250+ Inspiring Boy Names That Start With The Letter K

250+ Inspiring Boy Names That Start With The Letter K

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Finding that perfect name for your baby can be an extremely stressful time for many parents.

There is a great deal of importance placed on a child’s name and if you get it wrong there is the expectation that you will destroy their life before it is even begun.

Well, it’s not really that dramatic but you do need to think carefully about the name you give your baby and the responsibility that has been placed on you as a parent to get it right. 

So to help you with this scary task we have put together some of our favorite baby boy names that begin with the letter K.

Trendy Boy Names That Start With K

Kade – A name of American origin and means stout, sturdy. It is a form of Cade.

Kaden – American in origin and means fighter. A form of Caden.

Kadin – Of Arabic origin and means companion. Pronounced Ka-DEEN.

Kaegan – This is a  created name, possibly a combination of Kay and Keagan. It is of American origin.

Kael – Means slender and is of Irish origin. It is a form of Cael.

Kahale – A name of Hawaiian origin and means the home.

Kahnay – Of American origin and is a created name.

Kai – Hawaiin in origin and means ocean. It is also a welsh form of Caius.

Kaif – Means delight and is of Arabic origin.

Kairos – This is a variation of Cairos and is of Greek origin. It means right or opportune moment.

Kaiser – A name of German origin and means leader.

Kaleb – An alternate spelling of Caleb. It is derived from the Hebrew words ‘col’ meaning all or whole and ‘lev’ meaning heart.

Kalle – Scandinavian in origin and means man. It is a form of Karl.

Kamal – Means perfection and is of Arabic origin. It also means lotus flower in Sanskrit.

Kameron – Of Scottish origin and means crooked nose. A form of Cameron.

Kameryn – A name of American origin and means bent nose.

Kane – Irish in origin and means battlefield. It also means golden in Japanese and man in Hawaiian.

Kanji – Usually used for the second-born son, of Japanese origin and means generosity, second, samurai.

Kanye – This is a town in Botswana. But is of Hawaiian origin and means freedom.

Karam – Means generosity and is of Arabic origin.

Karan – A name of Indian origin and means helper, companion.

Kareem – Of Arabic origin and means gracious, generous.

Karl – German in origin and means free man.

Karsen – Form of the name Carson meaning Christian and is of American origin.

Kasabian – Means son of the butcher and is of Armenian origin.

Kasen – A name of English origin and means pure. A form of Catherine or a combination of Kasey with the -en suffix.

Kaspar – Of German origin and means treasurer.

Kassidy – Irish in origin and means curly-haired.

Katana – This is a name of Japanese origin and means sword.

Kato – Means second of twins and is of African origin.

Kayce – A name of American origin and comes from the initials K.C.

Kaycee – Of American origin and comes from the initials K.C.

Kaylor – Created name of American origin and is an alternate spelling of Taylor.

Kaz – Diminutive of Cassius and is of Polish origin.

Keagan – Means descendant of the fiery one and is of Irish origin.

Keanu – Hawaiian in origin and means cool mountain breeze.

Keaton – A name of English origin and means hawk’s town.

Keb – Of African origin and means earth.

Kedar – In the Bible, Kedar was Ishmael’s second son. Hebrew in origin and means dark one. In Arabic the name means powerful.

Keefe – Irish in origin and means handsome, beloved.

Keegan – This is an alternate spelling of Kegan. Of Irish origin and means descendant of the fiery one.

Keelan – Of Irish origin and means slender.

Keenan – Means descendant of the fair child and is of Irish origin.

Keene – A name of English origin and means wise, proud. It is a form of Cian.

Keeran – Irish in origin and means little dark one. It is a form of Kieran.

Kei – Of African origin and means sandy, white. It is also a Japanese name meaning blessed, respect, joyous.

Keiran – Means dark and is of Irish origin. 

Kelby – Originally an English surname and means from the ridge farm.

Kellan – This is of Irish origin and means descendant of the bright-headed one.

Kellsie – A name of American origin and means island of the ships. The American version of Chelsea.

Kelly – Irish in origin and means bright-headed. It is the English form of the Irish surname, O’Ceallaigh.

Kelsey – Of English origin and means from Ceol’s island.

Kenan – Means to take possession and is of Hebrew origin.

Kendall – This is of English origin and means valley of the River Kent.

Kendi – A name of African origin and means the loved one.

Kendrick – From the old English name Cyneric and is a form of the Scottish surname McKendrick meaning son of Henry. Of English origin and means bold ruler.

Kenji – Japanese in origin and means wise, peace, healing.

Kennedy – Of Irish origin and means misshapen head. The name comes from the Celtic O’Cinneide which literally means a misshapen head due to wearing a helmet.

Kenzie – Means descendant of the handsome man and is of Scottish origin.

Kenzo – A name of Japanese origin and means wise one. This Japanese name has its origin in two characters – ken meaning wise and zo meaning three.

Keoni – The Hawaiian equivalent of the name John. It is of Hawaiian origin and means God is gracious.

Kern – Of German origin and means grain, seed.

Kerr – Scottish in origin and means from the rough ground. 

Kerry – Means from Ciar’s people or the county of Kerry and is of Irish origin. Kerry originally called Chiarrai means Ciar’s people and Ciar means black.

Kesley – This is a created name of American origin and is a variation of the name Kelsey.

Khaled – Of Arabic origin and means eternal.

Khalid – Arabic in origin and means eternal, immortal.

Khan – Originally a title but is currently used as a surname in India and Pakistan. Of Indian origin and means ruler, king.

Kian – Means old, ancient, and is of Irish origin. It is a respelling of the name Cian.

Kiefer – A name of German origin and means barrel maker. Originally a German occupational name.

Kieran – Irish in origin and means dark.

Kingsley – Of English origin and means from the king’s field.

Kingston – Means from the king’s town and is of English origin.

Kinsey – This name is of English origin and means king’s victory.

Kinsley – A name of English origin and means from Cyner’s field.

Kirk – Of Scandinavian origin and means church. 

Kit – American in origin and is a nickname for someone called Katherine or Christopher.

Knox – Means from the small hill and is of English origin. Originally was an English/Scottish surname for someone who lived near a round-topped hill.

Kobe – Diminutive of Jacob and an alternate form of Coby. Of Hebrew origin and means supplanter.

Kody – This is an American respelling of the name Cody. It is of Irish origin and means desce3ndant of Oda.

Quirky Boy Names That Start With K

Kader – A name of Arabic origin and means power.

Kaelem – This is a combination name of Caleb and Callum. It is of American origin.

Kaelin – Form of Cailin or a combination of Kay and Lynn. It is of American origin and means pure.

Kahawai – Of Hawaiian origin and means the river.

Kaholo – Hawaiian in origin and means adept, nimble.

Kahoni – Means the kiss and is of Hawaiian origin.

Kaiholo – A name of Hawaiian origin and means the moving sea.

Kaikane – Of Hawaiian origin and means the sea.

Kairu – African in origin and means black one. 

Kaito – Means sea, ocean, soar, fly, and is of Japanese origin.

Kale – This is the Hawaiian form of the name Charles. Kale means man.

Kaleem – A name of Arabic origin and means announcer, interrogator.

Kaloosh – Armenian in origin and means Pentecost.

Kamber – Originally an English surname indicating a family from Cambria.

Kame – Of African origin and means desolate, arid.

Kami – Means whose desires are fulfilled and is of Indian origin.

Kamil – A name of Arabic origin and means perfect.

Kancy – This is a created name of American origin.

Kandoro – Swahili in origin and means sweet potato.

Kanga – Of Native American origin and means a raven.

Kangee – Native American in origin and means black raven.

Kansas – Means people of the south wind and is of Native American origin.

Kantana – This is a surname occasionally used as a given name in the US. It is of unknown meaning and of American origin.

Kaoru – A name of Japanese origin and means fragrance, balmy.

Kare – Scandinavian in origin and means curly haired.

Kari – Of Scandinavian origin and means pure. It is also a diminutive form of Karen.

Karsten – Means Christian and is of German origin.

Kash – Often used as a shortened version of the Sanskrit name Akash, meaning sky or universe.  Kash is of Indian origin.

Kashton – A name of American origin and means money, cash.

Kasib – Arabic in origin and means fertile.

Katashi – Of Japanese origin and means firm, hard. 

Kateb – Means writer and is of Arabic origin.

Katriel – This name is usually masculine in Hebrew but feminine in the US. The name is of Hebrew origin and means God is my crown.

Katsu – A name of Japanese origin and means victorious, win.

Katsumi – Japanese in origin and means patience, beautiful, sea. It is also the name of the 6th zodiac sign, the snake.

Katz – Of German origin and means priest of righteousness. It is also a Jewish surname, an acronym from the Hebrew phrase kohen tsedek.

Kaui – Means beauty of youth and is of Hawaiian origin.

Kaveh – This is a name of Persian origin and means royal.

Kavi – A name of Indian origin and means wise poet. 

Kavin – Created name from the names Gavin and Kevin. It is of unknown meaning and of English origin.

Kavita – Indian in origin and means poem.

Kawai – Of Hawaiian origin and means from the water.

Kazi – Means work and is of African origin.

Kazuki – This name is of Japanese origin and means peaceful tree.

Keani – A name of Hawaiian origin and means the wave, breeze.

Keao – Means the dawn, light of day, and is of Hawaiian origin.

Keats – English in origin and means shed worker.

Keawe – Of Hawaiian origin and means thread.

Kedron – Variation of Kedrin, Hebrew in origin and means of the cedars.

Keefer – Form of Kiefer, German in origin and means pine tree or barrel maker.

Keen – English in origin and means wise, proud.

Kees – A name of Dutch origin and means horn. Traditionally a male name, a nickname of the name Cornelius. 

Keiji – Of Japanese origin and means respect, second, blessed, joy.

Keiki – Hawaiian in origin and means child.

Keith – Scottish surname, means offspring, young person.

Kelvin – Means a river of Scotland and is of Scottish origin.

Kemp – Surname given to a person who was a champion of a competition such as jousting, and of English origin.

Ken – Short form of the name Kenneth, Scottish in origin and means handsome. It is also a Japanese name meaning good health, intelligent.

Kendis – Combination of Ken and Candace, American in origin and means pure. 

Kenneth – Of Scottish origin and means handsome.

Kenny – A name of Scottish origin and means handsome.

Kensington – English in origin and means the town of Cynsige’s people. 

Kent – Of English origin and means high or coastal land. 

Kentucky – Means land of tomorrow and is of Native American origin. 

Kenwood – This name comes from the Old English Cyneweard which contains the elements ‘cyne’ meaning royal and ‘weard’ meaning guardian, protector. Of English origin and means royal guardian.

Kenyon – A name of English origin and means from the mound of einion. 

Keoki – Of Hawaiian origin and means alive.

Keola – Hawaiian in origin and means the life.

Kermit – Means descendant of Diarmuid and is of Scottish origin. 

Kevin – Comes from the Irish spelling Caoimhin. Saint Caoimhin is the patron saint of Ireland. It is of Irish origin and means handsome, beautiful.

Khanh – A name of Vietnamese origin and has an unknown meaning.

Kiley – Of Irish origin and means graceful.

Kim – English in origin and is a short form of Kimberly or Kimball. Also, a Korean surname meaning gold.

Kimberly – Means from the meadow of the royal fortress and is of English origin. 

Kindle – This is a name of American origin and means set fire. 

King – A name of American origin and means ruler. 

Kipling – Of English origin and means from cuppel’s people.

Kipp – English in origin and means from the hill.

Kirby – Means from the village with the church and is of English origin. 

Kiri – This is a name of Cambodian origin and means mountain. It is also a Maori name. 

Kiss – A name of American origin and means an expression of caring.

Kistna – Of Indian origin and means black. It is a form of Krishna.

Knight – English in origin and means warrior.

Unique Boy Names That Start With K

Kaamil – A name of Arabic origin and means perfect, complete.

Kaatib – Of Arabic origin and means writer.

Kaawa – Aboriginal in origin and means east.

Kabecka – Means twin and is of Native American origin. It comes from the Arikara tribe.

Kabili – A name of Swahili origin and means brave. 

Kadeem – Of Arabic origin and means ancient, former.

Kadmiel – Hebrew in origin and means God is ancient. 

Kaemon – Means joyful and is of Japanese origin.

Kafeel – Means security and is of Arabic origin.

Kafele – A name of  African origin and means worth dying for. 

Kagiso – African in origin and means peace.

Kahiau – Of Hawaiian origin and means very generous, giving.

Kahikilani – Means the chief’s arrival and is of Hawaiian origin.

Kahikina – This is of Hawaiian origin and means the arrival of the important one.

Kahili – A name of Hawaiian origin and means feather. 

Kahua – Of Hawaiian origin and means foundation.

Kahula – Hawaiian in origin and means the dance.

Kaiko – Means current of the ocean and is of Hawaiian origin.

Kail – This is a form of Cael, American in origin and means slender.

Kailano – A name of Hawaiian origin and means sea.

Kailena – This is a created name of American origin.

Kaimana – Of Hawaiian origin and means power of the sea.

Kaipo – Hawaiian in origin and means sweetheart, darling.

Kairi – Means ocean village and is of Japanese origin.

Kal-el – An invented name of American origin. 

Kalani – A name of Hawaiian origin and means the heavens. 

Kalb – Of Hebrew origin and means dog. It is a form of Caleb.

Kalei – Means the child, happiness, and is of Hawaiian origin. 

Kaley – English in origin and means slender. A form of Kayley.

Kalida – Of Indian origin and means servant of kali. 

Kalif – A name of Arabic origin and means holy boy.

Kalin – Combination of Caleb and Colin, and is of American origin.

Kamalani – Hawaiian in origin and means royal child, heavenly child.

Kamand – Of Native American origin and means lasso.

Kamau – Means quiet warrior and is of African origin. 

Kamran – A name of Persian origin and means successful.

Kana – Japanese in origin and means powerful.

Kanaifu – Of Swahili origin and means self-sufficient.

Kaname – Means main point and is of Japanese origin.

Kanapima – This name comes from the Ottawa tribe and means one who is talked of. With Native American origin.

Kanha – A name of Indian origin and means name of lord krishna.

Kaniel – Hebrew in origin and means only God is my judge.

Kaniela – Of Hawaiian origin and means only God is my judge. It is the Hawaiian form of the name Daniel.

Kanuha – Means sulky and is of Hawaiian origin.

Kapena – This is of Hawaiian origin and means captain.

Kapono – A name of Hawaiian origin and means righteous, good.

Kapueo – Of Hawaiian origin and means owl.

Kapula – Hawaiian in origin and means prayers.

Kapuni – Means favorite and is of Hawaiian origin.

Karif – This name is of Arabic origin and means arrived in Autumn.

Karik – American in origin and means from Carrick, Scotland.

Karim – Of Arabic origin and means generous.

Kartik – Means month name and is of Indian origin.

Kasani – A name of English origin and means chicory.

Kaseko – African in origin and means mock, ridicule.

Katet – This is a name created by author Stephen King, American in origin, and means a group joined by destiny.

Kathan – Means battle victor and is of Irish origin. Originally came from the name Cathaon.

Katheer – Of Arabic origin and means plentiful.

Katsunori – A name of Japanese origin and means patience, writings, law.

Katsuo – Japanese in origin and means victory, hero, manly.

Katsurou – Means victory, son, and is of Japanese origin.

Katungi – This is of African origin and means rich.

Kaulana – A name of Hawaiian origin and means illustrious, famous. 

Kaushal – Of Indian origin and means clever.

Kaymari – American in origin and is a created name.

Kayonga – Means ash and is of African origin.

Kaysar – The Persian form of the name Caesar and means king or ruler.

Kayson – A name of American origin and is a combination name. It is a combination of the names Kay and Jayson.

Kaywar – Another created name and of American origin.

Keahi – Hawaiian in origin and means flames, fire.

Keaka – Means of the shadows and is of Hawaiian origin.

Kealani – Of Hawaiian origin and means clear skies.

Kealii – A name of Hawaiian origin and means chief.

Kealoha – Hawaiian in origin and means the loved one.

Keelin – Means fair and slender and is of Irish origin.

Keemeone – From the Ojibwa tribe, Native American in origin and means rain.

Keesa – Of Russian origin and means kitten.

Keften – A name of American origin and means town of Kevin. It is a created name.

Kehinde – African in origin and means second born of twins.

Keizo – Means respect, third, rejoice, and is of Japanese origin. Usually used for a family’s third son.

Kekapa – Of Hawaiian origin and means tapa cloth.

Kekona – This is a name usually given to second-born child and is of Hawaiian origin.

Keladry – A name of American origin and has no known meaning.

Kelaiah – Hebrew in origin and means voice of the lord. 

Ken’Ichi – Means healthy, strong, study, one, and is of Japanese origin.

Kenadie – Of Irish origin and means ugly head. It is a variation of Kennedy.

Kenta – This is a name of Japanese origin and means healthy, strong, thick, and big.

Kentavious – A name of American origin and is a created name.

Kenyi – African in origin and means male born after 3 plus girls.

Keon – Means God is gracious and is of Hawaiian origin. 

Keone – Of Hawaiian origin and means the homeland.

Keshawn – A name of American origin and means God is gracious. It is a variation of Shawn or Sean.

Kestrel – English in origin and means small, colorful falcon. The name originally came from the Old French word ‘crecelle’ meaning rattle.

Ketan – Of Indian origin and means home.

Ketill – Means helmet or small pot and is of Scandinavian origin. A nordic name from the Viking period.

Keto – A name of Swahili origin and means depth.

Kevork – Armenian in origin and means farmer.

Keyshawn – Of American origin and means God is gracious.

Keyson – Means key maker and is of English origin. The name possibly comes from Old English ‘key maker’, alternatively it may mean ‘person who works at the wharf.

Khair – A name of Arabic origin and means giving, charitable.

Khaison – American in origin and has an unknown meaning.

Khal – Of American origin and means leader, king. The name ‘Kahl’ was created by George R.R Martin for his series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire which was later made into the hit show Game of Thrones.

Khalifa – Means successor or holy grail and is of Arabic origin. It is a popular name in Somalia.

Khalil – A name of Arabic origin and means friend.

Khaliq – Of Arabic origin and means creator. 

Khalon – American in origin and means strong warrior.

Khari – This is possibly a form of the name Khayri, which means charitable and is of Arabic origin.

Khayrat – Means honored action and is of Arabic origin.

Khoi – A name of Vietnamese origin and of unknown meaning.

Khuno – Of Incan origin and means God of high altitude weather. 

Ki – Korean in origin and means vigorous, strong.

Kilim – Means flat-woven carpet or rug and is of Turkish origin.

Killian – This is a form of Cillian and is of Irish origin. The name means church, monk’s cell.

Kilohana – A name of Hawaiian origin and means great.

Kinta – Of Aboriginal origin and means laughter.

Kione – African in origin and means someone who comes from nowhere.

Kiril – Means lordly and is of Bulgarian Origin. It is a form of Cyril.

The Final Thought

That is the end of our list and even if you have not found the perfect name for your little one, hopefully, we have given you some inspiration.

But if not, no need to panic the perfect name is still out there just waiting for you to find it. You just need to keep looking.

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!