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Gender: M Meaning of King: "monarch" Origin of King: English King's Popularity in 2015: #163

King is a name that sends a mixed message. While some might think of it as more fitting for a canine, others see it as a strong name with offbeat style and a full court of rich associations, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Elvis. King entered the popularity list in 2006 at Number 898, and by this year had climbed to 163.

Famous People Named King

King Justice Taylor, son of American rapper "Game"
Vyshonn King Miller
King Cairo Stevenson, son of American rapper "Tyga" and stripper/socialite "Blac Chyna"
Clifford "King" Joseph Harris III, son of rapper T.I.
Isis King, transgender model & contestant on "America's Next Top Model"

Pop Culture References for the name King

Dr. King Schultz, character in Django Unchained
King Bradley, character in the manga/anime Fullmetal Alchemist
King Thistle, character from TV series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"