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Boy Names Starting With K

Boy names starting with K are a modern success story, having kicked off in the 1950s and remained among the most popular names for boys ever since.

The top K name for boys in the US today, and the only one in the Top 100, is the nouveau Kayden. Along with Kayden, boy names starting with K in the US Top 300 include Kai, Kingston, Kevin, King, Karter, Knox, and Kyrie.

Kyle, not Kevin, is now the most popular K name for boys in Ireland, while Kylian is the top choice in France and Kilian in Germany.

Historically the most popular members of the K krew actually started life with a C: from 50s favorite Kenneth (Coinneach) to 70s sweetheart Kevin (Caoimhín).

Swapping a K for a C first initial is a trend that continues to this day, with Kaiden, Kaleb, Karter, Kash, Kameron and more still among the most popular K-starting names for boys. But there are also many K boys' names that came about their kool initial organically, like Nameberry favorites Kai, Keir and Koa.

Here, our full roster of boy names beginning 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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