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Top Baby Names Starting with K

Baby names starting 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 Kayden, still riding the aftershock of 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 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 Khalessi is more common than you might imagine, thanks to the Game of Thrones series.

Featured here is our whole selection of baby names starting with K. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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  • Kennedy

    This attractive surname name still projects that Kennedy family charisma. While it didn't come into widespread use until long after the deaths of martyred heroes President John F. or Senator... Read More 

  • Kinsley

    Kinsley, a name that straddles the line between cute and classy, continues to rise in popularity and is now one of the top girls' names... Read More 

  • Kayden

    This member of the aden/ayden extended family is a popular choice not only in the US but across the pond in England, Wales and Scotland as well. Angie Everhart has a son named Kayden Bobby.Read More 

  • Kai

    Kai has many origins, but in the US is most commonly referred to as being of Japanese and Hawaiian derivation, meaning “sea.” In Europe, Kai is largely considered to have Frisian origin as a... Read More 

  • Kaylee

    A widely used name, Kaylee pulls together something from Kayla and something from Hailey, yet somehow loses something in the process. It has surpassed cousin Kayla on the charts and is one of... Read More 

  • Kingston

    Chosen for their first son by musical couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, this Jamaican place and elegant British surname also boasts the more regal yet user-friendly short form, King. ... Read More 

  • Katherine

    Katherine is one of the oldest, most diverse, and all-around best names: it's powerful, feminine, royal, saintly, classic, popular, and adaptable. Long one of the top Read More 

  • Kylie

    Popular pop name, inspired by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Youngest sister of the Kardashians, Kylie Jenner, is undoubtedly keeping its style going.Read More 

  • Khloe

    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... Read More 

  • Kaiden

    This version of Kaden is also a popular choice and one of the many boys' names starting with k that can also start with a C, as in Caiden,... Read More