Names Starting with K

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KINGAfPolish, Hungarian
Polish and Hungarian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KINGEfGerman
Diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KINGSLEYmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's wood" in Old English.
KINGSTONmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's town" in Old English.
KINLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was an Anglicized form of Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH".
KINNERETfHebrew
From the name of the large lake in northern Israel, usually called the Sea of Galilee in English. Its name is derived from Hebrew כִּנּוֹר (kinnor) meaning "harp" because of its shape.
KINSLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from the given name CYNESIGE.
KIPmEnglish
From a nickname, probably from the English word kipper meaning "male salmon".
KIPLINGmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "Cybbel's cottage". The surname was borne by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), a British novelist born in India who wrote 'The Jungle Book' and other works.
KIRmRussian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIRA (1)fRussian
Russian feminine form of CYRUS.
KIRABOm & fEastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KIRANf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KİRAZfTurkish
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
KIRBYmEnglish
From an English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "church settlement" in Old Norse.
KIREmMacedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KIRIfMaori
Means "skin of a tree or fruit" in Maori. This name has been brought to public attention by New Zealand opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa (1944-).
KIRILmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CYRIL.
KIRILLmRussian
Russian form of CYRIL.
KIRILSmLatvian
Latvian form of CYRIL.
KIRKmEnglish
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "church" from Old Norse kirkja, ultimately from Greek. A famous bearer was American actor Kirk Douglas (1916-), whose birth name was Issur Danielovitch.
KIROmMacedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KIRSIfFinnish
Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA. It also means "frost" in Finnish.
KIRSIKKAfFinnish
Means "cherry" in Finnish.
KIRSTENfDanish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTIfFinnish
Finnish form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTIEfScottish
Diminutive of KIRSTIN.
KIRSTINfScottish
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTINEfDanish
Danish form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTYfScottish
Diminutive of KIRSTIN.
KIRTIDAfIndian, Hindi
Means "one who bestows fame" in Sanskrit.
KISECAWCHUCKmNative American, Cree
Means "daystar" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KISEMBOm & fEastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KISHANmIndian, Hindi, Gujarati
Possibly a variant of KRISHNA.
KISHORmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHOREmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of KISHOR.
KISHORIfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of KISHOR.
KISMETfTurkish
Means "fate" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
KISTIÑEfBasque
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KITm & fEnglish
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
KITTIfHungarian
Diminutive of KATALIN.
KITTYfEnglish
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KIVANÇmTurkish
Means "pride, joy" in Turkish.
KIYOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (kiyo) meaning "clear, pure, clean" or (kiyo) meaning "holy" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
KIYOSHImJapanese
From Japanese (kiyoshi) or (kiyoshi) both meaning "pure". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
KIZZIEfEnglish
Diminutive of KEZIAH.
KIZZYfEnglish
Diminutive of KEZIAH. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries 'Roots'.
KJELDmDanish
Danish form of KETIL.
KJELLFRIDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
KJERSTIfNorwegian
Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KJERSTINfNorwegian, Swedish
Swedish and Norwegian and Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KLAASmDutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAESmFrisian
Frisian short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAHANmThai
Means "brave" in Thai.
KLAOSmLimburgish
Limburgish short form of NICHOLAS.
KLÁRAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
KLĀRAfLatvian
Latvian form of CLARA.
KLASmSwedish
Swedish short form of NICHOLAS.
KLASINAfDutch
Feminine form of KLAAS.
KLAUDIAfPolish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIEfCzech
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIJAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIOmCroatian
Croatian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIUSZmPolish
Polish form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUSmGerman, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
German short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAVAfRussian
Diminutive of KLAVDIYA.
KLAVDIJAfSlovene
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAZINAfDutch
Feminine form of KLAAS.
KLEIOfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of history and heroic poetry, one of the nine Muses. She was said to have introduced the alphabet to Greece.
KLEISTHENESmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
KLEITOSmAncient Greek
Means "splendid, famous" in Greek. This was the name of one of the generals of Alexander the Great.
KLEMENmSlovene
Slovene form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENSmGerman, Danish, Swedish, Polish
German, Danish, Swedish and Polish form of Clemens (see CLEMENT). Prince Klemens Metternich was a 19th-century Austrian chancellor who guided the Austrian Empire to victory in the Napoleonic Wars.
KLEMENTmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENTINAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLEONmAncient Greek
Greek form of CLEON.
KLEOPATROSmAncient Greek
Greek masculine form of CLEOPATRA.
KLIMmRussian, Ukrainian
Short form of KLIMENT.
KLIMENTmRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLIMENTINAfMacedonian
Macedonian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLOPASmBiblical Greek
Form of CLOPAS used in the Greek New Testament.
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.
KNOXmEnglish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Old English cnocc "round hill".
KNUDmDanish
Danish form of KNUT.
KNUTmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Derived from Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who defeated Æðelræd II, king of England, in the early 11th century and became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.
KNUTEmNorwegian
Norwegian variant of KNUT.
KNÚTRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KNUT.
KOAmHawaiian
Means "warrior, koa tree" in Hawaiian.
KOBAmGeorgian
Diminutive of IAKOB.
KOBE (1)mDutch
Dutch diminutive of JAKOB.
KOBE (2)mVarious
From the name of the city in Japan. The parents of basketball player Kobe Bryant (1978-) chose this name after seeing Kobe beef (which is from the Japanese city) on a menu.
KOBUSmDutch
Diminutive of JACOBUS.
KOENmDutch
Short form of KOENRAAD.
KOENRAADmDutch
Dutch form of CONRAD.
KOERTmDutch
Short form of KOENRAAD.
KOFImWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
KOHAKUf & mJapanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
KOHARfArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GOHAR.
KOHARUfJapanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" or (ko) meaning "heart" combined with (haru) meaning "spring". The compound word 小春 means "late summer". Other combinations of kanji characters can form this name as well.
KOHINOORfVarious
From Koh-i-noor, the name of a famous gemstone, meaning "mountain of light" in Persian.
KOIOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek κοιος (koios), also spelled ποιος (poios), a questioning word meaning approximately "of what kind?". This was the name of a Titan god of intelligence in Greek mythology.
KOITmEstonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
KOKOROfJapanese
From Japanese (kokoro) meaning "heart, mind, soul" or other kanji and kanji combinations having the same pronunciation. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
KOLABfKhmer
Means "rose" in Khmer.
KOLDOmBasque
Short form of KOLDOBIKA.
KOLDOBIKAmBasque
Basque form of LOUIS.
KOLOMANmGerman (Rare), Slovak
German and Slovak form of COLMÁN. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.
KOLOSmHungarian
Diminutive of MIKLÓS.
KOLYAmRussian
Diminutive of NIKOLAI.
KOMANGm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Meaning unknown. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families.
KONANIm & fHawaiian
Means "bright" in Hawaiian.
KONDRATmPolish (Archaic)
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
KONDWANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KONJITfEastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ቆንጆ (qonjo) meaning "beautiful".
KONRÁDmHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CONRAD.
KONRADmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene
German, Scandinavian, Polish and Slovene form of CONRAD.
KONSTANTINAfGreek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINEmGeorgian
Georgian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINOSmGreek
Greek form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTYmPolish
Polish form of CONSTANS.
KONSTANZEfGerman
German form of CONSTANTIA.
KONULfAzerbaijani
Means "heart" in Azerbaijani.
KOOSmDutch
Diminutive of JACOB.
KOPPÁNYmHungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "great, tall".
KOPPELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
KORAfGerman
German variant of CORA.
KORALIAfGreek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
KORALJKAfCroatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KORALOmEsperanto
Means "coral" in Esperanto.
KORAYmTurkish
Means "ember moon" in Turkish.
KORBINIANmGerman
Derived from Latin corvus meaning "raven". This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint who was sent by Pope Gregory II to evangelize in Bavaria. His real name may have been Hraban (see Raban).
KÖRBLmGerman
Diminutive of KORBINIAN.
KORDmGerman
German contracted form of CONRAD.
KOREfGreek Mythology
Means "maiden" in Greek. This was another name for the Greek goddess Persephone.
KORËfGreek Mythology
Variant transcription of KORE.
KORESHmBiblical Hebrew
Form of CYRUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
KOREYmEnglish
Variant of COREY.
KÓRImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
KORIfEnglish
Feminine form of COREY.
KORINAfGreek
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KORINNAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CORINNA.
KORNÉLmHungarian
Hungarian form of CORNELIUS.
KORNELmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
KORNELImGeorgian
Georgian form of CORNELIUS.
KORNÉLIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIAfGerman, Polish
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
KORNÉLIEfCzech
Czech form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIJAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
KORYmEnglish
Variant of COREY.
KOSTAmBulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTADINmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTANDINmAlbanian
Albanian form of CONSTANTINE.
KOSTYAmRussian
Russian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTYANTYNmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of CONSTANTINE.
KOTONEfJapanese
From Japanese (koto), which refers to a type of musical instrument similar to a harp, combined with (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KOTRYNAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of KATHERINE.
KOUmHmong
Means "gold" in Hmong.
KOUKImJapanese
From Japanese (kou) meaning "light" or (kou) meaning "happiness, good luck" combined with (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "brightness". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji characters as well.
KOUROSHmPersian
Variant transcription of KUROSH.
KOUTAmJapanese
From Japanese (kou) meaning "peace" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KRASIMIRmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRASIMIRAfBulgarian
Feminine form of KRASIMIR.
KRASTIOmBulgarian
Variant transcription of KRASTYO.
KRASTYOmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.
KREINDELfYiddish
Diminutive of KREINE.
KREINEfYiddish
Means "crown" in Yiddish.
KREIOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from either Greek κρειων (kreion) "lord, master" or κριος (krios) "ram, male sheep". This was the name of a Titan in Greek mythology.
KREKAfHistory
Meaning unknown, possibly of Turkic or Germanic origin. This name was borne by the most powerful of Attila's wives.
KREŠIMIRmCroatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
KRESIMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of KREŠIMIR.
KREŠIMIRAfCroatian
Feminine form of KREŠIMIR.
KRESKESmBiblical Greek
Form of CRESCENS used in the Greek New Testament.
KREŠOmCroatian
Diminutive of KREŠIMIR.
KRESTENmDanish
Danish variant of CHRISTIAN.
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.
KRIKORmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GRIGOR.
KRISm & fEnglish, Danish
Short form of KRISTIAN, KRISTOFFER, and other names beginning with Kris.
KRISHNAmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "black, dark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu god believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He was the youngest of King Vasudeva's eight children, six of whom were killed by King Kamsa because of a prophecy that a child of Vasudeva would kill Kamsa. Krishna however was saved and he eventually killed the king as well as performing many other great feats. In some Hindu traditions, Krishna is regarded as the supreme deity. He is usually depicted with blue skin.
KRISNAmIndonesian
Indonesian form of KRISHNA.
KRISTAPSmLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTEN (1)mDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTERmSwedish
Swedish variant of CHRISTER.
KRISTIfEnglish
Variant of KRISTY.
KRISTIANmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Bulgarian
Scandinavian and Finnish form of CHRISTIAN, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
KRISTIĀNAfLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIANEfGerman
German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIĀNSmLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIINAfFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIJANmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIJONASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTÍNfIcelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTINfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, English
Scandinavian and German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÍNAfSlovak
Slovak form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNAfLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNEfLatvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINE.
KRISTINEfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, German
Scandinavian form of CHRISTINE, as well as an English and German variant.
KRISTIYANmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJÁNmIcelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJANmEstonian, Slovene
Estonian and Slovene form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJANAfIcelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRIŠTOFmSlovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTÓFmHungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTUPASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTYfEnglish
Short form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÝNAfCzech
Czech variant of KRISTINA.
KRISZTIÁNmHungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISZTINAfHungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTINA.
KRSTOmCroatian
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
KRUNOmCroatian
Short form of KRUNOSLAV.
KRUNOSLAVmCroatian
Derived from the Slavic elements kruna "crown" (a derivative of Latin corona) and slava "glory".
KRYSIAfPolish
Short form of KRYSTYNA.
KRYSTIANmPolish
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYŠTOFmCzech
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRYSTYNmPolish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRYSTYNAfPolish
Polish form of CHRISTINA.
KRZYŚmPolish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSIEKmPolish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KSAWERYmPolish
Polish form of XAVIER.
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.
KSHITIJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
KSHITIJAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of KSHITIJ.
KUBAmPolish
Polish diminutive of JAKUB.
KUDRETmTurkish
Means "power, might" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
KUKKAfFinnish
Means "flower" in Finnish.
KUKULKANmMayan Mythology
Means "feathered serpent" in Mayan. This is the name of snake god in Maya legend, roughly equivalent to Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology.
KULAPf & mThai
Means "rose" in Thai.
KULDEEPmIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
KÜLLIKIfEstonian
Estonian form of KYLLIKKI.
KUMARAmHinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, son". In Hindu texts this is an epithet of both the fire god Agni and the war god Skanda.
KUMARANmTamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayam variant of KUMARA.
KUMARIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of KUMARA. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' Kumari is the wife of the warrior Bhima. This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
KUMBUKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
KUMIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ku) meaning "long time", (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KUNf & mChinese
From Chinese (kūn) meaning "earth, female", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
KUNALAmSanskrit
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka.
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.