Gender: Male Meaning of King: "monarch" Origin of King: English King's Popularity in 2019: #158

King Origin and Meaning

The name King is a boy's name of English origin meaning "monarch".

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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Rank in US: #158

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Heavenlyjoy Says:


I know a 20 year old with the name King Karl and I think it sounds nice

Eirini170 Says:


No no no no no... Imagine your 7teen yo son coming home bullied for his name

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