[ 1 syll. kay, ka-y ] The baby boy name Kay is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is Key- †. Kay is used chiefly in the German and Welsh languages, and it is derived from Latin origins. Kay is a variant of the name Kai (Frisian, Dutch, Finnish, German, Scandinavian, and Welsh).
See also the related form, Keyes (English).
Kay is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1934, 0.015% of baby boys were given the name Kay. It ranked at #449 then. The baby name has since suffered a steep loss in popularity, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Kay, Kai was the most frequently used. In the past century Kay has mostly been a girl name. In 1947, the name Kay was given to 61 times as many girls than boys.
† English pronunciation for Kay: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"
A famous person named Kay is Bandleader Kay Kyser, born James Kern Kyser, June 18, 1905 - July 23, 1985, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.