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Baby Names Beginning With ‘K’ for Your Kindhearted Kid

Are you knotted up knee-deep in baby name knowledge, convinced you can’t find the name you need to crown your (kindly yet kick-ass) king or queen kid? It’s time to kick your quest into high gear with our kaleidoscopic collection of “K” names that are knockouts — and clear keepers, OK? Kudos to you for fitting your little kin with a killer moniker they’ll be keen on for years to come.

And you don’t need to be a Kardashian (or named Kylie/Kim/Kendall/Khloé/Kourtney, although those names are cool too!) to kvell over kingly keepsake classics like Kieran and Katherine and key trendsetters like Kai and Knightley. This list of baby names beginning with “K” has something for every kid — whether they’re bound to be a keyboardist, a kinesthesiologist, a klutz, a kleptomaniac, or, you know, a cute kindergartener.

Classic “K” names for girls

  • Katie (means “pure”)
  • Katherine (Hepburn, The Great, plenty of icons)
  • Karolina (will she be an Angel like Kurkova?)
  • Karen (okay, this name has seen better days)
  • Kimberly (the first Kardashian on this list, but certainly not the last)
  • Kelly/Kellie (Kapowski or Kapoor? TV icons across generations!)
  • Kate (fit for a royal, of course)
  • Kara (meaning “dear, beloved”)
  • Kendra (means “prophetess” and don’t we need one?)
  • Kathleen (Irish baby names are constant classics)
  • Kathy (she’ll even have her own Simon & Garfunkel song)
  • Kirstin (the Scandinavian meaning is either “Christian” or “stone church,” you pick)

Trendy “K” names for girls

  • Kayla (from Hebrew, meaning “who is like God”)
  • Kia (yes it’s a car but it’s still cute!)
  • Kenzie (short for Mackenzie, or stands great on its own)
  • Kova (Inuit name meaning “strong”)
  • Kylie (the Kardashian monikers continue; they’re popular for a reason!)
  • Kaia (means “the sea” and it doesn’t get more magnificent than that)
  • Keira (Keira Knightley is #momgoals for sure)
  • Kendall (this Kardashian-Jenner name means “from the bright valley”)
  • Kristen/Kristin/Krysten (Bell/Cavallari/Rytter?!)
  • Kristina (a little more edge here than classic Christina)
  • Khloé (the ever-trendy penultimate…)
  • Kourtney (…and final Kardashian name of the list!)

Unisex “K” names

  • Kai (Hawaiian name meaning “fire”)
  • Kerrigan (Irish name meaning “dusky or dark” but hey, also great for figure skaters)
  • Kian (this name meaning “ancient” is perfect for a tiny old soul)
  • Kay (means “glory” and works for any gender)
  • Kennedy (no matter whether Bobby or Jackie or Jack is your inspo)
  • Kacey/Kasey (means “vigilant, alert, observant,” just like your newborn will be)
  • Kaelin (Gaelic meaning “fair,” another form of Caelan)
  • Kameron (a very 2020 version of Cameron)
  • Kala (this one has roots in both Hindi and Hawaiian)
  • Kami (means “loving” in Hindi)
  • Kincaid (this Scottish surname is finally showing up as a first name, too)

Classic “K” names for boys

Trendy “K” names for boys

Check out the rest of our Alpha Babies: Baby Names from A to Z series here.

Baby Names Beginning With 'K'

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