Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name Gaius. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, he is portrayed as an unrefined boor.

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VariantsCai(Welsh Mythology) Cai(Arthurian Romance)
Same SpellingKay 1, Kay 3

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Entry updated November 20, 2020