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Girl Names Starting With K

Girl names beginning with K have been Kardashianized in recent years, with former C-starting names such as Chloe morphed into newly-trendy Khloe.

Along with Khloe and Kendall, K names for girls on the US Top 300 include Kennedy, Kinsley, Kayla, Kylie, Kamila, Kali, and Kate. Kate is the top-ranked K name for girls in Ireland and The Netherlands, while Katharina takes that honor in Germany.

Katherine and Kimberly have long ranked among the top K names for girls in many English-speaking countries.

Old favorite K-starting names such as Karen, Kathleen, and Kelly have fallen from favor, while pop culture names such as Kehlani and Khaleesi are rising. Unique K names for girls worth considering include the Greek Kassiani, the Hindi Kalinda, the Biblical Keturah, and the vintage Kitty.

Here’s our complete list of K names for girls. 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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Top Girl Names Starting with K

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Kayla

    Kayla is a modern invented name that emerged in the late 1950s. Despite its similarity to the name Michaela, Kayla most likely began as a combination of the then-popular name Kay and -la suffix.... Read More 

  • Kimberly

    Though Kimberly -- a South African diamond town name -- hasn't been stylish for decades, it was in the Top 5 throughout the sixties and seventies and long ranked among the top Read More 

  • Kamila

    Camila, remains significantly more popular. Kamila is more common in Eastern Europe.Read More 

  • Kali

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