Gender: Male Pronunciation: kay Meaning of Quay: "wharf" Origin of Quay: French word name

Quay Origin and Meaning

The name Quay is a boy's name of French origin meaning "wharf".

A name that looks intriguing and masculine on paper, but is, unfortunately, a homonym for a girl's name.

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Quay's International Variations

Qué (French)


beachbear Says:


Love how this name looks. Love the meaning. Love the Kway pronunciation. Like the Key pronunciation but dislike nonintuitive spelling.

arvidsson38 Says:


same here

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RoddyThlayli Says:


I've always pronounced this Kway.

triplea23 Says:


I know a little boy named Quay! Pronounced Kway.

Thomas J Says:


Quay is my first name (not Thomas, which is a pseudonym). I'm American and the men in my family always pronounced it "kway." which I know is incorrect. Oh well. Outside of my family I've never met another Quay in the U.S.

Zelliew Says:


It's KEY in Australia too

vintageluvs Says:


In America, it's pronounced both ways because key, kay, and cay can all be pronounced the same and are most of the time interchangable. The same goes with quay.

Essa Says:


Agreed, this is definitely pronounc 'key' in the UK, I can't speak for the rest of the world mind but I'm really not a fan of the 'Kay' pronunciation.

Scintiller Says:


I've only ever heard of this word pronounced as "key". "Kay" seems like a mispronunciation .