Meaning and Origin of: Kye

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Peaceful
  • Dutch : Archer
  • Irish : The narrows; a wood; a church

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : unexplained; possibly a respelling of Kay 6, a shortened form of Scottish and Irish McKay.
  • Korean : There is only one Chinese character and one clan for the Kye family name. According to the Kye family genealogy, the clan was founded by a Ming Dynasty government official named Kye Sŏk-son who migrated to Koryŏ and settled in today’s Suan County of Hwanghae Province. The majority of bearers of the Kye family name today live in North Korea.