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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Girl Name: Kay

Name: Kay
Pronunciation: \kay\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kay's also a boy name)
Related Names: Jay, Catherine
Sounds Like: Cay, Gay, Ka-, Kaya
Variant forms: Caye, Kai, Kayana, Kayann, Kaye, Kayla, Kaylee, Kaylin
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 272
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1508


Kay \kay\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kay), is pronounced kay. Most often used as a short form of Katherine and its variants, but also a surname and independent given name. Actress Kaye Ballard; author Kay Thompson.

Kay has 8 variant forms: Caye, Kai, Kayana, Kayann, Kaye, Kayla, Kaylee and Kaylin.

For more information, see also related names Jay and Catherine.

Baby names that sound like Kay are Cay, Gay, Ka- and Kaya.

View a list of the 7 names that reference Kay.


Kay is a very popular first name for women (#272 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1508 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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