- IPA(key): /ˈkøːnɪç/ (standard)
- IPA(key): /ˈkøːnɪk/ (most speakers in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
From Old High German kuning, akin to Old Saxon kuning, Old English cyning (whence English king), Old Norse konungr, Finnish and Estonian kuningas, Russian князь (knjaz’), all from Proto-Germanic *kuningaz (the last three being borrowings by non-Germanic languages). Compare Dutch koning, Danish konge.
König ? (genitive Königs)
- A common surname originating as a nickname.
- König in Duden online