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


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

What is the 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 also 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 does the name Kay mean?

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 #739 overall.

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