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Gender: Male Meaning of Keith: "wood" Origin of Keith: Scottish Keith's Popularity in 2017: #493

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 "Picky Parents BNG".

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.

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Famous People Named Keith

Keith Richards, English guitarist of band the Rolling Stones
Keith Grant, American guitarist of the band Blues Prophecy
Keith John Moon, English drummer of band The Who
Keith Noel Emerson, English musician of the Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Keith Anderson, American country music singer
Keith Cozart aka Chief Keef, American rapper
Keith Maurice Ellison, U.S. Congressman from Minnesota
Keith Ian Carradine, American actor
Keith David, American actor
Keith Joseph Michell, Australian actor
Keith Allen Haring, American artist
Keith Leon Potger, Australian singer
Keith Hernandez, American baseball player
Keith Theodore Olbermann, American political commentator
Keith Lionel Urban, Australian country music singer
(Keith) Rupert Murdoch, Australian-American media mogul
Keith Habersberger, American actor and director for BuzzFeed
(Julian) Keith Getty, Northern Irish composer
Keith Declan Fahey, Irish footballer
Keith Douglas Sweat, American R&B singer
Keith Floyd, British celebrity chef
Keith Jacka Holyoake, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Keith Malley, American comedian of podcast Keith and the Girl
Keith Powers, American actor & model
Keith Leak Jr., American YouTuber and member of Smosh
Keith (born James Barry Keefer), American pop singer
(William) Keith Relf, English lead singer of the Yardbirds
(Margaret) Keith Smythe Meacham, wife of presidential historian/biographer Jon Meacham

Pop Culture References for the name Keith

Keith "Two-Bit" Mathews, character from the book/movie "The Outsiders"
Keith Partridge, character on "The Partridge Family"
Keith Mars, character in the TV show "Veronica Mars"
"Bandit" Keith Howard, character from the manga/anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Keith Scott, character on "One Tree Hill"
Keith Anderson, character on TV's "Good Times"
Keith Nelson, character from the movie, "Some Kind Of Wonderful"
Keith Butterfield, character in film "Endless Love"
Crazy Keith, koala on TV's Bear Behaving Badly
Keith Dudemeister, character on TV's Scrubs
Keith Goodman, character in anime Tiger & Bunny
Keith Kogane, character from the Netflix Series "Voltron: Legendary Defender"
Keith, dubbed the most unattractive name in the English language on TV's "Family Guy"
Also a girl's name, like Keith Meacham.


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...