Kid Surname Meaning & Statistics

37,657th most common

surname in the world


Approximately 13,084

people bear this surname


Most prevelant in:

Vietnam

Highest density in:

Vietnam

Definition:

An old Angus surname in Dundee and Arnbroath. (1) It may be from Old English Cydd(a) or Cydd(I). compare Gilchrist Kide who held land near river Nethan, 1180—1203 (Kelso, 110). (2) The name, however, is more probably a diminutive of Christopher.

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Kid Surname Distribution

CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Vietnam5,7631: 15,566526
Pakistan1,0061: 186,8995,442
Brazil9541: 212,79514,081
Philippines7091: 141,18319,799
Malaysia5561: 54,3764,155
United States4501: 711,71257,295
Algeria3571: 108,40315,335
Mexico3141: 381,25213,215
Taiwan2901: 80,6841,121
Romania2711: 73,5898,119
India2551: 4,894,19689,636
England2471: 218,62321,023
Saudi Arabia1921: 156,22015,678
Germany1681: 480,45259,024
South Africa1641: 329,28032,575
Venezuela1511: 200,0429,538
Tunisia1321: 82,4737,748
Austria1311: 65,0939,948
France981: 673,05193,642
Hong Kong831: 86,9842,858
Italy781: 779,00472,056
Portugal741: 141,5926,029
Jamaica711: 38,2822,783
Thailand681: 947,8931,389
Canada601: 590,45950,757
Indonesia521: 4,849,323141,377
China411: 33,321,7071,174
Netherlands401: 421,59546,461
Australia371: 636,92451,763
Sweden361: 269,28326,164
Singapore351: 154,2638,214
United Arab Emirates311: 304,71029,383
Ireland271: 170,1159,692
Norway201: 256,21928,338
Nigeria121: 14,876,41711,897
Spain111: 4,227,98294,038
New Zealand91: 505,19433,253
Iceland61: 54,5085,340
Guyana51: 156,9799,391
Cambodia41: 3,796,0291,667
Grenada31: 34,4431,389
Poland31: 12,832,00035,184
Ethiopia31: 29,317,6643,008
Angola31: 6,394,5302,935
Morocco31: 11,116,76722,232
Kenya31: 15,182,00016,136
Bahrain21: 617,2865,936
Switzerland21: 4,080,45050,640
Botswana21: 1,012,4525,298
Belgium21: 5,601,03365,594
Bangladesh21: 78,402,5007,574
Japan21: 63,550,00018,625
Peru21: 15,407,08824,269
Argentina21: 21,334,75095,312
Colombia21: 23,863,00017,547
Panama21: 1,702,9066,353
Mauritius21: 629,9195,859
Israel21: 4,103,20034,572
Myanmar21: 30,190,0001,256
Ghana21: 13,521,54612,172
Cuba11: 11,167,3252,877
Maldives11: 317,2807,198
Mauritania11: 3,461,04138,063
Nepal11: 26,494,5043,275
Denmark11: 5,639,71949,101
Scotland11: 5,300,00038,841
Russia11: 146,068,400897,276
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines11: 109,000821
Tanzania11: 44,928,923123,175
Trinidad and Tobago11: 1,328,01926,040
Egypt11: 86,983,80025,721
Latvia11: 1,996,50016,073
Antigua and Barbuda11: 86,2951,176
Laos11: 6,693,3001,819
Northern Ireland11: 1,800,0008,430
Guam11: 159,3582,578
Rwanda11: 10,537,2224,171
Bhutan11: 750,670717
Tonga11: 103,036472
Chad11: 13,211,000734
Turkey11: 76,667,86453,505
Uganda11: 35,357,00013,447
Fiji11: 858,0383,350
Uzbekistan11: 30,492,80032,942
Brunei11: 393,1622,211
Kuwait11: 3,065,85017,575
Belize11: 349,7281,879
South Korea11: 50,423,9557,895
Oman11: 3,988,29811,510
Saint Lucia11: 180,0001,421
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Scotland231: 162,7496,621
England191: 1,282,91446,315
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
United States3241: 154,99614,292
PlaceIncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
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Kid Surname Meaning

Descriptive Writing for introductory reference

An old Angus surname in Dundee and Arnbroath. (1) It may be from Old English Cydd(a) or Cydd(I). compare Gilchrist Kide who held land near river Nethan, 1180—1203 (Kelso, 110). (2) The name, however, is more probably a diminutive of Christopher. Robertus Kyd de Dunde is mentioned in 1357 (CDE., 6). The seal of Andrew Kyde is appended to instrument of 1473 (Seals Supp., 590). Sande Kid and Thome Kyd 'callit Baity Kid' were summoned to attend an inquest at Forfar, 1450, and John Kyd and Nychol Kyd appear in Brechin in same year (REB., I, 147,152). Cristiane Kydde, son and heir of Roger Cissor, held part of the land of Langforgrurde in the sheriffdom of Perth, 1470 (RMS., II, 452). Alexander Kyd held a land in Aberdeen, 1492 (REA., I, p. 331). The Kyd family appears repeatedly in the burgh records of Dundee from 1520 up to the present day (Wedd., p. 195). Alexander Kid was 'chanoun of our Soueran Lordis chapell' in Stirling, 1530 (SBR., p. 39,266), William Kyd was burgess of Perth, 1563 (Methven, p. 66), Robert Kyd was portioner of Nethermains, 1571 (Retours, Ayr, 708), and William Kyd was retoured heir of Robert Kyd, son of Master James Kyd of Craigie, in lands in the parish of Alloa (Inquis.).

The Surnames of Scotland (1946) by George Fraser Black (1866-1948)

This surname is derived from a nickname. 'the kid,' a man of a frisky disposition; compare Doe, Roe, Buck, Roebuck, &c.

Reginald Kyd, Oxfordshire, 1273. Hundred Rolls.

Ricardus Kyd, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.

Thomas Kydde, 1379: ibid.

Willelmus Kyddei 1379: ibid.

1611. Anthony Kydde and Julian Percy: Marriage Lic. (London).

1631-2. Archibald Kyd and Sara Butter: ibid.

1709. Married — William Kidd and Christian Willson: St. George, Hanover Square.

A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley

A young goat; also, Kid, from the Saxon Cythan, to show, discover, or make known.

An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857) by William Arthur

The young of a goat-analogous to Lamb, Colt, &c.

Patronymica Britannica, written: 1838-1860 by Mark Antony Lower

Kid Surname Variants & Similar Names

Kid Variants

SurnameSimilarityIncidencePrevalency
Kidd8664579/
Kyd671267/
Kydd573037/

Similiar Surnames

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Kidd8664579/
Kaid8648589/
Keid8644/
Kiad863/
Kido8653314/
Kida8644512/
Kide861578/
Kidy8648/
Kidi86753/
Koid86872/
Kidu86125/
Kwid8613/
Kidh863/
Kied863/
Kidw862/
Khid862/
Kidt861/
Kiid861/
Kiod861/
Kiud861/
Kiwd861/
Kitd861/
Kuid861/
Kd801203/
Kiddy751427/
Keidy751/
Kiedy751/
Koide7540716/
Kaida753569/
Kaidi756370/
Kiddu753033/
Kidde752774/
Kaido75149/
Koido7530/
Koida75161/
Kaied75852/
Kiada75937/
Kidai75909/
Kidua75827/
Kidiy75543/
Kieda75538/
Kidha75532/
Kiddo75337/
Kiddi75290/
Kidee75280/
Kiyad75209/
Kidau75167/
Kiadi75155/
Kiduo75149/
Kidou75139/
Kuida75135/
Keida75123/
Kidah75123/
Keide75111/
Kaide75104/
Kaiid7599/
Kideu7597/
Koidy7596/
Kidia7589/
Kiday7579/
Kidda7572/
Kaidu7547/
Kidye7546/
Kidao7538/
Kwidi7537/
Kideh7533/
Khida7531/
Kioda7528/
Khide7528/
Kaidy7527/
Kiede7525/
Khidi7524/
Kidho7517/
Kidya7517/
Kuidi7516/
Koidi7516/
Khoid7515/
Kuido7515/
Kaaid7513/
Khidh7513/
Khaid7512/
Kawid7510/
Kiodo759/
Kidhe759/
Kidoo759/
Kiedi759/
Kiado757/
Kidaa757/
Kidih757/
Kidio757/
Kiedo757/
Kiwad757/
Kiahd756/
Kidey755/
Kwidd754/
Kiida754/
Kiade754/
Kidea754/
Khiud753/
Kowid753/
Kuide752/
Kidie755/
Kidui752/
Kiduu752/
Keidi752/
Keido752/
Kayid751/
Keidd751/
Kaidh751/
Kaihd751/
Khido751/
Khidu751/
Kidae751/
Kidiu751/
Kidoe751/
Kidoh751/
Kidoi751/
Kidoy751/
Kiduh751/
Kieid751/
Kiidd751/
Kiido751/
Kiude751/
Kiudu751/
Kiwda751/
Kiwde751/
Kiydi751/
Kitdi751/
Koidu751/
Kwide751/
Hkidd751/
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Footnotes

    • Description: Descriptions are largely reproduced from 3rd party sources; diligence is advised on accepting their validity
    • Incidence: The approximate number of people in a given area who bear the surname
    • Frequency: The percentage of people in a given area that bear the surname
    • Rank: Surnames are ranked by incidence using the dense ranking method; the surname that occurs the most is assigned a rank of 1; surnames that occur less frequently receive an incremented rank; if two or more surnames occur the same number of times they are assigned the same rank and preceding rank is incremented by 1
    • Variants: Surnames listed in the 'Kid Variants' section are variant forms of the same root surname according to either sources listed on the page or Forebears
    • Similar: Surnames listed in the 'Similar Surnames' section are phonetically similar and may not have any relation to Kid