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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is K.
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Finnish form of KATHERINE.
KADEKm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KADER (2)fTurkish
Means "fate, destiny" in Turkish.
Estonian form of KATHERINE.
Feminine form of KADRİ.
KAEDEf & mJapanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KAETYfEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of KATE.
KAGISOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KAHINAfNorthern African, Berber
Derived from Arabic الكاهِنة (al-Kahinah) meaning "the diviner, the fortuneteller". This was a title applied to the 7th-century Berber queen Dihya, who resisted the Arab expansion into North Africa.
From the name of a type of green gemstone found in New Zealand, meaning "sky blue" in Maori.
KAI (2)fSwedish (Rare)
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAI (1)).
KAI (3)m & fHawaiian
Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
KAIMANAm & fHawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KAIPOm & fHawaiian
Means "the sweetheart" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and ipo "sweetheart".
KAISAfFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATHERINE.
Variant transcription of KETI (2).
KAJ (2)fSwedish (Rare)
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAJ (1)).
Diminutive of KAROLÍNA.
KAJA (1)fNorwegian, Danish, Swedish, Estonian, Slovene
Scandinavian diminutive of KATARINA.
KAJA (3)fEstonian
Means "echo" in Estonian.
KAJALfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "kohl, collyrium, lotion for the eyes" in Sanskrit.
Swedish diminutive of KATARINA.
Hawaiian form of KATHERINE.
KALA (1)fTamil
Means "art form, virtue" in Sanskrit.
KALA (2)fHawaiian
Hawaiian form of SARAH.
KALANIm & fHawaiian
Means "the heavens" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
Means "joy, happiness" in Hawaiian.
Hawaiian form of KAREN (1).
KALIf & mHinduism, Bengali, Tamil
Means "the black one" in Sanskrit. The Hindu goddess Kali is the fierce destructive form of the wife of Shiva. She is usually depicted with black skin and four arms, holding a severed head and brandishing a sword. As a personal name, it is generally masculine in India.
KALINAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KALISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ka and LISHA.
KALLIOPEfGreek Mythology
Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
KALLISTOfGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλιστος (kallistos) meaning "most beautiful", a derivative of καλος (kalos) "beautiful". In Greek mythology Kallisto was a nymph who was loved by Zeus. She was changed into a she-bear by Hera, and subsequently became the Great Bear constellation. This was also an ancient Greek personal name.
Means "beautiful army" from the Greek elements καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
KALPANAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
Possibly from Albanian kaltër meaning "blue".
KALYANIfHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
KALYNAfUkrainian (Rare)
From the Ukrainian word for a type of shrub, also called the guelder rose.
KAMAKSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is the name of a Hindu fertility goddess. She is considered to be an incarnation of Parvati.
KAMALAf & mHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Nepali
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल. This is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades, in Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
KAMALANIf & mHawaiian
Means "heavenly child" or "royal child" from Hawaiian kama "child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KAMARIAfEastern African, Swahili
Swahili name, likely related to QAMAR.
Tamil form of KAMAKSHI.
KAMILAfCzech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLA.
Lithuanian form of CAMILLA.
KAMILLAfHungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Hungarian form of CAMILLA, as well as a Scandinavian variant. This is also the Hungarian word for the chamomile flower (species Matricaria chamomilla).
KAMINIfIndian, Hindi
Means "desirable" in Sanskrit.
KAMONm & fThai
Means "heart, mind" in Thai.
KAMRYNfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of CAMERON.
Means "the beauty" in Hawaiian.
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
Means "beloved" in Thai.
Means "made of candy" in Esperanto.
KANDAKEfBiblical, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
Variant of CANDY.
KANIEHTIIOfNative American, Mohawk
Means "beautiful snow" in Mohawk.
From Japanese (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" and (non) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
KANTAf & mIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTIf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ती (another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi) and the masculine form कान्ति.
KANTUTAfNative American, Aymara
Means "cantua flower" in Aymara (species Cantua buxifolia).
Means "young woman" in Thai.
From Japanese (kaori) meaning "fragrance". It can also come from an alternate reading of (ka) combined with (ori) meaning "weaving". Other kanji combinations are possible. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
KAORUf & mJapanese
From Japanese (kaoru), (kaoru), (kaoru) all meaning "fragrance, fragrant", as well as other kanji having the same reading.
KAPUAf & mHawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KÁRAfNorse Mythology
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this is the name of a valkyrie.
KARA (1)fEnglish
Variant of CARA.
KARAMm & fArabic
Means "generosity" in Arabic.
KAREN (1)fDanish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, English
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.
KAREN (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (ka) meaning "flower" and (ren) meaning "lotus, water lily". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
KARENAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaboration of KAREN (1), possibly influenced by CARINA (1).
Means "worthy of a caress" in Esperanto.
KARI (1)fNorwegian
Norwegian short form of KATARINA.
Feminine form of KARIM.
KARINE (1)fFrench
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
KARINE (2)fNorwegian
Elaborated form of KARIN.
KARISHMAfIndian, Hindi
Means "miracle" in Hindi.
Variant of CARITA.
KARLAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian
German, Scandinavian and Croatian feminine form of CHARLES.
KARMAm & fBhutanese
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".
Croatian form of CARMELA.
KARMENfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CARMEN.
KAROLAfHungarian, German
Hungarian and German feminine form of CAROLUS.
Finnish feminine form of CAROLUS.
Czech feminine form of CAROLUS.
Variant of CARRIE.
KARTHIKAfTamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian feminine form of KARTIK.
KASANDRAfEnglish (Modern), Polish
English variant and Polish form of CASSANDRA.
KASEYm & fEnglish
Variant of CASEY.
KASHIfIndian, Hindi
From the name of a holy city in India, famous for its many temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Its name is derived from Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining".
KASIfIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian form of KASHI.
Diminutive of KATARZYNA.
KASIHfIndonesian, Malay
Means "love" in Malay and Indonesian.
KASSANDRAfGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek, English (Modern)
Greek form of CASSANDRA, as well as a modern English variant.
From Japanese (kasumi) meaning "mist". It can also come from (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" combined with (sumi) meaning "clear, pure". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATAfHungarian, Finnish, Croatian
Hungarian short form of KATALIN, Finnish short form of KATARIINA and Croatian short form of KATARINA.
KATALINfHungarian, Basque
Hungarian and Basque form of KATHERINE.
Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
Means "summit, crest" in Armenian.
KATARIINAfFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of KATHERINE.
Breton form of KATHERINE.
Slovak form of KATHERINE.
Polish form of KATHERINE.
Possibly from the Persian elements kata "house, city" (but also "king, lord") and bânu "wife".
KATEfEnglish, Croatian
Diminutive of KATHERINE, often used independently. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages. This was the name of the woman who Petruchio marries and tries to tame in Shakespeare's comedy 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593). A famous bearer is the British actress Kate Winslet (1975-).
KATEEfEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of KATE.
Dutch form of KATHERINE, used especially in Flanders.
Dutch form of KATHERINE, used especially in Flanders.
Breton form of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
From the Mohawk pronunciation of KATHERINE. This was the name adopted by the 17th-century Mohawk woman Tekakwitha upon her baptism. She has been beatified by the Catholic Church.
Czech form of KATHERINE.
KATERINAfMacedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Late Roman
Macedonian form of KATHERINE, a Russian short form of YEKATERINA, a Bulgarian short form of EKATERINA, and a Greek variant of AIKATERINE.
Ukrainian form of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATE.
KATHARINEfEnglish, German
English variant of KATHERINE and German variant of KATHARINA. A famous bearer was American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
German diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHERINAfEnglish (Rare), German
Latinate form of KATHERINE. Shakespeare used this name in his play 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593).
From the Greek name Αικατερινη (Aikaterine). The etymology is debated: it could derive from the earlier Greek name ‘Εκατερινη (Hekaterine), which came from ‘εκατερος (hekateros) "each of the two"; it could derive from the name of the goddess HECATE; it could be related to Greek αικια (aikia) "torture"; or it could be from a Coptic name meaning "my consecration of your name". In the early Christian era it became associated with Greek καθαρος (katharos) "pure", and the Latin spelling was changed from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this.... [more]
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHLEENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
German short form of KATHARINA.
KATHRINEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
Contracted form of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATIfFinnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATARIINA and a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
KATIAfItalian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA, as well as a variant transcription of KATYA.
KATICAfCroatian, Slovene, Hungarian
Croatian, Slovene and Hungarian diminutive of KATHERINE.
Means "kittenish" in Esperanto.
Diminutive of KATE.
KATINAfGreek, Macedonian
Greek and Macedonian contracted form of KATERINA. This name had a spike in popularity in America in 1972 when it was used for a newborn baby on the soap opera 'Where the Heart Is'.
KATINKAfGerman, Hungarian, Dutch
German diminutive of KATHARINA, a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN and a Dutch diminutive of CATHARINA.
Italian form of KATYUSHA.
KATLEGOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
Lithuanian short form of KOTRYNA.
Short form of KATARIINA.
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
Short form of KATARIINA.
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
Icelandic form of KATHERINE.
KATRINfGerman, Swedish, Estonian
German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE.
KATRINAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Dutch
Variant of CATRIONA. It is also a German, Swedish and Dutch contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATRINEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
Belarusian form of KATHERINE.
Basque form of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATE.
KATYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KAUIf & mHawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and u'i "youth, beauty".
KAULANAm & fHawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAURfIndian (Sikh)
Means "princess", ultimately from Sanskrit कुमारी (kumari) meaning "girl". This surname was assigned to all female Sikhs in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh. It is now used as a surname or a middle name by most female Sikhs. The male equivalent is Singh.
Means "of the Kosala people" in Sanskrit. Kosala was an ancient Indian kingdom that was at its most powerful in the 6th century BC. In Hindu legend Kausalya is the name of the mother of the hero Rama.
KAVERIfIndian, Hindi
From the name of the Kaveri River in southern India.
KAVITAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
KAVITHAfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KAWEHIf & mHawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
KAWISENHAWEfNative American, Mohawk
Means "she holds the ice" in Mohawk.
KAY (1)fEnglish
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
KAYCEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of CASEY.
Variant of KAY (1).
KAYIN (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix la. Use of the name was greatly increased in the 1980s after the character Kayla Brady began appearing on the American soap opera 'Days of Our Lives'.
KAYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lee.
KAYLEENfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix leen.
KAYLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of KAYLEE. This is also a common Anglicized form of the Gaelic word ceilidh, a traditional social gathering and dance.
KAYLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
Short form of KAZIMIERA.
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" or (kazu) meaning "one" combined with (e) meaning "branch" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other combinations of kanji characters can potentially form this name.
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.
KEAHIf & mHawaiian
Means "the fire" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ahi "fire".
KEALAf & mHawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
KEALOHAf & mHawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KEANNAfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and ANNA.
KEANUm & fHawaiian
Means "the cool breeze" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and anu "coolness". This name is now associated with Canadian actor Keanu Reeves (1964-).
KEAVYfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEELANf & mIrish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN, sometimes used as a masculine name.
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN.
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caolaidhe meaning "descendant of Caoladhe". The given name Caoladhe is derived from the Gaelic word caol "slender".
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KEIGHLEYfEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from an English place name, ultimately meaning "clearing belonging to Cyhha". The Old English given name Cyhha is of unknown meaning. This name also serves as a variant of KAYLEE.
From Japanese (kei) meaning "celebrate", (kei) meaning "respect", (kei) meaning "open, begin" or (kei) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KEIRAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1). This spelling was popularized by British actress Keira Knightley (1985-).
KEISHAfAfrican American
Recent coinage, possibly invented, possibly based on KEZIAH.
Feminine form of KEITH.
Hawaiian form of STEPHANIE.
KELDAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly derived from Old Norse kildr meaning "a spring".
Means "butterfly" in Turkish.
KELIAfEnglish (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name.
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
KELLEYf & mEnglish
Variant of KELLY.
Variant of KELLY.
Variant of KELLY.
KELLYm & fIrish, English
Anglicized form of the Irish given name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. As a surname, it has been borne by actor and dancer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) and actress and princess Grace Kelly (1929-1982).
KELSEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which is derived from town names in Lincolnshire. It may mean "Cenel's island", from the Old English name Cenel "fierce" in combination with eg "island".
KENDALm & fEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was a variant of KENDALL.
KENDALLm & fEnglish
From a surname which comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent".
Feminine form of KEN (1) or KENDRICK.
Feminine form of KENNETH.
Feminine form of KENNETH.
KENNEDYf & mEnglish, Irish
From an irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
KENYAfEnglish, African American
From the name of the African country. The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes". It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 1960s.
KENZIEm & fEnglish
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KEONEm & fHawaiian
Means "the homeland" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and one "sand, homeland".
Means "horn" or "ray of light" in Hebrew.
Means "horn of antimony" in Hebrew. Antimony is a substance that was formerly used as an eye cosmetic (eyeshadow). A hollowed animal horn could have been used to store this material. Keren-Happuch is the name of the third daughter of Job in the Old Testament.
KERENSAfEnglish (Rare)
Means "love" in Cornish.
Feminine variant of KERRY.
Turkish feminine form of KARIM.
Feminine variant of KERRY.
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRYm & fEnglish
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KERSTINfSwedish, German
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
Finnish form of GERTRUDE.
KESHETm & fHebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KESHIAfAfrican American
Probably a variant of KEISHA.
KESTRELfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the bird of prey, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to the sound of its cry.
Georgian form of KATAYUN. It is sometimes used as a Georgian form of KATHERINE.
KETI (1)fGeorgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
KETI (2)fGreek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
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