Baby Names: Names Starting with K

Baby Names Starting with K

KAHILL: Arabic for "best friend." Relatives: Kalil, Khalila, Kailil. Namesake: Kahlil Gibran.

KANE: Irish Gaelic for "tribute," Welsh for "beautiful," and Japanaese for "golden." Consider your child a beautiful, golden tribute. Relatives: Kaine, Kain, Kayne, Keyne, Cane, Cain, Caine. Namesakes: Saint Keyne, Michael Caine, Citizen Kane, The Caine Mutiny.

KAREN: A variation of Catherine. An enduring favorite with a treasure trove of possibilities. Relatives: Karin, Karyn, Karan, Karon, Kari, Karrie, Karry, Kara, Karina, Caren, Carin, Caryn, Cari, Carrie, Carry, Cara. Namesakes: Karen Horney, Karen Allen, Kara Kennedy, Anna Karenina.

KASMIRA: Old Slavic for "demands peace." As Old Country as borscht and blinis. Relatives: Kasamira, Kasmir, Kazamira, Casmir, Casimir.

KAY: Old Welsh for "rejoicer" and Old German for "fort." A succinct letter name. Relatives: Kay, Kai, MacKay. Namesakes: Sir Kay of the Round Table, Kaye Ballard, Kai Winding, Danny Kaye.

KEANE: Middle English for "sharp-witted." Can be pronounced "Kane" or "Kene." Relatives: Kean, Keen, Keene. Namesakes: Tom Kean, Keene (N.H.).

KEEFE: Irish Gaelic for "noble." Relatives: Keefer, Kiefer, Keever. Namesakes: Kiefer Sutherland, Georgia O'Keeffe.

KEEGAN: Irish Gaelic for "little fierce one." If you are looking for something like Megan but with a twist, try this for a girl. Relative: Keagan.

KEELY: Irish Gaelic for "good-looking." A name that manages to sound both classy and casual. Relatives: Keeley, Kealy, Keel, Keelan, Keeler. Namesakes: Keely Smith, Ruby Keeler.

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