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Boy Names Starting with Ki-

Ki- baby names and what they mean, with 39 results. Ki- names are used more often as feminine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 2018 (USAGE OF 0.5%), except for names such as Kirk which have become somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable baby names in this list are Kingston (#117), Killian (#286), King (#150), Kian (#446) and Kingsley (#644), while Kinley (TOP 7%) and Kiss (6%) are familiar Ki- last names. Here is the list of Ki- names for girls.

Ki- names

Kian - Kingswell | Kinnard - Kit

Kian - Kingswell


Form of Keon. Derivative of Irish, Hebrew elements. "God is gracious." Kaan is also a slightly prominent baby name. See also Kahan.

Derived fr. African element. Place name .. Unusual, but Kibo is comparable to common last names Bibo (UPPER 57%), Kabo (88%), which also end with -bo. See also Kip.

Kidd, var. Kidder
Derivative of Middle English. "Kid, young goat." Compare last names Kido (UPPER 35%), Kiddy (21%).

Kian2, Kiean
Forms of Cian. Based on Irish, Gaelic element. "Ancient." Usage of Kiean and Kian as baby names in 2018 was 2.2% more than in 2017.

Kiefer and variants

Kiefer, var. Kiefert, Kieffner, Kiefner, Kieffer
Based on German element. "Barrel maker." Kiefer, Kiefert, etc. are rarely found as masculine names.

Kienen, Kienan
Var. of Keenan. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic element. "Ancient." Kienak and Konan are creative variations.


Form of Ciaran. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic element. "Black." Well-used, with usage of 0.032% for Kieran as a baby name in 2018, higher than 0.031% the year before. See also Kierrin.

Kieran and variants

Kieran2, var. Kiran, Kierron, Kierrin, Kierren, Kiernan, Kieron, Kieren
Origin fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Black." Kieran, Kiernan and Kiran are more familiar as boys' names among these versions.

Kyle and variants

Kiley, Kile
Forms of Kyle. Derived fr. Gaelic. "Narrow, straight." Kile (TOP 4%) and Kiley (4%) are found regularly as surnames.

Killian and variants

Killian, var. Killean, Kilian, Kilean
Root fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Bright-headed." Well-used, with usage of 0.076% for Killian, Kilian, etc. as boys' names in 2018, but lower than 0.09% in 2017.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ki- names: Kian, Kiefer, Kieran, Kiernan, Kile

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ki- names: Kiley, Kilian, Killian, Kim, Kimball

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ki- names: Kimberly, Kimble, King, Kingsley, Kingston, Kiran


Based on English element. Short form of Kim names like .. Gender-neutral name. Kim is a commonly occurring (UPPER 32%) masculine name, and exists regularly (UPPER 1%) as a surname.

Kimball and variants

Kimball, var. Kimble, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kimbal
From Celtic element. "War leader." Kimball and variants are rarely found as masculine names.

Kimberly and variants

Kimberly, var. Kimberley, Kimberleigh, Kimbo, Kim2
Stems fr. Old English. "Cyneburg's meadow." Less widespread today. Kim was the version last appearing (1996) in the Top 2000.

Source fr. Hawaiian word. Variant of James and Jim. Uncommon as a children's name, but Kimo is comparable to the more common Kim. See also Kam.

Kincaid, var. Kinkade
Root fr. Celtic. "Battle leader." Kincaid (UPPER 1%) and Kinkade (7%) appear often as surnames.


Stems fr. Old English element. "King." Adoption of King as a boys' name in 2018 was significantly more than a decade ago. See also Ring.

Derived fr. Old English element. "King's man." Rare, with the -man ending, like Kaufman, Karman.

Kingsley and variants

Kingsley, var. Kinsly, Kinslie, Kinsley, Kinslee, Kinsey, Kinslea, Kingsly, Kingslie, Kingslea
Source fr. Old English word. "King's meadow." Kingsley was a Top birth name in 2018.


Origin fr. Old English language. "King's settlement." Kingston is a scarce given name, registering regularly (UPPER 3%) as a surname. See also Kynaston.

Source fr. Old English language. "King's well." Kingswell is an infrequently used men's name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ki- names for boys.

1. Kian - Kingswell
Keon [Kian], Kibo, Kidd [Kidder], Cian [Kian, Kiean], Kiefer [Kiefert, Kiefner, Kieffer, Kieffner], Keenan [Kienen, Kienan], Ciaran [Kieran], Kieran [Kiran, Kieron, Kieren, Kierron, Kierrin, Kierren, Kiernan], Kyle [Kile, Kiley], Killian [Kilean, Kilian, Killean], Kim, Kimball [Kimble, Kimbel, Kimbal, Kimbell], Kimberly [Kim, Kimbo, Kimberley, Kimberleigh], Kimo, Kincaid [Kinkade], King, Kingman, Kingsley [Kinsly, Kinsey, Kinslie, Kinsley, Kinslee, Kinslea, Kingsly, Kingslie, ..], Kingston, Kingswell

Kinnard [Kinnaird], Kinnell, Kenny [Kinney], Kipling [Kippling], Kipp [Kip], Kiran [Kieron], Kirby [Kirkby, Kirbie, Kirbey], Cyril [Kiril], Kiril [Kirill, Kirillos], Kirk [Kirklyn, Kirklin, Kirkland], Kirkland [Kirtland], Kirkley [Kirkly, Kirklie, Kirklee, Kirklea], Kirkwell, Kirkwood, Kyrone [Kirone], Kerwin [Kirwen, Kirwan], Christopher [Kit, Kitt], Kit [Kitt], Christian [Kit]

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