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KATRĖfLithuanian
Lithuanian short form of KOTRYNA.
KATRIfFinnish
Short form of KATARIINA.
KATRIENfDutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
KATRIINAfFinnish
Short form of KATARIINA.
KATRIJNfDutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
KATRÍNfIcelandic
Icelandic form of KATHERINE.
KATRINfGerman, Swedish, Estonian
German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE.
KATRINAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Dutch
Variant of CATRIONA. It is also a German, Swedish and Dutch contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATRINEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
KATSIARYNAfBelarusian
Belarusian form of KATHERINE.
KATSUmJapanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory", as well as other kanji having the same pronunciation.
KATSUOmJapanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and (o) meaning "hero, manly". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
KATSUROmJapanese
Variant transcription of KATSUROU.
KATSUROUmJapanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and (rou) meaning "son". Different kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
KATTALINfBasque
Basque form of KATHERINE.
KATYfEnglish
Diminutive of KATE.
KATYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KAUIf & mHawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and u'i "youth, beauty".
KAUKOmFinnish
Means "far away" in Finnish.
KAULANAm & fHawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAURfIndian (Sikh)
Means "princess", ultimately from Sanskrit कुमारी (kumari) meaning "girl". This surname was assigned to all female Sikhs in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh. It is now used as a surname or a middle name by most female Sikhs. The male equivalent is Singh.
KAURImMaori
From the name of a type of tree found in New Zealand (species Agathis australis).
KAUSALYAfHinduism
Means "of the Kosala people" in Sanskrit. Kosala was an ancient Indian kingdom that was at its most powerful in the 6th century BC. In Hindu legend Kausalya is the name of the mother of the hero Rama.
KAVEHmPersian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means "royal" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Kaveh is a blacksmith who leads a rebellion against the evil ruler Zahhak.
KAVERIfIndian, Hindi
From the name of the Kaveri River in southern India.
KAVImIndian, Hindi
From a title for a a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KAVITAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
KAVITHAfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KAWACATOOSEmNative American, Cree
Means "poor man" or "lean man" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KAWEHIf & mHawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
K'AWIILmMayan 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.
KAWISENHAWEfNative American, Mohawk
Means "she holds the ice" in Mohawk.
KAY (1)fEnglish
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
KAY (2)mWelsh 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.
KAYCEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of CASEY.
KAYEfEnglish
Variant of KAY (1).
KAYIN (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KAYLAfEnglish
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix la. Use of the name was greatly increased in the 1980s after the character Kayla Brady began appearing on the American soap opera 'Days of Our Lives'.
KAYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lee.
KAYLEENfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix leen.
KAYLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of KAYLEE. This is also a common Anglicized form of the Gaelic word ceilidh, a traditional social gathering and dance.
KAYLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
KAYODEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KAZIAfPolish
Short form of KAZIMIERA.
KAZIKmPolish
Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERAfPolish
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIERZmPolish
Polish form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMÍRmCzech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KÁZMÉRmHungarian
Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KAZUEfJapanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" or (kazu) meaning "one" combined with (e) meaning "branch" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other combinations of kanji characters can potentially form this name.
KAZUKImJapanese
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.
KAZUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.
KAZUOmJapanese
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.
KEAHIf & mHawaiian
Means "the fire" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ahi "fire".
KEALAf & mHawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
KEALOHAf & mHawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KEANmIrish
Anglicized form of CIAN.
KEANEmIrish
Variant of KEAN.
KEANNAfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and ANNA.
KEANUm & fHawaiian
Means "the cool breeze" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and anu "coolness". This name is now associated with Canadian actor Keanu Reeves (1964-).
KEATONmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "shed town" in Old English.
KEAVYfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEEFEmIrish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of CAOMH".
KEEGANmIrish, 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.
KEELANf & mIrish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN, sometimes used as a masculine name.
KEELINfIrish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN.
KEELYfEnglish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caolaidhe meaning "descendant of Caoladhe". The given name Caoladhe is derived from the Gaelic word caol "slender".
KEENANmIrish
Anglicized form of CIANÁN.
KEESmDutch
Dutch diminutive of CORNELIS. A notable bearer was the Dutch painter Kees van Dongen (1877-1968).
KEEVAfIrish
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KEGHARTmArmenian
Variant transcription of GEGHARD.
KEIGHLEYfEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from an English place name, ultimately meaning "clearing belonging to Cyhha". The Old English given name Cyhha is of unknown meaning. This name also serves as a variant of KAYLEE.
KEIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (kei) meaning "celebrate", (kei) meaning "respect", (kei) meaning "open, begin" or (kei) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KEIRmScottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of KERR.
KEIRAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1). This spelling was popularized by British actress Keira Knightley (1985-).
KEISHAfAfrican American
Recent coinage, possibly invented, possibly based on KEZIAH.
KEITHmEnglish, Scottish
From a Scottish surname which 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.
KEITHAfScottish
Feminine form of KEITH.
KEKEPANIAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of STEPHANIE.
KEKOAmHawaiian
Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".
KELANmIrish
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELDmDanish
Danish form of KETIL.
KELDAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly derived from Old Norse kildr meaning "a spring".
KELEBEKfTurkish
Means "butterfly" in Turkish.
KELEMENmHungarian
Hungarian form of CLEMENT.
KELIAfEnglish (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name.
KELILAfHebrew
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
KELLEYf & mEnglish
Variant of KELLY.
KELLIfEnglish
Variant of KELLY.
KELLIEfEnglish
Variant of KELLY.
KELLYm & fIrish, English
Anglicized form of the Irish given name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. As a surname, it has been borne by actor and dancer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) and actress and princess Grace Kelly (1929-1982).
KELSEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which is derived from town names in Lincolnshire. It may mean "Cenel's island", from the Old English name Cenel "fierce" in combination with eg "island".
KELVINmEnglish
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.
KEMALmTurkish
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.
KEMENmBasque
Means "courage, vigour" in Basque.
KEMPmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname derived from Middle English kempe meaning "champion, athlete, warrior".
KEMUELmBiblical
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)mEnglish
Short form of KENNETH.
KEN (2)mJapanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KENANmBiblical
Possibly means "possession" in Hebrew. He is a son of Enosh and a great-grandson of Adam in the Old Testament.
KENANIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of two minor Old Testament characters.
KENDALm & fEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was a variant of KENDALL.
KENDALLm & fEnglish
From a surname which comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent".
KENDRAfEnglish
Feminine form of KEN (1) or KENDRICK.
KENDRICKmEnglish
From a surname which 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".
KENELMmEnglish (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'ICHImJapanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "study, sharpen" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KENINAfScottish
Feminine form of KENNETH.
KENJImJapanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "study, sharpen" and (ji) meaning "two", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
KENNAfScottish
Feminine form of KENNETH.
KENNARDmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given names CYNEWEARD or CYNEHEARD.
KENNEDYf & mEnglish, Irish
From an irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
KENNETmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of KENNETH.
KENNETHmScottish, 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'.
KENNYmScottish, English
Diminutive of KENNETH.
KENSHINmJapanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "humble, modest" and (shin) meaning "trust, believe". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KENTmEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from Kent, the name of a county in England, which may be derived from a Brythonic word meaning "coastal district".
KENTAmJapanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" and (ta) meaning "thick, big", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
KENTIGERNmScottish
Possibly means "chief lord" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Glasgow.
KENTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from an English place name meaning either "town on the River Kenn" or "royal town" in Old English.
KENYAfEnglish, African American
From the name of the African country. The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes". It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 1960s.
KENYONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from an English place name, of uncertain meaning.
KENZIEm & fEnglish
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KEONEm & fHawaiian
Means "the homeland" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and one "sand, homeland".
KEONImHawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOHN.
KEPAmBasque
Basque form of CEPHAS.
KEREMmTurkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERENfHebrew
Means "horn" or "ray of light" in Hebrew.
KEREN-HAPPUCHfBiblical
Means "horn of antimony" in Hebrew. Antimony is a substance that was formerly used as an eye cosmetic (eyeshadow). A hollowed animal horn could have been used to store this material. Keren-Happuch is the name of the third daughter of Job in the Old Testament.
KERENSAfEnglish (Rare)
Means "love" in Cornish.
KERIfEnglish
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERİMmTurkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERİMEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of KARIM.
KERMANmBasque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KERMITmEnglish
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.
KERNEELSmDutch
Dutch (South African) variant of CORNELIUS.
KERRmScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from a place name meaning "rough wet ground" in Old Norse.
KERRIfEnglish
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRIEfEnglish
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRYm & fEnglish
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KERSTINfSwedish, German
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KERTTUfFinnish
Finnish form of GERTRUDE.
KESHAmRussian
Diminutive of INNOKENTIY.
KESHAUNmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAUN.
KESHAWNmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAWN.
KESHETm & fHebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KESHIAfAfrican American
Probably a variant of KEISHA.
KESTRELfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the bird of prey, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to the sound of its cry.
KĘSTUTISmLithuanian
From Lithuanian kęsti meaning "to cope, to endure" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Lithuania.
KETEVANfGeorgian
Georgian form of KATAYUN. It is sometimes used as a Georgian form of KATHERINE.
KETI (1)fGeorgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
KETI (2)fGreek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
KETILmNorwegian
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.
KETOfGeorgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
KETTILmSwedish
Swedish form of KETIL.
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.
KEVmEnglish
Short form of KEVIN.
KEVANmIrish
Variant of KEVIN.
KEVINmEnglish, Irish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín, derived from the older Irish 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 20th century.
KEVORKmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GEVORG.
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.
KFIRmHebrew
Means "lion cub" in Hebrew.
KGOSImSouthern African, Tswana
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
KHACHATURmArmenian
Means "given by the cross" in Armenian.
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.
KHAJAGmArmenian
Variant transcription of KHAZHAK.
KHALEDmArabic
Variant transcription of KHALID.
KHALEELmArabic
Variant transcription of KHALIL.
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.
KHALIDmArabic
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.
KHALIDAfArabic
Feminine form of KHALID.
KHALIFAmArabic
Means "successor, caliph" in Arabic. The title caliph was given to the successors of the Prophet Muhammad, originally elected by the Islamic populace.
KHALILmArabic
Means "friend" in Arabic.
KHALILAHfArabic
Feminine form of KHALIL.
KHALIQmArabic
Means "creator" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الخليق (al-Khaliq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KHAMISImEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KHANmUrdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
KHÁNHmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (khánh) meaning "congratulate, celebrate".
KHANPASHAmChechen
Derived from the Turkic title Khan which means "ruler, leader" combined with the high Ottoman military rank pasha.
KHARITONmRussian
Russian form of CHARITON.
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).
KHAYRImArabic
Means "charitable" in Arabic.
KHAYRIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of KHAYRI.
KHAYYAMmArabic
Means "tent maker" in Arabic. This was the surname of the 12th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam.
KHAZHAKmArmenian
Means "blue-eyed" in Armenian.
KHODADADmPersian
Means "God given" from Persian خدا (khoda) "god, lord" and داد (dad) "gave".
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).
KHWAJAmPersian
From a title meaning "master, owner" in Persian. It is not generally used as a name itself.
KIfSumerian Mythology
Means "earth" in Sumerian. This was the name of the Sumerian goddess of the earth, the consort of An.
KIAfSwedish
Diminutive of KRISTINA.
KIAN (1)mPersian
Means "king, foundation, symbol of pride" in Persian.
KIANA (1)fHawaiian
Hawaiian form of DIANA.
KIANOUSHmPersian
Derived from Persian kian "royal".
KIARAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1) or CHIARA. This name was brought to public attention 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).
KIARANmEnglish (Rare)
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIBWEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KICHIROmJapanese
Variant transcription of KICHIROU.
KICHIROUmJapanese
From Japanese (kichi) meaning "good luck" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KIDISTfEastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
KIDLATmFilipino, Tagalog
Means "lightning" in Tagalog.
KIEFERmEnglish (Modern)
From a German surname meaning either "pine tree" or "barrel maker".
KIELOfFinnish
Means "lily of the valley" in Finnish.
KIERAfIrish, English
Anglicized form of CIARA (1).
KIERANmIrish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERONmIrish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERRAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of KIARA influenced by the spelling of SIERRA.
KIIRAfFinnish
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
KIKEmSpanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
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.
KILIANmGerman, Irish, French
German form and Irish and French variant of CILLIAN.
KILIKINAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHRISTINA.
KILLAfNative American, Quechua
Means "moon" in Quechua.
KILLIANmIrish, French
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.
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 (2)mDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Scandinavian short form of JOACHIM.
KIM (3)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
KIMBALLmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.
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.
KIMImFinnish
Diminutive of KIM (2).
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).
KIMOmHawaiian
Hawaiian form of JAMES.
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.
KINGmEnglish
From a nickname which derives from the English word king, ultimately from Old English cyning.
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