Feminine Names

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JOANIE f English
Diminutive of JOAN (1).
JOANINHA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOANA.
JOANN f English
Variant of JOAN (1).
JOANNA f English, Polish, Biblical
English and Polish form of Latin Iohanna, which was derived from Greek Ιωαννα (Ioanna), the feminine form of Ioannes (see JOHN). This is the spelling used in the English New Testament, where it belongs to a follower of Jesus who is regarded as a saint. In the Middle Ages in England it was used as a Latinized form of Joan (the usual feminine form of John) and it became common as a given name in the 19th century.
JOAQUIMA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUINA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of JOACHIM.
JOASIA f Polish
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
JOBETH f English (Rare)
Combination of JO and BETH.
JOCASTA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ιοκαστη (Iokaste), which is of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology she was the mother Oedipus by the Theban king Laius. In a case of tragic mistaken identity, she married her own son.
JOCELINE f French
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
JOCELYN f & m English, French
From a Germanic masculine name, variously written as Gaudelenus, Gautselin, Gauzlin, along with many other spellings. It was derived from the Germanic element Gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Goths, combined with a Latin diminutive suffix. The Normans brought this name to England in the form Goscelin or Joscelin, and it was common until the 14th century. It was revived in the 20th century primarily as a feminine name, perhaps an adaptation of the surname Jocelyn (a medieval derivative of the given name). In France this is a masculine name only.
JOCELYNE f French
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
JOCHEBED f Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹכֶבֶד (Yokheved) which meant "YAHWEH is glory". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses.
JOCOSA f Medieval English
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
JODENE f English (Rare)
Feminine elaboration of JODY.
JODI f English
Feminine variant of JODY.
JODIE f English
Feminine variant of JODY.
JODY f & m English
Probably either a variant of JUDY or a diminutive of JOSEPH. It was popularized by the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel 'The Yearling' (1938) and the subsequent film adaptation (1946).
JOELLA f English
Feminine form of JOEL.
JOËLLE f French
French feminine form of JOEL.
JOELLE f English
Feminine form of JOEL.
JOETTA f English
Elaborated form of JO.
JOEY m & f English
Diminutive of JOSEPH. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of JOSEPHINE or JOHANNA.
JOHANA f Czech
Czech form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JÓHANNA f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNE f French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNEKE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNA.
JOHNA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of JOHN.
JOHNIE m & f English
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
JOHNNA f English
Feminine form of JOHN.
JOHNNIE m & f English
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
JOI f English (Modern)
Variant of JOY.
JOJO m & f English
Diminutive of JOSEPH, JOLENE, and other names that begin with Jo.
JOLA f Polish
Short form of JOLANTA.
JOLÁN f Hungarian
Short form of JOLÁNKA.
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 novel 'Jólánka, Etelkának Leánya' (1803). 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.
JOLEEN f English
Variant of JOLENE.
JOLENE f English
Formed from JO and the popular name suffix lene. This name was created in the 20th century.
JOLIE f English
Means "pretty" in French. This name was popularized by American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-), whose surname was originally her middle name. It is not used as a given name in France.
JÓNA f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of JOHN.
JONE (1) f Basque
Basque feminine form of JON (1).
JONELLE f English (Rare)
Feminine form of JOHN.
JONETTE f English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of JON (1).
JONG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JONI (1) f English
Diminutive of JOAN (1).
JONIE f English
Diminutive of JOAN (1).
JONNA f Danish, Swedish, Finnish
Short form of JOHANNA.
JONQUIL f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, derived ultimately from Latin iuncus "reed".
JOOLS m & f English
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOO-WON m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 주원 (see JU-WON).
JORDAN m & f English, French, 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]
JÖRDIS f German
German form of HJÖRDÍS.
JORDYN f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of JORDAN.
JORIE f English
Short form of MARJORIE.
JORUN f Norwegian
Variant of JORUNN.
JORUNN f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Jórunnr, derived from the elements jór "horse" and unna "love".
JOSÉE f French
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFA f Spanish, Portuguese, Czech
Spanish, Portuguese and Czech feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFIINA f Finnish
Finnish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFÍNA f Czech
Czech 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.
JOSÈPHE f French
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPHINA f English (Rare)
Latinate variant of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSÉPHINE f French
French feminine form of JOSEPH. A notable bearer of this name was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814).
JOSEPHINE f English, German, Dutch
English, German and Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSETTE f French
Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSIANE f French
Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSIE f English
Short form of JOSEPHINE.
JOSIPA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSS f & m English
Short form of JOCELYN.
JOSSELINE f French
French feminine variant of JOCELYN.
JOSUNE f Basque
Feminine form of JOSU.
JOTHI f & m Tamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
JOURNEY f English (Modern)
From the English word, derived via Old French from Latin diurnus "of the day".
JOVANA f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of JOHN.
JOVANKA f Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of JOVANA.
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.
JOVKA f Macedonian
Diminutive of JOVANA.
JOWITA f Polish
Polish form of JOVITA.
JOY f English
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
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).
JOYE f English
Variant of JOY.
JÓZEFA f Polish
Polish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEFA f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFA f Hungarian, Slovene
Hungarian and Slovene feminine 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.
JOŽICA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chrysanthemum" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "big, enormous" (usually only masculine), besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JUAN (2) f Chinese
From Chinese (juān) meaning "beautiful, graceful" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
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.
JUANITA f Spanish
Diminutive of JUANA.
JUDDA f Ancient Germanic
Probably derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Jutes, who originated in Denmark and later invaded and settled in England. The name of the tribe, recorded in Latin as Iutae and Old English as Eotas, is of uncertain origin.
JUDE (2) f English
Short form of JUDITH.
JUDI f English
Diminutive of JUDITH.
JUDIE f English
Diminutive 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 "Jewish woman", feminine of יְהוּדִי (yehudi), ultimately referring to a person from the tribe of Judah. 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]
JUDY f English
Diminutive of JUDITH. A well-known bearer of this name was singer and actress Judy Garland (1922-1969).
JUDYTA f Polish
Polish form of JUDITH.
JULES (2) f & m English
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JULI f Hungarian
Hungarian short form of JULIA.
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]
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 German, French
German and French 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.
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).
JULIETTE f French
French diminutive of JULIE.
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.
JULINHA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JÚLIA.
JULISKA f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of JULIA.
JULITA f Polish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JULITTA f History
Diminutive of JULIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Tarsus with her young son Quiricus.
JULIYA f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian Юлія (see YULIYA).
JULY f English (Rare)
From the name of the month, which was originally named for Julius Caesar.
JUMANA f Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمانة (see JUMANA).
JUN (1) m & f Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (jūn) meaning "king, ruler", (jùn) meaning "talented, handsome" (which is usually only masculine) or (jūn) meaning "army" (also usually only masculine). This is also a single-character Korean name, often from the hanja meaning "talented, handsome". This name can be formed by other characters besides those shown here.
JUN (2) m & f Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "pure", (jun) meaning "moisture", (jun) meaning "pure, clean, simple", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
JUNE f English
From the name of the month, which was originally derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JUNG-HEE f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정희 (see JEONG-HUI).
JUNG-SOOK f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정숙 (see JEONG-SUK).
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).
JUNIPER f English (Modern)
From the English word for the type of tree, derived ultimately from Latin iuniperus.
JUNKO f Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obedience" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
JUNO f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to an Indo-European root meaning "youth", or possibly of Etruscan origin. In Roman mythology Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. She was the protectress of marriage and women, and was also the goddess of finance.
JUSTICE m & f English
From an occupational surname which meant "judge, officer of justice" in Old French. This name can also be given in direct reference to the English word justice.
JUSTÍNA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINA f English, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see 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.
JUSTY m & f English
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
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.
JUTURNA f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Juturna was the Roman goddess of fountains and springs. According to Virgil she was the sister of Turnus.
JUVELA f Esperanto
Means "jewel-like" in Esperanto.
JUVENTAS f Roman Mythology
Means "youth" in Latin. Juventas was the Roman goddess of youth, equivalent to the Greek goddess Hebe.
JU-WON m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ju) meaning "circumference" combined with (won) meaning "first, origin" or (won) meaning "beautiful woman". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JYOTHI f & m Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Telugu and Malayalam form of JYOTI.
JYOTI f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit ज्योतिस् (jyotis) meaning "light". This is a transcription of both the feminine form ज्योती and the masculine form ज्योति.
JYOTSNA f Indian, Hindi
Means "moonlight" in Sanskrit.
JYRGAL m & f Kyrgyz
Means "happiness" in Kyrgyz.
JYTTE f Danish
Danish form of JUTTA.
KAARINA f Finnish
Finnish form of KATHERINE.
KADEK m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KADER (2) f Turkish
Means "fate, destiny" in Turkish.
KADRI f Estonian
Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KADRİYE f Turkish
Feminine form of KADRİ.
KAEDE f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KAETY f English (Rare)
Diminutive of KATE.
KAGISO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KAHINA f Northern African, Berber
Derived from Arabic الكاهِنة (al-Kahinah) meaning "the diviner, the fortuneteller". This was a title applied to the 7th-century Berber queen Dihya, who resisted the Arab expansion into North Africa.
KAHURANGI f & m Maori
From the name of a type of green gemstone found in New Zealand, meaning "sky blue" in Maori.
KAI (2) f Swedish (Rare)
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAI (1)).
KAI (3) m & f Hawaiian
Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
KAIJA f Finnish
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
KAIMANA m & f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KAIPO m & f Hawaiian
Means "the sweetheart" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and ipo "sweetheart".
KAISA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATHERINE.
KAITI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Καιτη (see KETI (2)).
KAJ (2) f Swedish (Rare)
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAJ (1)).
KÁJA f Czech
Diminutive of KAROLÍNA.
KAJA (1) f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Estonian, Slovene
Scandinavian diminutive of KATARINA.
KAJA (3) f Estonian
Means "echo" in Estonian.
KAJAL f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "kohl, collyrium, lotion for the eyes" in Sanskrit.
KAJSA f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of KATARINA.
KAKALINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of KATHERINE.
KALA (1) f Tamil
Means "art form, virtue" in Sanskrit.
KALA (2) f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of SARAH.
KALANI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KALEA f Hawaiian
Means "joy, happiness" in Hawaiian.
KALENA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of KAREN (1).
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.
KALINA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KALISHA f African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ka and LISHA.
KALLIOPE f Greek Mythology
Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and οψ (ops) meaning "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
KALLISTO f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλιστος (kallistos) meaning "most beautiful", a derivative of καλος (kalos) meaning "beautiful". In Greek mythology Kallisto was a nymph who was loved by Zeus. She was changed into a she-bear by Hera, and subsequently became the Great Bear constellation. This was also an ancient Greek personal name.
KALLISTRATE f Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful army" from the Greek elements καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and στρατος (stratos) meaning "army".
KALPANA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KALTRINA f Albanian
Possibly from Albanian kaltër meaning "blue".
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.
KALYNA f Ukrainian (Rare)
From the Ukrainian word for a type of shrub, also called the guelder rose.
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.
KAMALANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly child" or "royal child" from Hawaiian kama "child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KAMARIA f Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili name, likely related to QAMAR.
KAMATCHI f Tamil
Tamil form of KAMAKSHI.
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).
KAMINI f Indian, Hindi
Means "desirable" in Sanskrit.
KAMON m & f Thai
Means "heart, mind" in Thai.
KAMRYN f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of CAMERON.
KANANI f Hawaiian
Means "the beauty" in Hawaiian.
KANCHANA f Tamil
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
KANDA f Thai
Means "beloved" in Thai.
KANDAĴA f Esperanto
Means "made of candy" in Esperanto.
KANDAKE f Biblical, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
KANDI f English
Variant of CANDY.
KANIEHTIIO f Native American, Mohawk
Means "beautiful snow" in Mohawk.
KANON f Japanese
From Japanese (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" and (non) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
KANTA f & m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ती (another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi) and the masculine form कान्ति.
KANTUTA f Native American, Aymara
Means "cantua flower" in Aymara (species Cantua buxifolia).
KANYA f Thai
Means "young woman" in Thai.
KAORI f Japanese
From Japanese (kaori) meaning "fragrance". It can also come from an alternate reading of (ka) combined with (ori) meaning "weaving". Other kanji combinations are possible. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
KAORU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaoru), (kaoru), (kaoru) all meaning "fragrance, fragrant", as well as other kanji having the same reading.
KAPUA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KÁRA f Norse Mythology
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this is the name of a valkyrie.
KARA (1) f English
Variant of CARA.
KARAM m & f Arabic
Means "generosity" in Arabic.
KAREN (1) f Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, English
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.
KAREN (3) f Japanese
From Japanese (ka) meaning "flower" and (ren) meaning "lotus, water lily". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
KARENA f English (Rare)
Elaboration of KAREN (1), possibly influenced by CARINA (1).
KARESINDA f Esperanto
Means "worthy of a caress" in Esperanto.
KARI (1) f Norwegian
Norwegian short form of KATARINA.
KARIMA f Arabic
Feminine form of KARIM.
KARINE (1) f French
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
KARINE (2) f Norwegian
Elaborated form of KARIN.
KARISHMA f Indian, Hindi
Means "miracle" in Hindi.
KARISSA f English
Variant of CHARISSA.
KARITA f Swedish
Variant of CARITA.
KARLA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Croatian
German, Scandinavian, Czech and Croatian feminine form of CHARLES.
KARLENE f English
Variant of CARLENE.
KARMA m & f Bhutanese
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".
KARMELA f Croatian
Croatian form of CARMELA.
KARMEN f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CARMEN.
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.
KAROLYN f English
Variant of CAROLINE.
KARRIE f English
Variant of CARRIE.
KARTHIKA f Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian feminine form of KARTIK.
KARYN f English
Variant of KAREN (1).
KASANDRA f English (Modern), Polish
English variant and Polish form of CASSANDRA.
KASEY m & f English
Variant of CASEY.