Meaning and name origin
Kye \k-ye\ as a boy's name is of Welsh, Scandinavian, Greek and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kye is "keeper of the keys; earth; narrow, straight". Kye is a variant of Kai (Welsh, Scandinavian, Greek): variant of Kay. Also a variant of Kyle (Gaelic): place name that refers either to a narrow body of water between two land masses, or to a peninsula or isthmus.
Kye has 1 variant form: Keh.
Kye is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26390 out of 88799, Top 30%) (2000 U.S. Census).