English surname

Kyd Origin and Meaning

The name Kyd is a boy's name of English origin.

Téa Leoni and David Duchovny named their kid Kyd in 2002, but he usually goes by his middle name, Miller. Probably a wise choice, given the homonym.

On the other hand, the association with Elizabethan playwright Thomas Kyd, who wrote a version of "Hamlet" before Shakespeare, is intriguing. And if you're looking for a name that can't be nicknamed, well... here's looking at you, Kyd.

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Famous People Named Kyd

  • Kyd Miller Duchovnyson of American actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
  • Thomas Kyd16th,century English dramatist

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