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From Kada to Kushan and everything in between, hundreds of baby boy names starting with the letter K along with the meanings and origin of each name.
Baby Naming Tip – Create your own special version of a baby boy name you like by adding a prefix before a name. La+Lisa = Lalisa, De+Markus = Demarkus, Se+Leena = Saleena.
Most Popular Baby Boy Names Starting with K in 2018
First we’ll start with the most popular baby boy names from 2018. They were:
Kayden was the most popular baby boy name starting with K in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Kayden has been the most common baby boy name starting with K as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Kayden wasn’t just popular for K boy names in 2018. Overall it was the number 97 most popular name among all baby boy names in 2018. Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby boys born in 2018.
While Kayden was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it
was only about 98% as popular a baby boy name as Axel. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most
popular baby boy names beginning with K throughout history.
Now let’s look into what boy’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with K.
As you can see, Kanan jumped by 30 slots and Knowledge was
the smallest gainer in 2018, gaining only 14 spots.
Unique Baby Boy Names Starting With K
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby boy names starting with K.
Overall, Kenny was the 1001th most popular boy name in 2018 with 205 babies. That means there were 19x more Kaydens than Kennys last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby boy name — including middle names — starting with K, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Kabir through Kalidas
- Kabir Hindu
- Kabos Hebrew — swindler
- Kada Hungarian
- Kadin Arabic — friend, companion
- Kadir Arabic — Powerful.
- Kadosa Hungarian
- Kahn Hindu
- Kahoku Hawaiian — star
- Kai Hawaiian, Navajo Indian — sea, willow tree
- Kaikara Ugandan — traditional name of God
- Kailash Hindu
- Kain Irish Gaelic — Warlike.
- Kalani Hawaiian — Of the Heavens.
- Kalb Arabic — dog
- Kalden Tibetan/Sherpa — Of the golden age.
- Kale Hawaiian — strong and manly
- Kaleb Hebrew — The devoted one.
- Kaleo pure
- Kalid Arabic — Eternal.
- Kalidas Hindu — the poet, musician
Kalil through Kapolcs
- Kalil Arabic — good/best friend
- Kalkin Hindu — tenth incarnation of God Vishnu
- Kalman Hungarian — strong and manly
- Kalpanath Hindu
- Kalti Aboriginal — A spear.
- Kama Sanskrit/Thai — Sanskrit: The golden one. Thai: Love. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kamadev Hindu — god of love
- Kamal Arabic — Perfect.
- Kami Aboriginal — A prickly lizard.
- Kamil Arabic/Czech — Arabic: Perfecr. Czech: From a Roman family name. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kamlesh Hindu
- Kanak Hindu — gold
- Kanan Hindu
- Kanaye Japanese — zealous one
- Kane Irish Gaelic — Warlike. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kaniel Arabic/Hebrew — Arabic: Spear-like. Hebrew: A reed.
- Kano Japanese — The God of the waters.
- Kapil Hindu — name of a rishi
- Kaplony Hungarian — tiger
- Kapolcs Hungarian
Karan through Kaspar
- Karan Sanskrit — A warrior.
- Kardal Arabic — mustard seed
- Kardos Hungarian — swordsman
- Karel Czech/Dutch — A free person. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kari Aboriginal — Smoke.
- Karim Arabic — Noble and generous.
- Karl German/Scandinavian — A free man.
- Karma Tibetan/Sherpa — A star. A boy or girl’s name.
- Karol Polish — A free person. A boy or girl’s name.
- Karsa Hungarian — falcon
- Karsten German — A follower of Christ. A Christian.
- Kartal Hungarian — eagle
- Kartik Hindu
- Kartikeya Hindu — Subramanyam, Skanda, son of Shiva and Parvati
- Kasch German — like a blackbird
- Kasen Latin — protected with a helmet
- Kasey Irish Gaelic — The vigilant one.
- Kasim Arabic — One who shares or distributes.
- Kasimir German — The great destroyer.
- Kaspar German — The treasurer. The name of one of the three wise men in the new testament. Also see Gaspar and Jasper.
Kasper through Keegan
- Kasper Polish — The treasurer. The name of one of the three wise men in the new testament. Also see Gaspar and Jasper.
- Kateb Arabic — writer
- Kathel Irish Gaelic — A battle ruler.
- Kauri Polynesian — A New Zealand tree.
- Kaushal Hindu
- Kaushik Hindu
- Kavan Irish Gaelic — The handsome one.
- Kavi Hindu — poet
- Kay Welsh — Rejoiced in. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kayin Yoruban — celebrated child
- Kayne Irish Gaelic — Warlike.
- Kazimir Czech — The great destroyer.
- Kean Irish Gaelic — Ancient. Also see Keane.
- Keane Old English — Handsome and bold.
- Kearney Celtic — warrior
- Keary Celtic — father’s dark child
- Kedar Arabic — Powerful.
- Keefe Irish Gaelic — Handsome, noble.
- Keegan Irish Gaelic — Fiery, determined.
Keeland through Kelt
- Keeland Gaelic — little and slender
- Keeley Irish Gaelic — Beautiful. A boy or girl’s name.
- Keenan Irish Gaelic — Little, ancient.
- Keeran Irish Gaelic — Dark, black.
- Kees Dutch — Horn-coloured. From the name Cornelius.
- Kegan Celtic — fiery
- Keir Scottish/Celtic — Scottish: Probably from the surname Kerr. Celtic: Dark.
- Keiran Irish Gaelic — Little and dark.
- Keith Celtic — The wind.
- Kelan Irish Gaelic — Slender.
- Kelby Old German — From the farm by the spring or ridge.
- Keled Hungarian
- Keleman Hungarian — gentle, kind
- Kell Old Norse — From the well or spring.
- Kellen German — swamp
- Keller Irish Gaelic — Little companion.
- Kelly Irish Gaelic — A warrior. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kelsey Old Norse — A dweller on the island or by the water. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kelso Scottish — A Scottish town.
- Kelt Greek — A Celtic person.
Kelvin through Kenrich
- Kelvin Scottish/English — Friend of ships.
- Kemal Arabic — Perfect.
- Kembell Celtic — Warrior chief.
- Kemble Celtic — Warrior chief.
- Kemenes Hungarian — furnace maker
- Kemp Old English — A warrior, or champion.
- Ken Scottish Gaelic — Handsome and fair, or born of fire. From the name Kenneth and other names beginning with `Ken’.
- Kenan Cornish — The name of a legendary Cornish king.
- Kendall English — Valley of the river Kent.
- Kende Hungarian — name of a honor
- Kendra Celtic — loving male
- Kendrick Celtic/Old English — Celtic: A hill. Old English: Royal power.
- Kenelm Old English — A brave friend or protector.
- Kenley Old English — From the royal meadow.
- Kenn Welsh/Celtic — Clear as bright water.
- Kennard Old English — Bold and hardy.
- Kennedy Irish Gaelic — Royal.
- Kenneth Scottish Gaelic — Handsome and fair, or born of fire.
- Kenny Scottish Gaelic — Handsome and fair, or born of fire.
- Kenrich Welsh, Old English — chief hero; royal ruler
Kenrick through Kerr
- Kenrick Old English — A bold ruler.
- Kent Celtic — Bright, white. Also from the English county, and from the name Kenneth.
- Kenton Old English — From the royal manor or estate.
- Kenver Cornish — A great chief.
- Kenward Old English — A bold guardian, a brave soldier.
- Kenwyn Cornish/Welsh — The name of a saint. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kenya — The name of an African country. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kenyon Irish Gaelic — White or fair-haired.
- Keon African
- Keona Hawaiian — God?s gracious gift
- Keoni Polynesian — The righteous one.
- Ker English — house
- Kerby Teutonic/Old Norse — From the church village.
- Kerecsen Hungarian — falcon
- Kereteki Polynesian — A mythological figure.
- Kermit Gaelic/Irish Gaelic — A free man.
- Kern Irish Gaelic — The little dark one.
- Kernick Cornish — From the little corner.
- Kernow Cornish — From Cornwall.
- Kerr Norse — marshland
Kerrin through Kiefer
- Kerrin Irish Gaelic — Dark, black.
- Kerry Irish Gaelic — The dark one. Also the name of an Irish county. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kers Todas Indian — name of a plant
- Kersen Indonesian — A cherry.
- Kerwin Irish Gaelic — The little black-haired one.
- Keshav Hindu — Krishna’s name
- Kester Scottish — Scottish form of Christopher. Bearing Christ.
- Ketan Hindu
- Keve Hungarian — pebble
- Keverne Irish Gaelic — The name of a saint and a placename. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kevin Irish Gaelic — Handsome, beautiful.
- Keyon Old English — guiding, leading
- Khairi Swahili — kingly
- Khalid Arabic — Eternal.
- Khalif Arabic — Successor.
- Khalil Arabic — A friend.
- Khorshed Persian — sun
- Khortdad Persian — perfection
- Khoury Arabic — priest
- Kiefer German — barrel-maker
Kieran through Kirill
- Kieran Irish — Dark, black.
- Killara Aboriginal — Permanent, always there. Also the name of a Sydney suburb.
- Killian Irish Gaelic — The little warlike one.
- Kim Vietnamese — The golden one or from the meadow.. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kimball Celtic — Warrior chief.
- Kimberley Old English — From the meadow. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kin Japanese — golden
- King English — A ruler, a sovereign.
- Kingsley Old English — From the king’s wood or meadow.
- Kingston Old English — From the king’s town.
- Kinnard Irish Gaelic — From the high hill.
- Kinnel Gaelic — dweller at the head of the cliff
- Kinsey Old English — A victorious king or prince.
- Kintan Hindu — wearing a crown
- Kipling Middle English — one who cures salmon or herring
- Kipp English — The dweller on the pointed hill.
- Kiran Sanskrit — A ray of light.
- Kirby Teutonic/Old Norse — From the church village. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kirill Russian — Lordly.
Kirit through Kliment
- Kirit Hindu — crown, tiara
- Kirk Old Norse — A dweller by the church.
- Kirkley Old English — From the church meadow.
- Kirkwood Old English — From the church wood.
- Kiron Greek — A wise teacher.
- Kirwin Irish Gaelic — The little black-haired one.
- Kisho Japanese — one who knows his own mind
- Kishore Hindu
- Kit Greek — Bearing Christ or pure. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kito Swahili — A jewel.
- Kitto Cornish — Bearing Christ. From the name Christopher.
- Kiva Hebrew — Protected.
- Kiyoshi Japanese — The quiet one.
- Klaas Dutch — The victory of the people.
- Klaes Frisian — The victory of the people.
- Klaud Latin — The lame one.
- Klaus Greek — Leader in victory.
- Klemens German — Merciful, mild.
- Kliment Russian — Merciful, mild.
Knox through Kozma
- Knox Irish Gaelic — From the Hillod.
- Knut Old Norse — A knot. The name of several Danish kings.
- Kolet Aboriginal — A dove.
- Kolos Hungarian — scholar
- Kolya Aboriginal — Winter. Also a Russian nickname from Nikolai (see Nicholas).
- Konan Irish Gaelic — Wise and intelligent.
- Konol Aboriginal — The sky.
- Konrad German/Polish — German and Polish form of Conrad. Bold, wise counsellor.
- Konstantin German/Russian/Scandinavian — Steadfast.
- Kont Hungarian
- Kontar Ghanese — only child
- Koora Aboriginal — The day.
- Koorong Aboriginal — A canoe.
- Korey Celtic/Gaelic — Dweller in the hollow. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kornel Czech/Polish — A horn.
- Korvin Latin — crow
- Kosmo Greek — Perfect order, harmony.
- Kostya Russian — Steadfast.
- Kozma Greek — decoration
Kripa through Kusagra
- Kripa Hindu — has a twin sister Kripi
- Kris Greek — A follower of Christ, a Christian. A boy or girl’s name.
- Krischnan Greek — christian
- Krishna Sanskrit — Dark, black.
- Krispen Latin — The curly-haired one.
- Krispin Latin — The curly-haired one.
- Kristen Danish — A follower of Christ, a Christian. A boy or girl’s name.
- Kristian Swedish — A follower of Christ. A Christian.
- Kristoffer Scandinavian — Bearing Christ. The patron saint of travellers. Also see Christian.
- Krunal Hindu
- Kulan Aboriginal — A possum.
- Kuldeep Hindu
- Kulvir Hindu
- Kumar Sanskrit — A boy or son.
- Kunal Hindu
- Kund Hungarian — a name of a honor
- Kupe Polynesian — The name of a heroic explorer.
- Kurt German — A bold counsellor.
- Kuruk Native American — A bear.
- Kusagra Hindu — a king
Kush through Kyran
- Kush Hindu — son of Rama
- Kushan Hindu
- Kwan Korean — Strong.
- Kyle Scottish Gaelic — From the narrow strait. Also the name of a Scottish region.
- Kyler Dutch — archer
- Kynan Irish Gaelic — Wise and intelligent.
- Kyne Old English — Royal.
- Kyran Irish — Dark, black.