264 Incredible Boy Names That Start With K: for Cool Kids

Kick boring names into touch and concentrate on boy names that start with K.

The letter K is special. Why? Take 100, add the K, and it increases in value, so choosing boy names that start with K could increase the value of the name. No other letter of the alphabet has that power. When choosing boy names, the 11th letter should be your number one.

Let’s kick off this compendium of K names for boys and reveal the most popular, bizarre, and downright crazy K names to whet your appetite.

264 Cosmic Male Names That Start With K

From the everyday Kevin and Kenneth to the exotic Kaden and Kyrie – we have it all.

  1. Kaan – this Turkish masculine name means “ruler” and “king of kings.”
  2. Kaarlo – possibly French or German meaning “strong man” or “free man.”
  3. Kabir – a cool Islamic name meaning “the great” or “ever-great.”
  4. Kacey – of Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning “vigilant.”
  5. Kadeem – this Arabic boy’s name means “servant” or “servant of God.”
  6. Kaden – is primarily of Arabic origin, meaning “fighter” or “companion.”
  7. Kadmiel – some boy names that start with K are Hebrew – Kadmiel means “God is my East.”
  8. Kael – a modern spelling of the ancient Irish name Cáel, meaning “slender.”
  9. Kahlil – this Middle Eastern male name is common and means “friend.”
  10. Kai – means “sea” in Hawaiian, “shell” in Japanese, and “warrior” in Europe.
  11. Kaiden – with Arabic, Celtic, and American roots, this cool name means “warrior” and “companion.”
  12. Kairi – this cute Japanese name means “sea.”
  13. Kairo – inspired by the ancient Egyptian capital, it means “victorious one.”
  14. Kaiser – from the Latin Caeser, this Middle German name means “emperor.”
  15. Kaison – is of American origin, meaning “warrior and healer.”
  16. Kaius – this unique Latin name means “rejoice.”
  17. Kajetan – derived from the Italian Gaetano, meaning “rejoice.”
  18. Kalan – a gender-neutral Irish name meaning “slender.”
  19. Kale – possibly from the German “kohl,” meaning “cabbage,” or Hawaiian, meaning “free man.”
  20. Kalea – this pretty Hawaiian name means “flower wreath” or “the beloved.”
  21. Kaleb – a classic Hebrew boy’s name meaning “devotion to God.”
  22. Kalel – the Arabic meaning is “intimate friend,” and the Hebrew meaning is “voice of God.”
  23. Kalen – is of Irish origin, meaning “slender and fair.”
  24. Kaleo – an ideal name for budding singers; Kaleo means “the voice” or “the sound” in Hawaiian.”
  25. Kalman – this Yiddish/Hebrew moniker means “beautiful name.”
  26. Kaloni – many male names that start with K are Hawaiian – meaning “heavens, sky, and royal one.”
  27. Kalvin – is of Latin origin, meaning “little bald one.”
  28. Kam – possibly of Dutch origin, meaning “comb” or “brewery.”
  29. Kamal – an Arabic masculine name meaning “lotus” or “pale red.”
  30. Kamara – is possibly of African origin, meaning “chameleon.”
  31. Kamden – this English/American name means “winding valley” and “valley with a camp.”
  32. Kameron – a variation of the Scottish Cameron, meaning “crooked nose.”
  33. Kamesha – after the Hindu god Hama, this irresistible name means “lord of desire.”
  34. Kamrey – this Scottish/Gaelic name is similar to Kameron and means “crooked nose.”
  35. Kamryn – another alternate spelling of the Scottish Cameron with the same meaning.
  36. Kanai – this Hawaiian male name means “contentment” and “strong warrior.”
  37. Kanan – this Arabic and Sanskrit name means “merchant” and “forest or grove.”
  38. Kane – a classic Irish, Gaelic, Hebrew, and Welsh name meaning “acquired, warrior, and little battle.”
  39. Kang – our first Chinese entry; Kang means “healthy, peaceful, and abundant.”
  40. Kano – is of Japanese origin, meaning “capable” and “one’s masculine power.”
  41. Kanon – this French occupational name means “official of the church.”
  42. Karam – a unique Arabic baby name meaning “noble” or “generous.”
  43. Karel – is possibly derived from the Old German Karl, meaning “free man.”
  44. Kari – a Scandinavian or Greek name meaning “pure” and “free man.”
  45. Karl – commonly found in Germany, this Hebrew name means “free man.”
  46. Karlo – of German, Scandinavian, and Old English origin, derived from Charles, meaning “free man.”
  47. Karlson – this English and Swedish name means “son of Karl.”
  48. Karmelo – some K names for boys are exotic, like this Spanish/Italian moniker meaning “orchard or garden.”
  49. Karmen – from the Latin meaning “garden or vineyard.”
  50. Karna – possibly of Sanskrit origin, meaning “helper or ear” or African, meaning “animal horn.”
  51. Karol – an Eastern European version of the Germanic Karl, meaning “free man.”
  52. Karson – derived from the Scottish name Carson, this modern respelling means “son of Kar.”
  53. Karsten – originally of Hebrew origin, meaning “follower of Christ” and “anointed.”
  54. Karsyn – a Scottish name meaning “son of Carr” and “marsh-dweller.”
  55. Kartier – this variation on the occupational French name means “driver of a cart.”
  56. Kase – an unusual German/English name with an uncertain meaning of “box or case-maker” or “cheese-maker.”
  57. Kasen – this American and Greek variant of Kasey means “pure.”
  58. Kashief – possibly a variant of Kashif, meaning “revealer” or “one who reveals” in Arabic.
  59. Kashmir – from Sanskrit and Hebrew, meaning “like Syria” and “desiccated land.”
  60. Kasi – of Sanskrit and Hindu origin, meaning “from the holy city.”
  61. Kason – according to some, this Scottish/American name means “house” and “son of the marsh-dwellers.”
  62. Kasper – derived from the Hebrew word “gizbar,” meaning “treasurer” or “bringer of treasure.”
  63. Kassidy – a gender-neutral Gaelic name meaning “clever or curly-headed.”
  64. Kassion – this cool Greek name means “of Cassian” and “hollow or cinnamon.”
  65. Kareem – one of several names of Allah, meaning “noble, honorable, and generous” in Arabic.
  66. Karim – an alternative spelling of Kareem with the same meaning and origin.
  67. Karter – a spelling variation of Carter, this occupational Germanic/French name means “transporter of goods.”
  68. Katana – a powerful Japanese boy’s name meaning “sword.”
  69. Katlin – derived from the popular Hebrew/Greek name Katherine, meaning “pure.”
  70. Kato – this typically Japanese name means “increasing wisteria.”
  71. Kavan – possibly of Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning “handsome.”
  72. Kavanaugh – of Irish and Gaelic descent, meaning “handsome.”
  73. Kavi – this unisex Indian name means “wise poet.”
  74. Kawika – a Hawaiian name derived from the Hebrew Dodaveha, meaning “beloved of Yahweh.”
  75. Kaya – possibly of Scandinavian origin, meaning “pure” or “nature goddess” in Hebrew.
  76. Kayce – derived from the Gaelic Cathasaigh, meaning “alert and watchful.”
  77. Kayde – from the Anglo-Saxon name Cade, meaning “round, sturdy, and spirit.”
  78. Kaye – a derivative of the Greek Katherine, meaning “pure” or “rejoice.”
  79. Kayley – is possibly English or Hebrew, meaning “pure.”
  80. Kayode – some boy names with K are African, like Kayode, meaning “he who brings joy.”
  81. Kaz – this Polish, Slavic, and Hebrew name possibly means “peace, hollow, child of peace, and peacemaker.”
  82. Kazimir – of Slavic origin, meaning “destroyer of peace” and “bringer of peace.”
  83. Kazuo – a unique Japanese name meaning “hushed or harmony.”
  84. Keagan – of Irish and Gaelic descent, meaning “small flame” and “ardent priest.”
  85. Keahi – some boy names with K are Polynesian, like Keahi, meaning “fire or flames” in Hawaiian.
  86. Keandra – this variant spelling of Kendra means “wise ruler, greatest champion,” and “high hill.”
  87. Keane – this classic Irish name means “sharp or keen wit” and “fighter.”
  88. Keanu – this famous Hawaiian name means “cool breeze.”
  89. Kearney – a cool Irish and Gaelic name meaning “fighter,” but could also mean “dark or black.”
  90. Keaton – an unusual Old English name meaning “where hawks fly” and “place of the hawks.”
  91. Keefe – a badass Irish name meaning “handsome and noble.”
  92. Keegan – is similar to Keagan, meaning “small flame” or “little fire” in Gaelic.
  93. Keelan – is of Irish descent and means “small or slim.”
  94. Keeley – a powerful Irish name meaning “brave warrior.”
  95. Keenan – derived from the Hebrew Kenan, meaning “to acquire,” a figure in the Bible’s Old Testament.
  96. Kei – a short and sweet Japanese unisex name meaning “blessed, joyous, and respect.”
  97. Keifer – this unusual occupational Germanic name means “cellar or cellar master.”
  98. Keilan – of Irish origin, meaning “descendent of the bright-headed one” and “slender/fair.”
  99. Keily – there are many Irish guy names that start with K, like Keily, meaning “graceful.”
  100. Keir – a snappy Irish name meaning “little dark-haired one.”
  101. Keiron – is a common Irish and Gaelic name meaning “black.”
  102. Keitaro – a beautiful Japanese name meaning “blessed.”
  103. Keith – a common name of Scottish origin, meaning “woodland or forest.”
  104. Kekoa – this Hawaiian/Polynesian name means “the brave one” or “soldier.”
  105. Kelby – a Scandinavian name describing someone with “dark skin or hair.”
  106. Kelita – this biblical/Hebrew variation of Kelitah means “voice of the Lord.”
  107. Kellen – of Irish origin, meaning “slender, bright-headed, and powerful.”
  108. Keller – this occupational German name means “cellar master,” for someone in charge of stores or cellars.
  109. Kellin – is of Irish origin for someone who is “slender.”
  110. Kelly – a gender-neutral Irish, Scottish, and Gaelic name meaning “bright-headed.”
  111. Kelsey – derived from the Old English word for “ship,” meaning “victory” or “victorious ship.”
  112. Kelsie – an alternate spelling of Kelsey, with the same meaning and origin.
  113. Kelso – of Scottish origin, meaning “chalk ridge.”
  114. Kelton – this habitational Scottish name also refers to a “town of keels.”
  115. Kelvin – a Scottish/Gaelic name describing “a narrow or wooded river.”
  116. Kelwyn – this unusual Celtic child’s name means “from the narrow river.”
  117. Kemp – this Middle English name means “fighter and champion.”
  118. Kempton – is a Middle English place name, meaning “from the warrior’s settlement.”
  119. Ken – a short and sweet Celtic name meaning “born of fire” or “handsome.”
  120. Kendall – an English place name referring to a “royal valley.”
  121. Kendrick – derived from the Old English Cyneric, meaning “bold ruler.”
  122. Kendrix – possibly of Welsh origin, meaning “great champion” or an alternative to Kendrick.
  123. Kenji – this Japanese name means “intelligent, strong, and second son.”
  124. Kenleigh – this classy boy’s name is of English origin and means “the king’s meadow.”
  125. Kenley – an alternate spelling of Kenleigh with the same meaning and origin.
  126. Kennedy – some names for boys that start with K are famous – Kennedy means “helmeted chief.”
  127. Kenner – with mixed German and Jewish roots, meaning “connoisseur” and “knowledgeable.”
  128. Kenneth – is the long-form version of the Celtic name Ken, meaning “handsome” or “born of fire.”
  129. Kennon – this unique Irish boy’s name means “ancient.”
  130. Kenny – another short form of Kenneth, meaning “handsome and fiery” in Scottish.
  131. Kensington – this famous district of London means “the town of Cynsige’s people.”
  132. Kensuke – a classic Japanese name meaning “preserver of health” and “strength.”
  133. Kent – is derived from the Celtic word “cant,” meaning “bordering of a circle” or “edge.”
  134. Kenton – from the Old English “cyne-tun,” meaning “King’s farm” or “royal enclosure.”
  135. Kentrell – with Old English and Celtic roots, this outstanding name means “royal estate” and “edge.”
  136. Kenward – is a quality regal name meaning “brave or royal guardian” in Old English.
  137. Kenya – the name of this African country possibly means “mountain of white” or “animal horn.”
  138. Kenyatta – if your child can hold a tune, Kenyatta is an ideal African name meaning “musician.”
  139. Kenzie – possibly a variation of Kenneth, meaning “handsome” or “fair one” in Gaelic.
  140. Kenzo – is a cool Japanese name meaning “healthy and wise.”
  141. Keon – of Persian and Irish/Gaelic origin, meaning “king or realm.”
  142. Keoni – a snappy Hawaiian name meaning “God is gracious.”
  143. Keown – derived from Mac Eoghain (son of Connacht), meaning “born of the yew.”
  144. Kepler – an occupational German name for a “cap maker” or “hatter.”
  145. Kerbie – another Old German boy’s name – Kerbie means “settlement by a church.”
  146. Kerk – a mixture of Old Norse and German, meaning “church.”
  147. Kerr – this unique Scandinavian name means “the swampy place.”
  148. Kerrigan – derived from the Irish word “ciar,” meaning “dark-complexioned.”
  149. Kerry – the place in Ireland, meaning “black-haired.”
  150. Kerwyn – is a quirky Irish name meaning “little dark one.”
  151. Ketti – this unique Swedish boy’s name means “cauldron.”
  152. Kevin – a popular Irish name meaning “handsome.”
  153. Kevon – a variation of Kevin with the same meaning and origin.
  154. Kfir – this cute Hebrew name means “lion cub.”
  155. Khaled – of Arabic origins, meaning “immortal and eternal.”
  156. Khalfani – the first Egyptian name for boys to make the list, meaning “shall rule.”
  157. Khalifa – this Islamic/Arabic name means “successor, ruler, and leader.”
  158. Khan – this hugely popular Turkish name means “prince.”
  159. Khang – the first Vietnamese name on the list, meaning “strong and robust.”
  160. Kharim – is of Arabic origin, meaning “generous and giving.”
  161. Khateb – an uncommon Muslim boy’s name meaning “orator or preacher.”
  162. Khayrat – this Islamic masculine name means “good deed.”
  163. Khepera – the second Egyptian entry, meaning “god of the morning sun” and “creator” or “to become.”
  164. Kohl – derived from the Old German word “cholo,” meaning “cabbage.”
  165. Khuong – is common among American-Chinese and means “healthy, peaceful, and abundant.”
  166. Kian – of Irish, Persian, and Hebrew origin, meaning “ancient” and “enduring one.”
  167. Kid – a fun Scottish and English name meaning “young goat.”
  168. Kieffer – a well-known German boy’s name, meaning “barrel maker.”
  169. Kiel – a German name for a “dweller near a narrow bay” or “area of sheltered water.”
  170. Kier – this classic Irish name means “little dark one.”
  171. Kieran – a long form of Kier with the same meaning and origin.
  172. Kiernan – an Anglicized version of the Irish MacKiernan, meaning Kiernan’s son” and “son of a lord.”
  173. Kiko – this classic Japanese name means “happy and hope.”
  174. Killian – derived from the Celtic word “ceallach,” meaning “bright-headed” and “little warrior.”
  175. Kim – a unisex British name meaning “bold king” and “warrior chief.”
  176. Kimbel – a cute-sounding Celtic name meaning “war leader.”
  177. Kimberley – derived from the Old English Cynburg, meaning “from the royal fortress meadow.”
  178. Kincaid – this gender-neutral Celtic name means “battle leader.”
  179. King – of British origin, meaning “monarch or ruler.”
  180. Kingsley – derived from the Old English Cyningesleah, meaning “from the King’s wood or glade.”
  181. Kingston – an Old English place name meaning “king’s town or settlement.”
  182. Kinnard – of Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning “the tall hill.”
  183. Kinney – similar to Kenny, this Irish name means “fire-born” and “handsome.”
  184. Kinsley – derived from the Old English Cynesige and means “royal meadow.”
  185. Kipling – this Old English name means “curer of salmon or herring” or “Cyppel’s people.”
  186. Kipp – of Old English origin, meaning “from the pointed hill.”
  187. Kirana – an unusual Indonesian name with the stunning meaning of “beautiful sunbeam.”
  188. Kirby – of English and Scottish origin, meaning “church settlement.”
  189. Kiri – the first Mãori name to make the list, meaning “skin of a tree or fruit.”
  190. Kirk – this Scottish and Old Norse name means “church.”
  191. Kirklin – in Old Norse and German, Kirklin means “church.”
  192. Kirtland – a variant of the Old English name Kirkland, meaning “church land.”
  193. Kit – popular in the Christain community, Kit derives from the Greek Christopher and means “bearing Christ.”
  194. Kiyoto – this typical Japanese boy’s name means “clear and precious.”
  195. Kjell – derived from the Scandinavian “kętill,” meaning “kettle or cauldron.”
  196. Klaas – related to the Greek name Nicholas, meaning “people of victory.”
  197. Klarence – a variation of the Latin Clarence, meaning “clear” or “dweller near the River Clare.”
  198. Klark – derived from the Old English “clerec,” meaning “clerk or clergyman.”
  199. Klaudius – a variant of the Latin Claudius, meaning “strong-willed.”
  200. Klaus – an alternate of the Greek Nicholas, this German version means “victory of the people.”
  201. Klay – possibly a shortened, alternate version of the Old English Clayton, meaning “clay settlement.”
  202. Klayton – a long form of Klay, meaning “clay town” in Old English.
  203. Klement – an alternate version of the Latin Clement, meaning “merciful.”
  204. Kline – possibly an Americanized version of the German Klein, meaning “small.”
  205. Klint – a shortened alternative to Clinton, meaning “fenced enclosure or settlement” in Old English.
  206. Knight – this classic English name describes a mounted “warrior,” typically of noble descent.
  207. Knightlee – of Old English origin, meaning “knight’s meadow.”
  208. Knoa – a variation of the Hebrew name Noah, meaning “peaceful.”
  209. Knoll – in Old English, Knoll means “little hill.”
  210. Knowles – an alternative to the English name Knoll, with the same meaning and origin.
  211. Koamalu – of Polynesian and Hawaiian descent, meaning “peaceful courage” or “brave strength.”
  212. Kobina – the first Ghanaian name to make the list – Kobina means “born on Tuesday.”
  213. Kobus – a Dutch short form of the Hebrew name Jacob, meaning “he who supplants.”
  214. Koby – possibly a nickname derived from the Hebrew Jacob, meaning “supplanter.”
  215. Kodiak – this Alaskan place name means “island.”
  216. Kohana – in Japanese, it means “little flower” and “swift” in Native American Sioux.
  217. Koi – this popular fish in ornamental Japanese gardens means “carp” or “urge and implore” in Hawaiian.
  218. Koji – this Japanese boy’s name means “cultivate, heal, and peace.”
  219. Kojo – a variant of the Ghanaian Kwadwo, meaning “born on Monday.”
  220. Koko – this cute Japanese name means “night” or “stork.”
  221. Koku – derived from the African Wukou, meaning “born on Wednesday.”
  222. Kolya – a Slavic male name derived from Nikolai, meaning “victory of the people.”
  223. Kong – a short and sweet Chinese name meaning “bright.”
  224. Konnor – derived from the Irish Conchobhar, meaning “lover of hounds” and “desire.”
  225. Konstantine – from the Latin Constans, meaning “steadfast and constant.”
  226. Korban – in Latin, Korban means “raven” and “gift devoted to God” in Hebrew.
  227. Kordale – this occupational Old English name means “cord maker.”
  228. Kordell – derived from the Old French Cordele, meaning “cord” or “cord maker.”
  229. Koren – this unisex Greek and Hebrew name means “shining and gleaming.”
  230. Koresh – a masculine Hebrew name meaning “cultivator or farmer.”
  231. Kornelius – a variant of the Latin Cornelius, meaning “horn.”
  232. Kornell – derived from Cornelius, this Latin name means “like a horn.”
  233. Kortez – this modern respelling of the Spanish Cortez means “courteous.”
  234. Kory – is possibly of Greek or Gaelic origin, meaning “in a hollow.”
  235. Kosmo – this variation of Cosmo means “order, organization, and beauty.”
  236. Kostas – a classic Greek boy’s name meaning “steadfast.”
  237. Kotaro – this unusual Japanese name means “shine, cultivate, and thick.”
  238. Kram – of Old German origin, meaning “peddler.”
  239. Kratos – a rare name taken from ancient Greek literature, meaning “power and strength.”
  240. Kreig – is possibly a German nickname for an argumentative person, or it means “rocky.”
  241. Kris – a short form of Kristian and Kristopher, meaning “follower or bearer of Christ.”
  242. Krishna – originated from the Sanskrit Krsna, meaning “black or dark.”
  243. Krispin – a modern respelling of the Latin Crispin, meaning “curly-haired.”
  244. Kristian – a Scandinavian variation of the Latin Christianus, meaning “follower of Christ.”
  245. Kristo – an alternative to the Greek Christopher, meaning “follower or bearer of Christ.”
  246. Kristopher – a play on the spelling of Christopher, meaning “follower of Christ.”
  247. Kristos – another Greek name related to Christopher with the same meaning.
  248. Krysta – typically a female version of Christopher with the same meaning, but gaining popularity among males.
  249. Krystof – of Scandinavian and Greek origin, meaning “bearing Christ.”
  250. Krystyn – continuing the Greek Christopher connection, Krystyn means “follower of Christ.”
  251. Kuan – possibly Sudanese, but more likely Chinese, meaning “wide and broad.”
  252. Kulture – an American respelling of Culture, meaning “arts and customs.”
  253. Kumar – this Sanskrit masculine name means “male child” and “son.”
  254. Kurt – is of Turkish and German origin, meaning “courteous and polite.”
  255. Kurtis – derived from the Old French “curteis,” meaning “courteous, refined, and accomplished.”
  256. Kwabena – is a rare name from the Akan tribes of Ghana, meaning “born on a Tuesday.”
  257. Kwadwo – another Akan name from Ghana, meaning “born on Monday.”
  258. Kwaku – the Akan people have every day of the week covered, with Kwaku meaning “born on Wednesday.”
  259. Kwami – an ideal Ghanaian name for kids “born on a Saturday.”
  260. Kwesi – you guessed it, this Ghanaian name means “born on a Sunday.”
  261. Kyla – this gender-neutral Irish name means “crown of laurels.”
  262. Kylor – of Danish origin, this occupational name means “bowman or archer.”
  263. Kyrie – this modern-sounding name is of Greek origin and means “lord.”
  264. Kyrone – a classic Irish and Gaelic name meaning “of Tyrone” and “land of Owen.”

Boy Names That Start With K FAQs

Which Boy Names That Start With K Are Rare?

The rarest boy names that start with K include Kwabena, Kreig, Kenji, Keegan, Kian, and Kensington. Kratos, Koi, Kase, and Kaden are also examples of rare names.

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Mark Weir

Mark has always been fascinated by the stories behind names, their meanings, and the rich histories they carry. It's a curiosity that has grown into a full-fledged passion project, engaging him in the study of how names shape our identities and reflect our cultures. Since stepping away from his previous career, Mark has delved deeper into this fascinating realm. He spends his days unraveling these narratives and sharing his findings on Honey Name. He does all this amidst the tranquility of England's rivers and canals from his charming widebeam barge. His constant companions on this journey are his wife, Julie, and their adorable King Charles Cavalier, Eric.