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


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

Origin of the name Kay

The origin of the name 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 Kay?

Kay 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, Kay means “from the town Gaeta” (from Cajetana) or “pure” (from Katharina).

Pronunciation of Kay

Variants of the name Kay

Cai Cay Kai Kaj

Popularity of the name Kay

The name Kay is ranked #721 overall.

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