The name Keith is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "wood". Keith is ranked #493 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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.