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Girl Names Ending in K

AnoukHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch and French variation of Anna
  • Meaning:

    "grace"
  • Description:

    Anouk, made famous by French actress Anouk Aimée, is a singular name with a lovely sound and a Bohemian feel. Anouk Aimée was born as Francoise, but adopted the first name of the character she played in her debut film.

LarkHeart

  • Origin:

    English bird name
  • Description:

    Lark is getting some new and well-deserved attention as a post-Robin and Raven bird name. Although it was first recorded as a name in the 1830's, it has never appeared on the Social Security list.

BeckHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Rebecca or English
  • Meaning:

    "one living beside a small stream"
  • Description:

    Although the single-named singer is male, this might be a girl's nickname name or a sleek nature name that's perfect in the middle.

MaverickHeart

  • Origin:

    American
  • Meaning:

    "independent, nonconformist"
  • Description:

    Free-spirited Maverick is no longer an innovative choice for a son, but by using it on a daughter, you could put the maverick back in Maverick.

OakHeart

  • Origin:

    Nature name
  • Description:

    Mighty, though mighty masculine.

PinkHeart

  • Origin:

    Color name
  • Description:

    The singer known as Pink (born Alecia) brought this hue onto the name-possibility palette, especially as a middle choice. Could Pink be the next Blue?

PuckHeart

  • Origin:

    Literary name
  • Description:

    Puck, the mischievous sprite of Shakespeare, is a unisex name given more often to girls in The Netherlands and is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus, discovered in 1985 and named Puck for the Shakespearean figure.

MalakHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "angel"
  • Description:

    Although Malak can be used for both sexes, it's much more widely-used for girls in the US and throughout Europe, where it ranks on several popularity lists.

BjörkHeart

  • Origin:

    Icelandic
  • Meaning:

    "birch tree"
  • Description:

    Destined to remain a one-person name -- in this country anyway.

BrookHeart

  • Origin:

    English nature name
  • Meaning:

    "small stream"
  • Description:

    Brooke variation – or is the other way around? – that makes it more a nature name, less an eighties-style androgynous name.

PipalukHeart

  • Origin:

    Greenlandic
  • Meaning:

    "sweet little thing who belongs to me"
  • Description:

    Consistently among the top 5 girls' names in Greenland for the past four decades, Pipaluk has one of the most adorable meanings going, and could make for a quirky route to Pip or Pippa. A famous bearer in Greenlandic-Danish author Pipaluk Freuchen.

KodiakHeart

  • Origin:

    Alutiiq
  • Meaning:

    "island"
  • Description:

    It's a bear, it's an island, it's (almost) a camera. It's starting to catch some parents' eyes as a wild, adventurous name.

MackHeart

  • Origin:

    Scottish, Irish
  • Meaning:

    "son of"
  • Description:

    Not often heard on girls, although Hillary Scott used it as the middle name for her daughter Betsy in 2018.

NikHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Nicole et al
  • Description:

    Modern, boyish, if self-consciously groovy nickname for Nicole or any of its variations.

CreekHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Description:

    Intriguing, when seen as a water name a la River and Ocean; less appropriate if used as a reference to the Creek tribe of Native Americans. Other downsides are its resemblance to creak, as in creaky bones or floorboards, and to unappealing words like creep and reak.

MeadowlarkHeart

  • Origin:

    Bird name
  • Description:

    Sure you could just use Meadow or Lark. But if you really want to go for it, Meadowlark is an option. Meadowlark Lemon, born Meadow Lemon, was a (male) American basketball player known as the "Clown Prince" of the Harlem Globetrotters who played professionally for nearly 40 years.

AnnikHeart

  • Origin:

    Russian diminutive of Annika or Ann
  • Meaning:

    "grace"
  • Description:

    Annik is a pleasing combination of unusual and familiar. As first Ann and now Anna become overused, you might want to explore its wilder variations such as this Eastern European short form.

HasmikHeart

  • Origin:

    Armenian
  • Meaning:

    "jasmine"
  • Description:

    Hasmik is the Armenian form of Jasmine and is frequently used in that country.

IsakHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Isaac
  • Description:

    When the Danish author Karen Blixen chose Isak Dinesen as her male pseudonym, she set a precedent that could well be followed today.