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Gender: F Origin of Kay: English, diminutive of Katherine Meaning of Katherine: Greek, "pure"

Kay, a cigarette-smoking, nightclubbing name of the 1930's, could be ready for a comeback along with cousins May/Mae and Ray/Rae.

Kay has been out of sight since the mid-eighties, but was in the double digits from 1936 to 1945, attached to several glamorous actresses of the period, such as fashion plate Kay Francis, as well as Eloise author Kay Thompson.

Kay was also once a unisex name, as in Sir Kay, in Arthurian legend one of the Knights of the Round Table.

Bottom line: Parents in search of a fresh, more cosmopolitan alternative to Kate might consider Kay..

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Famous People Named Kay

Kathryn Ann "Kay" Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
Katherine Linn "Kay" Sage, American surrealist artist
Kay Starr (born Katherine Laverne Starks), American singer
(Stephanie) Kay Panabaker, American actress
Marsha "Miss Kay" Robertson, matriarch on TV's "Duck Dynasty"
Kay Redfield Jamison, American clinical psychologist
Kathleen Rita "Kay" McNulty Antonelli, Irish ENIAC computer programmer
Kay Thompson (born Catherine Louise Fink), American children's author
(Justine) Kay Kendall, English actress
Kay Ann Lenz, American actress
Kay Francis (born Katharine Edwina Gibbs), American actress
Kristin "Kay" Boutilier, Canadian singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the Name Kay

Mary Kay, American cosmetics company
Kay Jewelers, chain with motto "Every kiss begins with Kay"
Katherine "Kay" Corleone, character from "The Godfather"
Kay Bennett, character on soap "Passions"
"If You See Kay," a song by alternative rock band The Script

Caye, Kae, Kai, Kaye, Kayla

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