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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).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kye and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kai (#177) and Kyle (#178). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Kye is also pronounced similarly to Coe, Coye, Kay, Kaye, Key, Keye and Koa. Other suggested similar baby names are KC, Kyp, Nye, Rye, Tye and Wye. Like Kye, these names are not commonly used.