Name Cay Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Cay


Cay is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Cay thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Cay

The origin of the name Cay as a form of Kay is not clear. It is presumably a Frisian short form of Gerard or Nikolaus, but as well of the Latin name Cajetanus and is of Celtic origin. It is a name for boys and seldom for girls (from Latin Cajetana or Katharina).

What is the meaning of the name Cay?

Cay means “warrior” (from Frisian “kempe”), “victory of the people” (from Nikolaus), “brave spearman” (from Gerard), “from the town Gaeta” (from Cajetanus), in Celtic “spear bearer/thrower”. For girls, Cay means “from the town Gaeta” (from Cajetana) or “pure” (from Katharina).

Pronunciation of Cay

Variants of the name Cay

Cai Kai Kaj Kay

Popularity of the name Cay

The name Cay is ranked #1130 overall.

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