K names, Male, Nature, Proto-Celtic, Surname names

Keith

Keith comes from a Scottish surname of uncertain meaning though it may be derived from Proto-Brythonic word *koɨd meaning “wood, forest”, ultimately from a Proto-Celtic origin. The name may have come from an ancient Germanic tribe known as the Catti who came to Scotland in the 11th century to help the native population defend themselves against the Danes.

Origin: Proto-Celtic

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Female forms:

  • Keitha (Scottish, English)

 

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