Where did the KKKs name come from?

My friends and I were on the subject of the Ku Klux Klan today(we were making fun of them) and the issue of their name came up. Ku Klux Klan is a fairly strange name, and were wondering where it came from. I immediately thought to myself, “if only we had a few thousand intelligent people to pose the question to.” With that, I pose my question unto the Teeming Millions. I thank you all in advance.

Cecil says:


“origin name ku klux klan”.


Cecil AND Google!! If we had a Snopes, it would be a trifecta!

Or something.


At least we know for double sure we’re right :smiley:

Don’t be so sure of yourselves. Here is the real origin of the Ku Klux Klan’s name. The diabolical the little bastard!

Ah, how I adore the Teeming Millions! I knew you guys would come through for me. Guess I had a brain fart and forgot to check google. Thanks for your help. Oh, also, I did try a quick search of the archive, but for some reason didn’t come up with anything. Thanks again.

Nothing on Snopes.

Funny–typing that name into the search engine, I realized that I had never typed it before in my life. DDG, I blame you for this petty corruption of my life! :slight_smile: