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ISOBEL   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ISABEL.
ISOLDE   f   English (Rare), German, Arthurian Romance
The origins of this name are uncertain, though some Celtic roots have been suggested. It is possible that the name is ultimately Germanic, perhaps from a hypothetic name like Ishild, composed of the elements is "ice, iron" and hild "battle".... [more]
ISOTTA   f   Italian
Italian form of ISOLDE.
ITZIAR   f   Basque, Spanish
From the name of a Basque village which contains an important shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "old stone".
IUDITH   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDITH.
IÚILE   f   Irish
Irish form of JULIA.
IULIA   f   Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIA.
IULIANA   f   Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
IVET   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of YVETTE.
IVETA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YVETTE.
IVETTE   f   Spanish
Spanish form of YVETTE.
IVONA   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Macedonian
Czech, Slovak, Croatian and Macedonian form of YVONNE.
IVONNE   f   Spanish, German, Dutch
Spanish, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IWONA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of YVON.
IZABELA   f   Polish
Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZABELLA   f   Hungarian, Polish
Hungarian and Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZIDÓRA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of ISIDORA.
IZOLDA   f   Georgian, Polish
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
JACINDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JACINTA.
JACINTHA   f   Dutch (Rare)
Latinate form of JACINTHE.
JACOMINA   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
JACQUELINE   f   French, English
French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
JACQUETTA   f   English (British)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JADVYGA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of HEDWIG.
JADWIGA   f   Polish
Polish form of HEDWIG. This was the name of a 14th-century ruling queen of Poland who has recently been canonized as a saint.
JAEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָעֵל (Ya'el) meaning "ibex, mountain goat". This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to the wife of Heber the Kenite. After Sisera, the captain of the Canaanite army, was defeated in battle by Deborah and Barak he took refuge in Heber's tent. When he fell asleep Jael killed him by hammering a tent peg into his head.
JAHEL   f   Biblical
Variant of JAEL.
JALE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of ZHALEH.
JAMESINA   f   Scottish
Feminine form of JAMES.
JAMIE   m & f   Scottish, English
Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.
JAMYANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
JANE   f   English
Medieval English form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This became the most common feminine form of John in the 17th century, surpassing Joan.... [more]
JANINA   f   Polish, Finnish, German, Swedish, Lithuanian
Latinate form of JEANNINE.
JANINE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
Variant of JEANNINE. It has only been in use since the 20th century.
JANJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of AGNES. It also may be inspired by Serbo-Croatian janje meaning "lamb".
JARMILA   f   Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
JAYA   f & m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts). As a modern personal name, this transcription is both feminine and masculine in southern India, but typically only feminine in the north.
JAYANTHI   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
JAYANTI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JEAN (2)   f   English, Scottish
Medieval English variant of Jehanne (see JANE). It was common in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages, but eventually became rare in England. It was reintroduced to the English-speaking world from Scotland in the 19th century.
JEANINE   f   French, English, Dutch
Variant of JEANNINE.
JEANNE   f   French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEANNETTE   f   French, English, Dutch
French diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNINE   f   French, English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEDIDAH   f   Biblical
Means "beloved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of King Amon of Judah and the mother of Josiah.
JEFIMIJA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
JELA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JEĻENA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YELENA.
JELENA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELISAVETA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
JELTJE   f   Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JELTSJE   f   Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JEMIMA   f   Biblical, English
Means "dove" in Hebrew. This was the oldest of the three daughters of Job in the Old Testament. As an English name, Jemima first became common during the Puritan era.
JENIFER   f   English, Cornish
Variant of JENNIFER.
JENNA   f   English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.
JENNI   f   English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY.
JENNIE   f   English, Swedish
Variant of JENNY. Before the 20th century this spelling was more common.
JENNIFER   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish
From a Cornish form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (see GUINEVERE). This name has only been common outside of Cornwall since the beginning of the 20th century, after it was featured in George Bernard Shaw's play 'The Doctor's Dilemma' (1906).
JENNY   f   English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Spanish
Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENNÝ   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JENNY.
JERUSHA   f   Biblical
Means "possession" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Uzziah of Judah and the mother of Jotham.
JESCHA   f   Biblical
Form of ISCAH found in the medieval Wycliffe Bible. This name was probably the basis for Shakespeare's created name Jessica.
JESSICA   f   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).
JESSIE (1)   f   Scottish, English
Originally a Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2). In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSIKA   f   German, English (Modern)
German and English variant of JESSICA.
JEVGĒŅIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGEŅIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEZEBEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew אִיזֶבֶל ('Izevel) which probably means "where is the prince?", a ritual question spoken in ceremonies honouring Baal. Alternatively, it may mean "not exalted". In the Old Testament Jezebel is the evil wife of Ahab, king of Israel. After she was thrown from a window to her death her body was eaten by dogs, fulfilling Elijah's prophecy.
JOAN (1)   f   English
Medieval English form of Johanne, an Old French form of Iohanna (see JOANNA). This was the usual English feminine form of John in the Middle Ages, but it was surpassed in popularity by Jane in the 17th century.... [more]
JOANA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOANNA   f   English, Polish, Biblical
English and Polish form of Latin Iohanna, which was derived from Greek Ιωαννα (Ioanna), the feminine form of Ioannes (see JOHN). This is the spelling used in the English New Testament, where it belongs to a follower of Jesus who is regarded as a saint. In the Middle Ages in England it was used as a Latinized form of Joan (the usual feminine form of John) and it became common as a given name in the 19th century.
JOCELYN   f & m   English, French
From a Germanic masculine name, variously written as Gaudelenus, Gautselin, Gauzlin, along with many other spellings. It was derived from the Germanic element Gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Gauts, combined with a Latin diminutive suffix. The Normans brought this name to England in the form Goscelin or Joscelin, and it was common until the 14th century. It was revived in the 20th century primarily as a feminine name, perhaps an adaptation of the surname Jocelyn (a medieval derivative of the given name). In France this is a masculine name only.
JOCHEBED   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹכֶבֶד (Yokheved) which meant "YAHWEH is glory". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses.
JOHANA   f   Czech
Czech form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JÓHANNA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, English, Late Roman
Latinate form of Ioanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOLANA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOLANDA   f   Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOLÁNKA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his book 'Jólánka, Etelkának Leánya' (1804). He may have based it on Hungarian jóleán meaning "good girl" or possibly on the name YOLANDA.
JOLANTA   f   Polish, Lithuanian
Polish and Lithuanian form of YOLANDA.
JORDAN   m & f   English, Macedonian
From the name of the river which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". In the New Testament John the Baptist baptizes Jesus Christ in its waters, and it was adopted as a personal name in Europe after crusaders brought water back from the river to baptize their children. There may have been some influence from the Germanic name JORDANES, notably borne by a 6th-century Gothic historian.... [more]
JÖRDIS   f   German
German form of HJÖRDÍS.
JORUN   f   Norwegian
Variant of JORUNN.
JORUNN   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Jórunnr, derived from the elements jór "horse" and unna "love".
JOSEFIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish
Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFINE   f   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German
Scandinavian and German form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSEPHINA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate variant of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSEPHINE   f   English, German, Dutch
English, German and Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOVITA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the Roman name Iovita (masculine), which was derived from the name of the god JOVE. This was the name of an early saint and martyr, the brother of Faustinus.
JOWITA   f   Polish
Polish form of JOVITA.
JOYCE   f & m   English
From the medieval masculine name Josse, which was derived from the earlier Iudocus, which was a Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name belonged to a 7th-century Breton saint, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 14th century, but was later revived as a feminine name, perhaps because of similarity to the Middle English word joise "to rejoice". This given name also formed the basis for a surname, as in the case of the Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941).
JOZEFIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE.
JÓZEFINA   f   Polish
Polish form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOZEFÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOZEFINA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of JOSÉPHINE.
JUANA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of JUAN (1). This name was borne by Juana the Mad, a 16th-century queen of Castile.
JUDIT   f   Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Hungarian, Spanish and Scandinavian form of JUDITH.
JUDITA   f   Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak
Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak form of JUDITH.
JUDITE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JUDITH.
JUDITH   f   English, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית (Yehudit) meaning "woman from Judea", Judea being an ancient region in Israel. In the Old Testament Judith is one of the Hittite wives of Esau. This is also the name of the main character of the apocryphal Book of Judith. She killed Holofernes, an invading Assyrian commander, by beheading him in his sleep.... [more]
JUDYTA   f   Polish
Polish form of JUDITH.
JÚLIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman, Biblical
Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... [more]
JULIANA   f   Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
JULIANE   f   French, German
French and German feminine form of JULIAN.
JULIANNA   f   Hungarian, Polish, English
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIANNE   f   English
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIET   f   English
Anglicized form of JULIETTE or GIULIETTA. This spelling was first used by Shakespeare for the lover of Romeo in his play 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
JŪLIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of JULIA.
JULIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian and Lithuanian form of JULIA.
JULIJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JULITA   f   Polish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JUNIA   f   Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of JUNIUS. This was the name of an early Christian mentioned in the New Testament (there is some debate about whether the name belongs to a man or a woman).
JUSTÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINA   f   English, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This is the name of the heroine in the novel 'Justine' (1791) by the Marquis de Sade.
JUSTÝNA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUTTA   f   German
Probably a medieval Low German form of JUDITH. It might also derive from a Germanic name such as JUDDA.
JYTTE   f   Danish
Danish form of JUTTA.
KAARINA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of KATHERINE.
KADRI   f   Estonian
Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KAKALINA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of KATHERINE.
KALA (2)   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of SARAH.
KALENA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of KAREN (1).
KALI   f & m   Hinduism, 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.
KALYANI   f   Hinduism, 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.
KAMAKSHI   f   Hinduism, 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.
KAMALA   f & m   Hinduism, 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.
KAMARIA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili name, likely related to QAMAR.
KAMATCHI   f   Tamil
Tamil form of KAMAKSHI.
KAMILA   f   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLA.
KAMILĖ   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CAMILLA.
KAMILLA   f   Hungarian, 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).
KANDAKE   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
KAREN (1)   f   Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, English
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.
KARIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, English
Swedish short form of KATHERINE.
KARINA   f   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, German, Russian, English
Elaborated form of KARIN.
KARINE (1)   f   French
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
KARMELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of CARMELA.
KARMEN   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CARMEN.
KAROLA   f   Hungarian, German
Hungarian and German feminine form of CAROLUS.
KAROLIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of CAROLUS.
KAROLÍNA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of CAROLUS.
KAROLINE   f   German, Danish, Norwegian
Feminine form of CAROLUS.
KASANDRA   f   English (Modern), Polish
English variant and Polish form of CASSANDRA.
KASSANDRA   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, English (Modern)
Greek form of CASSANDRA, as well as a modern English variant.
KASSIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CASSIA.
KATALIN   f   Hungarian, Basque
Hungarian and Basque form of KATHERINE.
KATARIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KATARIN   f   Breton
Breton form of KATHERINE.
KATARÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of KATHERINE.
KATARINE   f   German
German form of KATHERINE.
KATARZYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of KATHERINE.
KATELIJN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE, used especially in Flanders.
KATELIJNE   f   Dutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE, used especially in Flanders.
KATELL   f   Breton
Breton form of KATHERINE.
KATEŘINA   f   Czech
Czech form of KATHERINE.
KATERINA   f   Macedonian, 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.
KATERYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of KATHERINE.
KATHARINA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German form of KATHERINE.
KATHARINE   f   English, German
English variant of KATHERINE and German variant of KATHARINA. A famous bearer was American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
KATHERINA   f   English (Rare), German
Latinate form of KATHERINE. Shakespeare used this name in his play 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593).
KATHERINE   f   English
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]
KATHLEEN   f   Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
KATHRINE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
KATINKA   f   German, Dutch
German form of KATENKA.
KATJA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Slovene
German, Scandinavian, Dutch and Slovene form of KATYA.
KATRIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
KATRIJN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
KATRÍN   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of KATHERINE.
KATRINA   f   English, German, Swedish, Dutch
Variant of CATRIONA. It is also a German, Swedish and Dutch contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATRINE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
KATRIONA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CATRIONA.
KATSIARYNA   f   Belarusian
Belarusian form of KATHERINE.
KATTALIN   f   Basque
Basque form of KATHERINE.
KEARA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1).
KEISHA   f   African American
Recent coinage, possibly invented, possibly based on KEZIAH.
KEKEPANIA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of STEPHANIE.
KELLY   m & f   Irish, 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).
KEREN-HAPPUCH   f   Biblical
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.
KERİME   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of KARIM.
KERSTIN   f   Swedish, German
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KERTTU   f   Finnish
Finnish form of GERTRUDE.
KETEVAN   f   Georgian
Georgian form of KATAYUN. It is sometimes used as a Georgian form of KATHERINE.
KEZIA   f   Biblical
Variant of KEZIAH.
KEZIAH   f   Biblical
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.
KHADIJA   f   Arabic, Malay
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.
KHADIJEH   f   Persian
Persian form of KHADIJA.
KHRYSTYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
KHURSHID   m & f   Persian, 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.
KIANA (1)   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of DIANA.
KIARA   f   English (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).
KIIRA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
KILIKINA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHRISTINA.
KINGA   f   Polish, Hungarian
Polish and Hungarian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KIRA (2)   f   English
Variant of CIARA (1).
KIRSTEN   f   Danish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTIN   f   Scottish
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
KISTIÑE   f   Basque
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KJELLFRID   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
KLÁRA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
KLĀRA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CLARA.
KLAUDIA   f   Polish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIE   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIJA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIJA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMENTINA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLEMENTYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of CLEMENTINA.
KLIMENTINA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLOTILD   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CLOTILDE.
KONSTANCJA   f   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANTIA.
KONSTANTINA   f   Greek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANZE   f   German
German form of CONSTANTIA.
KORNÉLIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIA   f   German, Polish
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
KORNÉLIE   f   Czech
Czech form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
KOTRYNA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of KATHERINE.
KRESZENTIA   f   German
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
KRESZENZ   f   German
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
KRIEMHILD   f   German, 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.
KRIEMHILDE   f   German
Variant of KRIEMHILD.
KRIMHILDE   f   German
Variant of KRIEMHILD.
KRISTIĀNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIANE   f   German
German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÍN   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, English
Scandinavian and German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNE   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINE.
KRISTINE   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, German
Scandinavian form of CHRISTINE, as well as an English and German variant.
KRISTJANA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÝNA   f   Czech
Czech variant of KRISTINA.
KRISZTINA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTINA.
KRYSTIANA   f   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTINA.
KRYSTYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTINA.
KSENIA   f   Polish
Polish form of XENIA.
KSENIJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Slovene form of XENIA.
KSENIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of XENIA.
KUMARI   f   Hinduism, 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.
KUNEGUNDA   f   Polish
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.
KUNIGONDE   f   Dutch
Dutch form of KUNIGUNDE.
KUNIGUNDE   f   German
Derived from the Germanic element kuni "clan, family" combined with gund "war". Saint Kunigunde was the wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry II.
KUNZANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "all good, ever excellent" in Tibetan.
KYVELI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
LAETITIA   f   Late Roman, French
Original form of LETITIA, as well as the French form.
LAIA   f   Catalan
Catalan diminutive of EULALIA.
LAILA (2)   f   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LÁILÁ.
LAIMA   f   Lithuanian, Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Means "luck" in Latvian and Lithuanian. This was the name of the Latvian and Lithuanian goddess of fate, luck, pregnancy and childbirth. She was the sister of the goddesses Dekla and Karta, who were also associated with fate.
LAKSHMI   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
LALITA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of one of the playmates of the young Krishna. It is also another name of the goddess Parvati.
LALITHA   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of LALITA.
LALLIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LALLY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LAMIJA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
LANA   f   English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LÁRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURA.
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LARISA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Latvian, Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church. The name (of the city, nymph and saint) is commonly Latinized as Larissa, with a double s.
LARISSA   f   English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant of LARISA. It has been commonly used as an English given name only since the 20th century. In 1991 this name was given to one of the moons of Neptune, in honour of the mythological character.
LARYSA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LARISA.
LATİFE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of LATIF.
LATISHA   f   African American
Variant of LETITIA.
LAUMA   f   Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Latvian mythology this is the name of a forest spirit sometimes associated with childbirth and weaving.
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAURE   f   French
French form of LAURA.
LAURENCE (2)   f   French
French feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENCIA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURENTINE   f   French
Feminine form of LAURENTIN.
LAVENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAVINIA.
LAVINA   f   English
Variant of LAVINIA.
LAVINIA   f   Roman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. In Roman legend Lavinia was the daughter of King Latinus, the wife of Aeneas, and the ancestor of the Roman people. According to the legend Aeneas named the town of Lavinium in honour of his wife.
LAVRA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LAURA.
LAXMI   f & m   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LAYLA   f   Arabic, English
Means "night" in Arabic. This was the name of the object of romantic poems written by the 7th-century poet known as Qays. The story of Qays and Layla became a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia. The name became used in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song 'Layla' by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which was inspired by the medieval story.
LÉA   f   French
French form of LEAH.
LEAH   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah) which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary". Alternatively it might derive from a Chaldean name meaning "mistress" or "ruler" in Akkadian. In the Old Testament Leah is the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Jacob's other wife was Leah's sister Rachel. Although this name was used by Jews in the Middle Ages, it was not typical as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation, being common among the Puritans.
LÉAN   f   Irish
Irish form of HELEN.
LEIA   f   Biblical Greek, Popular Culture
Form of LEAH used in the Greek Old Testament. This is the name of a princess in the 'Star Wars' movies by George Lucas, who probably based it on Leah.
LEILA   f   Arabic, Persian, English, Georgian
Variant of LAYLA. This spelling was used by Lord Byron for characters in 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'Don Juan' (1819), and it is through him that the name was introduced to the English-speaking world.
LĖJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LEAH.
LEJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAYLA.
LELIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LAELIA.
LEOCÁDIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LEOCADIA.
LEOCADIA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name perhaps derived from Greek λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white". Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
LEOKADIA   f   Polish
Polish form of LEOCADIA.
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