Feminine Names

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Czech form of KATHERINE.
KATERINAfMacedonian, 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.
Ukrainian form of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATE.
KATHARINEfEnglish, German
English variant of KATHERINE and German variant of KATHARINA. A famous bearer was American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
German diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHERINAfEnglish (Rare), German
Latinate form of KATHERINE. Shakespeare used this name in his play 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593).
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]
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHLEENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
German short form of KATHARINA.
KATHRINEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
Contracted form of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATIfFinnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATARIINA and a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
KATIAfItalian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA, as well as a variant transcription of KATYA.
KATICAfCroatian, Slovene, Hungarian
Croatian, Slovene and Hungarian diminutive of KATHERINE.
Means "kittenish" in Esperanto.
Diminutive of KATE.
KATINAfGreek, Macedonian
Greek and Macedonian contracted form of KATERINA. This name had a spike in popularity in America in 1972 when it was used for a newborn baby on the soap opera 'Where the Heart Is'.
KATINKAfGerman, Hungarian, Dutch
German diminutive of KATHARINA, a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN and a Dutch diminutive of CATHARINA.
Italian form of KATYUSHA.
KATLEGOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
Lithuanian short form of KOTRYNA.
Short form of KATARIINA.
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
Short form of KATARIINA.
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
Icelandic form of KATHERINE.
KATRINfGerman, Swedish, Estonian
German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE.
KATRINAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Dutch
Variant of CATRIONA. It is also a German, Swedish and Dutch contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATRINEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
Belarusian form of KATHERINE.
Basque form of KATHERINE.
Diminutive of KATE.
KATYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KAUIf & mHawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and u'i "youth, beauty".
KAULANAm & fHawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAURfIndian (Sikh)
Means "princess", ultimately from Sanskrit कुमारी (kumari) meaning "girl". This surname was assigned to all female Sikhs in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh. It is now used as a surname or a middle name by most female Sikhs. The male equivalent is Singh.
Means "of the Kosala people" in Sanskrit. Kosala was an ancient Indian kingdom that was at its most powerful in the 6th century BC. In Hindu legend Kausalya is the name of the mother of the hero Rama.
KAVERIfIndian, Hindi
From the name of the Kaveri River in southern India.
KAVITAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
KAVITHAfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KAWEHIf & mHawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
KAWISENHAWEfNative American, Mohawk
Means "she holds the ice" in Mohawk.
KAY (1)fEnglish
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
KAYCEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of CASEY.
Variant of KAY (1).
KAYIN (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix la. Use of the name was greatly increased in the 1980s after the character Kayla Brady began appearing on the American soap opera 'Days of Our Lives'.
KAYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lee.
KAYLEENfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix leen.
KAYLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of KAYLEE. This is also a common Anglicized form of the Gaelic word ceilidh, a traditional social gathering and dance.
KAYLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
Short form of KAZIMIERA.
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" or (kazu) meaning "one" combined with (e) meaning "branch" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other combinations of kanji characters can potentially form this name.
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.
KEAHIf & mHawaiian
Means "the fire" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ahi "fire".
KEALAf & mHawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
KEALOHAf & mHawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KEANNAfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and ANNA.
KEANUm & fHawaiian
Means "the cool breeze" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and anu "coolness". This name is now associated with Canadian actor Keanu Reeves (1964-).
KEAVYfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEELANf & mIrish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN, sometimes used as a masculine name.
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN.
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caolaidhe meaning "descendant of Caoladhe". The given name Caoladhe is derived from the Gaelic word caol "slender".
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KEIGHLEYfEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from an English place name, ultimately meaning "clearing belonging to Cyhha". The Old English given name Cyhha is of unknown meaning. This name also serves as a variant of KAYLEE.
From Japanese (kei) meaning "celebrate", (kei) meaning "respect", (kei) meaning "open, begin" or (kei) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KEIRAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1). This spelling was popularized by British actress Keira Knightley (1985-).
KEISHAfAfrican American
Recent coinage, possibly invented, possibly based on KEZIAH.
Feminine form of KEITH.
Hawaiian form of STEPHANIE.
KELDAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly derived from Old Norse kildr meaning "a spring".
Means "butterfly" in Turkish.
KELIAfEnglish (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name.
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
KELLEYf & mEnglish
Variant of KELLY.
Variant of KELLY.
Variant of KELLY.
KELLYm & fIrish, English
Anglicized form of the Irish given name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. As a surname, it has been borne by actor and dancer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) and actress and princess Grace Kelly (1929-1982).
KELSEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which is derived from town names in Lincolnshire. It may mean "Cenel's island", from the Old English name Cenel "fierce" in combination with eg "island".
KENDALm & fEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was a variant of KENDALL.
KENDALLm & fEnglish
From a surname which comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent".
Feminine form of KEN (1) or KENDRICK.
Feminine form of KENNETH.
Feminine form of KENNETH.
KENNEDYf & mEnglish, Irish
From an irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
KENYAfEnglish, African American
From the name of the African country. The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes". It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 1960s.
KENZIEm & fEnglish
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KEONEm & fHawaiian
Means "the homeland" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and one "sand, homeland".
Means "horn" or "ray of light" in Hebrew.
Means "horn of antimony" in Hebrew. Antimony is a substance that was formerly used as an eye cosmetic (eyeshadow). A hollowed animal horn could have been used to store this material. Keren-Happuch is the name of the third daughter of Job in the Old Testament.
KERENSAfEnglish (Rare)
Means "love" in Cornish.
Feminine variant of KERRY.
Turkish feminine form of KARIM.
Feminine variant of KERRY.
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRYm & fEnglish
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KERSTINfSwedish, German
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
Finnish form of GERTRUDE.
KESHETm & fHebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KESHIAfAfrican American
Probably a variant of KEISHA.
KESTRELfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the bird of prey, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to the sound of its cry.
Georgian form of KATAYUN. It is sometimes used as a Georgian form of KATHERINE.
KETI (1)fGeorgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
KETI (2)fGreek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
Means "incense" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is Abraham's wife after Sarah dies.
KETUTm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KEVYNm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of KEVIN.
Variant of KEZIAH.
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.
KHADIGAfArabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of KHADIJA. This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
Means "premature child" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's first wife and the mother of all of his children. She was a wealthy merchant and a widow when they married in the year 595. Muhammad received his first revelation 15 years after their marriage, and she was the first person to convert to Islam.
KHADIJAHfArabic, Malay
Variant transcription of KHADIJA, as well as the usual Malay form.
Persian form of KHADIJA.
From a title used in the George R. R. Martin book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' (first published 1996) and the television adaption 'Game of Thrones' (2011-). It is a feminine form of the Dothraki title khal meaning "warlord". In the series Daenerys Targaryen gains this title after she marries Khal Drogo.
Feminine form of KHALID.
Feminine form of KHALIL.
Malay variant form of KHADIJA.
From Persian خاتون (khatun) meaning "lady, woman".
KHAVAfChechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of EVE.
KHAYRATm & fArabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
Feminine form of KHAYRI.
KHORDADfPersian Mythology
Modern Persian form of HAURVATAT. This is the name of the third month in the Iranian calendar.
KHORSHIDm & fPersian
Variant transcription of KHURSHID.
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
Means "onager, wild donkey" in Mongolian. This was the name of a wife of Genghis Khan.
KHURSHIDm & fPersian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KHUSHIfIndian, Hindi
Means "happiness" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian خوشی (khushi).
KIfSumerian Mythology
Means "earth" in Sumerian. This was the name of the Sumerian goddess of the earth, the consort of An.
Diminutive of KRISTINA.
KIANA (1)fHawaiian
Hawaiian form of DIANA.
KIARAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1) or CHIARA. This name was brought to public attention in 1988 after the singing duo Kiara released their song 'This Time'. It was further popularized by a character in the animated movie 'The Lion King II' (1998).
KIDISTfEastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
Means "lily of the valley" in Finnish.
KIERAfIrish, English
Anglicized form of CIARA (1).
KIERRAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of KIARA influenced by the spelling of SIERRA.
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
KIKIfEnglish, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
From Japanese (kiku) meaning "chrysanthemum", as well as other kanji characters which are pronounced the same way.
Variant of KYLIE.
Hawaiian form of CHRISTINA.
KILLAfNative American, Quechua
Means "moon" in Quechua.
KIM (1)f & mEnglish
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show Boat' (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIM (3)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
From the name of the city of Kimberley in South Africa, which was named after Lord KIMBERLEY (1826-1902). The city came to prominence in the late 19th century during the Boer War. Kimberly has been used as a given name since the mid-20th century, eventually becoming very popular as a feminine name.
From Japanese (ki) meaning "valuable" with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (kimi) meaning "lord, noble" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KIMIMELAfNative American, Sioux
Means "butterfly" in Lakota.
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
KINBOROUGHfMedieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
Derived from Hungarian kincs "treasure". This name was created by Hungarian author Mór Jókai in 'The Novel of the Next Century' (1872).
Norwegian short form of KRISTINE.
Variant transcription of KINNERET.
KINGAfPolish, Hungarian
Polish and Hungarian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
Diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KINLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was an Anglicized form of Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH".
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.
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".
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
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-).
Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA. It also means "frost" in Finnish.
Means "cherry" in Finnish.
KIRSTENfDanish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
Finnish form of CHRISTINA.
Diminutive of KIRSTIN.
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
Danish form of CHRISTINA.
Diminutive of KIRSTIN.
KIRTIDAfIndian, Hindi
Means "one who bestows fame" in Sanskrit.
KISEMBOm & fEastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KISHORIfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of KISHOR.
Means "fate" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KITm & fEnglish
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
Diminutive of KATALIN.
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
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.
Diminutive of KEZIAH.
Diminutive of KEZIAH. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries 'Roots'.
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KJERSTINfNorwegian, Swedish
Swedish and Norwegian and Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KLÁRAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
Latvian form of CLARA.
Feminine form of KLAAS.
KLAUDIAfPolish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Diminutive of KLAVDIYA.
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
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.
KLEMENTINAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
Macedonian form of CLEMENTINA.
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.
KOHAKUf & mJapanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
Western Armenian transcription of GOHAR.
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.
From Koh-i-noor, the name of a famous gemstone, meaning "mountain of light" in Persian.
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.
Means "rose" in Khmer.
KOMANGm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Meaning unknown. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families.
KONANIm & fHawaiian
Means "bright" in Hawaiian.
KONDWANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KONJITfEastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ቆንጆ (qonjo) meaning "beautiful".
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
German form of CONSTANTIA.
Means "heart" in Azerbaijani.
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.
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KOREfGreek Mythology
Means "maiden" in Greek. This was another name for the Greek goddess Persephone.
KORËfGreek Mythology
Variant transcription of KORE.
Feminine form of COREY.
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KORINNAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CORINNA.
KORNÉLIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIAfGerman, Polish
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
Czech form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIJAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
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.
Lithuanian form of KATHERINE.
Feminine form of KRASIMIR.
Diminutive of KREINE.
Means "crown" in Yiddish.
Meaning unknown, possibly of Turkic or Germanic origin. This name was borne by the most powerful of Attila's wives.
Feminine form of KREŠIMIR.
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.