- As a Scottish surname, from the placename in Moray, Scotland, from Scottish Gaelic Chèith, Cèith, meaning "wood" or "from the battleground," which is probably borrowed from a Brythonic/Pictish word meaning "wood", or a forest, from Proto-Brythonic *koɨd.
- As a German surname, from Middle High German kit (“sprout, offspring”) (compare kint).
Keith (countable and uncountable, plural Keiths)
- (countable) A Scottish surname.
- (countable) A male given name transferred from the surname.
- A placename.
- A town in Moray council area, Scotland.
- A town in south-east South Australia.
- An unincorporated community in Catoosa County, Georgia, United States.
- An unincorporated community in Noble County, Ohio, United States.
- An unincorporated community and coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States.
- A ghost town in Lincoln, Forest County, Wisconsin, United States.
- 1815 Sir Walter Scott: The Lord of the Isles:
- Behind them, screened in sheltering wood,
- The gallant Keith, Lord Marshal, stood:
- His men-at-arms bear mace and lance,
- And plumes that wave, and helms that glance.
- 2005, Andrew L. Brown, Overcoming Adversity: Your Dreams Matter., →ISBN, page 35:
- My middle name, Keith, is music to my ears. It's like jazz on a cool summer night. My very closest family members call me Keith for short.
- ^ Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K.; & Hodges, F. (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press.
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From English Keith, probably from Celtic.
- a male given name from the Celtic languages