Keith: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Keith
Origin of the name Keith:
Transferred use of the Scottish surname originating from several place-names which are of uncertain derivation. Keith might be formed from a Gaelic root meaning "the wind" or "wood." The use of Keith as a given name dates to the 19th century.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Keith: | Edit
Sweet and short
A very manly, handsome name.
*Constantly* misspelled 'Kieth', for no reason I can discern.
For some *bizarre* reason, my name has been misremembered by hundreds of people, in all locations and walks of life, as 'Kevin'. I recently ran into another Keith who has constantly, consistently been misremembered as 'Chris'. Not one single person has been able to explain this.
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This is my father's name, so I have a great respect for it. My father truly is a respectable man who loves his family.
This is my husband's name. I always have really liked his name and find it to be very manly, wise, mature and a strong name. I would highly recommend this name.
The first time I met my fiance', I was mesmerized by his name....I LOVE it! It fits him, smart, sexy and strong.
I know a Keith Richards but not the famous one!
- Nicknames for Keith: | Edit
Keifer, Keif da Beef (from a four year old)
- Meanings and history of the name Keith: | Edit
Celtic/Gaelic "Warrior Descending"
Old Welsh "from the forest"
- Famous real-life people named Keith: | Edit
Keith Richards, Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Moon, Who drummer
Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops
Keith Olbermann, American Journalist
Keith Harkin, singer, songwriter, accomplished guitarist, surfer, member of Celtic Thunder
Keith Urban, country singer
- Keith in song, story & screen: | Edit
Keith Partridge, David Cassidy's character on "The Partridge Family"