Names Starting with K

gender
usage
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 Flemish
Dutch form of Katherine, used especially in Flanders.
Katelijne f Flemish
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 saint Tekakwitha upon her baptism.
Kateřina f Czech
Czech form of Katherine.
Katerina f Macedonian, Albanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Late Roman
Macedonian and Albanian 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 contracted 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, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian and French form of Katya, as well as an alternate transcription of the Slavic name.
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.
Katina f Greek, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Greek 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.
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, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Slovene, Croatian
Form of Katya in various languages.
Katka f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of Kateřina or Katarína.
Katla f Icelandic, Old Norse
Feminine form of Ketil.
Katlego m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "success, prosperity" in Tswana.
Katleho m & f Southern African, Sotho
Means "success, prosperity" in Sotho.
Katniss f Literature
From the English word katniss, the name of a variety of edible aquatic flowering plants (genus Sagittaria). Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of The Hunger Games series of novels by Suzanne Collins, released 2008 to 2010, about a young woman forced to participate in a violent televised battle.
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 (especially Flemish) form of Katherine.
Katriina f Finnish
Short form of Katariina.
Katrijn f Dutch
Dutch (especially Flemish) 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 Scottish, English
Anglicized form of Caitrìona.
Katrine f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian contracted 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.
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).
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.
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.
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 Indigenous American, Cree (Anglicized)
From Cree ᑲᐋᐧᐦᑲᑐᐢ (Kawâhkatos) meaning "poor man, weak from hunger". This was the name of a 19th-century Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan.
Kawehi f & m Hawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
K'awil m Mayan Mythology
Possibly means "powerful one" in Classic Maya. This was the name of the Maya god of lightning, generations and corn. He was sometimes depicted with one of his legs taking the form of a serpent. His name was also used as a title for other gods.
Kawisenhawe f Indigenous American, Mohawk
Means "she holds the ice" in Mohawk, from ka- "she", ówise "ice" and -hawe "hold, have".
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.
Kaya 1 m Turkish
Means "rock, cliff" in Turkish.
Kaya 2 f English (Modern)
Possibly from the Scandinavian name Kaia, or simply an invented name based on the sounds found in other names such as Maya.
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 (Rare), Yoruba (Rare)
Means "celebrate" in Yoruba.
Kayin 2 m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Cain.
Kayla f English
Combination of the popular phonetic elements kay and la. Use of the name greatly increased after 1982 when the character Kayla Brady began appearing on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Kaylee f English (Modern)
Combination of the popular phonetic elements kay and lee. This name, in various spellings, steadily rose in popularity starting in the 1980s. This particular spelling peaked in America in 2009, ranked 26th, and has since declined.
Kayleen f English (Modern)
Combination of the popular phonetic elements kay and lene.
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 the popular phonetic elements kay and lyn.
Kayode m Western African, Yoruba
Means "bringing joy" in Yoruba.
Kazia f Polish
Short form of Kazimiera.
Kazik m Polish
Diminutive of Kazimierz.
Kazimiera f Polish, Lithuanian
Feminine form of Kazimierz (Polish) or Kazimieras (Lithuanian).
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.
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.
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.
Kazuyuki m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" and (yuki) meaning "happiness, good luck", as well as other combinations of kanji characters having the same reading.
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 English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, a variant of Kane.
Keane m English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, a variant of Kane.
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 (Rare)
Anglicized form of Caoimhe.
Keefe m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caoimh, derived from the given name or byname Caomh.
Keegan m English
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin, which was derived from the given name Aodhagán, a double diminutive of Aodh.
Keelan m Irish
Anglicized form of Caolán.
Keelin f Irish
Anglicized form of Caoilfhionn.
Keely f English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caolaidhe, itself derived from the given name Caoladhe, from Irish 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, derived from filwe "given".
Keghart m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեղարդ (see Geghard).
Kehinde m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "comes last" in Yoruba. It is typically given to the second of twins.
Kehlani f English (Modern)
Variant of Kailani or Kalani. This spelling was popularized by the American singer Kehlani Parrish (1995-), who is known simply as Kehlani.
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.
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.
Keijo m Finnish
Derived from Finnish keiju meaning "elf, fairy".
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 Kenan and Cainan.
Keir m Scottish
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
Possibly invented, or possibly based on Keziah. It began to be used in the 1960s.
Keith m English, Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from the name of a place in East Lothian, itself possibly derived from the Celtic root *kayto- 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, becoming fairly common throughout the English-speaking world in the 20th century.
Keitha f English (Rare)
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".
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 (Rare)
Means "butterfly" in Turkish.
Kelebogile f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "I am thankful" in Tswana, derived from leboga "to be thankful, to thank".
Kelechi m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "thank God" in Igbo.
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.
Kellan m English (Modern)
Variant of Kellen. This particular spelling jumped in popularity after actor Kellan Lutz (1985-) appeared in the Twilight series of movies beginning 2008.
Kellen m English (Modern)
Possibly from a German surname, itself derived from Middle Low German kel "swampy area". This name began to be used in the United States in the early 1980s after the American football player Kellen Winslow (1957-) began his professional career.
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).... [more]
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.
Kemalettin m Turkish
Turkish form of Kamal ad-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 an English surname that comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent". Originally mostly masculine, the name received a boost in popularity for girls in 1993 when the devious character Kendall Hart began appearing on the American soap opera All My Children.
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).
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".... [more]
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 (Rare)
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 Irish Gaelic Ó Cinnéidigh, itself derived from the given name Cennétig. The name has sometimes been given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963). It was popularized as a name for girls by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (1972-), known simply as Kennedy, the host of the television program Alternative Nation on MTV from 1992 to 1997.
Kennet m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of Kenneth.
Kenneth m Scottish, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
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 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, great", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
Kentarō m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong", (ta) meaning "thick, big, great" and () meaning "son". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Kentigern m History (Ecclesiastical)
From a Brythonic name in which the second element is Celtic *tigernos "lord, ruler". The first element may be *kentus "first" or * "dog, hound" (genitive *kunos). This was the name of a 6th-century saint from the Kingdom of Strathclyde. He is the patron saint of 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 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.
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 Cornish
Means "love" in Cornish.
Kerenza f Cornish
Variant of Kerensa.
Keri f English
Feminine variant of Kerry.
Kerîm m Kurdish
Kurdish form of Karim.
Kerim m Turkish
Turkish form of Karim.
Kerime f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Karim.
Kerman m Basque
Basque form of Germanus.
Kermit m English
From a rare (Americanized) Manx surname, a variant of the Irish surname Mac Diarmada, itself derived from the given name Diarmaid. This was the name of a son of Theodore Roosevelt born in 1889. He was named after a relative of his mother, Robert Kermit. The name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, a Muppet created by puppeteer Jim Henson in 1955.
Kerneels m Dutch
Dutch (South African) variant of Cornelius.
Kerr m Scottish
From a Scots surname that was derived from a word meaning "thicket, marsh", ultimately from Old Norse kjarr.
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.
Kertu f Estonian
Estonian 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.
Kęstas m Lithuanian
Diminutive of Kęstutis.
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 Katayoun. 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 Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ketil.
Ketilriðr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Kjellfrid.
Keto f Georgian
Diminutive of Ketevan.
Kettil m Swedish (Rare)
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 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 English
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 "beloved birth", derived from Old Irish Cóemgein, composed of cóem "dear, beloved, gentle" 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, with the exception of one. 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.
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.
Khaing f & m Burmese
Means "firm, strong" in Burmese, possibly of Shan origin.
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.