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Names that mean 'King'

Baby names that mean king may appeal to parents who want a name that hints at royalty. Name meanings related to royalty of any kind are fashionable today. These names that mean king may inspire your son to live up to his high-minded moniker.

Here are all of Nameberry’s names that mean king. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

For more names with meanings related to royalty, browse our list of Names That Mean Ruler or Royal.

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Top Names that mean 'King'

  • Ryan

    Ryan’s use as a given name was inspired by the surname Ryan, a variation of the Irish O’Riain meaning “son of Rían.” Rían is composed of the Irish-Gaelic elements , meaning “king” and... Read More 

  • Reagan

    A strong, straightforward Irish unisex surname, with a merry glint in its eye, Reagan has been leaping up the popularity lists, to become one of the top Read More 

  • Amir

    A common Middle Eastern name, the general title for an elevated official, it was chosen for his son by actor Omar Epps. Read More 

  • Ryan

    This ultrapopular boys' name is rapidly becoming a hot name for girls; admired for its buoyant Irish spirit.

    Ryan returned to the Top 500... Read More 

  • Rory

    This spirited Gaelic classic, which became popular in Ireland via the illustrious twelfth century king Rory O'Connor, makes a highly energetic choice, now used for either sex. Rory's gender split... Read More 

  • Malik

    A name popular among African-American parents, with many spelling variations, including Malek and Maliq.Read More 

  • Royce

    It may seem like an indecisive cross between Roy and Reece, but Royce was fairly popular in the 1930s and '40s. It has seen a resurgence in recent years, helped by some well-known athlete bearers.... Read More 

  • Roy

    We've seen Ray regain his cool, but could this country/cowboy name epitomized by Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye), Acuff, and Clark, do the same?

    Roy came into use in the late nineteenth... Read More 

  • Rory

    Rory is a buoyant, spirited name for a redhead with Celtic roots. The name Rory is getting more popular overall, but for the past few years has been trending decidedly toward the boys' side --... Read More 

  • Rex

    Now that many dogs are named Max, it's safe to use this sleek, sexy, regal name again for your child. And with the charm of its final x, its regal meaning, and its offbeat simplicity, Rex... Read More