Kay

Kay - A very unique female name



  May 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kay appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #401. 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 girl name Kay was given to 11 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3841 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 128,477 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kay peaked in popularity 76 years ago in 1941 on position 70.



Famous with this name

Sara Kay
Kay Chapin
Sumela Kay


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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 #2,097 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,097.

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.

Kasey / Keisha / Kaye / Kacie / Kacey / Kaci / Kia / Kaya / Kaia / Kisha /

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
20123841
20114704
20103601
20094860
20084509
20072402
20062996
20053729
20042706
20032611
20022288
20012443
20002350
19992386
19982901
19971995
19962961
19952145
19941714
19931575
19921787
19911784
19901475
19891400
19881164
19871296
19861132
19851053
1984944
19831105
19821037
1981981
19801041
1979954
19781002
1977833
1976768
1975777
1974611
1973586
1972644
1971507
1970453
1969424
1968345
1967325
1966293
1965271
1964243
1963212
1962197
1961192
1960193
1959182
1958169
1957162
1956155
1955157
1954147
1953146
1952133
1951120
1950123
1949119
1948113
1947104
1946101
194591
194488
194381
194274
194170
194077
193976
193881
193779
193698
1935134
1934144
1933199
1932241
1931259
1930377
1929467
1928485
1927443
1926489
1925447
1924401
1923401
1922412
1921404
1920388
1919363
1918383
1917390
1916396
1915403
1914366
1913441
1912455
1911396
1910401

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2097

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 female 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
1941
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kay
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 128,477
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +11

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