Name: Keith

Origin and Meaning of the Name Keith

  • Meaning:
    Woods
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Woods
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (keeth)
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    Itself (Keith)
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Miscellaneous Info for Keith

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  • Used in:
    English and Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Keith was originally Scottish and probably came from a form of 'coillte' or 'ceiteach', meaning "woods".

    It might also have been influenced by Welsh 'coedwig' (forest), and even by Old English 'cuth' (knowledgeable).

    Keith is a Scottish clan, the current head of which is the Earl of Kintore. Famous Keiths include Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, The Who drummer Keith Moon and country music singer Keith Urban.

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