Gender: Male Meaning of Keith: "wood" Origin of Keith: Scottish Keith's Popularity in 2019: #554

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.

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eve Says:


keiths are trubblemakers pass it on

softboiledeggs Says:


I love this name! I know someone named Keith, he's hilarious and very sweet, so I associate this name with him. It also sounds strong but gentle.

MonikerWanderer Says:


Keith has a sort of hillbilly connotation these days, but I really adore it. It's a name that needs a stylish new comeback.

CupcakeOfJayce Says:


"Boris, try that. Keith. You know, oh, watch out for Keith!" XD

eveyalecia Says:


This name always makes me think of the movie Hoodwinked... hilarious moment when an evil henchman is asked to change his name because Keith isn't "scary" enough.

Chloe14 Says:


This name is lovely! It's my cousins name.

NaomiNY Says:


My paternal uncle's name is Keith.

Guest Says:


Eh, I knew a Keith who was jerk to me and all my friends and ended up becoming "famous".. not really fan tbh

Keith DaBeast Says:


my names keith, and i was named after my parents met a collection of keiths and thought all of their personalities seemed to be of good natures and that's what they wanted for me. i personally love my name with out a doubt. sorry for grammar.

post mark, i was named after keith moony and keith Richards? 0.0 the musicians along with many others but my dad loves those to precisely.

keith pendegraft Says:


My name is keith I would love for more people name the kids keith. It is a grate name easy to sepal.

raevynstar Says:


Thank you to any parents who choose this name right now (2014)! I don't love it, but I do want it to be revived--it's better then Jayden, at least...