US Popularity:7496
Meaning:Reverent; Blessing, favor; Intelligent; Enlightenment; Gemstone; Congratulate
Kei is a name of Japanese origin that can be either masculine or feminine. Depending on the format of these kanji characters, a name as short and sweet as Kei can have a number of meanings. Kei can mean “reverent,” “blessing,” or “favor,” which can remind baby to appreciate all the good things that life brings. Kei also commonly translates to “intelligent,” “enlightenment,” “gemstone,” or “congratulate.” With a name as beautifully abundant as Kei, baby is sure to live a life filled with knowledge, a little wonder, and lots of celebrations.

Kei Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kei is currently #2187 on The Bump
Boy:Kei is currently #1224 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kei is currently #1533 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kei is currently #7496 in U.S. births
Boy:Kei is currently #4154 in U.S. births
Girl:Kei is currently #12752 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 12752
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Kei, April 2021

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 185

  • WordSense Dictionary, Kei

  • WordSense Dictionary, けい

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