Feminine Names

gender
usage
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.
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 that are pronounced similarly.
JUAN (2) f Chinese
From Chinese (juān) meaning "beautiful, graceful" or other characters that 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.
JUDIT f Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German (Rare)
Form of JUDITH used in several languages.
JUDITA f Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak
Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak form of JUDITH.
JUDITE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of JUDITH.
JUDITH f English, Jewish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, French, 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 the American 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]
JULIĀNA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of JULIAN.
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
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).
JULIETA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JULIET.
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 (Archaic)
Hungarian diminutive of JULIA.
JULITA f Polish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JULITTA f History (Ecclesiastical)
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 that 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).
JUNI f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian cognate of JUNE.
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.
JUNON f Roman Mythology (Gallicized)
French form of Iuno (see JUNO).
JŪRATĖ f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian jūra meaning "sea". This is the name of a sea goddess who falls in love with a fisherman in the Lithuanian folk tale Jūratė and Kastytis.
JURGITA f Lithuanian
Feminine form of JURGIS.
JUSTA f Late Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of JUSTUS. This was the name of a few early saints.
JUSTICE m & f English
From an occupational surname meaning "judge, officer of justice" in Old French. This name can also be given in direct reference to the English word justice.
JUSTIINA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
JUSTÍNA f Slovak
Slovak form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
JUSTINA f English, Spanish, Slovene, Lithuanian, Late Roman
From Latin Iustina, the feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This name was borne by several early saints and martyrs.
JUSTĪNE f Latvian
Latvian form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
JUSTINE f French, English
French form of Iustina (see JUSTINA). 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 form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
JUSTYNA f Polish
Polish form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
JUSZTINA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
JUTA f Estonian, Latvian
Estonian and Latvian form of JUTTA. This is the name of a character in the Estonian legend Lake Endla and Juta (1852) by Friedrich Robert Faehlmann.
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.
JUUL f & m Dutch
Dutch short form of JULIA or JULIUS.
JUVELA f Esperanto
From Esperanto juvelo meaning "jewel".
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 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.
KADI f Estonian
Short form of KATARIINA.
KADIATOU f Western African
Form of KHADIJA used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
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 that 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 Estonian
Short form of KAIA.
KAI (3) m & f Hawaiian
Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
KAIDI f Estonian
Short form of KATARIINA.
KAIJA f Finnish
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
KAILANI f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and lani "sky, heaven".
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 Καίτη (see KETI (2)).
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.
KALEI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the flowers" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lei "flowers, lei, child".
KALENA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of KAREN (1).
KALI (1) 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 κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
KALLIRROI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Καλλιρρόη (see CALLIRRHOE).
KALLISTO f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek κάλλιστος (kallistos) meaning "most beautiful", a derivative of καλός (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 κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and στρατός (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, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, 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 (species Viburnum opulus).
KAM m & f English (Modern)
Short form of KAMERON.
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.
KƏMALƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani feminine form of KAMAL (1).
KAMALA f & m Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Nepali
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. In Sanskrit this is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल, though in modern languages it is only a feminine form. This is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades, in the 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 Russian, Hungarian, Polish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Russian and Hungarian form of CAMILLA, as well as a Polish and 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.
KANAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (ka) meaning "increase" or (ka) meaning "fragrance" combined with (na), a phonetic character, or (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and finished with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
KANANI f Hawaiian
Means "the beauty" in Hawaiian.
KANCHANA f Tamil, Thai
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
KANDA f Thai
Means "beloved" in Thai.
KANDAĴA f Esperanto
Means "made of candy" in Esperanto, a derivative of kando meaning "candy, rock sugar".
KANDAKE f Biblical, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
KANDI f English
Variant of CANDY.
KANIEHTIIO f Indigenous American, Mohawk
Means "beautiful snow" in Mohawk.
KANNA f Japanese
From Japanese (kan) meaning "bookmark" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
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 Indigenous 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.
KAPKA f Bulgarian
Means "droplet" in Bulgarian.
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, nobleness" in Arabic.
KAREN (1) f Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, English, German
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.
KARĪNA f Latvian
Latvian variant of KARINA.
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.
KARLIJN f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of KAREL.
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, Estonian
Slovene, Croatian and Estonian form of CARMEN.
KAROLA f German, Hungarian, Polish
German, Hungarian and Polish feminine form of CAROLUS.
KAROLIINA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian feminine form of CAROLUS.
KAROLÍNA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak 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.
KARSYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of CARSON.
KÄRT f Estonian
Short form of KERTU.
KARTHIKA f Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian feminine form of KARTIK.
KARYN f English
Variant of KAREN (1).
KARYNA f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of KARINA.
KASANDRA f English (Modern), Polish
English variant and Polish form of CASSANDRA.
KASEY m & f English
Variant of CASEY.
KASHI f Indian, Hindi
From the name of a holy city in India, famous for its many temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Its name is derived from Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining".
KASI f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian form of KASHI.
KASIA f Polish
Diminutive of KATARZYNA.
KASIH f Indonesian, Malay
Means "love" in Malay and Indonesian.
KASIMIRA f German (Archaic)
Feminine form of KASIMIR.
KASSANDRA f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, English (Modern)
Greek form of CASSANDRA, as well as a modern English variant.
KASUMI f Japanese
From Japanese (kasumi) meaning "mist". It can also come from (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" combined with (sumi) meaning "clear, pure". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KAT f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATA f Hungarian, Finnish, Croatian
Hungarian short form of KATALIN, Finnish short form of KATARIINA and Croatian short form of KATARINA.
KATALIN f Hungarian, Basque
Hungarian and Basque form of KATHERINE.
KATALINKA f Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
KATAR f Armenian
Means "summit, crest" in Armenian.
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 (Rare)
German variant form of KATHERINE.
KATARZYNA f Polish
Polish form of KATHERINE.
KATAYOUN f Persian
Possibly from Old Persian kata, modern کده (kadeh), meaning "house" and بانو (banu) meaning "wife". This is the name of the wife of Goshtasb in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
KATAYUN f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian کتایون (see KATAYOUN).
KATE f English, Croatian
Diminutive of KATHERINE, often used independently. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages. This was the name of the woman who Petruchio marries and tries to tame in Shakespeare's comedy Taming of the Shrew (1593). A famous bearer is the British actress Kate Winslet (1975-).
KATEE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of KATE.
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.
KATENKA f Russian
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KATERI f History
From the Mohawk pronunciation of KATHERINE. This was the name adopted by the 17th-century Mohawk woman Tekakwitha upon her baptism. She has been beatified by the Catholic Church.
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.
KATEY f English
Diminutive of KATE.
KATHARINE f English, German
English variant of KATHERINE and German variant of KATHARINA. A famous bearer was American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
KÄTHE f German
German diminutive of KATHERINE.
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 Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterine). The etymology is debated: it could derive from an earlier Greek name Ἑκατερινη (Hekaterine), itself from ἑκάτερος (hekateros) meaning "each of the two"; it could derive from the name of the goddess HECATE; it could be related to Greek αἰκία (aikia) meaning "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 καθαρός (katharos) meaning "pure", and the Latin spelling was changed from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this.... [more]
KATHI f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHIE f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHLEEN f Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
KATHLYN f English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
KATHRIN f German
German short form of KATHARINA.
KATHRINE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
KATHRYN f English
Contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATHY f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATI f Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATARIINA and a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
KATIA f Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA, as well as an alternate transcription of Cyrillic Катя (see KATYA).
KATICA f Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian
Croatian, Slovene and Hungarian diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATIDA f Esperanto
From Esperanto katido meaning "kitten", ultimately from Latin cattus.
KATIE f English
Diminutive of KATE.