Baby Names: Names Starting with K


KEENAN: Irish Gaelic for "little ancient one." Relatives: Kienan, Keanan, Keen. Namesakes: Keenan Wynn.

KEITH: Irish Gaelic for "battlefield" and Old Welsh for "forest." You can't go wrong with Keith. Namesakes: Keith Richards, Keith Carradine, David Keith.

KELDA: Old Norse for "spring." This is as rare as hen's teeth but sweet. Relatives: Kelley, Kelly, Kel, Kell.

KELILAH: Hebrew for "laurel wreath." Suggests an air of mystery. Relatives: Kelila, Kyla, Kylia, Kaily, Kaile.

KELLY: Irish Gaelic for "warrior." Once as Irish as a shamrock, Kelly has become an all-American name for either lads or lassies. Relatives: Kelley, Keller, Kelli, Kellen, Kellia. Namesakes: Kelly McGillis, Ellsworth Kelly, kelly green.

KELSEY: From the Old Norse for "shipping harbor." A delightful variation on Casey or Chelsea. Relatives: Kelsi, Kelsy, Kelcie, Kelson, Kelton. Namesake: Linda Kelsey, Kelsey Gramer.

KELVIN: Irish Gaelic for "narrow river." Kelvin offers a neat little spin on the standard Kevin. Relatives: Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvyn, Kel. Namesakes: Kelvin Bryant, Baron Kelvin of Largs.

KEMP: From the Middle English for "champion." Make sure this baby starts training for the Olympics immediately. Relatives: Kempy, Kem, Kemper, Kemplen, Kempson. Namesakes: Jack Kemp, Victor Kemper.

KENDALL: Celtic for "ruler of the valley." A solid, forthright name of a boy or girl. The variations offer room to maneuver. Relatives: Kendal, Kendell, Kendel, Kendalia, Kendaline, Kenna, Kendra, Ken, Kenny. Namesake: Kay Kendall.

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