Kei (given name)

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Kei
Pronunciation Kei
Gender Both
Origin
Word/name Japanese
Region of origin Japanese
Other names
Related names Keiko
[1]

Kei (けい, ケイ?) is a Japanese male's personal name; used increasingly as a female's personal name, as a shortening of Keiko.

Kei can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • , "square jewel"
  • , "blessing"
  • , "wise"
  • , "jubilation"
  • , "respect"
  • , "excellent"
  • , "Japanese Judas-tree"
  • , "disclose"
  • , "silicon"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

People[edit]

  • Kei (ケイ, born 1957), a Japanese singer of the pop duo Pink Lady
  • Kei Ogura (, born 1944), a Japanese singer-songwriter and composer
  • Kei Nishikori (, born 1989), a Japanese tennis player
  • Kei Akagi (, born 1953), a Japanese American jazz pianist
  • Kei Yasuda (, born 1980), a female Japanese singer, musician and actress
  • Kei Igawa (, born 1979), a Japanese pitcher
  • Kei Shindō (, born 1984), a Japanese voice actress
  • Kei Kusunoki (, born 1966), a Japanese manga artist
  • Kei Tomiyama (, 1938–1995), a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator
  • Kei Mizutani (ケイ, born 1974), a Japanese adult film actress
  • Kei Inoo (, born 1990), a Japanese singer
  • Kei Orihara (, born 1948), a Japanese photographer
  • Kei (birthname Kim Ji-yeon, born 1995), a South Korean singer of the girl group Lovelyz.

Characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kei - Meaning and origin of the name Kei Archived April 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.