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K Versions of C Names for Girls

K Versions of C Names for Girls
Blame it on the Kardashians — K versions of girl names starting with C are here to stay, at least for the time being. Khloe Kardashian’s given name, the most distinctive of the sisters’, entered the US popularity charts the year before Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered. Over a decade later, it remains a popular choice.

Along with Khloe, other K versions of C names for girls in the US Top 1000 include Kamila, Kali, Kiara, Kamryn, Kora, Kaydence, Karsyn, and Kassidy. Names that traditionally start with C but are also attractive in the K variation include Kallista, Karla, Katalina, and Kassia.

Many K variations of girl names that begin with C offer a classic sound with a contemporary look. You may choose a K version of a C name as a compromise between tradition and modernity. After all, Claire and Klaire have the same sound, but given the two, which one do you think has more edge?

If you’re interested in a C name spelled with a K for your daughter, explore our extensive list of options below.

KiaraHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of the Italian Chiara or the Irish Ciara or Aboriginal Australian, Korean
  • Meaning:

    "light, clear; little dark one; cockatoo; first ray of sun"
  • Description:

    Kiara can be considered a variation of both the Italian name Chiara and the Irish name Ciara. Chiara is the Italian form of Clara, meaning "bright" or "clear," while Ciara is the feminine form of male given name Ciar, derived from the old Irish cíar, meaning "dark." Kiara is also an Australian name derived from an Aboriginal word for the white cockatoo, and has roots as a Korean name meaning "first ray of sun".

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.

KlaraHeart

  • Origin:

    German, Russian, Polish, Scandinavian
  • Meaning:

    "light"
  • Description:

    German, Slavic and Scandinavian form of Clara, which is a Top 100 girl name in multiple European countries, including Austria, Croatia, Iceland and Poland.

KleoHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Cleo, Greek
  • Meaning:

    "glory"
  • Description:

    Khloe : Chloe :: Kleo : Cleo

KokoHeart

  • Origin:

    Japanese, Native American
  • Meaning:

    "stork; night"
  • Description:

    A funkier version of Coco that may be more appealing if you have Japanese or Native American heritage. Koko comes from the Blackfoot tribe, native to what is now Montana and Alberta, Canada.

KhloeHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Chloe
  • Meaning:

    "young green shoot"
  • Description:

    Khloe's a variation of the popular Chloe, thanks to reality star Karshadian of the K-named family. Khloe jumped a whopping 101 places into 2009's Top 100 and peaked at 42 in 2010 but has declined in popularity in recent years.

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".

KarlaHeart

  • Origin:

    German variation of Carla
  • Description:

    Both Karla and Carla are sliding down the ranks, though Karla remains far more popular in the USA than Carla.

KristinaHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Christina
  • Meaning:

    "annointed, a Christian"
  • Description:

    This streamlined form of a pretty and feminine classic may not be as popular as it once was, but it's never out of style. A royal name best used now in its full glory rather than as nicknames Kris or Kristy.

KassiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Cassia
  • Description:

    Kassia is the k-styled spelling variation of rising star name Cassia, an obscure but attractive botanical choice drawn from the cassia tree, which produces a cinnamon-like spice. The biblical Keziah is related.

KassandraHeart

  • Origin:

    Original spelling of Cassandra
  • Description:

    Kassandra is actually the original form of Cassandra (Greek names do not have Cs), though most will see it as a Kardashianization, which is a shame! As you might expect, the C currently charts higher. Still, Kassandra can lead to all sorts of cute nicknames, such as Kassie, Kass, and Sandy.

KrystalHeart

  • Description:

    An even less classy version of the more popular Crystal.

KassidyHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Cassidy
  • Description:

    Like Cassidy, Kassidy peaked near the turn of the millennium and has lost ground in recent years.

KariHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Karen, Carol, or Katherine
  • Description:

    Kari and all her many sisters, from Carrie to Carey to Kerry and onward, originated for the most part as short forms of either CatherineKatherine or one of the Charles feminizations such as Carol or Caroline.

KamrynHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Cameron
  • Meaning:

    "crooked nose"
  • Description:

    As a Top 500 name for girls for more than 20 years now, Kamryn has become a widely-accepted version of the original Cameron.

KaitlinHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Caitlin
  • Description:

    Kaitlin is a variation of Caitlin that's on a steep decline; it dropped out of the Top 1000 in 2013, after more than three decades on the list.

KallistaHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "most beautiful"
  • Description:

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

KaceyHeart

  • Description:

    Variation of CASEY or combination of initials K. and C. From the time when initial names seemed really neat. K. C.

KadenceHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Cadence, word name
  • Description:

    K-beginnings are often substituted for Cs, and this spelling is definitely finding favor with many parents, among them skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. However, sometimes the original is the best - we suggest sticking to the still unusual Cadence.