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Origin: Celtic

Meaning: from a Scottish surname derived from a place name. It could be derived from a Celtic or Welsh element meaning "wood".

I've also seen it listed as being derived from Scottish Gaelic gaoth meaning "wind".

It could also have come from the name of a German tribe, the Catti, who came to Scotland in the eleventh century, which could be a cognate with Old Irish cath meaning "battle" or from Welsh coed meaning "wood".


Variants:
  • Keath 


 Feminine forms:
  • Keitha (Scottish)




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