First name origins & meanings:
- English: Peaceful
- Dutch: Archer
- Irish: The narrows; a wood; a church
First name variations: Cuyler, Kieler, Kiler, Kylor, Kyler
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: unexplained; possibly a respelling of Kay 6, a
shortened form of Scottish and Irish McKay.
- Korean: There is only one Chinese character and one
clan for the Kye family name. According to the Kye family genealogy,
the clan was founded by a Ming Dynasty government official named Kye
Sŏk-son who migrated to Koryŏ and settled in today’s Suan County
of Hwanghae Province. The majority of bearers of the Kye family name
today live in North Korea.
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