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The name Keith has the following meaning:

Man from the forest.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Keith is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 254 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Keith fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 18 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 331 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Keith in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Keith is pronounced as kee-th


Keith originates from the Scottish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Keith and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Keith: Boys - Colin, Glendon, Kelvin, Girls - Alana, Alison, Davina, Dree, Euna, Fiona, Iona, Jamya, Janet, Kenzie, Xenia, Both genders - Clyde, Lockie


Popular Variants for the name Keith: Keath, Keathe, Keathen, Keethan, Keithe (Scottish), Keithen, Keyth, Keythe, Keythen, Kieth, Kiethe


We think the name Keith should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Keith to be: Tall, handsome, intelligent and friendly chap

In one word, you might describe Keith as a(n) "intelligent" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Keith (or its variants) are:

Keith David , born on 4 June, a famous actor. Keith David 's background: An Emmy Award-winning American film, television, and voice actor. He is perhaps most known for his roles as Childs in John Carpenter's The Thing, King in Oliver Stone's Platoon, voicing Goliath on the Disney series Gargoyles, playing the Arbiter in Halo 2 and Halo 3, Julius Little in the Xbox 360 game Saints Row and Big Tim in Requiem for a Dream, as well as voice overs for Navy recruitment commercials and the voice of David Anderson in the Xbox 360 game Mass Effect.

Keith Carradine, born on 8 August, a famous actor. Keith Carradine's background: An actor and Academy Award-winning songwriter born into a family of actors. Carradine's first notable film appearance was in director Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller in 1971. He also portrayed the character Kwai Chang Caine as a teenager in the 1972 television series, Kung Fu (the adult Caine was portrayed by his half brother, David).

Keith Richards, born on 18 December, a famous musician. Keith Richards's background: An English guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer and founding member of The Rolling Stones. As a guitarist Richards is mostly known for his innovative rhythm playing. In 2003 Richards was ranked 10th on Rolling Stone magazine's '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time'.
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