Kay

Kay - A very unique male name



  Aug 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kay appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1007. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kay and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kay? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kay. The baby boy name Kay was given to 6 baby boys in 1965, ranking #1486 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 297,469 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kay peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 466.



Famous with this name

Kay Cannon
Kay Kay
Kay Lenz


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Kay is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kay is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,004 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,004.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kay is where you live.


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Kay origin and meaning

Kay is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Kay, pop culture references for the name Kay and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kay

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kay, sorted by popularity.

Kai / Kasey / Kash / Kee / Kekoa / Kye / Kiyoshi / Kawika / Kazuo / Kou /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19651486
19621677
19601518
19591341
19581512
19571231
19561350
19551247
19541410
19531253
19521354
19511387
19501172
19491645
19481267
19471071
19461229
1945890
1944904
1943847
1942680
1941637
1940548
1939574
1938645
1937554
1936530
1935476
1934466
1933516
1932562
1931566
1930673
1929806
1928731
1927719
1926939
1925981
1924850
1923906
1922995
19211136
1920952
19191260
19181352
19161007

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1004

Even more about Kay


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kay a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kay?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1934
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Kay
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 297,469
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1916
1965 births +6

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