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Keith Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Keith is of Scottish and English origin.

The meaning of Keith is "wood".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 415 in baby name popularity for boys with 744 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Keith is a form of the name Keithia.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Keith Hernandez, Keith Richards, Keith Sweat.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Keith.

Just for fun, see the name Keith 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 Keith in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

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.