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200+ Dog Names Starting With K for Your Kindhearted Pup

Jordyn Alger

By Jordyn Alger

Male Keeshond on a flower Field

Picking a name for a new puppy is an exciting time. There is so much potential in the furry bundle of joy you’ve brought home. At the same time, choosing the right name for your pet can be daunting, as it can feel impossible to pick the perfect name for your dog when the options are endless. If you have narrowed down your ideal puppy names to those that start with the letter K, take a look at our list of over 200 dog names beginning with K.

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How to Name Your Dog

Naming a dog can be challenging but also rewarding. Often, pet owners know they’ve found the perfect name for their dog when it suits their appearance and personality. Think about your dog’s size. Are they a small, medium, or large breed? Cute names like Fluffy tend to suit smaller dogs better, whereas tougher names like Zeus match the appearance of larger dogs. If size doesn’t matter to you, that’s fine; just keep in mind that a Toy Poodle named Brutus might inspire some giggling!

You can also consider the color of your dog’s fur. Food names that match your dog’s color are especially popular, such as black and white dogs named Oreo. You can also brainstorm colorful names inspired by nature, weather, or even other animals.

The texture of your dog’s fur is another good way to narrow your list of names. For example, a shaggy-coated dog named Shaggy makes a lot of sense, but the same name wouldn’t fit as well with a hairless dog. That is unless you want points for irony.

Naming your dog based on their personality can be a bit more of a challenge if you don’t know them all that well yet. Most puppies tend to be curious and hyperactive, but it’s hard to tell if those qualities are a part of your dog’s character or if those are traits they will grow out of. To gain insight into your dog’s personality, you can research their breed to determine common personality traits.

Male K Names for Your Dog

The gender of your dog is another category to consider when picking a name. If you’ve brought home a male puppy, keep some of these masculine names in mind.

  • Kasper
  • Kane
  • Kairo
  • Karl
  • Karlos
  • Karlson
  • Kassius
  • Keegan
  • Keeper
  • Khai
  • Kid
  • Kido
  • Kuno
  • Krusty
  • Kurtis
  • Kory
  • Kosmo
  • Kricket
  • Kristof
  • Kronos
  • Ko
  • Kobi
  • Kody
  • Kip
  • Kipper
  • Kirk
  • Kudos
  • Kongo
  • Konrad
  • Klaudius
  • Klondike
  • Khan
  • Key
  • Koda
  • Kyo
  • Kiba
  • Kodak
  • Kipling
  • Kirkland
  • Kirby
  • Klaus
  • Ken
  • Karlsson
Komondor lying on ground
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Female K Names for Your Dog

Unisex names are adorable for dogs, but if you want a K name that leans more feminine, take a look at some of the options below.

  • Koko
  • Kit
  • Kuma
  • Katie
  • Kleopatra
  • Katina
  • Kiss
  • Kisses
  • Klara
  • Klarissa
  • Klea
  • Kleo
  • Kamilla
  • Kamina
  • Kara
  • Karia
  • Karina
  • Karla
  • Kaira
  • Kaja
  • Kala
  • Kalena
  • Kalila
  • Kalina
  • Kaline
  • Kalla
  • Kamila
  • Kora
  • Korrie
  • Krissy
  • Krista
  • Kyrah
  • Kyla
  • Kyra
  • Kassandra
  • Kassia
  • Kate
  • Kathi
  • Kathy
  • Kysa
  • Korinna
  • Kia
  • Kiana
  • Kiara
  • Kimba
  • Kira
  • Kiri
  • Katrine
  • Katrina
  • Kellie
  • Kelsi
  • Kendra
  • Keri
  • Kati
  • Katya
  • Kassiopeia
  • Kaya
Keeshond sitting on green grass
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Food and Drink Names That Start With K

Some of the most popular and adorable pet names are inspired by food and drinks. If you are having trouble thinking of food or drinks that start with the letter K, we have a list below that ranges from cute to hilarious.

  • Kibble
  • Kiwi
  • Kitkat
  • Ketchup
  • Kale
  • Kettle Corn
  • Kimchi
  • Kabob
  • Kumquat
  • Knish
  • Kava
  • Kasha
  • King Crab
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Kabosu
  • Kabocha
  • Kurrat
  • Kelp
  • Kahlua
  • Kirsch
  • Knickerbocker
  • Kool Aid
  • Krackel
  • Kandy Korn
  • Knoppers
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Plant Names That Start With K

Nature has inspired humanity for generations. If you want it to inspire your furry friend’s name as well, try out these plants that begin with the letter K.

  • Knotweed
  • Kerria
  • Kunzea
  • Kashmir
  • Kalmia
  • Kowhai
  • Knapweed
  • Kola

Animal Names That Start With K

Giving your dog another animal’s name can be a funny yet endearing way to name them. Animal names that start with the letter K are pretty unique, so consider the ones below if you want your dog to have an uncommon name.

  • Kangaroo
  • Koala
  • Killer Whale
  • Kodkod
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Kea
  • Koi
  • Kowari
  • Kudu
siberian husky dog reaching the koi fish in the pond
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City Names that Start with K

Do you have special memories in a city that starts with the letter K? You can memorialize those special moments by giving that city’s name to your pet.

  • Kingston
  • Knoxville
  • Keystone
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kearney
  • Kimball
  • Kyiv
  • Kent
  • Kingsville
  • Keller
  • Kettering
  • Kingsbury
  • Kankakee
  • Keene
  • Kirkwood
  • Kingman
  • Kendall
  • Kimberly
  • Kingsland
  • Kenmore
  • Kenosha
  • Kokomo
  • Kuna
  • Kerman
  • Kelso
  • Kennett
  • Kaufman
  • Kenton
  • Kasson
  • Kirtland
  • Kaser
  • Knox
  • Kiel
  • Kenedy
  • Kalama
  • Kinsey
  • Kensington
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Celebrity Names That Start With K

Well-known celebrities can be a good source of inspiration for your dog’s name. Take a look at some of the celebrities whose names start with K and see if any of them click with you.

  • Khalid
  • Klay
  • Kurt
  • Keith
  • Kevin
  • Kiernan
  • Keke
  • Kim
  • Kanye
  • Kylie
  • Kourtney
  • Kesha
  • Keanu
  • Kelly
  • Kimi
  • Kris
  • Kenan
  • Kaia
  • Kelsea
  • Kiefer
  • Kathleen
  • Katherine
  • Keylor
  • Kenny
West Highland White Terrier dog in the garden
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Fictional Character Names That Start With K

Fictional characters can be a great namesake for your pet. If you have a favorite character whose name starts with K, remember them as you brainstorm names for your pet! Below are a few you can consider.

  • Kruger
  • Kermit
  • King Kong
  • Killmonger
  • Killraven
  • Kingpin
  • Klaw
  • Korvac

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Final Thoughts

Picking a name for your dog can be an overwhelming task, but it can also be satisfying. If you’ve already narrowed down the name ideas to those that start with K, breaking them down further with categories based on gender and other physical characteristics can be helpful. You can also take inspiration from food and drinks, nature, and locations you love. No matter what name you choose, your dog is sure to love it!

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