Why is k called k?
K comes from the Greek word kilo which means a thousand.
Is the letter K used in French?
The French alphabet is based on the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet, uppercase and lowercase, with five diacritics and two orthographic ligatures. The letters ⟨w⟩ and ⟨k⟩ are rarely used except in loanwords and regional words.
What does K mean?
The letter is described to show ‘1000’. The prefix ‘kilo‘ is derived from the Greek word chilioi or khilioi. Its short form was used for the metric system. I still remember the first time I heard of ‘K’ used for 1000 other than kilogram or kilometer was when the ‘Y2K’ bug threatened the entire world!
Why K means thousand?
K comes from the Greek word kilo which means a thousand. The Greeks would likewise show million as M, short for Mega. So if we stay consistent with the Greek abbreviations, then billion would be shown as a letter G (Giga).