Keith Origin and Meaning

The name Keith is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "wood".

Strong but gentle, Keith is one of the Scottish surnames that, along with Douglas, Craig and Bruce, were considered the epitome of cool in the 1960s and early 1970s, when it was a Top 40 choice.

Keith made his debut in the nineteenth century and was borne by a long line of Scottish nobles. In the recent past he's been represented by musicians Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Keith Jarrett and Keith Urban, as well as actor Keith Carradine, TV guy Keith Olbermann, artist Keith Haring and baseball star Keith Hernandez.

# 715 in the US

Keith Rank in US Top 1000

# 566 on Nameberry

Keith Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Keith Popularity

Famous People Named Keith

  • Keith RichardsEnglish guitarist of band the Rolling Stones
  • Keith GrantAmerican guitarist of the band Blues Prophecy
  • Keith John MoonEnglish drummer of band The Who
  • Keith Noel EmersonEnglish musician of the Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Keith AndersonAmerican country music singer
  • Keith Cozart aka Chief KeefAmerican rapper
  • Keith Maurice EllisonU.S. Congressman from Minnesota
  • Keith Ian CarradineAmerican actor
  • Keith DavidAmerican actor
  • Keith Joseph MichellAustralian actor
  • Keith Allen HaringAmerican artist
  • Keith Leon PotgerAustralian singer
  • Keith HernandezAmerican baseball player
  • Keith Theodore OlbermannAmerican political commentator
  • Keith Lionel UrbanAustralian country music singer
  • (Keith) Rupert MurdochAustralian,American media mogul
  • Keith HabersbergerAmerican actor and director for BuzzFeed
  • (Julian) Keith GettyNorthern Irish composer
  • Keith Declan FaheyIrish footballer
  • Keith Douglas SweatAmerican R&B singer
  • Keith FloydBritish celebrity chef
  • Keith Jacka Holyoake26th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Keith MalleyAmerican comedian of podcast Keith and the Girl
  • Keith PowersAmerican actor & model
  • Keith Leak Jr.American YouTuber and member of Smosh
  • Keith (born James Barry Keefer)American pop singer
  • (William) Keith RelfEnglish lead singer of the Yardbirds
  • (Margaret) Keith Smythe Meachamwife of presidential historian/biographer Jon Meacham

Keith in Pop Culture

  • Keith "TwoBit" Mathews, character from the book/movie "The Outsiders"
  • Keith Partridgecharacter on "The Partridge Family"
  • Keith Marscharacter in the TV show "Veronica Mars"
  • "Bandit" Keith Howardcharacter from the manga/anime Yu,Gi,Oh
  • Keith Scottcharacter on "One Tree Hill"
  • Keith Andersoncharacter on TV's "Good Times"
  • Keith Nelsoncharacter from the movie, "Some Kind Of Wonderful"
  • Keith Butterfieldcharacter in film "Endless Love"
  • Crazy Keithkoala on TV's Bear Behaving Badly
  • Keith Dudemeistercharacter on TV's Scrubs
  • Keith Goodmancharacter in anime Tiger & Bunny
  • Keith Koganecharacter from the Netflix Series "Voltron: Legendary Defender"
  • Also a girl's namelike Keith Meacham.
  • Keith Shadishead instructor of 104th Training Corps in anime/manga 'Attack On Titan'