165 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with K

In this section of the site we have data on the most common Black last names beginning with K in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with K in America is Kamara, with a total count of 6,288 people who have the surname. The surname Kamara occurs roughly 2 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with K with statistics on the heritage and ancestry of those with the surname.

This list has been compiled using the most recent Census data and we have included only names where at least 60% of people with the name self-identified as "Black".

Click any of the names in the table below to find out more about the origin, meaning, and ancestry of each last name.

Rank Name Count White Black API AIAN 2+ Races Hispanic
5530 KAMARA 6,288 3.12% 93.91% 0.46% 0.08% 1.81% 0.62%
6853 KYLES 4,911 25.74% 68.70% 0.31% 0.53% 2.61% 2.12%
12072 KEARSE 2,583 23.19% 70.58% 0.27% 0.39% 2.86% 2.71%
14870 KABA 1,991 21.35% 70.32% 3.57% (S) (S) 2.86%
16327 KEITT 1,765 16.26% 78.53% (S) (S) 1.81% 2.83%
16560 KOROMA 1,733 0.75% 97.75% (S) (S) 0.75% 0.52%
16765 KENDRICKS 1,704 18.43% 73.59% (S) (S) 4.64% 2.76%
17005 KEBEDE 1,671 1.56% 95.99% (S) (S) 1.62% 0.36%
17026 KASSA 1,669 24.09% 72.80% 0.90% (S) (S) 1.26%
17992 KAMAU 1,552 3.03% 88.53% 3.16% (S) 4.12% (S)
18296 KEITA 1,517 2.70% 93.61% (S) (S) 2.37% 0.66%
19027 KONE 1,431 22.15% 71.42% 2.03% 0.42% 1.82% 2.17%
20382 KIDANE 1,304 1.46% 95.25% (S) (S) 1.30% 1.23%
23397 KARGBO 1,087 1.84% 94.57% (S) (S) 2.67% 0.83%
23675 KANU 1,070 2.15% 93.83% (S) (S) 2.15% 1.03%
27144 KIMANI 892 3.25% 93.39% 0.67% 0.00% 1.91% 0.78%
28311 KARIUKI 844 3.32% 94.43% 0.00% (S) 1.66% (S)
28465 KINLOCH 838 34.84% 60.86% (S) (S) 2.39% 1.19%
30701 KILLINGS 759 3.29% 93.02% (S) (S) 1.58% 1.98%
31724 KROMAH 728 0.82% 97.53% 0.00% 0.00% 0.96% 0.69%
32203 KENNEBREW 716 2.79% 88.69% (S) (S) 6.01% 2.23%
32960 KARANJA 695 3.60% 93.09% (S) 0.00% 2.59% (S)
33941 KALU 670 2.24% 92.09% 4.03% (S) 1.04% (S)
33941 KOLLIE 670 4.33% 94.93% 0.00% 0.00% 0.75% 0.00%
37899 KINGSBERRY 586 12.29% 80.38% 0.00% 0.85% 2.56% 3.92%
38691 KONATE 571 1.93% 93.87% (S) (S) 2.10% 1.58%
39117 KENON 563 6.22% 89.70% (S) (S) 1.42% 2.31%
40856 KAIGLER 534 24.34% 73.78% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.94%
41501 KIZZEE 524 22.33% 71.37% (S) (S) 2.10% 3.63%
41501 KITTLES 524 28.63% 65.84% 0.00% 0.00% 1.15% 4.39%
41501 KANTE 524 11.26% 81.49% 3.44% (S) 2.86% (S)
41886 KABBA 519 2.12% 93.64% (S) (S) 1.35% 2.70%
41886 KIFLE 519 1.73% 96.15% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.96%
43206 KINCY 500 35.20% 61.20% (S) (S) 1.00% 1.60%
43651 KYNARD 494 29.76% 64.78% (S) (S) 3.44% 1.62%
45959 KLECKLEY 464 36.64% 61.21% 0.00% (S) 1.72% (S)
47614 KWARTENG 445 (S) 97.75% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
48347 KEBE 437 12.13% 83.75% 0.00% (S) (S) 2.97%
49365 KHALIF 426 15.49% 81.69% 1.88% 0.00% (S) (S)
51830 KURIA 401 4.49% 91.02% (S) (S) 2.49% 1.75%
52736 KONNEH 393 (S) 96.69% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 2.29%
54637 KOFFI 377 3.45% 91.25% 0.00% 0.00% 3.71% 1.59%
55121 KNOWLIN 373 4.29% 90.08% (S) (S) 3.22% 1.34%
57639 KIZZIE 353 3.12% 91.50% (S) (S) 2.83% 2.27%
58337 KENION 348 13.79% 78.74% (S) (S) 3.74% 2.87%
58876 KOUYATE 344 3.20% 88.95% (S) 0.00% 6.40% (S)
60045 KALLON 336 2.68% 95.54% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
60505 KONADU 333 (S) 98.50% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
60790 KINYANJUI 331 1.81% 95.47% 0.00% (S) 2.11% (S)
62045 KAHSAY 323 1.86% 96.28% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
63218 KANNEH 316 3.48% 91.14% (S) (S) 3.16% 1.90%
63524 KUMI 314 11.15% 85.35% 1.59% (S) (S) (S)
65244 KUSI 304 7.89% 89.80% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
65593 KOUROUMA 302 2.32% 94.04% (S) 0.00% 3.31% (S)
65964 KIRLEW 300 9.33% 84.67% (S) 0.00% 4.67% (S)
66164 KETEMA 299 (S) 97.32% (S) (S) (S) (S)
66553 KOUASSI 297 2.36% 95.29% 0.00% 0.00% 2.36% 0.00%
66931 KNOLTON 295 32.20% 65.08% (S) 0.00% 2.37% (S)
67126 KILLINS 294 32.31% 63.95% 0.00% (S) (S) 1.70%
69392 KARRIEM 283 (S) 87.28% 2.47% (S) 5.65% 2.12%
71042 KILSON 275 22.91% 70.18% (S) (S) 2.18% 4.00%
72105 KINLOCK 270 25.56% 67.04% (S) (S) 3.33% 3.70%
72332 KENEBREW 269 (S) 92.57% (S) (S) 2.60% 2.23%
73215 KOOMSON 265 (S) 98.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
73215 KOLAWOLE 265 2.26% 94.34% 0.00% (S) 1.89% (S)
73911 KWAKYE 262 (S) 97.33% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
74141 KABIA 261 1.92% 96.55% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
75799 KYEI 254 (S) 95.28% (S) (S) 1.97% 0.00%
76275 KIMBREW 252 26.59% 66.27% 2.38% 0.00% 2.78% 1.98%
76533 KIMPSON 251 22.71% 72.91% 0.00% (S) (S) 1.99%
76533 KISSI 251 5.58% 83.27% (S) (S) 1.99% 8.76%
77012 KORANTENG 249 2.01% 96.79% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
78040 KARIKARI 245 (S) 98.78% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
79075 KATELY 241 34.02% 60.17% (S) (S) 2.90% (S)
82044 KASSAYE 230 (S) 95.65% 0.00% 0.00% 2.17% (S)
82613 KABORE 228 5.70% 90.79% 0.00% (S) 2.63% (S)
82908 KADIRI 227 14.54% 70.04% 15.42% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
83226 KOITA 226 2.65% 81.86% 11.95% (S) 2.65% (S)
84136 KIROS 223 6.28% 81.61% (S) (S) 3.14% 7.17%
84463 KASSAHUN 222 (S) 95.50% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
87335 KASONGO 213 (S) 96.71% 0.00% 0.00% 2.35% (S)
88685 KINDS 209 4.31% 91.87% 0.00% (S) 2.39% (S)
90113 KENTISH 205 16.10% 62.93% (S) 0.00% (S) 19.51%
91221 KONAN 202 27.23% 65.35% (S) (S) 2.97% 2.48%
91221 KENYATTA 202 (S) 83.66% (S) (S) 6.93% 6.44%
91221 KELSAW 202 5.45% 86.63% 0.00% 0.00% 5.45% 2.48%
92719 KINUTHIA 198 3.03% 94.95% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
93125 KEHINDE 197 (S) 95.43% (S) (S) (S) (S)
93125 KOTEY 197 10.15% 87.31% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
93921 KERNIZAN 195 (S) 95.38% (S) 0.00% 2.56% (S)
93921 KUKU 195 5.13% 77.95% (S) 7.18% (S) 8.72%
93921 KNATT 195 15.90% 81.54% 0.00% 0.00% 2.56% 0.00%
94311 KANKAM 194 3.09% 86.60% 8.76% 0.00% (S) (S)
94730 KOUAME 193 4.66% 90.16% (S) (S) 3.11% (S)
95115 KERSAINT 192 (S) 94.79% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.60%
96799 KUYATEH 188 (S) 94.15% 0.00% 0.00% 2.66% (S)
96799 KIRNON 188 3.19% 89.36% (S) (S) 3.19% 3.19%
96799 KIARIE 188 3.72% 93.09% 0.00% 0.00% 3.19% 0.00%
96799 KENOL 188 (S) 93.62% (S) (S) (S) 2.66%
97210 KINGSBY 187 3.21% 86.63% (S) (S) 3.21% 5.35%
97671 KAZADI 186 3.76% 89.78% (S) 0.00% 4.30% (S)
98553 KEDIR 184 (S) 92.93% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% (S)
100791 KUMAH 179 (S) 96.65% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
102197 KOUADIO 176 (S) 96.59% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
105600 KINGWOOD 169 2.96% 93.49% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
105600 KINYUA 169 3.55% 94.08% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
106096 KEBBEH 168 (S) 95.83% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
106570 KALALA 167 7.78% 81.44% 5.39% (S) 3.59% (S)
107134 KINCEY 166 7.83% 89.76% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
107134 KILLIEBREW 166 4.82% 88.55% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.82%
110286 KONTEH 160 (S) 85.63% 0.00% 3.75% (S) 6.25%
110286 KUOL 160 3.13% 93.75% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
110825 KUFFOUR 159 (S) 96.23% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 3.14%
112568 KESSEE 156 9.62% 85.26% 0.00% 0.00% 5.13% 0.00%
113155 KABONGO 155 (S) 92.90% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.23%
113155 KEEMER 155 21.29% 71.61% 0.00% (S) 5.16% (S)
113791 KOMOLAFE 154 0.00% 99.35% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
113791 KAMANDA 154 (S) 98.05% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
114424 KUNGU 153 (S) 93.46% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
115034 KAYODE 152 (S) 98.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
115639 KAHSAI 151 (S) 95.36% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
116201 KNOCKUM 150 0.00% 93.33% (S) 0.00% 4.00% (S)
116201 KAYEMBE 150 (S) 91.33% (S) 0.00% 4.67% (S)
116829 KANGETHE 149 (S) 93.29% (S) 0.00% 4.03% 0.00%
119508 KINLOW 145 (S) 86.90% (S) 0.00% 5.52% 4.14%
123796 KANDE 139 6.47% 67.63% 21.58% 0.00% (S) (S)
125282 KELETA 137 (S) 94.16% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
125282 KEMOKAI 137 (S) 91.24% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
126765 KAIKAI 135 0.00% 97.78% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
126765 KNIGHTNER 135 (S) 87.41% 0.00% (S) 5.19% 3.70%
127494 KEEVE 134 31.34% 67.16% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
129825 KHABIR 131 22.14% 60.31% (S) (S) 8.40% 6.11%
131379 KIDANEMARIAM 129 (S) 94.57% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
131379 KEBREAU 129 5.43% 86.82% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.65%
132206 KOUAKOU 128 0.00% 97.66% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
133048 KEMAL 127 16.54% 60.63% 16.54% 0.00% 6.30% 0.00%
135593 KAZEEM 124 (S) 96.77% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
136449 KARAMOKO 123 (S) 92.68% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
137327 KAGLER 122 33.61% 65.57% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
138304 KELLYMAN 121 (S) 92.56% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.13%
139228 KENARD 120 27.50% 67.50% (S) (S) (S) (S)
140157 KOECH 119 10.92% 83.19% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
141140 KODJO 118 (S) 87.29% (S) 0.00% 6.78% (S)
143149 KIFFIN 116 22.41% 74.14% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
145220 KIRKLING 114 19.30% 77.19% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
145220 KAHIN 114 5.26% 86.84% (S) 0.00% (S) 6.14%
146201 KADOR 113 13.27% 83.19% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
147253 KELSICK 112 26.79% 63.39% (S) 0.00% (S) 8.04%
147253 KIOKO 112 4.46% 88.39% (S) 0.00% 6.25% (S)
147253 KALOKOH 112 (S) 98.21% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
148347 KALONJI 111 (S) 88.29% 0.00% 0.00% 8.11% (S)
150452 KENNEH 109 9.17% 88.99% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
150452 KHALFANI 109 0.00% 91.74% (S) 0.00% 4.59% (S)
152628 KENNEYBREW 107 0.00% 93.46% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.67%
153769 KEEYS 106 18.87% 73.58% (S) 0.00% (S) 6.60%
153769 KINCHION 106 (S) 78.30% 0.00% (S) 14.15% 4.72%
154907 KALOKO 105 (S) 93.33% 0.00% 0.00% 5.71% (S)
154907 KOFA 105 (S) 94.29% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
156044 KASSIE 104 24.04% 66.35% (S) (S) (S) (S)
157234 KABEYA 103 (S) 87.38% 7.77% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
158432 KOFI 102 (S) 95.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
158432 KERNISANT 102 (S) 88.24% (S) 0.00% 5.88% (S)
158432 KIZITO 102 (S) 86.27% (S) 0.00% 6.86% (S)
158432 KINCHELOW 102 7.84% 81.37% (S) 0.00% 7.84% (S)
159712 KOFFA 101 (S) 93.07% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)

Table Key

To help you understand the above table, below is a description of each column and what it represents.

  • Rank - The official rank of the name according to the US Census Bureau.
  • Count. Number of occurrences: Estimate of the number of people with the surname in the United States. (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy.
  • White. Non-Hispanic White Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic white" (race)
  • Black. Non-Hispanic Black Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic black" (race)
  • API. Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander" (race)
  • AIAN. Non-Hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native" (race)
  • 2+ Races. Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic two or more races" (race)
  • Hispanic. Hispanic Origin: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "Hispanic origin" (race)

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