commonly used.