Submitted Names Starting with K

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KAfEnglish (Modern)
Short form of names that start with Ka such as Katrina.
This is the other name of Krishna who is a male character in Hindu Mythology.
KAf & mJapanese
From Japanese 佳 (ka) meaning "beautiful, good", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
KAmAncient Egyptian
Pharaon Ka of Ancient Egypt (around 3200 BC) was the first to put his name inside a box-shaped serekh as an indicator of kingship.
KAAmPopular Culture, Literature
Kaa is a fictional character from the Mowgli stories written by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling describes him as an exceptionally long, yellowish Indian rock python.
KAA´DRENfSami (Skolt)
Skolt Sami form of Katherine.
From Japanese 夏 (ka) meaning "summer" combined with 藍 (ai) meaning "indigo". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KAAKAJIKm & fGreenlandic
Younger form of Kâkajik.
KA'AKUPEm & fGuarani
Means "behind the forest" in Guarani, taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, la Virgen de Caacupé.
Means "last born" in Akan.
Greenlandic combination of Kâlat and -nnguaq "sweet, dear".
Greenlandic form of Karen.
Finnish form of Caleb.
Greenlandic younger form of Kâlîna.
KAʻANĀʻANĀf & mHawaiian (Archaic)
Hawaiian feminine name derived from ka meaning "the" and ʻanāʻanā meaning "black magic". This name is rarely used in modern times.
Greenlandic younger form of Kâpa.
Variant of Kaapo.
Greenlandic younger form of Kâpik.
Finnish form of Gabriel.
Greenlandic younger form of Kâpriale.
Finnish form of Gabriella.
Younger form of Kârale.
Greenlandic younger form of Kârat.
Estonian form of Karl.
KAARIfAfrican (Rare), East African-Ameru
The name kaari is a name popular used among the Ameru (Meru) community of Kenya. The name is given to a child named after a younger sister of one of the parents. It is especially given by the grandparents... [more]
KAARIfEstonian, Finnish (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian form of Kari.
Finnish form of Karin.
KAARNAfFinnish (Archaic)
Means "bark of a tree" in Finnish.
Short form of Katharina.
KAATAQm & fGreenlandic
Younger form of Kautaĸ.
Short form of Arkaati.
Dutch diminutive of Katherine.
Japanese form of Kurt.
This is one of the 108 names of Maa Durga, the Hindu Goddess signifying power.
KAʻAUKAIm & fHawaiian
Means "the seafarer" in Hawaiian.
K'AÀWIDAÀmNative American, Tłįchǫ
Means "highest trader" in Tłįchǫ.
From Japanese 花 (ka) meaning "flower" combined with 彩 (aya) meaning "colour". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KABANGAmCentral African, Luba
Means "the second-born or youngest twin" in Luba.
KABENAf & mEnglish, African
Allegedly a form of Kwabena. While this name seems to be used exclusively as a masculine name in Africa, in English-speaking countries it is predominantly used as a feminine name.
KABIRmArabic, Indian
Means "great, powerful, leader" in Arabic.
KABIRAfArabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Feminine form of Kabir (chiefly Moroccan).
Means "pigeon" in Uzbek.
KABUTOmJapanese (Modern, Rare)
This name is used as either 甲 (ka, kan, kou, kinoe, kabuto) meaning "armour, headpiece" or 兜 (to, tou, kabuto) meaning "headpiece, (war) helmet."... [more]
Means "praying mantis" in Hmong.
Diminutive of Kateřina.
Possibly a variant of the English occupational surname Case, meaning "case, container" from the Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e 'case, container', itself from the Latin capsa meaning 'receptacle for things, box, satchel'... [more]
Czech diminutive of Kateřina.
KACHELLEfAfrican American
Elaboration of the name Michelle
From the name of a specific kind of supernatural entity in the mythology of the Hopi and other typically western Pueblo cultures in the North American Southwest. It is not used as a name by the Hopi or Puebloan peoples themselves.
KACHRYLIONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek κάχρυς (kachrus) or (kachrys), which can mean "catkin, cone, winter bud" as well as "parched barley". Kachrylion was the name of an ancient Greek potter from the 5th century BC.
Mari variant of Ekaterina.
Variant of Casey.
Means "Point; spine; thorn". A diminutive form of Acacia.
KACIARINAfBelarusian (Rare)
Variant transcription of Katsiaryna.
Variant transcription of Katsiaryna.
Rare variant transcription of Katsiaryna.
A diminutive of Káča, a pet form of Kateřina.
KADAJmPopular Culture
Kadaj is derived from the Persian word khadaj, which means "Incomplete".... [more]
Variant of Caden.
KADANf & mHebrew (Modern, Rare)
Hebrew word for the grape hyacinth plant (genus Muscari); sometimes used as a name in modern times.
KADARUmIndian, Telugu
This is an Indian and Telugu masculine name. Kadaru Nagabhushanam or K. B. Nagabhushanam (1902 – 18 October 1976) was a Telugu and Tamil film director and producer in the 1940s to 1960s. He was also the husband of Pasupuleti Kannamba.
KADASHf & mBiblical Hebrew
To set apart for God
KAĐĐI-WELNĀ-MNOSmAncient Celtic, Cornish
Means "the passionate leader" in Cornish.
KADDOURmArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic قَدَرَ (qadara) meaning "to be able, to be capable, to have power" (chiefly Algerian).
KADDYf & mEnglish (Rare)
Variant of Caddy.
Variant spelling of Kadim.
KADETm & fEnglish
Currently Unknown
Literally means "withholds", in reference to a common Arabic phrase meaning "withholds anger". Could be translated as "he who withholds anger" or simply "well-tempered". The Arabic root is kdhm, meaning "to withhold, to restrain, to control".
KADHERINfOld Swedish
Old Swedish variant of Katerin.
Variant transcription of Kazem.
KADHRINfOld Swedish
Old Swedish short form of Kadherin.
Diminutive of Katherine.
KADIAfEnglish Creole
"Blessing from God"
KADIATOUfWestern African
Western African feminine given name derived from the Arabic name Khadija.
KADIATUfWestern African
Western African form of Khadija.
Kadida is an Anglicized Muslim and African girl name.
KADIDIAfWestern African
"Joy", "Harmony" or "Cheerful".
Variant of Katie, perhaps reflecting a dialectical pronunciation.
Variant transcription of Kazem.
Means "companion" in Arabic.
Means "married daughter" or "(adult) woman" in Turkish.
Variant of Caden.
KADINCEf & mEnglish
Variant of Cadence.
KADLUfInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Kadlu refers to either one goddess or three sisters who presided over thunder.
Newly form name by prefixing Adrian with a fashionable K-.
Estonian feminine elaborated form of Kadri.
Variant of Katy.
KADYRmChechen, Kazakh
Chechen and Kazakh form of Qadir.
KADZUKIm & fJapanese
From Japanese 一 (kadzu) meaning "one" combined with 月 (ki) meaning "moon". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 可 (ka) meaning "fruit", 夏 (ka) meaning "summer", 花 (ka) or 華 (ka) which both mean "flower" or 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance" combined with 恵 (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
From Japanese 楓 (kaede) meaning "maple" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 楓 (kaede) meaning "maple" combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
KAEGANf & mEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Kay and Keagan.
KAʻEHUm & fHawaiian
Hawaiian name with the combination of ka "the" and ʻehu "sea spray; reddish hair".
KÆJAfIcelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Kaja.
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "Canada", 江 (e) meaning "creek, bay" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Variant of Kayla.
Variant of Caelan.
Variant of Kaylee.
Variant of Kaylee.
Variant of Kaylee.
KAELINf & mEnglish
Variant of Kaylyn.
Feminine name of undetermined origin, might be a combination of Kae and Ella. ... [more]
Name prefix Ka- combined with name Elle.
Variant of Kaylee.
Variant of Kaylee.
Variant of Kaylee.
KAEMIf & mJapanese
From Japanese 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance", 翔 (ka) meaning "soar, fly", 楓 (kae) meaning "maple", 加 (ka) meaning "increase", 華 (ka) meaning "flower" or 賀 (ka) meaning "congratulate, greet, celebrate", 絵 (e) meaning "picture, painting, drawing, sketch", 恵 (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or 重 (e) meaning "fold, layer" combined with 笑 (emi) meaning "to laugh, to smile", 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" or 実 (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth"... [more]
KAEMONmJapanese (Archaic)
This name combines 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise" or 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add, include, join" with 右衛門 (uemon) (see Uemon).... [more]
From Japanese 花園 (kaen) meaning "flower garden" or 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance" combined with 媛 (en) meaning "princess". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
KAʻENAf & mHawaiian
Combination of ka "the" and ʻena "heat". Also a short form of compound names beginning thus.
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "increase" or 夏 (ka) meaning "summer", 恵 (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or 絵 (e) meaning "picture, painting, drawing, sketch" combined with 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" or 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens"... [more]
From Japanese 楓 (kae) meaning "maple" combined with 音 (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From the word meaning "full of knowledge" or "zealous."
From Japanese 歌 (ka) meaning "song, sing" or 華 (ka) meaning "flower", 恵 (e) meaning "favor, blessing, grace, kindness" or 依 (e) meaning "reliant, depend on, consequently, therefore, due to" combined with 羅 (ra) meaning "gauze, thin silk" or 良 (ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled"... [more]
Meaning unknown.
KAERUf & mJapanese
From Japanese 蛙 (kaeru) meaning "frog" or from Japanese 華 (ka) meaning "flower", 荏 (e) meaning "herb" combined with 瑠 (ru) meaning "precious stone". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Variant of Kaisha.
KÆTHEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Käthe.
KAETHERLINfMedieval German
Medieval German variant of Keterlyn, recorded, among others, in Rottweil area where it ranked among the most popular girls names in the 1300s.
KÆTILBIǪRNmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of ketill 'cauldron hat, helmet' and bjǫrn 'bear'.
KÆTILFRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements ketill "cauldron hat, helmet" and fríðr "beautiful".
KÆTILGÆRÐRfAncient Scandinavian
An Ancient Scandinavian with the combination of ketill "cauldron hat, helmet" and garðr "enclosure", "protection"
KÆTILHǪFÐImAncient Scandinavian
Bahuvrihi compound of ketill "cauldron hat", "helmet" and hǫfuð "head".
KÆTILLmAncient Scandinavian
From Old Norse ketill meaning "(sacrificial) cauldron, helmet".
KÆTILLAUGfAncient Scandinavian
Combination of Old Norse ketill "cauldron hat, helmet" and Ancient Germanic *-lauʒ- "promised".
KÆTILLØGHf & mOld Swedish
Old Swedish masculine and feminine form of Kætillaug.
Variant of Caitlin. This name was given to 14 girls born in the USA in 2010.
Variant of Caitlin. This name was given to 5 girls born in the USA in 2010.
From Japanese 楓 (kae) meaning "maple" or 樺 (ka) meaning "birch, dark red", 会 (e) meaning "meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join" combined with 人 (to) meaning "person", 登 (to) meaning "ascend, climb up" or 翔 (to) meaning "soar, fly"... [more]
KAFEImPopular Culture
In the video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Kafei is the son of Clock Town's mayor and a central character to the longest side quest in the game. He may be named directly after the Chinese word for "coffee", 咖啡 kāfēi... [more]
KAFFEm & fWestern African, Akan
Variant of Kofi.
Means "sufficient" in Arabic.
Means "guarantee" in Uzbek.
Russian spelling of Katherine.
(ka) and (gami) both mean mirror.
This name is most notable for the Vocaloids Kagamine Rin and Len. It means (Kagami) (mirror) (ne) (sound)... [more]
KAGARIm & fJapanese
(篝火) Japanese, meaning "bonfire"
KAGAYAKIf & mJapanese (Rare)
This name is used as 輝 (ki, kagaya.ku, kagayaki) meaning "radiance, luster, brightness" (as a word, it is mainly written as 輝き).... [more]
KÅGEmSwedish (Rare)
Originally a pet form of names starting with K and G such as Karl-Göran and Karl-Gustaf.
Comes from the japanese words "kage" meaning shadow and "hoshi" meaning star.
From Japanese 影 (kage) meaning "light" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 景 (kage) meaning "vista, view, scene" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 景 (kage) meaning "scenery, view" combined with 元 (moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... [more]
KAGERŌm & fJapanese (Rare), Popular Culture
This name can be used as 景郎, 陽炎 or 蜉蝣 with 景 (kei, kage) meaning "scenery, view," 郎 (ryou, rou, otoko) meaning "son," 陽 (you, hi) meaning "daytime, heaven, male, positive, sunshine, yang principle," 炎 (en, honoo) meaning "blaze, flame, inflammation," 蜉 (fu), an outdated kanji meaning "kind of ant, may fly" and 蝣 (yuu), another outdated kanji meaning "may fly."... [more]
From Japanese 影 (kage) meaning "light" combined with 也 (ya) meaning "also". This name can be formed with other kanji combinations as well.
KAGHANmTurkish (Rare)
Rare variant transcription of Kağan.
KAGOMEf & mPopular Culture
Despite her appearance in the popular anime and manga series "Inuyasha" written and drawn by Rumiko Takashi, Kagome is actually NOT a traditional Japanese name. The word 'Kagome' comes from a childrens song originating in Japan... [more]
Meaning unknown.
Possibly derived from Kurdish kâkül meaning "spring".
KAGURAfJapanese (Modern, Rare)
This name can be used as 神楽, 楽羅 or 天楽 with 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-, kagu) meaning "gods, mind, soul," 楽 (gaku, gou, raku,, tano.shii, tano.shimu, ra) meaning "comfort, ease, music," 羅 (ra, usumono) meaning "gauze, Rome, thin silk" and 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky."... [more]
KAGUTUTImFar Eastern Mythology
Kagututi was the fire god of ancient Japanese mythology. His mother, Izanami, was killed while giving birth to him.
Meaning "radiant night".The name originates from the japanese story "Tale of the bamboo cutter." Where a bamboo cutter finds a girl in a bamboo stalk and adopts her. When she grows up she is extremely beaustiful and five princes ask for her hand in marriage... [more]
From Japanese 輝 (kagu) meaning "brightness", 夜 (ya) meaning "night" combined with 姫 (hime) meaning "princess". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KAHALAOMĀPUANAfPolynesian Mythology, Hawaiian (Rare)
A minor goddess, the fifth Maile sister. Combintion of ka "the", hala "pandanus", o "of" and māpuana "wafted fragrance".
Means "home" in Hawaiian.
The house decorated with Lehua blossoms.
Means "wooden leg" in Cheyenne.
Variant of Cohen.
From Japanese 花 (ka) meaning "flower" combined with 華 (hana) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KAHANANUIm & fHawaiian
Meaning "the great work, the hard job". From Hawaiian ka "the", hana "work" and nui "big".
KAHARImAfrican (Rare)
Man of the house; Leader; King of the monkeys
KA-HA-SImInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Ka-Ha-Si was a lazy Inuit boy who was shunned by his tribe for his constant sleeping.
Means "heavenly name" or "greet the sky," from kāhea meaning "to call, cry out, invoke, greet, name" and lani meaning "sky, heaven, heavenly, spiritual, royal, exalted, noble, aristocratic."
KAHEDEf & mJapanese
Variant transcription of Kaede.
KAHEKILIm & fHawaiian (Rare)
Means "the thunder" in Hawaiian, from definite article ka and hekili "thunder". It's also used for females, though it's unclear if the etymology for Kahekili, as a feminine name, is different to the meaning given here or not.... [more]
KAHELEf & mHawaiian
Means "the walk" or "the moving," from definite article ka and hele meaning "to go, come, walk, going, moving."
KAHELEHAmHawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
A legendary chief from native Hawaiian mythology.
Notable bearer is actor Kahenrahtiio Hemlock.
Means "he who stands forever" in Ojibwe.
KAHIAUm & fHawaiian (Rare)
From a rarely used word that refers to an action of giving generously with a heart and not expecting something in return.
KAHILIf & mHawaiian, Popular Culture
From the name of Hawaiian feathered regalia used to symbolize the ali'i (nobility). It also coincides with the Hawaiian name of several plants, such as the crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), the kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerarium), and the red silky oak (Grevillea banksii)... [more]
KAHĪNANOm & fHawaiian (Rare)
Means "the (male) pandanus flower," from definite article ka and hīnano meaning "male pandanus blossom."
KAHINUmEthiopia Eritrea, Geez
"the clergyman"
Meaning, "sacred waving feathers."
KAHKEWISTAHAWmNative American, Cree
Means "he who flies around" in Cree.
KAHLANfLiterature, Popular Culture, English
Created by American author Terry Goodkind for his epic fantasy book series 'The Sword of Truth'. Kahlan Amnell is one of the main protagonists and the love interest of Richard Cypher/Rahl, the main protagonist... [more]
Variant of Khalil.
KAHLOf & mEnglish, Various
From the surname of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican surrealist painter of the 20th century.
Japanese name made up of the characters for "flower" and "walk," or other combinations of kanji with the same readings.
KAHŌKŪf & mHawaiian (Rare)
Means "the star," from definite article ka and hōkū meaning "star."
Means "heavenly star" in Hawaiian.
From Japanese 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance", 帆 (ho) meaning "sail" combined with 里 (ri) meaning "village". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KAHORUf & mJapanese
Variant transcription of Kaoru or a Japanese combination of 加 (ka) meaning "add, addition, increase", 保 (ho) meaning "to raise; to rear" combined with 留 (ru) meaning "to stay". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Variant transcription of Kaoruko.
Means "amber" in Uzbek.
Varition of Kari.
Variation of Karin.
From Proto-Finnic karhu, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European h₂ŕ̥tḱos meaning “bear”.
{She carries the name}
Notable bearer is child actress Kahsennonkwas Deer-Toelle.
KAHUEm & fHawaiian
Means "the gourd" or "the water calabash," from definite article ka and hue meaning "gourd, water calabash."
KAHULAf & mHawaiian
Hawaiian name with the combination of ka meaning "the" + hula meaning "dance".
Means "she takes it with her" in Mohawk.
Possibly a short form of Katariina.
KAIf & mNavajo
Means "willow" or "hazel" in Navajo.
KAIm & fMelpa
This a Melpa(a tribe in Papua New Guinea) word for good.
From the Japanese 魁 (kai) "to charge ahead," "the first to charge," "pioneer," "forerunner," "harbinger."
KAIm & fHebrew (Modern)
Modern Hebrew acronym for "The Holiness of The Land of Israel" (Hebrew: קדושת ארץ ישראל).
KAIANEfSpanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Kaiane Aldorino Lopez (born 1986) is a Gibraltarian politician, dancer and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2009.
A Japanese name meaning "monster".
From Japanese 海 (kai) meaning "sea, ocean" combined with 地 (chi) meaning "earth; ground". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance", 一 (ichi) meaning "one" combined with 郎 (rou) meaning "son". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
Means "little dragon" in Japanese.
KAIDANm & fAmerican
Variant of Caden.
Variant of Kaidi.
Short form of Katariina.
Masculine Estonian name possibly derived from kai meaning "quay, wharf".
Estonian variant of Kaido.
Variant of Kay.
KAIEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Caia, the feminine form of Roman Caius.
Short form of Katariina.
KAIEAm & fHawaiian
Means "rising sea," from kai meaning "sea, sea water" and ea meaning "to rise, go up, raise."