Keith

Keith - A very unique male name



  May 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Keith, meaning wood, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #508. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Keith and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Keith? 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 Keith. The baby boy name Keith was given to 817 baby boys in 2012, ranking #357 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,009 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Keith peaked in popularity 51 years ago in 1966 on position 32.



Famous with this name

Keith Carradine
Keith David
Keith Stanfield


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Keith is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Keith is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #194 - and is the least popular in Colorado at position #712.

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 Keith is where you live.


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Keith origin and meaning

Keith is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means wood. To see famous people named Keith, pop culture references for the name Keith and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Keith

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

Kody / Kade / Kodi / Kit / Koda / Kieth / Kaito / Kodie / Kathy / Kazuto /

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
2012357
2011371
2010347
2009330
2008315
2007295
2006276
2005285
2004252
2003250
2002247
2001236
2000222
1999206
1998191
1997171
1996159
1995142
1994126
1993109
1992102
199189
199080
198970
198870
198769
198666
198564
198461
198361
198259
198158
198056
197952
197849
197748
197648
197549
197444
197341
197238
197137
197038
196936
196835
196734
196632
196535
196434
196333
196236
196135
196035
195939
195837
195736
195636
195539
195445
195347
195249
195159
195078
194984
194889
194791
194696
1945108
1944103
1943107
1942122
1941119
1940125
1939117
1938120
1937125
1936122
1935126
1934125
1933129
1932131
1931124
1930129
1929137
1928139
1927141
1926148
1925147
1924150
1923145
1922160
1921150
1920177
1919196
1918215
1917217
1916225
1915236
1914260
1913266
1912280
1911508

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana194
Maine208
West Virginia209
District of Columbia232
Maryland238
Pennsylvania241
Alabama254
New Jersey258
Georgia275
Kentucky280
Indiana281
Idaho292
Florida295
Ohio295
Connecticut297
Michigan298
Virginia302
Mississippi311
Missouri324
New Mexico325
Wisconsin349
New York350
South Carolina364
Arkansas389
Illinois414
Kansas416
Utah430
Texas439
Minnesota439
Tennessee453
Massachusetts466
North Carolina470
Arizona473
Oregon483
California485
Nevada489
Washington489
Oklahoma518
Iowa564
Colorado712

Even more about Keith


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 Keith 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 Keith?

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
1966
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Keith
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,009
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +817

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