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Pronunciation K
Gender Predominantly Female
Other names
Related names Katty, Kaye, Kayanna, Kail, Kayla, Kaylee,Kaylin,Kaylynn"((kenyeh))"

The name Kay (/kay/) is found both as a surname (see Kay (surname)) and as a given name. In English-speaking countries, it is usually a female name, often a short form of Katherine or one of its variants; but, it is also used as a first name in its own right, and (more often in non-English speakers) as a boy's name (for example in India). The alternative spelling of Kaye is encountered as a surname, but also occasionally as a given name; for instance, actress Kaye Ballard.




Fictional characters[edit]

  • Agent K, a character in the Men In Black film series and animated series
  • Kay Adams-Corleone, a character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather.
  • Sir Kay, character from Arthurian legend
  • Kay Harker, character from the book The Box of Delights by John Masefield.
  • Kay, a protagonist in the video game Legend of Kay.
  • Kay, also spelled Kai, a character in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen
  • Kay, a character in the Vertigo comic series Fables.
  • Kay Faraday, a character in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth



  • the surname Kay
  • a nickname / short version of a name [Kayla]
  • 'kay, short for okay, a term of approval or assent
  • an epithet for a ruler of the mythological Kayanian dynasty
  • Kay, an album by John Wesley Ryles, or its title track, "Kay"
  • Kay Musical Instrument Company, a musical instrument manufacturer that produced guitars, double basses, and other instruments
  • DJ Kayslay, the ringmaster of the new hip-hop rivalries
  • Kay Jewelers, a fine jewelry store chain in the United States
  • Mary Kay, a brand of skin care and color cosmetics in USA

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