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

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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

Kay Bailey Hutchison, American politician, former U.S. Senator from Texas
Kay Sage, American surrealist artist
Kay Starr, American singer
(Stephanie) Kay Panabaker, American actress
Miss Kay Robertson, matriarch on TV's "Duck Dynasty"
Kay Redfield Jamison, American clinical psychologist, writer, Professor of Psychiatry
Kay Thompson, American author, composer, musician, actress and singer
Kay Kendall, British actress/comedienne
Kay Ann Lenz, American actress
Kay Francis, American actress

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"
"If You See Kay," a song by alternative rock band The Script

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