KelainofGreek Mythology This name is derived from κελαινός meaning "black, dark." This name belongs to 5 different figures in Greek mythology, including an Amazon (a woman warrior), one of the Pleiades and the mother of Delphus by Apollo.
KeleustanormGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from either the Greek adjective κελευστός (keleustos) meaning "commanded, ordered" or from the Greek noun κελευστής (keleustes) meaning "boatswain"... [more]
KephisosmGreek Mythology This is the name of an ancient Greek river god, who takes his name from the two Greek rivers that he is associated with, namely the Kephisos in Attica and the Kephisos in Boeotia. The meaning and origin of the rivers' name is unknown, but a few theories have been put forward by scholars.... [more]
KeroessafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek κερόεις (keroeis) meaning "horned" (feminine κερόεσσα (keroessa)). In Greek mythology Keroessa was the daughter of Io by Zeus and mother of Byzas, founder of Byzantium... [more]
KeshavamSanskrit, Hinduism Meaning uncertain. It could derive from Sanskrit meaning "beautiful unshorn hair" or "slayer of Keshi demon" in Sanskrit.... [more]
KeuthonymosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek κεῦθος (keuthos) which can mean "the depths" as well as "hidden". It is related to Greek κεῦθω (keuthō) meaning "I hide, I cover"... [more]
KhalmSanskrit, Tamil, Hinduism, Indian, Hindi MEANING : threshing-floor, granary, earth, mould, , place, site ,contest, battle, sediment or dregs of oil, butter-milk boiled with acid vegetables and spices, a mischievous man, the sun, Xanthochymus pictorius, the thorn-apple ... [more]
KhandromafFar Eastern Mythology The Tibetian name for Dakini, a spirit or type of spirit in Vajrayana Buddhism. It is reported to mean "skygoer" and may be derived from the Sanskrit khecara, a term from the Cakrasaṃvara Tantra.
KhariklofGreek Mythology The name of a nymph of Thebes in Boiotia, a close friend of the goddess Athena. The name comes from the elements χάρης (kharis) meaning "grace, graceful" and κλωσης (klosis) meaning "spinner, spinning".
KharisfGreek Mythology Name of one of the Kharites of Greek myth. It means "grace". http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/KharisAglaia.html
KhorældarmOssetian Mythology Meaning unknown. In Ossetian mythology, Khorældar is the god of bread, patron of harvest, and father of Borkhuarali. When his son was killed by Batraz, he decided to punish the Narts by putting them in famine.
Kigatilikm & fInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Kigatilik is a vicious, violent demon, especially known for killing shamans.
KikimorafSlavic Mythology The name of an evil house spirit in Slavic Mythology. Her name may derive from the Udmurt word kikka-murt meaning "scarecrow". Alternatively it may come from the Polish mora or Czech můra which mean "moth" or be related to the Old Norse mara meaning "nightmare".
KiririshafNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of an important goddess in Elamite religion. Her name apparently means "Great Goddess"1 or "Great Lady"2 in the Elamite language, with one source stating that the name consists of Elamite kiri or kirir "goddess" and Elamite usa(n)3 (relation with the Elamite word rishair "great" is also likely4)... [more]
KisharfNear Eastern Mythology The name of an Akkadian goddess who may have been an earth mother goddess. Her name is argued to mean "the whole earth".
KishimojinfJapanese Mythology The name of a Japanese protector goddess of children and child rearing who is sometimes also seen as a vicious demon of misery and unhappiness towards children and parents. Her name is derived from 鬼 (ki) meaning "ghost, evil spirit, demon", 子 (shi) meaning "child", 母 (mo) meaning "mother" and 神 (jin) meaning "god, deity, spirit".
KiviuqmInuit Mythology Kiviuq is the hero of epic stories of the Inuit of the Arctic regions of northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland. Kiviuq is an eternal Inuit wanderer.
KleolafGreek Mythology Possibly a short form or corruption of either Κλεολεία (Kleoleia) or Κλεολαία (Kleolaia), both of which derive their first element from Greek κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory"... [more]
KoharafPolynesian Mythology Kohara is the goddess of tuna, and is considered the "mother of all tuna fish". The word also means "to throw a flash of lightning, as a deity". In Māori mythology, lightning begat tuna. In that sense, Kohara can be considered the "ancestor of tuna".
KokabielmJudeo-Christian Legend Means "star of God", derived from Hebrew כּוֹכַב (kokhab) "star" and אֵל ('el) "God". The Book of Enoch names him as one of the fallen angels. He is also mentioned in the Kabbalistic text 'Sefer Raziel HaMalakh' ("The Book of the Archangel Raziel").
KopalamGeorgian Mythology Meaning uncertain. Kopala was a God of lightning and a hero in Georgian mythology who slayed demons. Along with Iakhsari, he led a campaign to drive out the devils who were persecuting the humans living on the land... [more]
KopciuszekfFolklore Means "black redstart" in Polish - the black redstart being a type of small bird. This is the Polish name of the fairy tale character Cinderella. It is not used as a given name in Poland.
KorkyrafGreek Mythology Korkyra was a beautiful nymph daughter of Asopos and Metope. Poseidon felt in love with her and brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (the actual Greek name of Corfu Island).
KoscheimSlavic Mythology (?), Russian A antagonistic figure from traditional Russian fairy tales. Known as “Koschei the Deathless”, he is portrayed as an evil and powerful wizard who cannot be killed by traditional means since his soul is hidden inside an object, often an egg nested inside other protective objects.
KriasosmGreek Mythology Basically means "he who saves rams", derived from Greek κριός (krios) meaning "ram, male sheep" combined with Greek σαόω (saoō) meaning "to rescue, to save". For the latter element, also compare the Greek adjective σάος (saos) meaning "safe".
KtesiosmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek κτῆσις (ktesis) meaning "acquisition, possession, property", which is ultimately derived from Greek κτάομαι (ktaomai) meaning "to acquire, to procure for oneself" as well as "to possess".
KtesipposmGreek Mythology Derived from the elements κτᾰ́ομαι (ktáomai) meaning “to acquire” and ἵππος (híppos) meaning “horse”.
KuafumChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 夸 (kua, meaning “boast”) and 父 (fu, meaning “father”). Kuafu was a giant in Chinese mythology most well known for trying to chase or race with the sun... [more]
Kudanf & mJapanese, Japanese Mythology From Japanese 件 (kudan) meaning "matter", or more creatively translated as "human-faced bovine", is a yōkai which became widely known throughout Japan during the first half of the 19th century. The kanji used for Kudan can also come from Japanese 人 (hito) meaning "person" combined with 牛 (ushi) meaning "cow, bull"... [more]
KullervomFinnish, Finnish Mythology Derived from Finnish word kulta "gold". In Finnish epic 'Kalevala' Kullervo Kalervonpoika (son of Kalervo) was a beautiful man with hair of golden colour and tragic life: he is sold into slavery, unknowingly seduces his sister and finally kills himself.
KumarbimHurrian Mythology Kumarbi is the chief god of the Hurrians. He is the son of Anu (the sky), and father of the storm-god Teshub. He was identified by the Hurrians with Sumerian Enlil, by the Greeks as Kronos and by the Ugaritians with El.... [more]
KumbhakarnamHinduism Means "pot-eared, pitcher-eared" in Sanskrit, from कुम्भ (kumbha) meaning "pitcher, pot, jar" and कर्ण (karna) meaning "ear". In the Hindu epic the Ramayana he is a rakshasa (a type of supernatural being) and the younger brother of the demon king Ravana.
Kun AnafMythology The Turkic sun goddess, associated with life and fertility, warmth and health. Her name is derived from gün meaning "sun, day" and ana meaning "mother".
KurdalægonmOssetian Mythology Contraction of Kurd Alæ Wærgon in which Kurd (derived from *kur- meaning "to heat", "to incandesce") and Alæ (Ossetian for "Aryan" and later "Alan") are epithets meaning "blacksmith" and "Alan (a nomadic Iranian ethnic group), Aryan (an Indo-Iranian term meaning "noble") and Wærgon (from Old Ossetic *wærg meaning "wolf") , the original name of Kurdalægon... [more]
KusanagimJapanese Mythology (草薙剣) Full name is(phoneticly) is Kusanagi-No-tsurugi. The name originated from a legendary sword from the three Imperial Regalia of Japan. As well as Sessho-seki and Tonbogiri.... [more]
KviriamGeorgian Mythology, Georgian (Rare) Meaning uncertain, though it could be derived from (and is certainly associated with) the Georgian word კვირა (kvira) meaning "week" as well as "Sunday" (ultimately of Greek origin).... [more]
KymofGreek Mythology A Nereid named the "wave" or the "end of waves" wh,o with her sisters Amphitrite and Kymodoke, had the power to still the winds and calm the sea. (Hesiod, Apollodorus)
KymopoleiafGreek Mythology Kymopoleia, goddess of heavy seas and storms, was a daughter of sea god Poseidon and the wife of Briareus one of the three Hundred-Handlers. Her only known mention occurs in the Hesiodic Theogony.
KypselosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived either from the Greek noun κύψελος (kypselos) meaning "swallow" or "swift" (both birds) or from the Greek noun κυψέλη (kypsele) meaning "chest, box" as well as "beehive".
LacedaemonmGreek Mythology (Anglicized) Lacedaemon was a mythical king of Laconia and son of the Pleaid Taygete and Zeus in Classical Greek mythology. He was a father of King Amyclas of Sparta and Queen Eurydice of Argos, with Princess Sparta, the daughter of King Eurotas.
Lạc Long QuânmFar Eastern Mythology From Sino-Vietnamese 雒龍君 (Lạc Long Quân) meaning "Dragon Lord of the Lạc Việt", the name of a group of ancient tribes that inhabited northern Vietnam and southern China in the 3rd century BC... [more]
LagamarfNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. Her name is Akkadian and means "no mercy".1 The Elamite form of her name is said to be Lakamar.2 The fact that her name is Akkadian rather than Elamite, is possibly due to the fact that Elam had repeatedly been under Akkadian rule and was thus influenced by the Akkadian language and culture... [more]
LamariafGeorgian Mythology Meaning unknown. Lamaria is a goddess in Georgian mythology and a part of the Svan pantheon. She is named "eye of the earth" and is the goddess of the hearth, cattle and a protector of women (especially with matters of childbirth).
Lâm cung thánh mẫufFar Eastern Mythology The princess of the forest in Vietnamese mythology. Her name is derived from the Vietnamese reading of 林 (lâm) meaning "forest" 宮 (cung) meaning "palace, temple", 聖 (thánh) meaning "holy, sacred" and 母 (mẫu) meaning "mother".
LampedofGreek Mythology Derived from Greek λαμπάς (lampas) "a torch, beacon, sun". This was the name of an Amazonian queen in Greek mythology. A chapter is dedicated to Lampedo and her sister Marpesia in Boccaccio's 'On Famous Women' (1374).
LampetiafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Λαμπετίη (Lampetiê), a derivative of λαμπετάω (lampetaô) "to shine". In Greek mythology Lampetia and her sister Phaethousa were two nymphs who pastured the sacred herds of the sun god Helios on the mythical island of Thrinakie, or Thrinacia.
LaodamiafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Λαοδαμεια (Laodameia), perhaps from λαος (laos) "people" and δαμαω (damao) "to tame". This was the name of several characters in Greek legend... [more]
LaodikefAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Means "justice of the people", derived from Greek λαος (laos) "the people" combined with Greek δικη (dike) meaning "justice, judgement" as well as "custom, usage".
LaomedonmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun λαομέδων (laomedon) meaning "ruler of the people", which consists of the Greek noun λαός (laos) meaning "(the) people" and the Greek noun μέδων (medon) meaning "ruler" (see Medon).... [more]
LarentiafRoman Mythology Apparently derived from the Latin term Lares referring to minor guardian gods, the origin of which is unknown. There may be a connection to Latin larva "ghost, spectre" or larvo "to enchant, bewitch"... [more]
LatreusmGreek Mythology Latreus was a Thessalioi Kentauroi (Centaur of Thessaly) who participated in the Centauromachy that stirred after the centaurs tried to abduct Queen Hippodamia and thus angered King Pirithous and the king's men (the Lapiths)... [more]
LaufeyfNorse Mythology, Icelandic Derived from the Old Norse elements lauf "leaf, foliage" and ey "island" or "good fortune". In Norse legend Laufey is the mother of Loki, Helblindi and Býleistr.
LaurinmGerman, Germanic Mythology Old German name of uncertain origin. In recent years it has been debated that Laurin might be derived from Latin laurinus "crowned with laurels".... [more]
LeafHawaiian, Polynesian Mythology Goddess of canoe builders; wife of Ku-moku-hali'i; sister of Hina-puku-'ai; she takes the form of an 'elepaio (a forest bird)
LeabharchamfIrish Mythology Means "crooked book" from Gaelic leabhar "book" and cham "crooked" (a byname probably referring to posture). In Irish legend this was the name of the wise old woman who raised Deirdre in seclusion, and who brought together Deirdre and Naoise.
LeadesfGreek Mythology A son of Astacus, who, according to Apollodorus (iii. 6. § 8), fought in the defence of Thebes against the Seven, and slew Eteocles; but Aeschylus (Sept. 474) represents Megareus as the person who killed Eteocles.
LeosmGreek Mythology Derived from Attic Greek λεώς (leos) meaning "the people". Also compare Greek λαος (laos), which has the same meaning and is found in names like Archelaus and Menelaus.
LepreusmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek λεπρός (lepros), which can mean "scaly, scabby, rough" as well as "leprous, mangy". Obviously, it is etymologically related to the modern English word leprosy... [more]
LethefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek λήθη "forgetfulness, oblivion" (source of the word alethes "true" (compare Alethea), literally "not concealing"). In Greek mythology this name belonged to a daimona of oblivion... [more]
Letumm & fRoman Mythology Letum is the Roman version of Thanatos. Μeans "death, destruction, annihilation". Letum was far more violent in Roman mythology than Thanatos was in Greek mythology... [more]
LeucosiafGreek Mythology (Latinized) From Greek Λευκωσια (Leukosia), possibly derived from λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white" and οὐσία (ousia) "being" or "substance, essence". According to some writers, there were three Sirens: Leucosia, Parthenope and Ligeia.
LeucothoëfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Λευκοθόη (Leukothoê), derived from Greek λευκός (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white" and θοός (thoos) "swift, nimble". In Greek mythology, Leucothoe was the beloved of Helios and sister of Clytia.
LeukonmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective λευκός (leukos) meaning "white" as well as "bright, clear, brilliant" (see Leukos), which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun λύκη (luke) or (lyke), which can mean "light" as well as "morning sunshine".... [more]
LeukosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective λευκός (leukos) meaning "white" as well as "bright, clear, brilliant", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun λύκη (luke) or (lyke), which can mean "light" as well as "morning sunshine".... [more]
LewalevufPolynesian Mythology The name of a fertility goddess in Fijian mythology, derived from lewa meaning "authority" and levu meaning "big, large".
LexanormGreek Mythology Either a variant of Alexanor or an independent name in its own right, in which case the name is derived from the Greek noun λέξις (lexis) meaning "speech" as well as "word, phrase" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man"... [more]