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Origin & Meaning

The name Kay is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Kay is "pure, chaste".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "nickname for names beginning with Kay-".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2847  in baby name popularity for girls with 60 occurrences.  It ranked 11351 in popular baby names for boys with 6 occurrences. 

View the Kay Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kay has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kay to other names.


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Related Names

Kay is a diminutive (nickname) of Katherine.

Variants of the name Kay include Kae, Kaye.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kay in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kay.

Just for fun, see the name Kay in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kay in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.