Usage Ukrainian (Rare)
Other Forms FormsKyj
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/19/2016
Derived from Кий (Kyy), which is the name of one of the three brothers that - according to legend - founded the city of Kiev in early medieval times. The meaning of his name is not wholly certain, but it has been suggested that it might be derived from Proto-Slavic *kyjь meaning "bat, stick, club" or "hammer".