Kay Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Kay:
As a female name, Kay originated as a pet form of any of the various names beginning with the letter K. It is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name. As a male name, its root is found in the Latin gai (rejoiced).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Can be a nickname for Katherine, Kathleen, or other first names beginning with "K", or used as an independent name on its own.
- Famous real-life people named Kay
Kay Francis, American actress.
Kay Bailey Hutchison, United States Senator from Texas.
Kay Thompson, American actress and children's book author.
Kay Hagan, United States Senator from North Carolina.
Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Kay Kendall, actress
Kay Lenz, actress
Kay Panabaker, American actress
Miss Kay from duck dynasty
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Kay Adams-Corleone, fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather." In Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy of films based on the novel, she was portrayed by Diane Keaton.
Kay Miniver, heroine of the 1940s film "Mrs. Miniver"
"Oh, Kay," Broadway musical starring Gertrude Lawrence, music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin