Baby Names: Names Starting with K


KIPP: Old English for "sharply pointed hill." Relatives: Kinnard, Kinnell, Kippy, Kipper, Kipling. Namesakes: Galway Kinnell, Kipp's Bay.

KIRK: Old Norse for "church." In Scotland, a kirk refers to a church associated with the national church of Scotland. A Kirkman is a member of this church. Relatives: Kirkley, Kirkwood, Kirby, Kurk, Kirkus. Namesakes: Kirk Douglas, Kirk Cameron, "Captain James T. Kirk."

KIRSTEN: Old English for "stone church." Offers a series of winsome variations on Christine, from which it is derived. Relatives: Kristine, Kirstin, Kirstie, Kirsty, Kirsti. Namesake: Kirstie Alley.

KNOX: Old English for "from the hills." As in "knife," the "K" is silent. Relative: Knoll. Namesakes: John Knox, Knox Burger, Fort Knox.

KNUT: From the Danish for "kindness." This monicker guarantees him a scholarship to Notre Dame. Relatives: Knute, Knud, Cnut, Cnutte, Canute. Namesakes: Knute Rockne, King Knut.

KOREN: From the Greek for "maiden." Relatives: Kori, Korry, Korrie. Namesake: Edward Koren

KURT: An abbreviated form of Conrad. Relatives: Kert, Kirt. Namesakes: Kurt Russell, Kurt Vonnegut.

KYLE: Scottish Gaelic for "strait." LaCoste shirts, chinos, and Topsiders will look spiffy on this kid. Relatives: Kylene, Kylie. Namesakes: Kyle Rote, Kylene Baker.

KYNA: Irish Gaelic for "intelligence" and a feminine version of Conan. You'll never find preprinted balloons or key chains with this one. Dare to be different. Relatives: Kyne, Cyna, Cyne.


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