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Gender: Male Meaning of King: "monarch" Origin of King: English King's Popularity in 2017: #147

The name King is a boy's name of English origin meaning "monarch". King is ranked #147 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Jobs CAF".

From the experts:

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 Vidor was an important early Hollywood director; King Camp Gillette invented the safety razor.

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Famous People Named King

King Wallis Vidor, American film director
(William) King Baggot, American actor
King Camp Gillette, American founder of Gillette razors
(John) King Fisher, American Western gunslinger
King Floyd, American soul singer
King O'Malley, Australian politician
King Bailey Parsons, American pro wrestler
King G. Staples, American businessman and politician
Hiram King "Hank" Williams, American country music singer
Vyshonne King Miller aka Silkk The Shocker, American rapper
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte, American actor
Clifford Joseph "King" Harris III (b. 2004), son of rapper T.I.
King Justice Taylor (b. 2007), son of rapper The Game
King Cairo Stevenson (b. 2012), son of rapper Tyga and model Blac Chyna
Ocean King PenaVega (b. 2016), son of actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega

Pop Culture References for the name King

King Schultz, character in Django Unchained
King Bradley, character in the manga/anime Fullmetal Alchemist


clairels Says:


This name has been used for the sons of no less than 3 rappers. So make of that what you will.

indiefendi2 Says:


Normally I wouldn't like this but I do, for a lot of reasons. Girls are Kinsley which means the same thing, I think King isn't **as** ridiculous as it seems.

Zelliew Says:


It is the kind of first name people give to really big dogs.........also Duke

Daphodil Says:


I have a friend called King (it's his last name, but it's what he goes by), and I'm kind of partial to it. I'd never use it as a first, but maybe as a middle.

Guest Says:


I actually LOVE this name. It's not disrespectful like Messiah but it's strong. If you want a male alternative to Brooklyn then King would be it--Brooklyn is in Kings County!

hellogoodbye111 Says:


Nope nope nope