Kei (given name)
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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:
- 圭, "square jewel"
- 恵, "blessing"
- 慧, "wise"
- 慶, "jubilation"
- 敬, "respect"
- 佳, "excellent"
- 桂, "Japanese Judas-tree"
- 啓, "disclose"
- 硅, "silicon"
The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.
- Kei (ケイ, born 1957), a Japanese singer of the pop duo Pink Lady
- Kei Ogura (佳, born 1944), a Japanese singer-songwriter and composer
- Kei Nishikori (圭, born 1989), a Japanese tennis player
- Kei Akagi (恵, born 1953), a Japanese American jazz pianist
- Kei Yasuda (圭, born 1980), a female Japanese singer, musician and actress
- Kei Igawa (慶, born 1979), a Japanese pitcher
- Kei Shindō (圭, born 1984), a Japanese voice actress
- Kei Kusunoki (桂, born 1966), a Japanese manga artist
- Kei Tomiyama (敬, 1938–1995), a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator
- Kei Mizutani (ケイ, born 1974), a Japanese adult film actress
- Kei Inoo (慧, born 1990), a Japanese singer
- Kei Orihara (恵, born 1948), a Japanese photographer
- Kei (birthname Kim Ji-yeon, born 1995), a South Korean singer of the girl group Lovelyz.
- Kei (Akira) (ケイ), the female protagonist of the anime and manga Akira
- Kei (Dirty Pair) (ケイ), a character in the manga and anime series Dirty Pair
- Kei Kurono (計), a character in anime and manga series GANTZ
- Kei Kishomoto (恵), a character in anime and manga series GANTZ
- Kei Kusanagi (桂), the main character in the anime series Please Teacher!
- Kei Yoshikawa (恵), the main protagonist in the manga series The Day of Revolution
- Kei, the vampire played by Hyde in Moon Child
- Cyberdoll Kei, a cyberdoll in the anime series Hand Maid May
- Kei Takishima (彗), a character in the manga and anime S · A: Special A
- Kei Aizawa, a character in the anime and manga Wangan Midnight. His real name is Keiichiro, but is referred to as Kei.
- Kei Chitose, a friend of Sakura Kasugano in the Street Fighter Alpha series of video games
- Kei (Prétear), one of the seven Leafe Knights in the manga and anime Prétear
- Kei (Ape Escape), the male star of Ape Escape 3
- Kei Hazuki, leading male character and one of the possible love interests in the dating simulator Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side by Konami
- Kei, an American tank commander in the anime series Girls und Panzer.
- Kei Tsukishima (蛍),character in the manga and anime Haikyuu!!
- Kei Tsukikage, character in anime and manga Soar High! Isami
- Kei Kuramoto (圭), a character in the manga and anime series Flying Witch
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