Kaye

First Name
14k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kaye

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Wiktionary
  1. A surname​, spelling variant of Kay.
  2. (rare) A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name, a spelling variant of Kay.

Notable Persons Named Kaye

Kaye Ballard is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1951. Kaye was given the name Catherine Gloria Balotta on November 20th, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Kaye Adams is a presenter. Kaye was born on December 28th, 1962 in Grangemouth.

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Kaye Abad is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Kaye was given the name Katherine Grace Cosme Abad on May 17th, 1982 in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Kaye Stevens was a singer and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 1992. Kaye was given the name Catherine Louise Stephens on July 21st, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. She breathed her last breath on December 28th, 2011.

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Kaye Wragg is an actress. Kaye was given the name Kaye Michelle Wragg on May 4th, 1972 in Stockport. Kaye is also known as Kay Wragg and Kaye Darling.

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Kaye Lani Rae Rafko is a nurse. She holds the title Miss Monroe County 1987, Miss Michigan 1987, Miss America 1988, Miss Michigan1987, and Miss America1988. Kaye was born on August 26th, 1963 in Monroe, Michigan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kaye

Danny Kaye was an actor, singer, comedian, dancer, and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1933. Danny was given the name David Daniel Kaminsky on January 18th, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He passed away on March 3rd, 1987.

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Gorden Kaye is an actor and singer. He was most prominent from 1968 to present. Gorden was given the name Gordon Fitzgerald Kaye on April 7th, 1941 in Huddersfield. Gorden is also known as Gordon Kay and Gordon Kaye.

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Paul Kaye is a comedian. Paul was born in Clapton, London, England.

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Carol Kaye is a session musician and teacher. She plays Bass guitar, Guitar, and Banjo. Her ongoing career started in 1950. Carol was born on March 24th, 1935 in Everett, Washington.

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Ivan Kaye is an actor.

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David Kaye is a voice actor/announcer. He has been prominent since 1988. David was given the name David V. Hope on October 14th, 1964 in Peterborough, Ontario.

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How popular is the baby name Kaye in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1901 6 6 0
1903 6 6 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 6 6 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 17 17 0
1914 15 15 0
1915 16 16 0
1916 27 27 0
1917 18 18 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 34 34 0
1920 32 25 7
1921 34 34 0
1922 41 30 11
1923 36 36 0
1924 28 28 0
1925 40 35 5
1926 46 40 6
1927 37 25 12
1928 33 25 8
1929 28 15 13
1930 63 34 29
1931 97 49 48
1932 118 55 63
1933 102 66 36
1934 141 98 43
1935 152 119 33
1936 217 189 28
1937 256 241 15
1938 283 267 16
1939 340 323 17
1940 370 355 15
1941 397 389 8
1942 397 397 0
1943 485 475 10
1944 453 443 10
1945 454 442 12
1946 490 479 11
1947 547 538 9
1948 433 428 5
1949 387 387 0
1950 370 364 6
1951 426 417 9
1952 374 374 0
1953 369 361 8
1954 393 388 5
1955 347 347 0
1956 351 351 0
1957 346 341 5
1958 332 332 0
1959 262 262 0
1960 291 291 0
1961 315 315 0
1962 278 278 0
1963 235 235 0
1964 217 217 0
1965 170 170 0
1966 118 118 0
1967 134 134 0
1968 118 118 0
1969 131 131 0
1970 90 90 0
1971 75 75 0
1972 59 59 0
1973 51 51 0
1974 38 38 0
1975 39 39 0
1976 38 38 0
1977 32 32 0
1978 40 40 0
1979 33 33 0
1980 52 52 0
1981 46 46 0
1982 44 44 0
1983 42 42 0
1984 27 27 0
1985 29 29 0
1986 31 31 0
1987 29 29 0
1988 43 43 0
1989 30 30 0
1990 30 30 0
1991 25 25 0
1992 18 18 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 19 19 0
1995 17 17 0
1996 16 16 0
1997 26 26 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 22 22 0
2001 13 13 0
2002 16 16 0
2003 14 14 0
2004 16 16 0
2005 14 14 0
2006 13 13 0
2007 9 9 0
2008 14 14 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 10 10 0
2011 5 5 0
2012 10 10 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 10 10 0
2015 16 16 0
2016 8 8 0
2017 8 8 0

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Popularity of Kaye as a first name

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Popularity of Kaye as a last name

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Common last names for Kaye

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  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • King
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kaye U.S.
  White 89.73% 64.26%
  African American 1.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kaye

People with the last name Kaye are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kaye

  • How Popular is the name Kaye? Kaye is the 2,110th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kaye was the 4,113th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kaye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,605 babies born with the first name Kaye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kaye to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kaye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kaye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kaye is Wednesday, April 28th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Kaye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kaye was in 1947 with a total of 538 babies.
  • Random Kaye Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kaye ranks 86th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 18 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Kaye: Your name in reverse order is Eyak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kaye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,627 people with the last name Kaye.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kaye? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Kaye as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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