Baby girl names beginning with K

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 11th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some knockout suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter K

Have a look through our name suggestions for baby girls along with their origin and meaning to find out if your newborn could be a Kabili, Kelsey or Kylie

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1. Kabili

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: honest and brave

2. Kagami

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: mirror, signifying the reflection of the parent’s love

3. Kaimana

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: diamond

4. Kalila

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beloved, sweetheart

5. Kalyca

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: rosebud

6. Kameko

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: tortoise

7. Kamila

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: perfect
  • Also: Kamilah

8. Kamirah

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: big hearted

9. Kanani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: a beauty

10. Kanta

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: lovely

11. Kara

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: beloved
  • Also: Cara

12. Karasi

  • Origin: African
  • Meaning: life and wisdom

13. Karel

  • Origin: Dutch
  • Meaning: woman of strrength
  • Also: Carol

14. Karen 

  • Origin: Danish
  • Meaning: pure
  • Also: Katharine

15. Karla

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: womanly; strength; the feminine form of Karl 

16. Karmiti

  • Origin: Banti Eskimo
  • Meaning: trees

17. Kate

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: pure
  • Also: Katharine

18. Katherine

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: pure
  • Also: Katherine, Catharine, Catherine, Kathryn Kath, Kathie, Kathy, Kate, Kitty, Cathy; Karen (Scandinavian form), Karin (Scandinavian form), Karyn (Scandinavian forms), Katinka (Russian form)

19. Kathleen

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: pure, Irish form of Katharine
  • Also: Cathleen, Caitlin

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20. Katlego

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: success

21. Katrina

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: pure
  • Also: Catriona

22. Kavya

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: poem

23. Kay

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: pure; a short form of names beginning with K
  • Also: Kaye

24. Kaydence

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: musical
  • Also: Cadence

25. Kayla

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: laurel, crown
  • Also: Kayleigh, Kayley Kaylee

26. Kaylee

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: crown
  • Also: Kayla

27. Kecia

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: joy

28. Keely

  • Origin: Irish Gaelic
  • Meaning: beautiful girl

29. Keeya

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: flower of the garden

30. Keisha

  • Origin: Uncertain
  • Meaning: uncertain
  • Also: Lakeisha

31. Kelly

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: bright-headed; a surname used as a first name: also used as a boy’s name
  • Also: Kelley

32. Kelsey

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: victory at sea; a surname used as a first name; also used as a boy’s name

33. Kendall

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the Kent river valley; surname used as a first name; also used as a boy’s name

34. Kendra

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: great champion; the feminine form of Kendrick

35. Kendy

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: one who is loved a lot

36. Keren

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: a short form of Kerenhappuch, one of the daughters of Job
  • Also: Kerena and Keryn

37. Kerensa

  • Origin: Cornish
  • Meaning: love
  • Also: Kerenza

38. Kerry

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: the name of the Irish county used as a first name

39. Kessie

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: lion

40. Keturah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: fragrance

41. Keziah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: cassia, a spice similar to cinnamon
  • Also: Kezia

42. Khadija

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: early-born child
  • Also: Khadeeja, Khadijah

43. Khloe

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: green shoot
  • Also: Chloe

44. Kiara

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: light, clear
  • Also: Ciara, Ciaran

45. Kiku

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: chrysanthemum

46. Kim

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: royal
  • Also: Kym

47. Kimberley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: wood clearing

48. Kinfe

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: to have wing

49. Kinley

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: fair haired

50. Kinsley

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: King’s meadow; also used as a boy’s name

51. Kirsten

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: follower of Christ
  • Also: Christina, Kirsty

52. Kitty

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: pure
  • Also: Katharine

53. Klara

  • Origin: Hungarian
  • Meaning: clear, bright
  • Also: Clare

54. Kora

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: heart, maiden
  • Also: Cora

55. Kory

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: hollow

56. Kumari

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: a girl

57. Kya

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: diamond in the sky

58. Kyle

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: a Scottish place name and surname used as first name
  • Also: Kyla

59. Kylie

  • Origin: Indigenous Australian/Gaelic
  • Meaning: indigenous Australian – curved, returning stick, boomerang; Gaelic – graceful or beautiful

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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