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What does Kye mean?

Kye Pronunciation of 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): version of Kay. Kye is also a form of Kyle (Gaelic).


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, keeper (defender), earth, narrow (little)



RELATIONS VIA KAI, KYLE Kaj, Kile, Kiley, Kylan, Kylar, Kylen, Kyler, Kyrell



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How popular is Kye?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kye entered the list in 1991 and reached its highest rank of #703 in the U.S. in the year 2016, and is at #760 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Kai (#113 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Kyle (#223), Kyler (#303), Kylan (#549), Kylen (#987), Kylar (#1720), Kile and Kiley are the popular related forms of Kye (#760). Adoption of these relations of Kye was common 3 decades ago (AVERAGE #1495) and has become significantly reduced since (#961, DOWN 63.9%), with the version Kyle becoming somewhat dated. Kyle has been the most well-known version, though Kai is now the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kye, Kai, Kile, Kiley, Kylan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kylar, 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 Caeo, Cai, Caw, Cayo, Coe, Coy, Coye, Kay, Kaye, Key, Keye and Koa. Other recommended sound-alike names are Kyp, Nye, Rye, Tye and Wye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kye.

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