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Larry King is a cable T.V. talk-show host.
-- breakofday  12/21/2005
Actually pronounced KEENG.
-- Mithos514  7/1/2006
It isn't pronounced KEENG. I'm British. Kih-ng George.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2016
I love this name. It's very masculine and strong, and it's easy for a little kid to spell. ^_^
-- Jesus_Freak  11/4/2007
It's a title, and a very pompous one at that. Parents who name their son this probably have very big plans for their son, and they are likely rather egomaniacal and megalomaniacal. What if the other kids decide to hate the boy?
-- slight night shiver  4/26/2008
I've also seen this as a reference to Jesus ("The King of kings"). And it's a really common English surname. I don't really like it all that much on its own. I'd consider naming a boy "Martin King" after Martin Luther King Jr., but otherwise I agree, it sounds very bland and arrogant.
-- Lady Seashell  5/14/2008
I know that it is common as a surname but it does not sound like anything you should name your kid.
-- number1212  5/27/2008
This name sounds extremely pretentious and over-the-top. Are you setting up your son for a superiority complex? There are plenty of names in other languages with the same meaning, but giving your son the legal name of King is just wrong.
-- bananarama  8/14/2008
The word doesn't sound that nice anyway.
-- Hushpuppy  11/23/2008
It's a silly and pretentious thing to name a child. Imagine a five-year-old going "I am King". Then when he learns the meaning, he might turn into some conceited brat, thinking he's "King".
-- emmiix3  3/15/2009
Charlie "Blackie" King was a B-western baddie. He was generally the one in charge, whether he acted like it or not (in the movies, I mean).
-- welovejamesarness  7/27/2009
King Vidor (1894-1982) was a very prolific film director whose works include 'The Crowd' (1928) 'Hallelujah!' (1929), 'The Big Parade' (1925), 'The Champ' (1931), 'Northwest Passage' (1941), and 'Solomon and Sheba' (1959). He is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the director with the longest career, spanning the years 1913 to 1980.
-- Anyechka  9/3/2009
O_O... Please tell me that nobody has used this for their son! This is a title, not a given name! And don't tell me that "Regis" and "Rex" mean the same thing; this is not a common name in English. This "name" will set the poor boy up for merciless teasing and who will take him seriously when he applies for a job?
-- gaelruadh19  1/14/2011
This is my last name and some people call me Kingy.
I can't imagine this as a first name though - but still if you like it, that's all that matters.:L xoxo.
-- Grace_Scarlette  11/5/2011
I really like this name. It makes me think of the strong, silent type. My gradfather was named Harry King (last name) and I always thought I might name a son King after him.
-- Ginger-Mouse  9/21/2012
There is a character named King Bradley in the manga/anime Fullmetal Alchemist. His full title within the series is Fuhrer President King Bradley. He was given the name because as a child it was planned that he would become the leader of their nation. I think this name screams egomaniac. It's way too much for any kid to have and it's more of a title than a first name, anyways.
-- sunshinechild67  11/11/2012
Just saw that this ranked #193 for boys names in 2013!?! I'm sorry but naming you're kid "King" seems beyond weird to me.
-- Anonymous User  5/16/2014
To all of the users who feel that this name makes the parents egomaniacs, I would just like to say to you that my son is 6 months and his name is King! He is adorable, beautiful, smart, sweet and all that I could ever ask for in a child! I named him King because I wanted to instill in him that you are worth more than what the world will try to tell you you are. He is of African-American descent and this name seemed most fitting! As for kids picking on him, kids pick on you if your name is John Rashaad, Anthony, Cody, Bryant, Brock. It doesn't matter. Bullying is wrong but naming your child something other than what you want because of some little snot-nosed kids is just silly. I expect my boy to grow into a decent man, and that is all. IF he indeed does accomplish greater things in life I will not attribute it to my naming him King. It will be because I instilled in him VALUES that set him apart from his heathen counterparts that don't have "sididdy" names but act like little a******s. If you think this is weird, then you just name your little bundle what you want. But refrain from judging the parents that chose to do otherwise. You have no idea.
-- kingsmommy  1/7/2016
This name is just weird. It doesn't sound like a name.
A better idea is to name your kid Rex. At least that sounds normal and still means the same thing.
-- epicanna27  2/12/2016
Can you imagine a little boy walking into his kindergarten class saying, "Hi, I'm King."? Seriously...
-- Anonymous User  2/15/2016
My name is King. I've found two other people from history with this given name. They are King Vidor and King Gillette (inventor of the Gillette razor).

A lot of people here think someone with this name will have a big ego, But I do not. Actually I grew up really shy and had very few friends. I'm doing a lot better since I've left high school. I wasn't really teased about my name much except in a friendly way. More often it was complimented. Kids thought it was cool.
-- Kingjofr  8/18/2016
This name is so snobby sounding. Most titles are better kept as titles, and this one is no exeption. Even though King is a classy title, the name is not very classy, and even sounds ghetto.
-- ERK  10/26/2016

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