C or K -- Your Choice

The C and K spellings have become interchangeable for many baby names. Here, a selection of boy names that work with either spelling.

  • Cade

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Strong, ultramasculine, and modern, Cade shot up the popularity lists around the millenium—it was as high as Number 201 in 2001—along with cousins Caden and Cale, but has been in decline since and... Read More 

  • Caden

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    Caden is a key member of the rhyming contingent that dates all the similar sounding Cadens, Jadens, Braedons, and Aidans as part of a millennial megatrend. Read More 

  • Caelean

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  • Cai

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  • Cale

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This up-and-coming single-syllable name has one drawback: it sounds like the green, leafy vegetable. Read More 

  • Caleb

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name, one that is now following in hot pursuit of Jacob and Noah as a leading biblical boy's name. Though it fell out of the Top 40 in 2016 after a 15 year... Read More 

  • Callen

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Callen is a unisex Gaelic name growing in popularity here--it jumped onto the Top 1000 in 2010 and has since risen nearly 200 points, to Number 535. Its newfound trendiness is possibly related to... Read More 

  • Camden

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Camden is a surprise hit; it's been hovering around Number 100 since 2013, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it has been chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden... Read More 

  • Cameron

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cameron Diaz almost single-handedly transported this sophisticated Scottish male surname into the girls' camp, where it has had a rapid rise to popularity -- though it's never caught up with the... Read More 

  • Carl

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and still well used, but lacks much sensitivity or subtlety; the Latin forms have far more energy. Read More 

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