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KATINKA f German, Hungarian, Dutch
German diminutive of KATHARINA, a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN and a Dutch diminutive of CATHARINA.
KATIUSCIA f Italian
Italian form of KATYUSHA.
KATJA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Slovene
Form of KATYA in various languages.
KATKA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of KATEŘINA or KATARÍNA.
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.
KATÓ f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
KATRĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian short form of KOTRYNA.
KATRI f Finnish
Short form of KATARIINA.
KATRIEN f Dutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
KATRIINA f Finnish
Short form of KATARIINA.
KATRIJN f Dutch
Dutch form of KATHERINE.
KATRÍN f Icelandic
Icelandic form of KATHERINE.
KATRIN f German, Swedish, Estonian
German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE.
KATRĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of KATHERINE.
KATRINA f English, German, Swedish, Dutch
Variant of CATRIONA. It is also a German, Swedish and Dutch contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATRINE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of KATHERINE.
KATSIARYNA f Belarusian
Belarusian form of KATHERINE.
KATSU m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory", as well as other kanji having the same pronunciation.
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 KATSUROU).
KATSUROU m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and (rou) meaning "son". Different kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
KATTALIN f Basque
Basque form of KATHERINE.
KATY f English
Diminutive of KATE.
KATYA f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KATYUSHA f Russian
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KAUI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and u'i "youth, beauty".
KAUKO m Finnish
Means "far away" in Finnish.
KAULANA m & f Hawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAUR f Indian (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.
KAURI m Maori
From the name of a type of tree found in New Zealand (species Agathis australis).
KAUSALYA f Hinduism
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.
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.
KAVERI f Indian, Hindi
From the name of the Kaveri River in southern India.
KAVI m Indian, Hindi
From a title for a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KAVITA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
KAVITHA f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KAWACATOOSE m Native 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.
KAWISENHAWE f Native American, Mohawk
Means "she holds the ice" in Mohawk.
KAY (1) f English
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
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.
KAYCEE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of CASEY.
KAYDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
KAYE f English
Variant of KAY (1).
KAYIN (1) m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KAYIN (2) m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAIN.
KAYLA f English
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'.
KAYLEE f English (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lee.
KAYLEEN f English (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix leen.
KAYLEIGH f English (Modern)
Variant of KAYLEE. This is also a common Anglicized form of the Gaelic word ceilidh, a traditional social gathering and dance.
KAYLYN f English (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
KAYODE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KAZIA f Polish
Short form of KAZIMIERA.
KAZIK m Polish
Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERA f Polish
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIERZ m Polish
Polish form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMÍR m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KÁZMÉR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KAZUE f Japanese
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.
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.
KAZUKO f Japanese
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.
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.
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.
KEANNA f English (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and ANNA.
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.
KEAVY f Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
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.
KEELIN f Irish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN.
KEELY f English
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".
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).
KEEVA f Irish
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
KEFILWE m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KEGHART m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեղարդ (see GEGHARD).
KEIGHLEY f English (Rare)
From a surname that 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.
KEIKO f Japanese
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.
KEINAN m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAINAN.
KEIR m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of KERR.
KEIRA f English (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1). This spelling was popularized by British actress Keira Knightley (1985-).
KEISHA f African American
Recent coinage, possibly invented, possibly based on KEZIAH.
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.
KEITHA f Scottish
Feminine form of KEITH.
KEKEPANIA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of STEPHANIE.
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.
KELDA f English (Rare)
Possibly derived from Old Norse kildr meaning "a spring".
KELEBEK f Turkish
Means "butterfly" in Turkish.
KELEMEN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CLEMENT.
KELIA f English (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name.
KELILA f Hebrew
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
KELLEY f & m English
Variant of KELLY.
KELLI f English
Variant of KELLY.
KELLIE f 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.
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".
KENDRA f English
Feminine form of KEN (1) or KENDRICK.
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.
KENINA f Scottish
Feminine form of KENNETH.
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.
KENNA f Scottish
Feminine form of KENNETH.
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 novel 'The Talisman' (1825). 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.
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.
KENYA f English, 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.
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 KENZOU). Use of the name in France can probably be attributed to the fashion brand Kenzo, founded in 1970 by the Japanese-French designer Kenzo Takada (1939-).
KENZOU m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "humble", (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "wise" combined with (zou) meaning "three". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
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.
KEREN f Hebrew
Means "horn" or "ray of light" in Hebrew.
KEREN-HAPPUCH f Biblical
Means "horn of antimony" in Hebrew. Antimony is a substance that was formerly used as an eye cosmetic (eye shadow). 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.
KERENSA f English (Rare)
Means "love" in Cornish.
KERI f English
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERİM m Turkish
Turkish form of KARIM.
KERİME f Turkish
Turkish feminine 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.
KERRI f English
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRIE f English
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRY m & f English
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KERSTIN f Swedish, German
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KERTTU f Finnish
Finnish form of GERTRUDE.
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.
KESHIA f African American
Probably a variant of KEISHA.
KESTREL f English (Rare)
From the name of the bird of prey, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to the sound of its cry.
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.
KETEVAN f Georgian
Georgian form of KATAYUN. It is sometimes used as a Georgian form of KATHERINE.
KETI (1) f Georgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
KETI (2) f Greek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
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.
KETO f Georgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
KETTIL m Swedish
Swedish form of KETIL.
KETURAH f Biblical
Means "incense" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is Abraham's wife after Sarah dies.
KETUT m & f Indonesian, 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), German (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern), Danish (Modern)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín, derived from the older Irish 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.
KEZIA f Biblical
Variant of KEZIAH.
KEZIAH f Biblical
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.
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.
KHADIGA f Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic خديجة (see KHADIJA). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
KHADIJA f Arabic
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.
KHADIJAH f Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic خديجة (see KHADIJA), as well as the usual Malay form.
KHADIJEH f Persian
Persian form of KHADIJA.
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).
KHALEESI f Literature
From a title used in the George R. R. Martin book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' (first published 1996) and the television adaptation 'Game of Thrones' (2011-2019). 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.
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.
KHALIDA f Arabic
Feminine form of KHALID.
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.
KHALILAH f Arabic
Feminine form of KHALIL.
KHALIQ m Arabic
Means "creator" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الخليق (al-Khaliq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KHAMISI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
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, Tatar, Bashkir
Form of HASAN in various languages.
KHATIJAH f Malay
Malay variant form of KHADIJA.
KHATUNA f Georgian
From the Turkic title khatun meaning "lady, woman", a feminine form of khan.
KHAVA f Chechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of EVE.
KHAYRAT m & f Arabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
KHAYRI m Arabic
Means "charitable" in Arabic.
KHAYRIYYA f Arabic
Feminine form of KHAYRI.
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.
KHODADAD m Persian
Means "God given" from Persian خدا (khoda) "god, lord" and داد (dad) "gave".
KHORDAD f Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of HAURVATAT. This is the name of the third month in the Iranian calendar.
KHORSHID m & f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian خورشید (see KHURSHID).
KHRYSTYNA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
KHULAN f Mongolian
Means "onager, wild donkey" in Mongolian. This was the name of a wife of Genghis Khan.
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.
KHUSHI f Indian, Hindi
Means "happiness" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian خوشی (khushi).
KHWAJA m Persian
From a title meaning "master, owner" in Persian. It is not generally used as a name itself.
KI f Sumerian Mythology
Means "earth" in Sumerian. This was the name of the Sumerian goddess of the earth, the consort of An.
KIA f Swedish
Diminutive of KRISTINA.
KIAN (1) m Persian
Means "king, foundation, symbol of pride" in Persian.
KIANA (1) f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of DIANA.
KIANOUSH m Persian
Derived from Persian kian "royal".
KIARA f English (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).
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 KICHIROU).
KICHIROU m Japanese
From Japanese (kichi) meaning "good luck" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KIDIST f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
KIDLAT m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "lightning" in Tagalog.
KIEFER m English (Modern)
From a German surname meaning either "pine tree" or "barrel maker".
KIELO f Finnish
Means "lily of the valley" in Finnish.
KIERA f Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARA (1).
KIERAN m Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERON m Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERRA f English (Modern)
Variant of KIARA influenced by the spelling of SIERRA.
KIIRA f Finnish
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
KIKE m Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
KIKI f English, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
KIKU f Japanese
From Japanese (kiku) meaning "chrysanthemum", as well as other kanji characters that are pronounced the same way.
KILEY f English
Variant of KYLIE.
KILIAN m German, Irish, French
German form and Irish and French variant of CILLIAN.
KILIKINA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHRISTINA.
KILLA f Native American, Quechua
Means "moon" in Quechua.
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.
KIM (3) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
KIMBALL m English
From a surname that was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.