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Origin: Kenya
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Keith is a given name of Gaelic origin, meaning "wood" or "from the battleground". It shares the same derivation as Clan Keith, a powerful Scottish family with a history dating back to the 12th century. The name is derived from a toponym, Keith Marischal in East Lothian, which may contain the Brittonic element "cet," meaning "woods" or "forest". The name Keith has been used as a given name since the 19th century and became fairly common throughout the English-speaking world in the 20th century. It is also a masculine name of Scottish origin, translating to "woodland" or "forest".

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