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Kool K Baby Names

Kool K Baby Names
Spelling baby names with a K, whether they started out being spelled that way or not, may be one of the hottest trends of our time, inspired by the K-named Kardashians. The names of Khloe Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner leapt in popularity as the family rose in fame.

Along with Kendall and Kylie, other K names in the US Top 300 include Kennedy, Kinsley, Kayden, Kai, Kaylee, Kingston, Katherine, Kyrie, and Knox. Unique and stylish K names with international origins include Kalindi, Kenji, Kerensa, and Kwame.

Many traditional Japanese, Hawaiian, and Irish names begin with K, which is now associated with contemporary American names as well. Some of the koolest K baby names:

Best K Baby Names

KahloHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "bald"
  • Description:

    Contrary to popular belief, the name Kahlo has German origins, rather than Spanish. It derives from kahl, a German word meaning "bald." Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo was born to a German father, photographer Guillermo Kahlo.

KaiHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "sea"
  • Description:

    Kai has many origins and meanings. What does the name Kai mean? That depends on which Kai you're referring to.

KaiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin, Scandinavian, or Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "to rejoice or sea"
  • Description:

    The new Maia, the next Kayla, Kaia has been on the charts since the year 2000. You might see it as a female form of the also-rising Kai, which means sea in Hawaiian and is sometimes used for girls as well, or as a Kardashianization of the ancient goddess name Caia.

KailaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "sea and sky"
  • Description:

    This name's similarity to Kalani and pretty Hawaiian origin helped catapult it into the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013.

KainoaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "the namesake"
  • Description:

    Intriguing Hawaiian option that combines two popular boys' names—Kai and Noah.

KairiHeart

  • Origin:

    Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "sea"
  • Description:

    Kairi is the name of the main female character in the popular role-playing video game series, Kingdom Hearts. Voiced by Hayden Panettiere in the main series, Kairi is one of the seven Princesses of the Heart. Kairi entered the US Top 1000 in 2010 and was given to over 400 baby girls in one recent year.

KairoHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of place-name Cairo
  • Description:

    Varying the spelling of an established name or word to substitute a k for a c has become more and more kommon, oops, common. Some parents feel that using a different spelling makes the name more of a name and less of a place or a word. Kairo may seem to lend itself particularly well to this practice given that the K spelling turns the first syllable into the stylish name Kai. But we prefer the more authentic Kai or Cairo.

KaiusHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Caius, Latin
  • Meaning:

    "rejoice"
  • Description:

    Kaius is a K-ization of the Latin Caius, the name of an ancient poet, introduced by style maven Rachel Zoe. Nickname Kai makes the variation make sense....almost.

KaleaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "joy, happiness"
  • Description:

    Kalea is a Top 100 name for girls in Hawaii. Sources differ on the meaning of the name, but the most authoritative land on joy or happiness...though kalea is also the Hawaiian word for orgasm.

KaleviHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Kaleva, Finnish
  • Meaning:

    "ancestor of the Finns"
  • Description:

    Kalevi is a variant form of Kaleva, the name of a character from Finnish legend — the ancestor of all Finns. Although both are masculine names, Kalevi may be better suited for non-Finnish boys, since an A ending is often viewed as feminine.

KaliHeart

  • Origin:

    Sanskrit
  • Meaning:

    "black one"
  • Description:

    Cute name but be warned: Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, the fierce side of the goddess Devi.

KalilaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "beloved"
  • Description:

    The lilting name of a range of mythical mountains, with an extensive menu of spellings, and a more unusual way of fitting in with current favorites Lila and Lola.

KalindiHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi, variation of Kalinda
  • Meaning:

    "sun"
  • Description:

    Kalindi is a lovely, rhythmic name refers to one of the seven sacred rivers of India.

KalliopeHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "beautiful voice"
  • Description:

    Original form of the more familiar Calliope, the muse of epic poetry.

KallistaHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "most beautiful"
  • Description:

    Actress Flockhart popularized the C version, but this works, too.

KamalaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi or Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "lotus or pale red; or, a garden"
  • Description:

    A multicultural name that manages to sound soft and strong at the same time, Kamala is also another name for the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.

KamariHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Kamaria, Swahili
  • Meaning:

    "moonlight"
  • Description:

    A melodic name that's taking off in the African-American community.

KamilaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin, Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "young ceremonial attendant; perfect"
  • Description:

    Variant spelling of Camila, common in Eastern Europe. Kamila and Kamilah are also feminine forms of the Arabic name Kamil, meaning "perfect".

KaneHeart

  • Origin:

    Celtic
  • Meaning:

    "warrior"
  • Description:

    A name of multiple identities: a somewhat soap-operatic single-syllable surname, a homonym for the biblical bad boy Cain, and, when found in Japan and Hawaii, it transforms into the two syllable KA-neh. Kane also has multiple meanings: in Welsh, it's "beautiful"; in Japanese, "golden"; and in Hawaiian, "man of the Eastern sky."

KaoriHeart

  • Origin:

    Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "smell, fragrance"
  • Description:

    Kaori is a Japanese girls' name once largely unknown but brought into the spotlight by celebrity couple Eniko and Kevin Hart, who gave it to their daughter in 2020. Kaori is easily translated in the Western World; it's got a rhythmic sound and a familiar feel, maybe since it's similar to Maori, the name of the people and language of New Zealand. But the correct pronunciation is kow-ree.