Keith - boys name

Keith name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 28%

Keith name meaning:

The name Keith is of Scottish origin and its meaning can be traced back to the Gaelic word "ceiteach," which means "of the forest" or "wood-dweller." As such, the name Keith is often associated with nature and the outdoors. It carries connotations of strength, resilience, and a deep connection to the earth.

Individuals named Keith are often seen as grounded and reliable, with a strong sense of loyalty and a practical approach to life. They possess a determined and independent nature, and are known for their ability to adapt to different situations. With their calm and composed demeanor, Keiths are often seen as dependable and trustworthy friends.

The name Keith has a timeless quality to it, and its meaning reflects an affinity for the natural world. It carries a sense of stability and reliability, making it a popular choice for parents who wish to bestow these qualities upon their child.

Origin: Irish

From the battlefield.

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Overall UK ranking: 3451 out of 4789

5 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Keith

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