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Gender: Male Origin of Kyd: English surname

The name Kyd is a boy's name of English origin. Kyd and is often added to lists like Crazy Celebrity Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

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 Duchovny, son of American actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
Thomas Kyd, 16th-century English dramatist

Pop Culture References for the name Kyd


Miri Says:


Why? Just NO!

TwentyOnePiplups Says:


Yes yes at least I am not Kyd

PerfectlyImperfect Says:


Are you alright? :(

TwentyOnePiplups Says:


Kyd weeps as his predecessors don't take him seriously
Kyd cannot get a job, ridiculed for "immaturity"
Kyd is forever young
Kyd is forever crying

PerfectlyImperfect Says:


What happens when the kid Kyd becomes an old man?

Scorpio Says:


How drunk do you have to be to think this name is a good idea?

Toya B Says:


Oh, poor Kyd. Even more poor Kyd when he's actually an adult...

Calling a kid that is just mean

Czar Felix Says:


Are you Kyd-ing me? I'm so sorry.

mabespark Says:


"Oh, we're going to have a kid, what should we name it?" "How about... I've got it! Kid! Oh, wait, that's not very creative... how about Kyd instead?" "Perfect!" ...c: