The English alphabet gives moms 26 letters to choose from. When it comes to picking that baby name, moms are going to have to make a decision. One letter seems to be standing out the most, of late. It comes in one, Kardashian-worthy package, and the hashtag is #K.
Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian join their sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner to form the world's most famous family. Alongside their "momager," Kris Jenner, they all have one thing in common– their names start with K. It's worked out pretty well for them. Kylie Jenner is on track to become a billionaire. Kim's KKW Beauty line sold out in just 3 minutes. Khloe's denim line made $1 million in sales in its first day.
The Kardashian names are definitely being considered by mommies-to-be, but there's a whole world of "K" names out there. Some are classic. Some are beyond extra. By and large though, if they're Kardashian-worthy though, they're going to make a bit more of a bang than Katherine or Kelly.
For soon-to-be mommies, this is the list to keep. The plus side? We can name our baby girls or boys with beautiful, sassy, Kardashian-worthy names, and we won't have the drama. To be fair, we're unlikely to have the millions either, but motherhood isn't about the luxuries. For a precious, stunning "K" name that'll turn heads, here are 25 of them that come with a Kardashian-worthy seal of approval.
Absolutely Kardashian-worthy and classy with its French origins is Kamille. The K spelling of the traditional Camille adds a 21-st century spin to this beautiful girl's name, and the double "l" definitely adds a feminine touch. It's amazing to think that a few letter changes can take the relatively ordinary name of Camilla and add a #Extra. Camille means "young, ceremonial attendant," but with its light-hearted sound, the name feels floral and delicate. She'll definitely turn heads with Kamille as her name (and other girls will be jealous).
Given that Kim Kardashian's full name is Kimberly Noel Kardashian, this name couldn't be more fitting for a Kardashian-worthy name. The great Kim K isn't the first lady to rock this stunning name, though. With Old English origins as a place name, Kimberly is also a diamond town name– double points for squeezing in an unusual location name that nobody would guess. Kimberly ranked 164th as the most chosen baby girl's name of 2017.
Kimberly is also a South African diamond town. #Glam
Kaiya is the alternate spelling to the much-loved names of Kaya and Kaia. Something about this short (but very elegant name) suggests a girl who will be spunky, happy, eager, and playful. The Kardashians tend to go for unusual baby names– Kim's kids are named North, Saint, and Chicago, while Kylie Jenner has chosen Stormi. If you don't want to go full-out with a statement name, there's a middle ground with Kaiya. An Australian soap actress actually has this exact name.
Talk about the #Swag. Who would think that a traditional name like Mackenzie could be shortened to a name that packs such a punch? Kenzie has climbed the ranks to enter the top 1000 most chosen baby names of 2017, and it's proving as popular with girls as with boys. Mackenzie has Scottish origins and a meaning of "son of Kenneth," but with Kenzie, nobody will be looking at the meaning. British actors, comedians, and athletes have this name. Kenzie is just awesome.
Move over, Delilah. There's a Kelilah in town (and it's pronounced Keh-lee-lah). Then again, you can choose to pronounce it however you like. With a meaning of "crown, laurel," Kelilah has Hebrew origins. Many celebrities have chosen a name with Hebrew origins– Angelina Jolie's Shiloh and Katie Holmes' Suri both have Hebrew origins. Kelilah sounds beautiful, it has a stunning feminine ring, and she'll absolutely outshine the other girls in class with this name. The Kardashians? They would totally approve.
Everything about this name is Kardashian-worthy. Khloe comes with the statement "k" opening, a silent "h," and a short but seriously classy ending that reminds us of the French name Chloé. In fact, Khloe is the alternate spelling of this name. One of the fashion world's major Parisian brands is Chloé– celebs are all over this French designer. Khloe actually means "young green shoot," so there's a freshness to the meaning of this name as well as the sound. Of course, Khloe Kardashian herself has this name.
With Hawaiian origins (totally a Kardashian vacay destination), Kai is the gender-neutral name that is perfect with just three letters. "Sea" is the meaning of Kai, so any mommy who loves the ocean breeze, crashing waves, and beautiful sunsets afforded by the world's oceans will love this name. Kai ranked 127th in 2017. Kai also means "forgiveness" in Japanese, "willow tree" in Navajo, and "food" in Maori. The Snow Queen chose Kai for its fairy tale, and Naomi Watts chose it for her baby boy.
Mommy websites and forums are bursting at the seams with Kulture– the 2018 arrival of Cardi B's baby girl has definitely put this name on the map. The meaning of this name is a "K" spin on the word "culture." This can mean anything. For some of us, it's the streets of Paris or Milan. For some of us, it's art pieces like the Mona Lisa. Let's not forget fashion!
Cardi B said that any other name "would have been basic." Her baby is named Kulture Kiari.
Rapper wives and girlfriends may have this name, but Keisha has way more depth than you might think. Keisha is the alternate spelling of Keziah, the Hebrew name meaning "cassia tree." This long-popular African American name might have started with an ethnic edge, but Keisha is beautiful enough to have worked its way across North America. Something about a little Keisha is having us picture the sassiest, most boss little girl ever. At the same time, she would totally just sit there and giggle until we melt.
Kylie Jenner isn't just one of the most famous girls on the planet. Kylie is set to be the richest Kardashian-Jenner. The name Kylie is cute, girly, playful, and clearly so loved by Kylie Jenner, she even tried to trademark it. The singer, Kylie Minogue fought tooth and nail to block it (yes, girls of all ages are fighting over this name). Kylie actually means "a boomerang." With Australian Aboriginal origins, Kylie has a cultural significance that isn't immediately obvious. The Kardashian worthiness? That's totally obvious.
With Hawaiian origins, Koa is a short boy's name that's just perfect for a baby born in 2018 or 2019. Mommies-to-be are shifting away from longer, more traditional names like Jonathan or Alexander. Mostly, these mommies want a name that's fresh, unusual, beautiful, and unique. Koa has a fierce meaning, plus it's also a type of tree native to the Hawaii region. The wood is used for canoes and surfboards. Time to stick Koa on the list, right?
Koa means "warrior."
Packing a Kardashian-worthy punch with just three letters is the beautiful, modern, and unusual Kia. This name has African origins and a meaning of "season's beginning." In many ways, bringing a new baby into the world is like the start of a new season. Whether she's born in March or April (or in the colder months), her arrival will be your "spring." Kia also has a bit of a Hollywood edge with that statement "K" letter. Kia may be a car brand, but this baby will be cruising way above the traffic.
Kris is the gender-neutral, more modern version of Chris that's making waves, big time. The name Kris was up 780% in the middle of November 2018– yes, that many new mommies are choosing it. Short, crisp-sounding, grounded, but definitely trendy, Kris takes the name Christopher, shortens it, and adds that statement "K" letter. Nothing in the Kardashian family is approved without the green light from "momager," Kris Jenner. She would likely approve this name. Kim Kardashian's former husband was also named Kris.
Khaleesi officially became a worldwide phenomenon with Game of Thrones. That flowing silver hair will forever be legendary, although Emilia Clarke has had to finally say goodbye to being the show's star. She leaves behind a global following (and a whole ton of mommies-to-be who are eyeing up the name). Despite having no meaning other than being Dothraki for "queen," this name is statement enough. It's even been used as inspiration for Kardashian costumes.
Khloe Kardashian has dressed up as Khaleesi for Halloween.
Kourtney Kardashian comes as the first Kardashian child who is now Hollywood's most dedicated mom. Kourtney used to find itself bunched up alongside names like Whitney and Britney. In 2018? Kourtney is beyond #Extra. You're looking at the alternate (and more Kardashian-worthy) spelling of the name Courtney. While this French-originated name has a meaning of "short nose," nobody would be paying attention to the meaning. Kourtney is classy, sophisticated, fun, and totally right for a baby girl who will bring laughter, love, and life.
Don't think that Kyri is another one of those "new-fangled, weirdly spelled" names. Kyri is the Greek and Persian-originated girl's name that is the female form of Cyrus. Definitely mysterious with its immediate "y" after that statement "k," Kyri is perfect for a baby girl whose big wide eyes will invite questions. Remember though, it's a Kardashian-worthy name. If you've got a feeling that baby girl will inherit her mother's fierce attitude, baby Kyri will totally hold her own. In Persian, the name means "sun."
A musical "Cadence" is statement-worthy enough as it is. Turning that opening letter into a K? That's a baby name that automatically earned itself a level of its own. Kadence is the 21st-century answer to Cadence that is already ranking 715th as the most chosen baby name for girls. With a meaning of "rhythm" and "beat," this one is for any momma who loves her music. Then again, think about the heartbeat– Beyonce called it the "most beautiful music I ever heard."
Your first thought might be: "Oh, I see the link. It's got something to do with the French fashion word, Couture." Keturah might sound similar to the French word for custom-made fashion, but this name actually has a meaning of its own. With Hebrew origins, Keturah means "incense." The name dates back to the Old Testament, but with that statement spelling, girls in your daughter's class will be wondering which episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians they missed. Keturah was the ancestor of 16 tribes. #Reputation
It's impossible to picture Kingston without picturing the bright, Caribbean sunshine, that reggae happiness, and the Jamaican city of Kingston. This boy's name is all kinds of special. It's got the "K" opening, the royal imagery, the signature boyish ending, and mommies-to-be are loving it. The name means "king's town." It also ranked 134th for boy's names in 2017. Gwen Stefani chose the name for her baby boy, and with good reason. For a statement name that isn't pretentious, you've just found one.
Kendall Jenner has said that she's grown to love her unusual name. While her sisters Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Kylie have more common names, Kendall has the Kardashian-worthy girl or boy's name that is fresh, unusual, spunky, and classy all at once. "Valley of the river Kent" is the meaning of this Old English name– from someone who is British, the rivers in Kent are beautiful. In fact, Kent is referred to as "the garden of England." Kendall has featured in All My Children and X-Men.
Talk about having an elegant name. If something inside you always loved the classier things, then you're going to pass it onto your baby. Kerenza is the alternate spelling of Kerensa. The name stems from the Cornwall region of England, but the meaning of "love" makes Kerenza perfect for a baby born anywhere in the world. This name definitely feels exotic, but all British names automatically get bumped to front row of the Class Act. For a Kardashian-worthy name that's less obvious, go with Kerenza.
You only need to take one look at the meaning of Kefira to know that this name was made for a fierce little girl. A baby lioness might be fierce on the surface, but we all know that lionesses have huge hearts. Kefira has Hebrew origins. While this name didn't even make it into the top 10,000 most popular baby names of 2017, it's precisely because it's so rare that we're listing it. The Kardashians don't go for ordinary names. They've probably never heard of Kefira.
Kefira means "young lioness."
Gender-neutral, hip, cool, and trendy beyond words, Kamden is bang-on for a baby born in 2018 or 2019. Location-based names can be risky business. Celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Ashlee Simpson may have chosen Brooklyn and Bronx for their babies, but none of them have chosen Kamden. This name takes the more traditional name of Camden and tweaks the spelling. Camden is the super-trendy London neighborhood known for its markets and arts scene. The name actually means "winding valley." We love it.
With a "K" and a "Z," you've officially found a name that combines the two most #Statement letters in the alphabet. Kezia is the Hebrew-originated name that has a meaning of "cassia tree." It's very rare to find a name with both a Kardashian-worthy ring and a deeply rooted traditional origin– after all, how many of these celebrity names have links to the Old Testament? Kezia was the daughter of Job in the Bible. It was said that no women in all the land were as fair as Job's daughters.
Kiki...just say it. It sounds as fun as it looks, but with two "K" letters, this name is anything but basic. Kiki's meaning is a double whammy of happiness, so it's perfect for a little girl you can already picture scrunching up that face and smiling. The name has French and Japanese origins, so it's also super exotic. Kiki has a ton of kick, a whole load of spunk, and it's just gorgeous.
Kim Kardashian's nickname is "Keeks." Kiki means "double happiness."
Sources: Name Berry, Baby Center