1025 Baby Names That Start With K (With Meanings and Popularity)
Baby names that start with K are typically modern names that appeal to trend-conscious parents. Blame it on the Kardashian effect — reality TV stars Khloe, Kylie, and Kendall have propelled their names to be among the most popular K names for girls. For boys, the most common K name is Kai, recently overtaking the previous favorite Kayden from the Aiden name craze.
Along with Kylie and Khloe, other girl names beginning with K in the US Top 200 include Kennedy, Kinsley, Kaylee, Katherine, and Kayla. Along with Kai and Kayden, other boy names starting with K in the US Top 200 include Kai, Kingston, Kevin, King, and Karter.
Many other names with the K initial have been inspired by notable figures — and not just the Kardashians. The top K name for girls is Kennedy, which owes much of its success to the famous political family. Kyrie and Kobe, two of the trendiest K names for boys, were introduced via basketball stars Kyrie Irving and the late Kobe Bryant. And Khaleesi is more common than you might imagine, thanks to the Game of Thrones series.
Here, our full selection of names that start with K, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.
Meaning:"beloved gift from the heavens"
Origin:Latin, Scandinavian, or Hawaiian
Meaning:"to rejoice or sea"
Origin:English, diminutive of Christopher
Meaning:"little dark one"
Origin:Scottish and Irish
Meaning:"born of fire, handsome"
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"
Origin:French nickname and Japanese
Origin:Spelling variation of Cillian or Killian, Irish
Meaning:"war strife or church"
Meaning:"strong and healthy"
Origin:Irish, variation of Cian
Origin:English, diminutive of Katherine
Meaning:"the coolness, or the cool breeze"