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King meaning and name origin
King \k(i)-ng\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of King is "king". One of several titles occasionally used as given names. Other male title names are Caesar, Count, Czar, Duke, Earl, Khanh, Prince, and Marquis. Modern use may be inspired by Martin Luther King.
Similar baby names are Bing and Ring.
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Popularity of King
King is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1055 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#30 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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