From Keith Urban to Keith Richards, our celebration of National Keith Day, which takes place on November 7, will be full of great music, T.V. shows, famous people, and iconic moments in history. This Scottish name is genuinely vintage, with very few young Keiths around and even fewer babies named Keith. That’s why it’s worth honoring as an authentic classic. And if you’re a Keith, we want you leading the party because who else is going to make sure the music is top quality? You’ve got this.
History of National Keith Day
Keith is a Scottish male name that means ‘wood.’ It is also a firm Scottish surname that, much like Douglas, Craig, and Bruce, are mainstays in the region. As a given name, Keith was considered the pinnacle of cool in the 1960s and early 1970s, when it was one of the top 40 name picks. Keiths are people that want to go from one project to the next; they are usually full of life, uplifting in nature, motivating, and incredibly charming.
The name, however, debuted in the 19th century and was descended from a long line of Scottish aristocrats. Today, we are familiar with some other popular figures and changemakers, like Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Keith Jarrett, Keith Urban, and Keith Carradine, who carry the name. There is also the T.V. host Keith Olbermann, artist Keith Haring, and baseball player Keith Hernandez.
In 2007, Keith was the 298th most popular name for newborn boys in the United States. And since its inception, the name has traveled. However, the history of this name was shaped by the Celtic countries’ heritage. Keith is now almost wholly a given name, having dropped from the record as a surname, with only a handful left today. The idea of woodland and forest being associated with this name exhibits lush green scenery that makes you want to take a deep breath.
National Keith Day timeline
American musical sitcom “The Partridge Family” premieres and features the character Keith Partridge, played by David Cassidy.
British celebrity chef and television personality Keith Floyd appears in his first B.B.C. T.V. series, “Floyd on Fish.”
The television series “Flipper,” which aired in 1964, is revived as “Flipper: The New Adventures,” starring Brian Wimmer as Dr. Keith Ricks.
Keith Harris, the British investment banker and financier, becomes director of the football club Everton F.C.
National Keith Day FAQs
How did Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman meet?
Nicole met Keith at the 2005 G’Day U.S.A. gala, some four years after her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001. It was as near to love at first sight as you can get, yet none of them believed the other was interested.
Did Keith Richards marry Anita Pallenberg?
When Keith Richards observed Jones abusing Pallenberg in Morocco, he dragged her away and carried her back to England, where she moved in with him. They began a romance that lasted until 1980, although they never married.
What is the female version of Keith?
Keitha is the female version of Keith, according to babynames.com, although you’ll rarely meet a lady called Keith (or Keitha, for that matter). With a few exceptions, most names in Spanish that end with ‘o’ are male, and those that finish with ‘a’ are female.
National Keith Day Activities
Gift a loved one a Keith Urban album
Giving someone the gift of music is an extraordinary gesture. On National Keith Day, buy a Keith Urban album, “Golden Road” is a favorite amongst his followers, and give it to your friend or loved one named Keith. It makes it unique that they share a name, and they can listen to the music and think of you.
Watch “Flipper: The New Adventures”
Start with season one, as Dr. Keith ‘Bud’ Ricks heads up the dolphin research facility at the Bal Harbour Research Institute in the Florida Keys. It’s perfect for the entire family, so make sure you have lots of popcorn and light refreshments to keep you going through the episodes. Do it for Flipper.
Name your pet, Keith
Being such an iconic and old-school name, Keith makes the perfect ironic name for a pet. Whether it's a dog, cat, mouse, or even a parrot, name it Keith and enjoy some quirky moments with your new pet. Think of how hilarious it will be when you call Keith, and a little kitten comes running.
5 Interesting Facts About Keith Richards
He and Mick Jagger were roommates
He shared a flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones as a struggling young musician, which included an impromptu recording studio in the bathroom.
He is very inventive
‘Street Fighting Man’ and ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ don’t have any electric guitar in them, featuring successive layers of acoustic guitar filtered through a cheap cassette tape player instead.
He’s been arrested
Richards claims he was arrested at gunpoint in Arkansas in 1975 while on tour with the Stones in a van holding a plethora of prohibited narcotics.
He barely ever slept
Richards slept two nights a week on average for many years, calculating that he has lived at least three lives.
He loves jazz
Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Big Bill Broonzy, and Louis Armstrong were his preschool favorites when he started listening to music.
Why We Love National Keith Day
We can celebrate a rock icon
Probably the most famous Keith of all time is the British rockstar, Keith Richards. So, on this day, make sure you have the perfect Rolling Stones playlist to get you through the day. You can also pull up some old video footage of them in concert. Iconic musical moments are what we love about National Keith Day.
It honors a vintage name
Keith is an old name, vintage, in fact. We love how this classic name has managed to live through so much over the years and is somehow still used by some people. Not many babies these days are named Keith, but there are some very loved family members worldwide, especially uncles and grandparents.
We get to spend the day with a Keith
Life can get hectic, so when we have the opportunity to spend time with family or friends, we need to embrace it, especially when we can spend time with our favorite Keith on National Keith Day. We will remember it because you can make a day of it, spending quality time with a loved person.
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