Masculine Names

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JYRI m Finnish
Finnish form of YURIY.
JYRKI m Finnish
Finnish form of JÖRG.
KAAN m Turkish
Variant of KAĞAN.
KAAPO m Finnish
Finnish form of GABRIEL.
KAAPRO m Finnish
Finnish form of GABRIEL.
KAARLE m Finnish
Finnish form of CHARLES.
KAARLO m Finnish
Finnish form of CHARLES.
KABELO m Southern African, Sotho
Means "given" in Sotho.
KACPER m Polish
Polish form of JASPER.
KADEK m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KADER (1) m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قادر or قدير (see QADIR).
KADİR m Turkish
Turkish form of QADIR.
KADMOS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of CADMUS.
KADRİ m Turkish
Means "value" in Turkish.
KAEDE f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
KAĞAN m Turkish
From a Turkish title meaning "king, ruler", ultimately of Mongolian origin. The title is usually translated into English as Khan.
KAGISO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KAHURANGI f & m Maori
From the name of a type of green gemstone found in New Zealand, meaning "sky blue" in Maori.
KAI (1) m Frisian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Frisian diminutive of GERHARD, NICOLAAS, CORNELIS or GAIUS.
KAI (3) m & f Hawaiian
Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
KAI (4) m Chinese
From Chinese (kǎi) meaning "triumph, victory, music of triumph", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
KAILASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva. It possibly means "crystal" in Sanskrit.
KAIMANA m & f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KAIN m Biblical Greek
Form of CAIN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KAINAN m Biblical Greek
Form of CAINAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KAIPO m & f Hawaiian
Means "the sweetheart" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and ipo "sweetheart".
KAIS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قيس (see QAYS).
KAISER m Various
German form of the Roman title Caesar (see CAESAR). It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
KAITO m Japanese
From Japanese (kai) meaning "sea, ocean" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KAJETÁN m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJETAN m Polish
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GAIUS.
KALANI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KALE m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHARLES.
KALEB m English (Modern)
English variant of CALEB.
KALEI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the flowers" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lei "flowers, lei, child".
KALEO m Hawaiian
Means "sound, voice" from Hawaiian ka "the" and leo "sound, voice".
KALEV (1) m Estonian
Estonian form of KALEVA. This was the name of a hero in Estonian mythology.
KALEVA m Finnish
From the name of the mythological ancestor of the Finns, which is of unknown meaning. The name of the Finnish epic the Kalevala means "the land of Kalevi".
KALEVI m Finnish
Variant of KALEVA.
KÁLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "calf" in Old Norse.
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.
KALIDAS m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of KALIDASA.
KALIDASA m Sanskrit
Means "servant of Kali" from the name of the Hindu goddess KALI combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". This was the name of a 4th-century Indian poet and dramatist, the author of the Abhijnanashakuntalam.
KALIN m Bulgarian
Masculine form of KALINA.
KALJU m Estonian
Means "rock, boulder" in Estonian.
KALLE m Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish diminutive of KARL.
KALLIAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty". This was the name of an Athenian who fought at Marathon who later became an ambassador to the Persians.
KALLIKRATES m Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful power", derived from the Greek elements καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and κρατος (kratos) meaning "power".
KÁLMÁN m Hungarian
Probably of Turkic origin, meaning "remainder". This was the name of a 12th-century king of Hungary. It was also borne in the 13th-century by the first king of Galicia-Volhynia, who was also a member of the Hungarian Árpád royal family. This name has been frequently confused with Koloman.
KALOYAN m Bulgarian
From Greek καλος Ιωαννης (kalos Ioannes) meaning "handsome JOHN", the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade.
KALYAN m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit.
KALYANA m Indian, Telugu
Variant of KALYAN.
KAM m English (Modern)
Short form of KAMERON.
KAMA m Hinduism
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
KAMAL (1) m Arabic
Means "perfection" in Arabic.
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.
KAMALANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly child" or "royal child" from Hawaiian kama "child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KAMAL UD-DIN m Arabic
Means "perfection of religion", derived from Arabic كمال (kamal) meaning "perfection" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
KAMAU m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly means "quiet warrior" in Kikuyu.
KAMBIZ m Persian
Modern Persian form of CAMBYSES.
KAMBUJIYA m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of CAMBYSES.
KAMEN m Bulgarian
Means "stone" in Bulgarian. This is a translation of the Greek name Πετρος (Petros).
KAMIL (1) m Arabic
Means "perfect" in Arabic.
KAMIL (2) m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAMOLIDDIN m Uzbek
Uzbek form of KAMAL UD-DIN.
KAMON m & f Thai
Means "heart, mind" in Thai.
KĀNE m Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Hawaiian, a cognate of TĀNE. In Hawaiian mythology Kāne was the creator god.
KANE m Irish, English (Australian)
Anglicized form of CATHÁN.
KANEONUSKATEW m Native American, Cree
Means "one that walks on four claws" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KANNAN m Tamil
Tamil form of KRISHNA.
KANSTANTSIN m Belarusian
Belarusian form of CONSTANTINE.
KANTA f & m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTI f & m Hinduism, 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.
KAOLIN m English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN. This is also the name of a type of clay.
KAORU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaoru), (kaoru), (kaoru) all meaning "fragrance, fragrant", as well as other kanji having the same reading.
KAPEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
KAPENA m Hawaiian
Means "captain" in Hawaiian (of English origin).
KAPIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of KAPILA.
KAPILA m Hinduism
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit, derived from कपि (kapi) meaning "monkey". In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of a sage who founded Samkhya philosophy and is identified with the god Vishnu.
KAPONO m Hawaiian
Means "the good one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pono "good, moral".
KAPUA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KARA (2) m Ottoman Turkish
Means "black, dark" in Turkish. This was sometimes used as a byname by Ottoman officials, figuratively meaning "courageous".
KARAM m & f Arabic
Means "generosity, nobleness" in Arabic.
KARAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Means "clever, skillful" in Sanskrit.
KARCSI m Hungarian
Diminutive of KÁROLY.
KÅRE m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Kári meaning "curly, curved".
KAREEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic كريم (see KARIM). A famous bearer of this name is basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-).
KAREKIN m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GAREGIN.
KAREL m Dutch, Czech, Slovene
Dutch, Czech and Slovene form of CHARLES.
KAREN (2) m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GAREN.
KÁRI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KÅRE.
KARI (2) m Finnish
Finnish form of Macarius (see MACARIO).
KARIM m Arabic, Persian
Means "generous, noble" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous". In Islamic tradition الكريم (al-Karim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KARIUKI m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
KARL m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
German and Scandinavian form of CHARLES. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway. Other famous bearers include Karl Marx (1818-1883), the German philosopher and revolutionary who laid the foundations for communism, and Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a German existentialist philosopher.
KARL-HEINZ m German
Combination of KARL and HEINZ.
KARLHEINZ m German
Combination of KARL and HEINZ.
KĀRLIS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHARLES.
KARLO m Croatian
Croatian form of CHARLES.
KARMA m & f Bhutanese
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".
KARNA m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कर्ण (karna) meaning "ear". This is the name of the son of the Hindu sun god Surya and the goddess Kunti, who gave birth to him through her ear. He was a great warrior who joined the Kauravas to fight against his half-brothers the Pandavas, eventually becoming the king of Anga.
KAROL m Polish, Slovak, Slovene
Polish, Slovak and Slovene form of KARL.
KAROLIS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CAROLUS.
KAROLOS m Greek
Greek form of CAROLUS.
KÁROLY m Hungarian
Hungarian form of KARL.
KARP m Russian
Russian form of Karpos (see CARPUS).
KARTHIK m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of KARTIK.
KARTIK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades.
KARTIKEYA m Hinduism
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades, ultimately from कृत् (krit) meaning "to cut, to divide". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
KASEY m & f English
Variant of CASEY.
KASHTON m English (Modern)
Probably a blend of KASH and ASHTON.
KASIM m Turkish
Turkish form of QASIM.
KASIMIR m German (Rare)
German form of CASIMIR.
KAŠPAR m Czech
Czech form of JASPER.
KASPAR m German
German form of JASPER.
KASPARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JASPER.
KASPARS m Latvian
Latvian form of JASPER.
KASPER m Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER.
KASTOR m Greek Mythology
Greek form of CASTOR.
KATASHI m Japanese
From Japanese (katashi) meaning "hard, firm" or other kanji and kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.
KATLEGO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KATLEHO m Southern African, Sotho
Means "success" in Sotho.
KATO m Eastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
KATSU m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory", as well as other kanji having the same pronunciation.
KATSUHITO m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" or (katsu) meaning "overcome" combined with (hito) meaning "person" or (hito) meaning "compassionate". Other kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
KATSUO m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and (o) meaning "hero, manly". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
KATSURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 勝郎 (see KATSURŌ).
KATSURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and () meaning "son". Different kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
KATSUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 勝郎 (see KATSURŌ).
KAUʻI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and uʻi "youth, beauty".
KAUKO m Finnish
Means "far away" in Finnish.
KAULANA m & f Hawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAURI m Maori
From the name of a type of tree found in New Zealand (species Agathis australis).
KAVEH m Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means "royal" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Kaveh is a blacksmith who leads a rebellion against the evil ruler Zahhak.
KAVI m Indian, Hindi
From a title for a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KAWACATOOSE m Native American, Cree
Means "poor man" or "lean man" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KAWEHI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
K'AWIIL m Mayan Mythology
Means "powerful" in Mayan. This is the name of the Maya god of lightning. He was sometimes depicted with one of his legs taking the form of a serpent.
KAY (2) m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, he is portrayed as an unrefined boor.
KAYA m Turkish
Means "rock, cliff" in Turkish.
KAYDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
KAYIN (1) m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KAYIN (2) m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAIN.
KAYODE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KAZIK m Polish
Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIERZ m Polish
Polish form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMÍR m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KÁZMÉR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KAZUKI m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
KAZUO m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (o) meaning "male, man" or (o) meaning "husband, man". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KAZUYA m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ya) meaning "to be, also". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
KEAHI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the fire" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ahi "fire".
KEALA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
KEALOHA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KEAN m Irish
Anglicized form of CIAN.
KEANE m Irish
Variant of KEAN.
KEANO m Dutch (Modern)
Perhaps a variant of KEANU. It was popularized by a child (born 2004) on the Flemish reality show De Pfaffs (2002-2011).
KEANU m & f Hawaiian
Means "the cool breeze" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and anu "coolness". This name is now associated with Canadian actor Keanu Reeves (1964-).
KEATON m English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "shed town" in Old English.
KEEFE m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of CAOMH".
KEEGAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin, which means "descendant of Aodhagán". The given name Aodhagán is a double diminutive of AODH.
KEELAN f & m Irish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN, sometimes used as a masculine name.
KEENAN m Irish
Anglicized form of CIANÁN.
KEES m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of CORNELIS. A notable bearer was the Dutch painter Kees van Dongen (1877-1968).
KEFILWE m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KEGHART m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեղարդ (see GEGHARD).
KEI m & f Japanese
From Japanese (kei) meaning "intelligent", (kei) meaning "gemstone" or (kei) meaning "congratulate". This name can also be formed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
KEIJO m Finnish
Derived from Finnish keiju meaning "elf, fairy".
KEINAN m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KENAN and CAINAN.
KEIR m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of KERR.
KEITH m English, Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from a place name, itself probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
KEKOA m Hawaiian
Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".
KELAN m Irish
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELCEY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of KELSEY.
KELD m Danish
Danish form of KETIL.
KELEMEN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CLEMENT.
KELLAN m English (Modern)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELLEN m English (Modern)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELLEY f & m English
Variant of KELLY.
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).
KELSEY f & m English
From an English surname that 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".
KELVIN m English
From the name of a Scottish river, perhaps meaning "narrow water". As a title it was borne by the Irish-Scottish physicist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), who acquired his title from the river.
KEMAL m Turkish
Turkish form of KAMAL (1). This was the second name, acquired in his youth, of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), the founder of modern Turkey.
KEMALETTİN m Turkish
Turkish form of KAMAL UD-DIN.
KEMEN m Basque
Means "courage, vigour" in Basque.
KEMP m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Middle English kempe meaning "champion, athlete, warrior".
KEMUEL m Biblical
From the Hebrew name קְמוּאֵל (Qemu'el) meaning "raised by God". This is the name of a nephew of Abraham in the Old Testament.
KEN (1) m English
Short form of KENNETH.
KEN (2) m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
KENAN m Biblical
Possibly means "possession" in Hebrew. He is a son of Enosh and a great-grandson of Adam in the Old Testament.
KENANIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of two minor Old Testament characters.
KENDAL m & f English (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of KENDALL.
KENDALL m & f English
From a surname that comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent".
KENDE m Hungarian
From the Hungarian royal title kende or kündü, which referred to the ceremonial Magyar king (who ruled together with the military leader the gyula in the period before the Magyars settled in Hungary).
KENDRICK m English
From a surname that has several different origins. It could be from the Old English given names Cyneric "royal power" or Cenric "bold power", or from the Welsh name Cynwrig "chief hero". It can also be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Eanraig meaning "son of HENRY".
KENELM m English (Rare)
From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet". Saint Kenelm was a 9th-century martyr from Mercia, where he was a member of the royal family. The name was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has since become rare.
KEN'ICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "study, sharpen" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KENJI m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "study, sharpen" combined with (ji) meaning "two". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
KENNARD m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given names CYNEWEARD or CYNEHEARD.
KENNEDY f & m English, 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).
KENNET m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of KENNETH.
KENNETH m Scottish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Anglicized form of both COINNEACH and CINÁED. This name was borne by the Scottish king Kenneth (Cináed) mac Alpin, who united the Scots and Picts in the 9th century. It was popularized outside of Scotland by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for the hero in his novel The Talisman (1825). A famous bearer was the British novelist Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), who wrote The Wind in the Willows.
KENNITH m English
Variant of KENNETH.
KENNY m Scottish, English
Diminutive of KENNETH.
KENSHIN m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "humble, modest" and (shin) meaning "trust, believe". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KENT m English
From a surname that was originally derived from Kent, the name of a county in England, which may be derived from a Brythonic word meaning "coastal district".
KENTA m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" and (ta) meaning "thick, big", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
KENTIGERN m Scottish
Possibly means "chief lord" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Glasgow.
KENTON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name meaning either "town on the River Kenn" or "royal town" in Old English.
KENYON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name, of uncertain meaning.
KENZIE m & f English
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KENZO m Japanese, French (Modern)
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 謙三 or 健三 or 賢三 (see KENZŌ). Use of the name in France can probably be attributed to the fashion brand Kenzo, founded in 1970 by the Japanese-French designer Kenzō Takada (1939-).
KENZŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "humble", (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "wise" combined with () meaning "three". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KENZOU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 謙三 or 健三 or 賢三 (see KENZŌ).
KEONE m & f Hawaiian
Means "the homeland" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and one "sand, homeland".
KEONI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOHN.
KEPA m Basque
Basque form of CEPHAS.
KEPHAS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of CEPHAS.
KEREM m Turkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERÎM m Kurdish
Kurdish form of KARIM.
KERİM m Turkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERMAN m Basque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KERMIT m English
From a Manx surname, a variant of the Irish surname MacDermott meaning "son of DIARMAID". Theodore Roosevelt used it for one of his sons. The name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, one of the Muppets created by puppeteer Jim Henson.
KERNEELS m Dutch
Dutch (South African) variant of CORNELIUS.
KERR m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from a place name meaning "rough wet ground" in Old Norse.
KERRY m & f English
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KESHA m Russian
Diminutive of INNOKENTIY.
KESHAUN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAUN.
KESHAWN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAWN.
KESHET m & f Hebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KĘSTAS m Lithuanian
Diminutive of KĘSTUTIS.
KĘSTUTIS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian kęsti meaning "to cope, to endure" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Lithuania.
KETIL m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketill meaning "kettle, cauldron" (later also acquiring the meaning "helmet"). In old Scandinavian rituals the ketill was used to catch the blood of sacrificed animals.
KETILL m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KETIL.
KETTIL m Swedish
Swedish form of KETIL.
KETUT m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KEV m English
Short form of KEVIN.
KEVAN m Irish
Variant of KEVIN.
KÉVIN m French (Modern)
French variant of KEVIN.
KEVIN m English, Irish, French (Modern), German (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern), Danish (Modern)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín meaning "handsome birth", derived from the older Cóemgein, composed of the Old Irish elements cóem "kind, gentle, handsome" and gein "birth". Saint Caoimhín established a monastery in Glendalough, Ireland in the 6th century and is the patron saint of Dublin. It became popular in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland in the middle of the 20th century, and elsewhere in Europe in the late 20th century.
KEVORK m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GEVORG.
KEVYN m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of KEVIN.
KEWIN m Polish (Modern)
Polish form of KEVIN.
KFIR m Hebrew
Means "lion cub" in Hebrew.
KGOSI m Southern African, Tswana
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
KHACHATUR m Armenian
Means "given by the cross" in Armenian.
KHAJAG m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Խաժակ (see KHAZHAK).
KHALED m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خالد (see KHALID).
KHALEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خليل (see KHALIL).
KHALID m Arabic
Means "eternal", derived from Arabic خلد (khalada) meaning "to last forever". This name was borne by a 7th-century Islamic military leader, Khalid ibn al-Walid.
KHALIFA m Arabic
Means "successor, caliph" in Arabic. The title caliph was given to the successors of the Prophet Muhammad, originally elected by the Islamic populace.
KHALIL m Arabic
Means "friend" in Arabic.
KHALIQ m Arabic
Means "creator" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الخليق (al-Khaliq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KHAMISI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KHAN m Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
KHÁNH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (khánh) meaning "congratulate, celebrate".
KHANPASHA m Chechen
Derived from the Turkic title Khan meaning "ruler, leader" combined with the high Ottoman military rank pasha.
KHARITON m Russian
Russian form of CHARITON.
KHASAN m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Ingush, Bashkir, Tatar
Form of HASAN in various languages.
KHAYRAT m & f Arabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
KHAYRI m Arabic
Means "charitable" in Arabic.
KHAYYAM m Arabic
Means "tent maker" in Arabic. This was the surname of the 12th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam.
KHAZHAK m Armenian
Means "blue-eyed" in Armenian.
KHODADAD m Persian
Means "God given" from Persian خدا (khoda) meaning "god, lord" and داد (dad) meaning "gave".
KHORSHID m & f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian خورشید (see KHURSHID).
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