Boys Names Beginning With K

A very long list of boys names beginning with the letter K. I hope it comes in handy.
  1. Kafka
    • Origin:

      Czech
    • Meaning:

      "jackdaw"
    • Description:

      Murakami's Kafka on the Shore features a character named after the famous Czech author of The Metamorphoses.
  2. Kanagagota
    • Origin:

      Cherokee
    • Meaning:

      "standing turkey"
    • Description:

      The given name of Conocotocko II, or Standing Turkey, a Cherokee chief in the 18th century. He advised the tribe to go to war against the then-colonies of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
  3. Kane
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "warrior"
    • Description:

      A name of multiple identities: a somewhat soap-operatic single-syllable surname, a homonym for the biblical bad boy Cain, and, when found in Japan and Hawaii, it transforms into the two syllable KA-neh. Kane also has multiple meanings: in Welsh, it's "beautiful"; in Japanese, "golden"; and in Hawaiian, "man of the Eastern sky."
  4. Kannon
    • Origin:

      English, Hindi
    • Description:

      Kannon, the name of actor Kevin James' son born in 2011, seems at first glance to be a kre8if spelling of bad boy name Cannon. But Kannon is also the name of the Buddhist god (and sometime goddess) of mercy and compassion, a very different image from the big gun. Either way, it made its way into the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013, and was one of the year's fastest-rising names.
  5. Kanye
    • Origin:

      African place-name, Nigeria
    • Meaning:

      "honor, tribute"
    • Description:

      The popularity of the charismatic rapper-producer Kanye West has propelled his name into the Top 900. In addition to its African derivation, it is a Hawaiian name meaning 'free'.
  6. Kaspar
    • Kasper
      • Origin:

        Polish variation of Casper, form of Jasper, Persian
      • Meaning:

        "bringer of treasure"
      • Description:

        Jasper and its many international variations, from Kasper to Casper to Gaspard, is finding new popularity.
    • Kay
      • Kayne
        • Kende
          • Origin:

            Hungarian
          • Meaning:

            "king"
          • Description:

            Kende is derived from the Hungarian title kende, referring to the king of Magyar, the nation that predated Hungary.
        • Kenelm
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "brave helmet, protection"
          • Description:

            One of the least known of the Ken names, though could make an intriguing namesake for an outdated Kenneth.
        • Kenton
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "the royal settlement"
          • Description:

            Although Kenton has the trendy K beginning and on ending, and a jazz reference to Stan Kenton, it still manages to sound stiff and old-fashioned.
        • Kestrel
          • Origin:

            Bird name
          • Description:

            With the likes of Wren and Lark highly fashionable right now, Kestrel could make for a fun — and fierce — alternative for either gender.
        • Khari
          • Origin:

            West African
          • Meaning:

            "kingly"
          • Description:

            Though used quite often for babies of both sexes, Khari, meaning "kingly," was traditionally a boys' name. Musical couple Fetty Wop and Masika Kalysha, however, named their daughter Khari.
        • Kihêw
          • Origin:

            Cree
          • Meaning:

            "eagle"
        • King
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "monarch"
          • Description:

            King is a name that sends a mixed message. While some might think of it as more fitting for a canine, others see it as a strong name with offbeat style and a full court of rich associations, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Elvis.

            King Vidor was an important early Hollywood director; King Camp Gillette invented the safety razor.

            If it's king names you're after that aren't King itself, see our list of Names with Royal Meanings or other lists and blogs on royal names.
        • Kingsley
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "king's meadow"
          • Description:

            Kingsley is a sophisticated Harry Potter name that entered the US Top 1000 in 2013.
        • Kingston
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "king's town"
          • Description:

            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.
        • Kit
          • Origin:

            English, diminutive of Christopher
          • Meaning:

            "bearer of Christ"
          • Description:

            Actor Kit Harington, aka the dreamy Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has given this nickname-name new style and appeal for boys. Actress Jodie Foster used it for her son.
        • Knut
          • Origin:

            Old Norse
          • Meaning:

            "knot"
          • Description:

            The K is silent in this royal but common Scandinavian name that is, in this country, linked to a single figure -- Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne. Could easily be confused with Newt.