Name: King

Origin and Meaning of the Name King

  • Meaning:
    King's forest clearing; monarch
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    English speaking countries
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    Short form of Kingsley, King is also bestowed as an independent given name based on the English vocabulary word.

    King is often used to honor Martin Luther King, American civil rights leader. It is a common surname and was the former surname of American President Gerald Ford before he was adopted as a baby.

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