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Meaning of First Name: Keith


Name:
Keith
Pronunciation:
\ke(i)-th\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
woodland, forest
Origin:
Scottish
Relate Names:
Not Provided
Name Sounds Like:
Variant Forms:
None

Popularity

Keith is a very popular first name for men (#59 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#577 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Keith \ke(i)-th\ as a boy's name is pronounced keeth. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keith is "woodland, forest". The family name of hereditary earls marshals of Scotland from the 11th century. Baseball player Keith Hernandez; Rolling Stone Keith Richard; actor Keith Carradine. Baby names that sound like Keith are Kit, Kitt and Ketti. Other similar baby names are Leith, Heath, Jeth, Keh, Keiji, Keir, Kennith and Seth.

Census About Last Name: Peterson


Last Name:
PETERSON
Origin:
English
Meaning:
Means "son of PETER"
Population Rank:
63
Population:
275041
Occurrences/100,000 people:
101.96
Cumulative proportion/100,000:
13897
Non-Hispanic White Only:
86.29%
Non-Hispanic Black Only:
9.58%
Non-Hispanic Asian&Pacific Islander Only:
0.52%
Non-Hispanic American Indian&Alaskan Native Only:
0.7%
Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races:
1.33%
Hispanic Origin:
1.56 %
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.