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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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KETOfGeorgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
KETURAHfBiblical
Means "incense" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is Abraham's wife after Sarah dies.
KETUTm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KEVYNm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of KEVIN.
KEZIAfBiblical
Variant of KEZIAH.
KEZIAHfBiblical
From the Hebrew name קְצִיעָה (Qetzi'ah) meaning "cassia, cinnamon", from the name of the spice tree. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Job.
KHADIGAfArabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of KHADIJA. This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
KHADIJAfArabic
Means "premature child" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's first wife and the mother of all of his children. She was a wealthy merchant and a widow when they married in the year 595. Muhammad received his first revelation 15 years after their marriage, and she was the first person to convert to Islam.
KHADIJAHfArabic, Malay
Variant transcription of KHADIJA, as well as the usual Malay form.
KHADIJEHfPersian
Persian form of KHADIJA.
KHALEESIfLiterature
From a title used in the George R. R. Martin book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' (first published 1996) and the television adaption 'Game of Thrones' (2011-). It is a feminine form of the Dothraki title khal meaning "warlord". In the series Daenerys Targaryen gains this title after she marries Khal Drogo.
KHALIDAfArabic
Feminine form of KHALID.
KHALILAHfArabic
Feminine form of KHALIL.
KHATIJAHfMalay
Malay variant form of KHADIJA.
KHATUNAfGeorgian
From Persian خاتون (khatun) meaning "lady, woman".
KHAVAfChechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of EVE.
KHAYRATm & fArabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
KHAYRIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of KHAYRI.
KHORDADfPersian Mythology
Modern Persian form of HAURVATAT. This is the name of the third month in the Iranian calendar.
KHORSHIDm & fPersian
Variant transcription of KHURSHID.
KHRYSTYNAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
KHULANfMongolian
Means "onager, wild donkey" in Mongolian. This was the name of a wife of Genghis Khan.
KHURSHIDm & fPersian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KHUSHIfIndian, Hindi
Means "happiness" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian خوشی (khushi).
KIAfSwedish
Diminutive of KRISTINA.
KIANA (1)fHawaiian
Hawaiian form of DIANA.
KIARAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1) or CHIARA. This name first became used in 1988 after the singing duo Kiara released their song 'This Time'. It was further popularized by a character in the animated movie 'The Lion King II' (1998).
KIDISTfEastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
KIELOfFinnish
Means "lily of the valley" in Finnish.
KIERAfIrish, English
Anglicized form of CIARA (1).
KIERRAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of KIARA influenced by the spelling of SIERRA.
KIIRAfFinnish
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
KIKIfEnglish, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
KIKUfJapanese
From Japanese (kiku) meaning "chrysanthemum", as well as other kanji characters which are pronounced the same way.
KILEYfEnglish
Variant of KYLIE.
KILIKINAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHRISTINA.
KILLAfNative American, Quechua
Means "moon" in Quechua.
KIM (1)f & mEnglish
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show Boat' (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIM (3)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
KIMBERLYfEnglish
From the name of the city of Kimberley in South Africa, which was named after Lord KIMBERLEY (1826-1902). The city came to prominence in the late 19th century during the Boer War. Kimberly has been used as a given name since the mid-20th century, eventually becoming very popular as a feminine name.
KIMIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ki) meaning "valuable" with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (kimi) meaning "lord, noble" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KIMIMELAfNative American, Sioux
Means "butterfly" in Lakota.
KIMMIEfEnglish
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
KIMMYfEnglish
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
KINBOROUGHfMedieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
KINCSŐfHungarian
Derived from Hungarian kincs "treasure". This name was created by Hungarian author Mór Jókai in 'The Novel of the Next Century' (1872).
KINEfNorwegian
Norwegian short form of KRISTINE.
KINERETfHebrew
Variant transcription of KINNERET.
KINGAfPolish, Hungarian
Polish and Hungarian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KINGEfGerman
Diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KINLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was an Anglicized form of Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH".
KINNERETfHebrew
From the name of the large lake in northern Israel, usually called the Sea of Galilee in English. Its name is derived from Hebrew כִּנּוֹר (kinnor) meaning "harp" because of its shape.
KINSLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from the given name CYNESIGE.
KIRA (1)fRussian
Russian feminine form of CYRUS.
KIRABOm & fEastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KIRANf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KİRAZfTurkish
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
KIRIfMaori
Means "skin of a tree or fruit" in Maori. This name has been brought to public attention by New Zealand opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa (1944-).
KIRSIfFinnish
Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA. It also means "frost" in Finnish.
KIRSIKKAfFinnish
Means "cherry" in Finnish.
KIRSTENfDanish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTIfFinnish
Finnish form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTIEfScottish
Diminutive of KIRSTIN.
KIRSTINfScottish
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTINEfDanish
Danish form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTYfScottish
Diminutive of KIRSTIN.
KIRTIDAfIndian, Hindi
Means "one who bestows fame" in Sanskrit.
KISEMBOm & fEastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KISHORIfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of KISHOR.
KISMETfTurkish
Means "fate" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
KISTIÑEfBasque
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KITm & fEnglish
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
KITTIfHungarian
Diminutive of KATALIN.
KITTYfEnglish
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KIYOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (kiyo) meaning "clear, pure, clean" or (kiyo) meaning "holy" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
KIZZIEfEnglish
Diminutive of KEZIAH.
KIZZYfEnglish
Diminutive of KEZIAH. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries 'Roots'.
KJELLFRIDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
KJERSTIfNorwegian
Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KJERSTINfNorwegian, Swedish
Swedish and Norwegian and Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KLÁRAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
KLĀRAfLatvian
Latvian form of CLARA.
KLASINAfDutch
Feminine form of KLAAS.
KLAUDIAfPolish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIEfCzech
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIJAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVAfRussian
Diminutive of KLAVDIYA.
KLAVDIJAfSlovene
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAZINAfDutch
Feminine form of KLAAS.
KLEIOfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of history and heroic poetry, one of the nine Muses. She was said to have introduced the alphabet to Greece.
KLEMENTINAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLIMENTINAfMacedonian
Macedonian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLOTHOfGreek Mythology
Means "spinner" in Greek. In Greek mythology Klotho was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai). She was responsible for spinning the thread of life.
KLYTIËfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek κλυτος (klytos) meaning "famous, noble". In Greek myth Klytië was an ocean nymph who loved the sun god Helios. Her love was not returned, and she pined away staring at him until she was transformed into a heliotrope flower, whose head moves to follow the sun.
KOHAKUf & mJapanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
KOHARfArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GOHAR.
KOHARUfJapanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" or (ko) meaning "heart" combined with (haru) meaning "spring". The compound word 小春 means "late summer". Other combinations of kanji characters can form this name as well.
KOHINOORfVarious
From Koh-i-noor, the name of a famous gemstone, meaning "mountain of light" in Persian.
KOKOROfJapanese
From Japanese (kokoro) meaning "heart, mind, soul" or other kanji and kanji combinations having the same pronunciation. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
KOLABfKhmer
Means "rose" in Khmer.
KOMANGm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Meaning unknown. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families.
KONANIm & fHawaiian
Means "bright" in Hawaiian.
KONDWANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KONJITfEastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful" in Amharic.
KONSTANTINAfGreek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANZEfGerman
German form of CONSTANTIA.
KONULfAzerbaijani
Means "heart" in Azerbaijani.
KORAfGerman
German variant of CORA.
KORALIAfGreek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
KORALJKAfCroatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KOREfGreek Mythology
Means "maiden" in Greek. This was another name for the Greek goddess Persephone.
KORËfGreek Mythology
Variant transcription of KORE.
KORIfEnglish
Feminine form of COREY.
KORINAfGreek
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KORINNAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CORINNA.
KORNÉLIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIAfGerman, Polish
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
KORNÉLIEfCzech
Czech form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIJAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
KOTONEfJapanese
From Japanese (koto), which refers to a type of musical instrument similar to a harp, combined with (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KOTRYNAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of KATHERINE.
KRASIMIRAfBulgarian
Feminine form of KRASIMIR.
KREINDELfYiddish
Diminutive of KREINE.
KREINEfYiddish
Means "crown" in Yiddish.
KREKAfHistory
Meaning unknown, possibly of Turkic or Germanic origin. This name was borne by the most powerful of Attila's wives.
KREŠIMIRAfCroatian
Feminine form of KREŠIMIR.
KRESZENTIAfGerman (Rare)
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
KRESZENZfGerman (Rare)
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
KRIEMHILDfGerman (Rare), Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle". Kriemhild was a beautiful heroine in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied', where she is the sister of Günther and the wife of Siegfried. After her husband is killed by Hagen with the consent of Günther, Kriemhild tragically exacts her revenge.
KRISm & fEnglish, Danish
Short form of KRISTIAN, KRISTOFFER, and other names beginning with Kris.
KRISTIfEnglish
Variant of KRISTY.
KRISTIĀNAfLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIANEfGerman
German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIINAfFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÍNfIcelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTINfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, English
Scandinavian and German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÍNAfSlovak
Slovak form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNAfLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNEfLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINE.
KRISTINEfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, German
Scandinavian form of CHRISTINE, as well as an English and German variant.
KRISTJANAfIcelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTYfEnglish
Short form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÝNAfCzech
Czech variant of KRISTINA.
KRISZTINAfHungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTINA.
KRYSIAfPolish
Short form of KRYSTYNA.
KRYSTYNAfPolish
Polish form of CHRISTINA.
KSENIAfPolish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Polish form of XENIA, as well as a variant transcription of KSENIYA.
KSENIJAfSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Slovene form of XENIA.
KSENIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of XENIA.
KSHITIJAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of KSHITIJ.
KUKKAfFinnish
Means "flower" in Finnish.
KULAPf & mThai
Means "rose" in Thai.
KÜLLIKIfEstonian
Estonian form of KYLLIKKI.
KUMARIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of KUMARA. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' Kumari is the wife of the warrior Bhima. This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
KUMBUKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
KUMIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ku) meaning "long time", (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KUNf & mChinese
From Chinese (kūn) meaning "earth, female", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
KUNEGUNDAfPolish (Rare)
Polish form of KUNIGUNDE. The 13th-century Saint Kunegunda was the daughter of Bela IV, king of Hungary. She married Boleslaus V of Poland, but after his death refused to assume power and instead became a nun.
KUNIGONDEfDutch
Dutch form of KUNIGUNDE.
KUNIGUNDEfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic element kuni "clan, family" combined with gund "war". Saint Kunigunde was the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Henry II.
KUNTHEAfKhmer
Means "sweet-smelling" or "good deed" in Khmer.
KUNTIfHinduism
Means "spear" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the mother of the Pandavas.
KUNTOfWestern African, Akan
Means "third child" in Akan.
KUNZANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "all good, ever excellent" in Tibetan.
KUSUMAm & fIndonesian
Derived from Sanskrit कुसुम (kusuma) meaning "flower".
KVETAfCzech
Derived from Czech kvet meaning "flower, blossom".
KYLAfEnglish
Feminine form of KYLE.
KYLEEfEnglish
Variant of KYLIE.
KYLIEfEnglish
This name arose in Australia, where it is said to mean "boomerang" in an Australian Aboriginal language. It is more likely a feminine form of KYLE, and it is in this capacity that it began to be used in America in the 1970s. A famous bearer is the Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968-).
KYLLIfFinnish
Short form of KYLLIKKI.
KYLLIKKIfFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish kyllä "abundance" or kyllin "enough". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
KYOm & fJapanese
Variant transcription of KYOU.
KYOUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (kyou) meaning "unite, cooperate", (kyou) meaning "capital city", (kyou) meaning "village", (kyou) meaning "apricot", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
KYRAfEnglish
Variant of KIRA (2), sometimes considered a feminine form of CYRUS.
KYRIAKEfGreek
Variant transcription of KYRIAKI.
KYRIAKIfGreek
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
KYRIEm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the name of a Christian prayer, also called the Kyrie eleison meaning "Lord, have mercy". It is ultimately from Greek κυριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". In America it was popularized as a masculine name by basketball player Kyrie Irving (1992-), whose name is pronounced differently than the prayer.
KYUNGm & fKorean
Variant transcription of GYEONG.
KYUNG-HEEfKorean
Variant transcription of GYEONG-HUI.
KYUNG-JAfKorean
Variant transcription of GYEONG-JA.
KYUNG-SOOKfKorean
Variant transcription of GYEONG-SUK.
KYVELIfGreek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
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