What’s in a name? A ton of different things, if one looks at the Kardashian and Jenner families. Even though they might be known for quite a few various and unique aspects of their lives, they are also known for the amazing names they have given their children and even have for themselves. Whether it is something as simple as traditional as Brandon Jenner, Kim Kardashian or Mason Disick, or something as unique as Dream Kardashian, Saint West, or True Thompson, the families have proven they not only choose names that sound cute and adorable but also that have meaning.
It can be a name that brings the family’s history back to life, or something that one of the famous family members thought sounded cute (yes, it really is that simple). Either way, fans or naysayers can say what they wish about the Kardashian and Jenner families, but they certainly have some pretty cool names. While it was difficult to decide which ones are the best, this list has managed to rank them, because each of these family members have shown and displayed the personalities that keep them near and dear to our hearts. Without further ado, check out the ranking of the best Kardashian-Jenner names below.
Oh, wonderful Chicago. Her mother, Kim Kardashian West, revealed her name via Twitter and simply wrote “CHICAGO WEST” on the social media site shortly after her arrival. Chicago is pretty special to her parents, Kardashian and award-winning rapper Kanye West for multiple reasons. The main one being that she was conceived via surrogate after Kardashian’s doctor strongly advised against her trying to conceive and carry out a child the natural way. She’s also the youngest of the Kardashian/West children. Chicago’s name in itself is a special one as it’s the hometown of West, who proudly hails from the Windy City.
Baby Stormi was quite a surprise to the Kar-Jenner family and of course all of their fans. Interestingly enough, while there were lots of rumors that her mother, Kylie Jenner, was pregnant, Jenner made it a point not to confirm it until after Stormi arrived. We are actually quite impressed that she was able to hide her entire pregnancy considering she and her famous family have lived their lives out loud and in the spotlight since Kylie was a child. Now, she’s a full-grown adult and still going strong with Stormi’s dad, rapper Travis Scott. Meanwhile, we’re still admiring Kylie’s child-naming skills.
Kendall might have attempted to drop her last name when she first started her modeling career, but her first name has certainly become quite a name in itself. From high-profile modeling gigs with major companies to making her big debut at the highly coveted Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show, Kendall has already surpassed supermodel status. She’s fashionable, she’s loving, and now she’s one of the top favorite Kardashian and Jenner’s (ironically because of her ability to give fans enough of her life to keep them satisfied while still being private about her personal life). Way to go Kendall Nicole Jenner!
It’s classy, it’s traditional, and it’s super-duper cute. We’re absolutely in love with the name of Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian’s only girl, Penelope Disick. She’s the middle child and the second one who was born right on television cameras for us to see. Now, it’s clear that she and her first cousin, North West, are becoming the most adorable set of BFFs right before our eyes. It’s safe to say Penelope has taken after her mom and aunts and is developing into a mini fashionista in her own right. She might seem to be quiet and not as vocal as the other members of the family, but she’s certainly making a name for herself.
She’s the oldest child of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, and she was also the first Kar-Jenner grandchild without a traditional name. But we love every minute of it. We have to admit, at first when most heard that KimYe decided to name their child North, it was pretty interesting. But now we couldn’t see it any other way. She’s adorable and has certainly grown into her name. While her parents once considered North not having a last name, we have to say we’re relieved they decided not to go that route. These days we can’t imagine her being anything other than North West. Sidebar: The idea that her name North was just a rumor until the likes of Pharrell and Anna Wintour confronted KimYe about it telling them that North is the best name ever.
How adorable is this name? While we don’t really hear it (other than on Nickelodeon’s hit series True Jackson: VP), it can clearly stand on its own, just like any other celebrity child name. But True Thompson, welcomed by Khloe Kardashian and her longtime boyfriend Tristan Thompson, isn’t just another name. She’s actually named after Khloe’s grandfather on her father, the late Robert Kardashian, Sr.’s side. Khloe revealed this news and said her paternal grandfather’s name is True Otis Houghton. Another fun fact is that Robert Sr.’s name is Robert True Houghton. Kudos to Khloe for the family history shout out.
Reign Disick is the youngest of Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian’s child. Fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians might remember that Scott was pretty surprised when Kourtney told him that they would be expecting yet another child, after already parenting Penelope and Mason Disick. Still, now it’s very clear the Disick family (and even the Kardashian and Jenner families) wouldn’t be complete without Reign. We might not see him too much on the small screen, but he’s certainly got quite the personality of his own. Plus, we were head over heels when it came out that Kourtney and Scott had chosen to name their youngest, Reign.
Dream is the only child of Rob Kardashian, but has a half-brother, King Cairo, who is the son of her mother, Blac Chyna, whose real name is Angela Renee White. Dream, if nothing else, is proof of how strong the Kardashian genes are, because she is certainly Rob’s child; not to mention she’s cute as a button! Dream might be an only child on her dad’s side of the family, but as anyone can see with this article, she’s got more than a handful of first cousins to play with that she’s just as close with as any biological sibling.
How adorable is Saint West! We can’t get enough of those moments when he proves he’s his father, Kanye West’s mini me. He’s the middle child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye, and also the only boy. Plus, he’s without a doubt one of the most photogenic children we have ever seen. As for what influenced KimYe to name their only son Saint (after many thought his name would South to complement his little sister, North), Kim revealed it’s because they saw him as such a blessing, especially after such a rough pregnancy. But at least it still starts with an S so he and North can still play on the notion that their initials are also directions.
Mason is the oldest son (and child, period) of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. He’s also the oldest grandchild of the Kardashian-Jenner family. He broke the mold when he made his highly anticipated arrival (let’s not forget how Kourtney literally pulled him out with her own two hands) and became the first baby of the family to be born on national television. Now, he’s a full on teenager and we still can’t believe how big he’s getting. The reasoning behind his name is quite simple, Kourtney confessed that of all the baby names she saw, Mason was the only one that she actually liked.
Caitlyn’s name was introduced after Bruce Jenner revealed he was undergoing a life-changing transformation. While some say Caitlyn was throwing a little shade at Kris by not spelling Caitlyn with a K, that’s neither here nor there. Caitlyn has certainly become more than most of us would have expected and has been consistent ever since the big headline making debut a couple of years ago. Fans got a closer look at Caitlyn’s new life during a brief reality show stint, but Caitlyn never hesitates to share the latest details of her life via social media.
9 Rob Kardashian
Rob Kardashian, Jr.’s name might not be as exciting or unique as his nieces, nephews and even his own daughter’s. Still, we certainly have to show extra love for Rob, who was named after his late father, Robert Kardashian, Sr. Rob has always made a point to live up to the expectations of his father and tried his best to hold down the fort as the only Kardashian brother. It’s safe to say he’s been under lots of pressure thanks to his sisters skyrocketing into an amazing level of fame more than 10 years ago, and while he’s made his slips, it’s safe to say Rob is getting back and staying on track. And we love it.
Kylie is the youngest of all the Kardashian-Jenner siblings. Just like some of the younger and even older Kardashian grandchildren, we’ve all seen Kylie grow up on television. And it is no secret that her name has upped its level of fame just as she has since making her debut on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2007. Now, whether she goes by King Kylie, Kylez, or Ky-lie (lie pronounced as the actual word “lie”), Kylie has made herself into a household name in a seemingly effortless manner. Today, the word is much more than a reality star’s title. It’s also the name of Forbes proclaimed youngest self-made billionaire.
Brody!! So, for those who didn’t know, Brody Jenner’s claim to fame actually made its arrival long before most of us knew who any of the Kardashian’s were. Fans might remember his small screen debut wasn’t on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Instead, it was on MTV’s The Hills as the heartthrob. He’s still certainly a heartthrob but just a classier one who has certainly matured since the mid 2000s. Plus, it helps that his name is a unique one that has proven to be more than the stepbrother of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, the half-brother of Kendall and Kylie, and the son of Caitlyn.
Kourtney kicked it off with the K names; or should we say Kris and Robert Kardashian, Sr. kicked it off with the K names when they welcomed their oldest child, Kourtney Kardashian. While she has been dubbed the oldest of all the siblings, she certainly has not seemed to age. And it definitely doesn’t look like she’s carried or delivered three children in what appeared to be back-to-back timeframes. Kourtney has made a name for herself that she can be referred to as just Kourtney or Kourt, without the Kardashian last name. And we’re certainly fans of all that Kourtney has become.
Okay, we get it, Burt might not be the most public of the Kardashian and Jenner family, but we definitely won’t ever forget that he’s even there. We can probably count on one hand how many times he’s made an appearance, or should we say cameo, on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But can we blame him? Absolutely not. After all, not everyone has a desire to be in the spotlight or in front of the cameras. At least it’s good to know that he and Caitlyn still have a great and healthy relationship amid all of the ups and downs the famous family has experienced.
Khloe is the youngest of the Kardashian sisters and was for quite a while (if she’s not still), she was dubbed the favorite of the three. We’ve seen Khloe transform and come from out of her older sister’s shadow and make her own mark consistently. From her health journey and helping others to do the same through her popular E! series Revenge Body, to becoming a mother to the ever so adorable True Thompson, to say Khloe has evolved over the last more than 10 years her family has been on television is an understatement, friends. We’re just amped to see where she’ll take the name in the next 10 years.
And no, we’re not talking about Kris Humphries. Even though he was a part of the Kardashian family for exactly 72 days, this entry actually pays homage to the matriarch and momager of the family. For starters, who knew Kris actually trademarked and copyrighted the term momager? It only makes sense that she is the first member of the Kardashian and Jenner family (at least the immediate family) whose name starts with K. She’s the one who kicked it off for the entire family, with the exception of Rob who is named after his father. We see what you did there Kris (which in her case is short for Kristen).
Of course Kim made the list. It wouldn’t be complete without her. She’s as popular as the Kardashians and Jenners come. Still, she’s a little further down the list because while she’s mega popular, her name might be a little plain Jane compared to the amazing choices she and sisters gave their children. Kim’s full name, Kimberly Noel Kardashian, has become a household name, and we’re pretty sure it’s trademarked (at least we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not). While her name is a very common one, if anyone says the name Kim and referring to a celebrity, the assumption would be that the person is talking about Kim Kardashian.
Raise your hand if you love Brandon Jenner! We just pictured a bunch of you guys raising both hands. His name is probably as common as common gets, but we love it. He’s proven that not all Brandons are the same. During his moments on the hit reality show, he’s been shy, yet been able to give great advice to help settle any of the high-profile family drama. Even though the name is common, it’s safe to say its meaning is not very well-known. It turns out in Old English it means “hill covered with broom” or from the beacon hill.” Three cheers for Brandon Jenner.