50 Powerful Names That Mean King

50 Powerful Names That Mean King

Nothing says “this kid has potential” quite like a name that means “king.” Whether you’re looking for a masculine, feminine, or unisex name, there are plenty of options that have kingly meanings to them that will let your child know how highly you think of them.

Reagan and Rory are both Irish names that are unisex. Reagan means “little king” and is more commonly used for girls, while Rory means “red king” and is more unisex.

The French name Leroy means “the king.” It was once pretty popular in the United States but has been in a steady decline since the 1930s. The name has occasionally been given to baby girls, but it’s predominantly used for boys.

If you want a kingly yet elegant name for a baby girl, consider the name Kinsley. The name is of English origin and means “king’s meadow.” The meadow suggests delicacy, but it still has a royal air about it.

If you want to skip the subtlety, you can name your child King. It’s English and means “monarch,” but the name alone is obviously royal. The name has been rarely but steadily used for boys since 1880, but has steadily risen in popularity since the mid-2000s. In the late 2010s, the name started to be used by girls.

Abhiraja

Meaning: Great king
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Abimelech

Meaning: Father is king
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Acestes

Meaning: A Trojan king from Greek mythology
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Admetus

Meaning: A king of Pherae
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Aegyptus

Meaning: King of Egypt; father of the Danaides
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Ailesh

Meaning: King of all
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Ailill

Meaning: Mythical king of Connaught
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Alfred

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Anglo-Saxon
Gender: Boy

Amir/Amira

Meaning: King
Origin: Persian
Gender: Boy/Girl

Ancile

Meaning: A king of Rome
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Arawn

Meaning: Mythical king of the Underworld
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Arthur

Meaning: From the Roman clan name Artorius, meaning noble, courageous. Famous bearer: Legendary sixth century King Arthur of Britain and his Round Table of knights.
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Atli

Meaning: King of the Huns
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Attalus

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Belus

Meaning: King of Tyre
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Boldizsar

Meaning: God bless the King
Origin: Hungarian
Gender: Boy

Briant

Meaning: Strong; He ascends. 10th century Brian Boru was a high king and great national hero of Ireland.
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Cerdic

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Anglo-Saxon
Gender: Boy

Clamedeus

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Arthurian Legend
Gender: Boy

Clovis

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Danaus

Meaning: King of Argos
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Dareios

Meaning: Persian king
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Dickran

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Armenian
Gender: Boy

Diomedes

Meaning: An evil king
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Edred

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Anglo-Saxon
Gender: Boy

Eric

Meaning: Complete ruler
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Fflergant

Meaning: Legendary king of Brittany
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Frodi

Meaning: Name of an ancient Danish king
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Boy

Garek

Meaning: Spear king
Origin: Teutonic
Gender: Boy

Haider

Meaning: Lion. King of jungle
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Indra

Meaning: King of the gods
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Girl

King

Meaning: Monarch
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Kinsley

Meaning: King’s meadow
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Kral

Meaning: King
Origin: Czech
Gender: Boy

Latinus

Meaning: King of Latium
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Leroy

Meaning: The king
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Lir

Meaning: A mythical king
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Menes

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Minos

Meaning: King of Crete
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Narmer

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Oba

Meaning: King
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Oswald

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Anglo-Saxon
Gender: Boy

Pellanor

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: Arthurian Legend
Gender: Boy

Pentheus

Meaning: A king of Thebes
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Pippin

Meaning: Name of a king
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Reagan

Meaning: Little king
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Rey

Meaning: King
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Boy

Rory

Meaning: Little king
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Shesha

Meaning: King of serpents
Origin: Indian
Gender: Boy

Tereus

Meaning: King of Thrace
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy