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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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Diminutive of KETEVAN.
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.
Variant of KEZIAH.
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.
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.
Persian form of KHADIJA.
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.
Feminine form of KHALID.
Feminine form of KHALIL.
Malay variant form of KHADIJA.
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).
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.
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
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).
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.
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.
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
KIKIfEnglish, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
From Japanese (kiku) meaning "chrysanthemum", as well as other kanji characters which are pronounced the same way.
Variant of KYLIE.
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".
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.
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.
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
KINBOROUGHfMedieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
Derived from Hungarian kincs "treasure". This name was created by Hungarian author Mór Jókai in 'The Novel of the Next Century' (1872).
Norwegian short form of KRISTINE.
Variant transcription of KINNERET.
KINGAfPolish, Hungarian
Polish and Hungarian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
Diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KINLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was an Anglicized form of Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH".
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".
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
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-).
Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA. It also means "frost" in Finnish.
Means "cherry" in Finnish.
KIRSTENfDanish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
Finnish form of CHRISTINA.
Diminutive of KIRSTIN.
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
Danish form of CHRISTINA.
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.
Means "fate" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KITm & fEnglish
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
Diminutive of KATALIN.
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
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.
Diminutive of KEZIAH.
Diminutive of KEZIAH. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries 'Roots'.
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KJERSTINfNorwegian, Swedish
Swedish and Norwegian and Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KLÁRAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
Latvian form of CLARA.
Feminine form of KLAAS.
KLAUDIAfPolish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Diminutive of KLAVDIYA.
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
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.
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".
Western Armenian transcription of GOHAR.
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.
From Koh-i-noor, the name of a famous gemstone, meaning "mountain of light" in Persian.
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.
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.
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
German form of CONSTANTIA.
Means "heart" in Azerbaijani.
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.
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.
Feminine form of COREY.
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.
Czech form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIJAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
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.
Lithuanian form of KATHERINE.
Feminine form of KRASIMIR.
Diminutive of KREINE.
Means "crown" in Yiddish.
Meaning unknown, possibly of Turkic or Germanic origin. This name was borne by the most powerful of Attila's wives.
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.
Variant of KRISTY.
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIINAfFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTINfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, English
Scandinavian and German form of CHRISTINA.
Slovak form of CHRISTINA.
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
Latvian form of CHRISTINE.
KRISTINEfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, German
Scandinavian form of CHRISTINE, as well as an English and German variant.
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
Short form of CHRISTINA.
Czech variant of KRISTINA.
Hungarian form of CHRISTINA.
Short form of KRYSTYNA.
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.
Means "flower" in Finnish.
KULAPf & mThai
Means "rose" in Thai.
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.
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.
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.
Means "sweet-smelling" or "good deed" in Khmer.
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".
Derived from Czech kvet meaning "flower, blossom".
Feminine form of KYLE.
Variant of KYLIE.
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-).
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.
Variant of KIRA (2), sometimes considered a feminine form of CYRUS.
Variant transcription of KYRIAKI.
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.
Variant transcription of GYEONG-HUI.
Variant transcription of GYEONG-JA.
Variant transcription of GYEONG-SUK.
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
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