Kay

Name Kay – origin and meaning

The first name Kay is female and male.

Origin of 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).

Meaning of Kay

Kay means “warrior” (from Frisian “kempe”), “victory of the people” (from Nikolaus), “spear strength”, “strong with the spear” (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).

Alternate spelling

Cai Cay Kai Kaj

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