Kay Name Gender

Is Kay a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 98.4% of babies named Kay were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Kay name meaning, which is A short form of Kate or Catherine.
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Kay Name Popularity

How popular is the name Kay? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Kay was the 2,344th most popular girls name, representing 0.0013% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Kay has been the 355th most popular girls name, representing 0.0625% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 397 61 0.0173%
1911 395 63 0.0169%
1912 448 70 0.0139%
1913 437 83 0.0146%
1914 364 171 0.0245%
1915 401 177 0.0195%
1916 395 209 0.0216%
1917 388 223 0.0223%
1918 381 251 0.0234%
1919 361 279 0.0266%
1920 386 249 0.0224%
1921 401 242 0.0211%
1922 409 216 0.0194%
1923 398 236 0.0211%
1924 398 253 0.0218%
1925 442 196 0.0173%
1926 481 162 0.0147%
1927 436 205 0.0185%
1928 476 163 0.0152%
1929 461 165 0.0159%
1930 373 286 0.0274%
1931 258 524 0.0531%
1932 241 617 0.0625%
1933 199 838 0.0899%
1934 144 1,409 0.1458%
1935 134 1,630 0.1677%
1936 98 2,398 0.2489%
1937 79 3,005 0.305%
1938 81 3,103 0.3031%
1939 76 3,255 0.32%
1940 77 3,195 0.3006%
1941 70 3,529 0.3136%
1942 74 3,613 0.2861%
1943 81 3,484 0.2669%
1944 88 3,155 0.2546%
1945 91 3,046 0.2498%
1946 101 3,348 0.2269%
1947 104 3,509 0.2102%
1948 113 2,923 0.1831%
1949 119 2,729 0.1696%
1950 123 2,609 0.162%
1951 120 2,944 0.1736%
1952 133 2,759 0.1581%
1953 146 2,449 0.1384%
1954 147 2,483 0.1358%
1955 157 2,320 0.1261%
1956 155 2,376 0.1258%
1957 162 2,351 0.1222%
1958 169 2,225 0.1177%
1959 182 1,986 0.1045%
1960 192 1,909 0.1008%
1961 192 1,934 0.1024%
1962 197 1,855 0.101%
1963 212 1,582 0.0881%
1964 242 1,274 0.0724%
1965 270 991 0.0606%
1966 293 829 0.0531%
1967 324 690 0.0455%
1968 345 611 0.0407%
1969 424 478 0.031%
1970 453 442 0.0278%
1971 506 322 0.0214%
1972 640 193 0.0142%
1973 586 221 0.017%
1974 607 207 0.0159%
1975 758 137 0.0107%
1976 761 136 0.0106%
1977 823 126 0.0093%
1978 985 87 0.0065%
1979 942 104 0.0074%
1980 1,016 91 0.0062%
1981 966 100 0.0068%
1982 1,018 93 0.0062%
1983 1,078 74 0.005%
1984 928 109 0.0073%
1985 1,029 92 0.0061%
1986 1,109 80 0.0053%
1987 1,265 60 0.0039%
1988 1,148 84 0.0054%
1989 1,361 62 0.0038%
1990 1,446 61 0.0037%
1991 1,734 40 0.0025%
1992 1,727 41 0.0026%
1993 1,544 54 0.0035%
1994 1,666 45 0.0029%
1995 2,039 26 0.0017%
1996 2,656 12 0.0008%
1997 1,895 32 0.0022%
1998 2,604 14 0.0009%
1999 2,215 24 0.0016%
2000 2,158 27 0.0018%
2001 2,224 26 0.0017%
2002 2,086 31 0.0021%
2003 2,337 24 0.0016%
2004 2,352 24 0.0016%
2005 3,077 11 0.0007%
2006 2,528 21 0.0013%
2007 2,115 36 0.0023%
2008 3,312 7 0.0005%
2009 3,538 6 0.0004%
2010 2,840 13 0.0009%
2011 2,917 11 0.0008%
2012 2,943 11 0.0008%
2013 0 0%
2014 2,541 17 0.0012%
2015 3,140 7 0.0005%
2016 2,684 13 0.0009%
2017 2,500 16 0.0011%
2018 2,344 18 0.0013%

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Names Like Kay

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What names are variants of Kay?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Kay.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Caye

Pure

Greek

Kai

The sea

Polynesian

#801 (0.0192%)  
Kayana
#2,782 (0.0007%)  
Kayann
Kaye

Pure

Greek

Kayla

Pure

English

#145 (0.1354%)  
Kaylee

Pure

English

#97 (0.2125%)  
Kaylin

American

#854 (0.0173%)  

What names sound like Kay?

If you like how Kay sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kay.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cay

Pure

Greek

Gay

Glad, lighthearted

French

Kaya

Restful place, yew tree, forgiveness; home; stone; willow, wise child; the one with the beautiful body, profile

Turkish

#948 (0.0143%)  

What names are similar to Kay?

Find a name that’s like Kay, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Catherine

Pure

Greek

#199 (0.1073%)  
Jay

Blue crested bird

Latin


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