Names with Relationship "from different language"

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JOHANO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of JOHN.
JOHN   m   English, Biblical
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious". The Hebrew form occurs in the Old Testament (spelled Johanan or Jehohanan in the English version), but this name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first is John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who is considered the forerunner of Jesus. He baptized Jesus and was later executed by Herod Antipas. The second is the apostle John, who is traditionally regarded as the author of the fourth gospel and Revelation. With the apostles Peter and James (his brother), he was part of the inner circle of Jesus.... [more]
JOKIN   m   Basque
Basque form of JOACHIM.
JOKŪBAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JOKUM   m   Danish
Danish form of JOACHIM.
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.
JÓN   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JON (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Basque
Scandinavian and Basque form of JOHN.
JONAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove". This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Jonah was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh, but instead fled by boat. After being caught in a storm, the other sailors threw Jonah overboard, at which point he was swallowed. He emerged from the fish alive and repentant three days later.... [more]
JÓNAS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONAH.
JONÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JONAS (1)   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOHN.
JONAS (2)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Biblical
From Ιωνας (Ionas), the Greek form of JONAH. This spelling is used in some English translations of the New Testament.
JÓNATAN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONATHAN.
JONATAN   m   Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Spanish form of JONATHAN, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.
JÔNATAS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JONATHAN.
JONATHAN   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan),contracted to יוֹנָתָן (Yonatan), meaning "YAHWEH has given". According to the Old Testament, Jonathan was the eldest son of Saul. His relationship with his father was strained due to his close friendship with his father's rival David. Along with Saul he was killed in battle with the Philistines.... [more]
JONI (2)   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JOONA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JONAH.
JOONAS   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JONAS (2).
JOOSEP   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOSEPH.
JOOSEPPI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOSEPH.
JOOST   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Iudocus (see JOYCE), sometimes used as a diminutive of JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JORAM   m   Biblical
Contracted form of Yehoram (see JEHORAM). This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament, as well as being another name for the kings Jehoram of Israel and Jehoram of Judah.
JORDAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JORDAN.
JORDÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JORDAN.
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]
JORDÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JORDAN.
JORDI   m   Catalan
Catalan form of GEORGE.
JÖRDIS   f   German
German form of HJÖRDÍS.
JORGE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GEORGE.
JÖRGEN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of JÜRGEN.
JØRGEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of JÜRGEN.
JORIS   m   Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GEORGE.
JORMA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JORRIT   m   Frisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JORUN   f   Norwegian
Variant of JORUNN.
JORUNN   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Jórunnr, derived from the elements jór "horse" and unna "love".
JORY   m   Cornish
Cornish form of GEORGE.
JOSAPHAT   m   Biblical
Contracted form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in some English versions of the New Testament.
JOSCELIN   m   Old Norman
Norman form of JOCELYN.
JOSÉ   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH.
JOSEBA   m   Basque
Basque form of JOSEPH.
JOSEF   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech form of JOSEPH.
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.
JOSÈP   m   Occitan
Occitan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEP   m   Catalan
Catalan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPE   m   Basque
Basque form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPH   m   English, French, German, Biblical
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add". In the Old Testament Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob and the first with his wife Rachel. Because he was the favourite of his father, his older brothers sent him to Egypt and told their father that he had died. In Egypt, Joseph became an advisor to the pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled with his brothers when they came to Egypt during a famine. This name also occurs in the New Testament, belonging to Saint Joseph the husband of Mary, and to Joseph of Arimathea.... [more]
JOSEPHINA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate variant of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSEPHINE   f   English, German, Dutch
English, German and Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSEPHUS   m   Dutch, History
Latin form of JOSEPH. This form is used by Dutch Catholics. In English, it is used primarily to refer to the 1st-century Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus.
JOSES   m   Biblical
From Ιωσης (Ioses), a Greek variant of JOSEPH used in the New Testament to distinguish Joseph the brother of James from the many other characters of that name.
JOSHUA   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". As told in the Old Testament, Joshua was a companion of Moses. He went up Mount Sinai with Moses when he received the Ten Commandments from God, and later he was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan. After Moses died Joshua succeeded him as leader of the Israelites and he led the conquest of Canaan. His original name was Hoshea.... [more]
JOSIAH   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
JOSIAS   m   Biblical
Latinized form of JOSIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
JOSIF   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOSEPH.
JOSIP   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSSELIN   m   French
French variant of JOCELYN.
JOŠT   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOST   m   German
German form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSU   m   Basque
Basque form of JESUS.
JOSUÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JOTHAM   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is upright" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Gideon and a king of Judah.
JOUNI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JOURDAIN   m   French
French form of JORDAN.
JOVAN   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOHN.
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.
JOWAN   m   Cornish
Cornish form of JOHN.
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).
JOZAFAT   m   Polish
Polish form of JOSAPHAT. This was the name of a 17th-century Polish saint and martyr who attempted to reconcile the Catholic and Eastern Churches.
JÓZEF   m   Polish
Polish form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEF   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOZEF   m   Slovak, Dutch
Slovak and Dutch form of JOSEPH.
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.
JOZEFO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of JOSEPH.
JÓZSEF   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOSEPH.
JÓZSUA   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOSHUA.
JOZUA   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JOSHUA.
JUAN (1)   m   Spanish, Manx
Spanish and Manx form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This name is borne by Don Juan, a character from Spanish legend who, after killing his lover's father, is dragged to hell by the father's ghost.
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.
JUBAL   m   Biblical
Means "stream" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in Genesis in the Old Testament as belonging to the first person to be a musician.
JUDAH   m   Biblical, Jewish
From the Hebrew יְהוּדָה (Yehudah) which meant "praised". In the Old Testament Judah is the fourth of the twelve sons of Jacob by Leah, and the ancestor of the tribe of Judah. An explanation for his name is given in Genesis 29:35. His tribe eventually formed the Kingdom of Judah in the south of Israel. King David and Jesus were among the descendants of him and his wife Tamar. This name was also borne by Judah Maccabee, the Jewish priest who revolted against Seleucid rule in the 2nd century BC, as told in the Books of Maccabees.... [more]
JUDAS   m   Biblical
From Ιουδας (Ioudas), the Greek form of JUDAH. This is the name of several characters in the New Testament including the infamous Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities in exchange for money.
JUDE (1)   m   English, Biblical
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. He was supposedly the author of the Epistle of Jude. In the English-speaking world, Jude has occasionally been used as a given name since the time of the Protestant Reformation.
JUDICAËL   m   French, Breton
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iud "lord, prince" and cael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
JUDIKAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of JUDICAËL.
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]
JUDOC   m   Breton, Ancient Celtic
Breton form of JOYCE.
JUDOCUS   m   Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JUDYTA   f   Polish
Polish form of JUDITH.
JUHÁN   m   Sami
Northern Sami form of JOHN.
JUHAN   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
JUHANA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUHANI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JULEN   m   Basque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULES (1)   m   French
French form of JULIUS. A notable bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905), author of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' and other works of science fiction.
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]
JULIÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIAN   m   English, Polish, German
From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).
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.
JULIEN   m   French
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
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).
JULIJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JULIUS.
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.
JULIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JULITA   f   Polish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JÚLIUS   m   Slovak
Slovak form of JULIUS.
JULIUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, German
From a Roman family name which was possibly derived from Greek ιουλος (ioulos) "downy-bearded". Alternatively, it could be related to the name of the Roman god JUPITER. This was a prominent patrician family of Rome, who claimed descent from the mythological Julus, son of Aeneas. Its most notable member was Gaius Julius Caesar, who gained renown as a military leader for his clever conquest of Gaul. After a civil war he became the dictator of the Roman Republic, but was eventually stabbed to death in the senate.... [more]
JULIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JULYAN   m   English (Rare)
Medieval variant of JULIAN.
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).
JUOZAPAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOSEPH.
JURAJ   m   Croatian, Slovak
Croatian and Slovak form of GEORGE.
JURGEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURGIS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GEORGE.
JURIAN   m   Medieval Low German
Medieval Low German form of GEORGE.
JURIJ   m   Slovene, Sorbian
Slovene and Sorbian form of GEORGE.
JURIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JURRIAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURRYT   m   Frisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JUSTE   m   French
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTIN   m   English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).
JUSTÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINA   f   English, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of 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.
JUSTUS   m   German, Dutch, Late Roman
Latin name which meant "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
JUSTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
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.
JYRI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
JYRKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JÜRGEN.
JYTTE   f   Danish
Danish form of JUTTA.
KAARINA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of KATHERINE.
KAARLE   m   Finnish
Finnish form of CHARLES.
KAARLO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of CHARLES.
KACPER   m   Polish
Polish form of JASPER.
KADİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of QADIR.
KADRI   f   Estonian
Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KAI (1)   m   Frisian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Frisian diminutive of GERHARD, NICOLAAS, CORNELIS or GAIUS.
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.
KAISER   m   Various
German form of the Roman title Caesar (see CAESAR). It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
KAJETÁN   m   Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
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.
KAKALINA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of KATHERINE.
KALA (2)   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of SARAH.
KALE   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHARLES.
KALENA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of KAREN (1).
KALEV (1)   m   Estonian
Estonian form of KALEVA. This was the name of a hero in Estonian mythology.
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.
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.
KAMIL (2)   m   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
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.
KANNAN   m   Tamil
Tamil form of KRISHNA.
KAOLIN   m   English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN. This is also the name of a type of clay.
KAPIL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of KAPILA.
KÅRE   m   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Kári meaning "curly, curved".
KAREL   m   Dutch, Czech, Slovene
Dutch, Czech and Slovene form of CHARLES.
KAREN (1)   f   Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, English
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.
KARI (2)   m   Finnish
Finnish form of Macarius (see MACARIO).
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.
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.
KARLMANN   m   German (Archaic)
German form of CARLOMAN.
KARLO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of CHARLES.
KARMELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of CARMELA.
KARMEN   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CARMEN.
KAROL   m   Polish, Slovak, Slovene
Polish, Slovak and Slovene form of KARL.
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.
KAROLIS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CAROLUS.
KÁROLY   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of KARL.
KARP   m   Russian
Russian form of Karpos (see CARPUS).
KARSTEN   m   Low German, Danish, Norwegian
Low German form of CHRISTIAN.
KARTHIKEYAN   m   Tamil, Hinduism
Tamil form of KARTIKEYA.
KASANDRA   f   English (Modern), Polish
English variant and Polish form of CASSANDRA.
KASIM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of QASIM.
KASIMIR   m   German
German form of CASIMIR.
KASPAR   m   German
German form of JASPER.
KASPARAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JASPER.
KASPARS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of JASPER.
KASPER   m   Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Polish, Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER.
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.
KAYETAN   m   German
German form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAZIMIERAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIERZ   m   Polish
Polish form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMÍR   m   Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIR   m   Russian, Medieval Slavic
Russian form of CASIMIR.
KÁZMÉR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KEARA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1).
KEIRAN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of KIERAN.
KEISHA   f   African American
Recent coinage, possibly invented, possibly based on KEZIAH.
KEKEPANIA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of STEPHANIE.
KELD   m   Danish
Danish form of KETIL.
KELEMEN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CLEMENT.
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).
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.
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.
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'.
KEONI   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOHN.
KEPA   m   Basque
Basque form of CEPHAS.
KEREM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
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.
KERİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERİME   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of KARIM.
KERMAN   m   Basque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KERNEELS   m   Dutch
Dutch (South African) variant of CORNELIUS.
KERSTIN   f   Swedish, German
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KERTTU   f   Finnish
Finnish form of GERTRUDE.
KESTER   m   Scottish
Scottish form of CHRISTOPHER.
KETEVAN   f   Georgian
Georgian form of KATAYUN. It is sometimes used as a Georgian form of KATHERINE.
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.
KETTIL   m   Swedish
Swedish form of KETIL.
KEVIN   m   English, 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.
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.
KHARITON   m   Russian
Russian form of CHARITON.
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.
KIAN (2)   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CIAN.
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).
KIARAN   m   English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIIRA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
KILIAN   m   German, Irish, French
German form and Irish and French variant of CILLIAN.
KILIKINA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHRISTINA.
KILLIAN   m   Irish, French
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.
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