Masculine Names

gender
usage
KAMALANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly child" or "royal child" from Hawaiian kama "child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KAMAL UD-DIN m Arabic
Means "perfection of religion", derived from Arabic كمال (kamal) meaning "perfection" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
KAMAU m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly means "quiet warrior" in Kikuyu.
KAMBIZ m Persian
Modern Persian form of CAMBYSES.
KAMBUJIYA m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of CAMBYSES.
KAMEN m Bulgarian
Means "stone" in Bulgarian. This is a translation of the Greek name Πέτρος (Petros).
KAMIL (1) m Arabic
Means "perfect" in Arabic.
KAMIL (2) m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAMOLIDDIN m Uzbek
Uzbek form of KAMAL UD-DIN.
KAMON m & f Thai
Means "heart, mind" in Thai.
KĀNE m Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Hawaiian, a cognate of TĀNE. In Hawaiian mythology Kāne was the creator god.
KANE m Irish, English (Australian)
Anglicized form of CATHÁN.
KANEONUSKATEW m Indigenous American, Cree
Means "one that walks on four claws" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KANNAN m Tamil
Tamil form of KRISHNA.
KANSTANTSIN m Belarusian
Belarusian form of CONSTANTINE.
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.
KAOLIN m English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN. This is also the name of a type of clay.
KAORU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaoru), (kaoru), (kaoru) all meaning "fragrance, fragrant", as well as other kanji having the same reading.
KAPEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
KAPENA m Hawaiian
Means "captain" in Hawaiian (of English origin).
KAPIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of KAPILA.
KAPILA m Hinduism
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit, derived from कपि (kapi) meaning "monkey". In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of a sage who founded Samkhya philosophy and is identified with the god Vishnu.
KAPONO m Hawaiian
Means "the good one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pono "good, moral".
KAPUA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KARA (2) m Ottoman Turkish
Means "black, dark" in Turkish. This was sometimes used as a byname by Ottoman officials, figuratively meaning "courageous".
KARAM m & f Arabic
Means "generosity, nobleness" in Arabic.
KARAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Means "clever, skillful" in Sanskrit.
KARCSI m Hungarian
Diminutive of KÁROLY.
KÅRE m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Kári meaning "curly, curved".
KAREEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic كريم (see KARIM). A famous bearer of this name is basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-).
KAREKIN m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GAREGIN.
KAREL m Dutch, Czech, Slovene
Dutch, Czech and Slovene form of CHARLES.
KAREN (2) m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GAREN.
KÁRI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KÅRE.
KARI (2) m Finnish
Finnish form of Macarius (see MACARIO).
KARIM m Arabic, Persian
Means "generous, noble" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous". In Islamic tradition الكريم (al-Karim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KARIUKI m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
KARL m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Finnish, Estonian, 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.
KARL-HEINZ m German
Combination of KARL and HEINZ.
KARLHEINZ m German
Combination of KARL and HEINZ.
KĀRLIS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHARLES.
KARLO m Croatian
Croatian form of CHARLES.
KARMA m & f Bhutanese
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".
KARNA m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कर्ण (karna) meaning "ear". This is the name of the son of the Hindu sun god Surya and the goddess Kunti, who gave birth to him through her ear. He was a great warrior who joined the Kauravas to fight against his half-brothers the Pandavas, eventually becoming the king of Anga.
KAROL m Polish, Slovak, Slovene
Polish, Slovak and Slovene form of KARL.
KAROLIS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CAROLUS.
KAROLOS m Greek
Greek form of CAROLUS.
KÁROLY m Hungarian
Hungarian form of KARL.
KARP m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Karpos (see CARPUS).
KARSYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of CARSON.
KARTHIK m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of KARTIK.
KARTIK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades.
KARTIKEYA m Hinduism
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades, ultimately from कृत् (krit) meaning "to cut, to divide". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
KASEY m & f English
Variant of CASEY.
KASHTON m English (Modern)
Probably a blend of KASH and ASHTON.
KASIM m Turkish
Turkish form of QASIM.
KASIMIR m German (Rare)
German form of CASIMIR.
KAŠPAR m Czech (Rare)
Czech form of JASPER.
KASPAR m German, Estonian
German and Estonian form of JASPER.
KASPARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JASPER.
KASPARS m Latvian
Latvian form of JASPER.
KASPER m Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER.
KASTOR m Greek Mythology
Greek form of CASTOR.
KATASHI m Japanese
From Japanese (katashi) meaning "hard, firm" or other kanji and kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.
KATLEGO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KATLEHO m Southern African, Sotho
Means "success" in Sotho.
KATO m Eastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
KATSU m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory", as well as other kanji having the same pronunciation.
KATSUHITO m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" or (katsu) meaning "overcome" combined with (hito) meaning "person" or (hito) meaning "compassionate". Other kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
KATSUO m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and (o) meaning "hero, manly". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
KATSURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 勝郎 (see KATSURŌ).
KATSURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and () meaning "son". Different kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
KATSUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 勝郎 (see KATSURŌ).
KAUʻI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and uʻi "youth, beauty".
KAUKO m Finnish
Means "far away" in Finnish.
KAULANA m & f Hawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAURI m Maori
From the name of a type of tree found in New Zealand (species Agathis australis).
KAVEH m Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means "royal" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Kaveh is a blacksmith who leads a rebellion against the evil ruler Zahhak.
KAVI m Indian, Hindi
From a title for a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KAWACATOOSE m Indigenous American, Cree
Means "poor man" or "lean man" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KAWEHI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
K'AWIIL m Mayan Mythology
Means "powerful" in Mayan. This is the name of the Maya god of lightning. He was sometimes depicted with one of his legs taking the form of a serpent.
KAY (2) m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, he is portrayed as an unrefined boor.
KAYA m Turkish
Means "rock, cliff" in Turkish.
KAYDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
KAYIN (1) m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KAYIN (2) m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAIN.
KAYODE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KAZIK m Polish
Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIERZ m Polish
Polish form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMÍR m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare)
Czech and Slovak form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIR m Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Russian, Slovene and Croatian form of CASIMIR.
KÁZMÉR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KAZUKI m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
KAZUO m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (o) meaning "male, man" or (o) meaning "husband, man". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KAZUYA m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ya) meaning "to be, also". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
KEAHI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the fire" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ahi "fire".
KEALA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
KEALOHA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KEAN m Irish
Anglicized form of CIAN.
KEANE m Irish
Variant of KEAN.
KEANO m Dutch (Modern)
Perhaps a variant of KEANU. It was popularized by a child (born 2004) on the Flemish reality show De Pfaffs (2002-2011).
KEANU m & f Hawaiian
Means "the cool breeze" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and anu "coolness". This name is now associated with Canadian actor Keanu Reeves (1964-).
KEATON m English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "shed town" in Old English.
KEEFE m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of CAOMH".
KEEGAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin, which means "descendant of Aodhagán". The given name Aodhagán is a double diminutive of AODH.
KEELAN f & m Irish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN, sometimes used as a masculine name.
KEENAN m Irish
Anglicized form of CIANÁN.
KEES m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of CORNELIS. A notable bearer was the Dutch painter Kees van Dongen (1877-1968).
KEFILWE m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KEGHART m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեղարդ (see GEGHARD).
KEI m & f Japanese
From Japanese (kei) meaning "intelligent", (kei) meaning "gemstone" or (kei) meaning "congratulate". This name can also be formed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
KEIJO m Finnish
Derived from Finnish keiju meaning "elf, fairy".
KEINAN m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KENAN and CAINAN.
KEIR m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of KERR.
KEITH m English, Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from a place name, itself probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
KEKOA m Hawaiian
Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".
KELAN m Irish
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELCEY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of KELSEY.
KELD m Danish
Danish form of KETIL.
KELEMEN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CLEMENT.
KELLAN m English (Modern)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELLEN m English (Modern)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELLEY f & m English
Variant of KELLY.
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).
KELSEY f & m English
From an English surname that 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".
KELVIN m English
From the name of a Scottish river, perhaps meaning "narrow water". As a title it was borne by the Irish-Scottish physicist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), who acquired his title from the river.
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.
KEMALETTİN m Turkish
Turkish form of KAMAL UD-DIN.
KEMEN m Basque
Means "courage, vigour" in Basque.
KEMP m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Middle English kempe meaning "champion, athlete, warrior".
KEMUEL m Biblical
From the Hebrew name קְמוּאֵל (Qemu'el) meaning "raised by God". This is the name of a nephew of Abraham in the Old Testament.
KEN (1) m English
Short form of KENNETH.
KEN (2) m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
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.
KENDAL m & f English (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of KENDALL.
KENDALL m & f English
From a surname that comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent".
KENDE m Hungarian
From the Hungarian royal title kende or kündü, which referred to the ceremonial Magyar king (who ruled together with the military leader the gyula in the period before the Magyars settled in Hungary).
KENDRICK m English
From a surname that has several different origins. It could be from the Old English given names Cyneric "royal power" or Cenric "bold power", or from the Welsh name Cynwrig "chief hero". It can also be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Eanraig meaning "son of HENRY".
KENELM m English (Rare)
From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet". Saint Kenelm was a 9th-century martyr from Mercia, where he was a member of the royal family. The name was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has since become rare.
KEN'ICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "study, sharpen" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KENJI m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "study, sharpen" combined with (ji) meaning "two". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
KENNARD m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given names CYNEWEARD or CYNEHEARD.
KENNEDY f & m English, 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).
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 1825 novel The Talisman. A famous bearer was the British novelist Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), who wrote The Wind in the Willows.
KENNITH m English
Variant of KENNETH.
KENNY m Scottish, English
Diminutive of KENNETH.
KENSHIN m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "humble, modest" and (shin) meaning "trust, believe". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KENT m English
From a surname that was originally derived from Kent, the name of a county in England, which may be derived from a Brythonic word meaning "coastal district".
KENTA m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" and (ta) meaning "thick, big", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
KENTARŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong", (ta) meaning "thick, big" and () meaning "son". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
KENTIGERN m Scottish
Possibly means "chief lord" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Glasgow.
KENTON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name meaning either "town on the River Kenn" or "royal town" in Old English.
KENYON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name, of uncertain meaning.
KENZIE m & f English
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KENZO m Japanese, French (Modern)
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 謙三 or 健三 or 賢三 (see KENZŌ). Use of the name in France can probably be attributed to the fashion brand Kenzo, founded in 1970 by the Japanese-French designer Kenzō Takada (1939-).
KENZŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "humble", (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "wise" combined with () meaning "three". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KENZOU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 謙三 or 健三 or 賢三 (see KENZŌ).
KEONE m & f Hawaiian
Means "the homeland" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and one "sand, homeland".
KEONI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOHN.
KEPA m Basque
Basque form of CEPHAS.
KEPHAS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of CEPHAS.
KEREM m Turkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERÎM m Kurdish
Kurdish form of KARIM.
KERİM m Turkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERMAN m Basque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KERMIT m English
From a Manx surname, a variant of the Irish surname MacDermott meaning "son of DIARMAID". Theodore Roosevelt used it for one of his sons. The name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, one of the Muppets created by puppeteer Jim Henson.
KERNEELS m Dutch
Dutch (South African) variant of CORNELIUS.
KERR m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from a place name meaning "rough wet ground" in Old Norse.
KERRY m & f English
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KESHA m Russian
Diminutive of INNOKENTIY.
KESHAUN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAUN.
KESHAWN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAWN.
KESHET m & f Hebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KĘSTAS m Lithuanian
Diminutive of KĘSTUTIS.
KĘSTUTIS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian kęsti meaning "to cope, to endure" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Lithuania.
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.
KETILL m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KETIL.
KETTIL m Swedish
Swedish form of KETIL.
KETUT m & f Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KEV m English
Short form of KEVIN.
KEVAN m Irish
Variant of KEVIN.
KÉVIN m French (Modern)
French variant of KEVIN.
KEVIN m English, Irish, French (Modern), Spanish (Modern), German (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern), Danish (Modern)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín meaning "handsome birth", derived from the older 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 middle of the 20th century, and elsewhere in Europe in the late 20th century.
KEVORK m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GEVORG.
KEVYN m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of KEVIN.
KEWIN m Polish (Modern)
Polish form of KEVIN.
KFIR m Hebrew
Means "lion cub" in Hebrew.
KGOSI m Southern African, Tswana
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
KHACHATUR m Armenian
Means "given by the cross" in Armenian.
KHAFRA m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian ḫꜥf-rꜥ meaning "he appears as RA". This was the name of the 4th-dynasty Egyptian pharaoh who built the second largest of the pyramids at Giza. He is also known as Chephren, from the Greek form of his name.
KHAJAG m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Խաժակ (see KHAZHAK).
KHALED m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خالد (see KHALID).
KHALEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خليل (see KHALIL).
KHALID m Arabic
Means "eternal", derived from Arabic خلد (khalada) meaning "to last forever". This name was borne by a 7th-century Islamic military leader, Khalid ibn al-Walid.
KHALIFA m Arabic
Means "successor, caliph" in Arabic. The title caliph was given to the successors of the Prophet Muhammad, originally elected by the Islamic populace.
KHALIL m Arabic
Means "friend" in Arabic.
KHALIQ m Arabic
Means "creator" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الخليق (al-Khaliq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KHAM m & f Lao
Means "gold" in Lao.
KHAMISI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KHAMPHET m & f Lao
From Lao ຄຳ (kham) meaning "gold" and ເພັດ (phet) meaning "diamond, gem".
KHAN m Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
KHÁNH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (khánh) meaning "congratulate, celebrate".
KHANPASHA m Chechen
Derived from the Turkic title Khan meaning "ruler, leader" combined with the high Ottoman military rank pasha.
KHARITON m Russian
Russian form of CHARITON.
KHASAN m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Ingush, Bashkir, Tatar
Form of HASAN in various languages.
KHAYRAT m & f Arabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
KHAYRI m Arabic
Means "charitable" in Arabic.
KHAYYAM m Arabic
Means "tent maker" in Arabic. This was the surname of the 12th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam.
KHAZHAK m Armenian
Means "blue-eyed" in Armenian.
KHNUM m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian ẖnmw (reconstructed as Khenmu or Khnemu), derived from ẖnm meaning "to unite". This was the name of an early Egyptian god associated with fertility, water and the Nile. He was often depicted as a man with the head of a ram, sometimes with a potter's wheel.
KHNUM-KHUFU m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian ẖnmw-ḫwfw meaning "KHNUM protects me". This was the the full name of the pharaoh Khufu.
KHODADAD m Persian
Means "God given" from Persian خدا (khoda) meaning "god, lord" and داد (dad) meaning "gave".
KHORSHID m & f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian خورشید (see KHURSHID).
KHUBILAI m Medieval Mongolian
Mongolian form of KUBLAI.
KHUFU m Ancient Egyptian
Shortened form of the longer Egyptian name KHNUM-KHUFU. This was the name of an Egyptian pharaoh of the 4th dynasty, the builder of the largest of the pyramids. He used both the full and shortened versions of his name in his lifetime, and is also known to history by the Greek form of his name Cheops.
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.
KHWAJA m Persian
From a title meaning "master, owner" in Persian. It is not generally used as a name itself.
KIAN (1) m Persian
Means "king, foundation, symbol of pride" in Persian.
KIANOUSH m Persian
Derived from Persian کیا (kiya) meaning "king".
KIARAN m English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIBWE m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 吉郎 (see KICHIRŌ).
KICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (kichi) meaning "good luck" and () meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 吉郎 (see KICHIRŌ).
KIDLAT m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "lightning" in Tagalog.
KIEFER m English (Modern)
From a German surname meaning either "pine tree" or "barrel maker".
KIERAN m Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERON m Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIKE m Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
KIKO m Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO or ENRIQUE.
KILIAN m German, Irish, French
German form and Irish and French variant of CILLIAN.
KILLIAN m Irish, French
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.
KIM (1) f & m English
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 (2) m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Scandinavian short form of JOACHIM.
KIMBALL m English
From a surname that was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.
KIMI m Finnish
Diminutive of KIM (2).
KIMMO m Finnish
Meaning unknown. It was popularized by Eino Leino's poem Kimmo's Revenge (1902).
KIMO m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JAMES.
KING m English
From a nickname that derives from the English word king, ultimately from Old English cyning.
KINGSLEY m English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's wood" in Old English.
KINGSTON m English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's town" in Old English.
KIP m English
From a nickname, probably from the English word kipper meaning "male salmon".
KIPLING m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "Cyppel's people". The surname was borne by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), a British novelist born in India who wrote The Jungle Book and other works.
KIR m Russian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIRABO m & f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KIRAN f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana), which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KIRBY m & f English
From an English surname that was originally from a place name meaning "church settlement" in Old Norse. This name briefly spiked in popularity for American girls in 1982 after the character Kirby Anders Colby was introduced to the soap opera Dynasty.
KIRE m Macedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KIRIL m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CYRIL.
KIRILL m Russian
Russian form of CYRIL.
KIRILS m Latvian
Latvian form of CYRIL.
KIRK m English
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "church" from Old Norse kirkja, ultimately from Greek. A famous bearer was American actor Kirk Douglas (1916-), whose birth name was Issur Danielovitch.
KIRO m Macedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KISECAWCHUCK m Indigenous American, Cree
Means "daystar" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KISEMBO m & f Eastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KISHAN m Indian, Hindi, Gujarati
Possibly a variant of KRISHNA.
KISHOR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHORE m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi किशोर, Tamil கிஷோர் or Telugu కిశోర్ (see KISHOR).
KIT m & f English
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
KITO m Sorbian
Sorbian diminutive form of CHRISTIAN or CHRISTOPHER.
KIVANÇ m Turkish
Means "pride, joy" in Turkish.
KIYOSHI m Japanese
From Japanese (kiyoshi) or (kiyoshi) both meaning "pure". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
KJELD m Danish
Danish form of KETIL.
KJETIL m Norwegian
Variant of KETIL.
KLAAS m Dutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAES m Frisian
Frisian short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAHAN m Thai
Means "brave" in Thai.
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