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First Name Directory - Starting with K




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


Kaarina
Kaarina is a Finnish female given name. Its nameday is celebrated on the 25th of November. It reached its peak of popularity in the 1940s and 1950s. As of 2013 there were 132,000 women registered with this name in Finland. It is listed by the Finnish Population Register Centre as one of the top 10 most popular female given names ever.
Kachina
Kachina is a feminine given name.
Kadia
Kadia is a European girl baby name. In English the meaning of the name Kadia is rhyming, meaning pure. In English language it is also a variant spelling of Cady, meaning a rhythmic flow of sounds.
Kadiatou
Kadiatou is a feminine given name.
Kadri
Kadriye
Cathy is a Turkish female given name of Arabic origin. The masculine form of the name is k.
Kaguya
Kaho
Kaho is a feminine Japanese name written in different kanji characters and having different meanings:
Kahoru
Kahoru is a Japanese feminine given name. It may be written in hiragana or with various ateji. People with this name include:
Kahsha
Kahsha is a feminine given name.
Kai
Kai is a feminine given name.
Kaire
Kaisa
Kaisa is a Finnish and Estonian feminine given name and may refer to:
Kaiva
Kaiva is a Latvian feminine given name. The associated name day is October 26.
Kajsa
Kajsa is a Swedish feminine given name, and may refer to:
Kalina
Kalina - is a feminine given name of Slavic origin meaning: "Viburnum"
Kaliska
Kaliska is a feminine given name.
Kaltrina
Kaltrina is an Albanian female name, with the meaning "light blue".
Kamila
Kamila is a feminine given name.
Kamilia
Arti is a Hungarian female given name.
Kamilla
Kamilla is a feminine given name.
Kana
Kana is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kanae
Kanae (written: 佳苗, 香苗 or 香奈恵) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kanako
Kanako is a Japanese feminine given name, and may refer to:
Kanda
Kanda is a feminine given name.
Kanika
Kanika (Sanskrit, Hindi: ‍कनिका) is a first name for female, often found in the Hindu community. Kanika means atom, seed or gold.
Kaori
Kaori (Japanese: かおり, カオリ [kaoɽi]) is a Japanese feminine given name.
Kaoru
Kaoru is a Japanese given name, which can be worn both by men and by women.
Kaouthar
Arabic female given name meaning abundance and wealth. This name is spelled also "Jessica", "Kent" or "Kaif". In the Qur'an, it is according to the majority of Muslim exegetes, the name of a river in paradise.
Kara
Karaca
Kabir is a Turkish female and male first name and family name. Kabir has the meaning "Deer".
Karan
Kareena
Kareena is a given name. Notable persons with that name include:
Karen
Karen is a given name. In English, it is a feminine name related to Katherine and other similar Germanic language names. In Iran and Armenia however, it is a masculine name deriving from other non-Germanic languages. The name is also found in modern Africa, as well as in Asia.
Kari
Karima
Karin
Karin or Carin is a common feminine given name in various Germanic languages (geographically including Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Switzerland), and in some French-speaking areas, as well as Japanese. In most of its Western forms, Karin was originally a Swedish form of Katherine, but in English speaking countries is usually thought of as merely a variant spelling for Karen. The Japanese name Karin is unrelated to the Western forms.
Karina
Karina is a female given name.
Karine
Karine is a female name of Greek Latin origin, which occurs with the meaning "Girlfriend" or "loved" as a variant of Cara, Carina and Karina in different languages, but particularly in the French-speaking area. "Dear little" is specified for the meaning in Italian. The original origin and significance cf. also at Catherine.
Karja
Karla
Karline
Karoliina
Karoliina is a Finnish feminine given name derived from Charles. People with the name include:
Karolin
Karolin is a feminine given name.
Karolina
Karoline
Karoline is a feminine given name.
Karthika
Karthika (hindi : कर्थिका) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian popular feminine given name, which means "bestower of courage".
Kassandra
Kassandra is a feminine given name.
Kasumi
Kasumi (written: 霞, 香澄 or 佳純) is a feminine Japanese given name. It literally translates to "Mist". Notable people with the name include:


Katalin
Katalin is a female given name and it is a Hungarian variant from Catherine.
Katarina
Katarina is a feminine given name. It is the standard Swedish, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, and Slovenian form of Katherine, and a variant spelling in several other languages. In Croatia, it is the fourth most common female given name, or third if combined with the short form Kata, and in Serbia it is within the 10 most popular names for girls born since 1991.
Katarzyna
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Kate
Kate is a feminine given name and nickname. It is a short form of multiple feminine names, most notably Katherine but also Caitlin and others.
Katerina
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Kateryna
Kateryna (Ukrainian Катери́на) is a female given name.
Katharina
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Katharine
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Katherina
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Katherine
Katherine and its variations are feminine names. They are popular in Christian countries because of their similarity to the name of one of the first Christian saints, Catherine of Alexandria.
Kathleen
Kathleen is a given name, used in English and Irish-language communities. Sometimes spelled Cathleen, it is an Anglicized form of Caitlín, the Irish form of Cateline, which was the Old French form of Catherine. It ultimately derives from the Greek name Aikaterine, the meaning of which is highly debated (see Katherine).
Kathrin
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Kathrina
Catherine is a feminine given name from the Greek Αἰκατερίνα or Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterina, Aikaterinē). The origin of the name is disputed; until the Romans took the name from the Greek adjective καθαρός (katharos = "in") that the importance of "pure" he wears to this day. The male equivalent (lat. Catharinus) appears only in combination with a uniquely male first name (about Barthélemy-Catherine). The name by which found widespread hl. Catherine of Alexandria in the 3rd/4th century.
Kathy
Katia
Katia (Kátia also) is a diminutive of the Russian first name Ekaterina; such as Katja Origin and importance, see Catherine.
Katie
Katja
Katja is a feminine given name. In Germany, Netherlands, Flanders, Scandinavia and Slavic-speaking countries it is pet form of Katherine. Katja may refer to:
Katrin
Katrin is a feminine given name. It is a German and Swedish contracted form of Katherine. Katrin may refer to:
Katrina
Katrina is a feminine given name.
Katsuko
Katsuko (written: 克子 or 勝子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Katy
Katy is a feminine given name. It is a variant spelling of Katie. Katy may refer to:
Katya
Katya is a feminine given name. It is a very popular name in Russia. It is a Russian diminutive form of Yekaterina, which is a Russian form of Katherine. The name is sometimes used as an independent given name in the English-speaking world. In German, Dutch and Scandinavian languages it is spelled Katja. Katya may also refer to:
Kavita
Kavita (hindi : कविता) means poetry in Hindi Hindu/Sanskrit. It is a popular feminine name among Indians. given name.
Kawai
Kawai (written: 川井 ,川合 ,川相 ,河井 ,河合 ,河相 or 可愛) is both Japanese surname and feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kaya
Kaya (IPA: [kaˈja]) is a common given name in several cultures.
Kayla
The female first name Kayla derives Ó Caollaidhe from the Irish family name, which means as much as descendant of Caollaidhe.
Kaylee
Kayoko
Kayoko is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kazimiera
Kazimiera (abbreviated Kazė) is a Lithuanian female given name, derived from Kazimieras.
Kazimira
Kazimira (abbreviated Kazė) is a Lithuanian female given name, derived from Kazimieras.
Kazue
Kazue (written: 一恵, 一枝, 和恵, 和枝, 良恵 or かずえ in hiragana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kazuko
Kazuko (written: 和子, 数子, 佳寿子, 嘉壽子 or かずこ in hiragana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kazusa
Kazuyo
Kazuyo (written: 和世 or 和代) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Käte
Käthe
Kıvanç
Kıvanç is a Turkish given name for (mostly) males and a surname. People named Kıvanç include:
Köksal
Kaka is a Turkish male and female first name and a family name.
Kübra
Keiki
Keiki (written: 慶樹 or 慶記) is both a feminine and a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Keiko
Keiko is a feminine Japanese given name.
Kelly
Kelly is a first and family name, especially in the English-speaking.
Kenza
Kenza is a feminine given name.
Kerim
Kerim is both a masculine given name and a surname. People with the name include:
Kerry
Kerry is a male and female name of Irish origin, which occurs in the English-speaking world and in its original form of Ciarraige first appeared in this Southwest Irish County Kerry. A variant of the name is Kerri.
Kersten
Kersten is the Nordic/low Saxon form of Christian and a primarily masculine given name such as Karsten or Carsten. Kerst is a form created by metathesis of Christ. Female name variants are Kerstin or Kirsten. In rare cases, also Kersten as a female first name is in use.
Kerstin
Kerstin is a female German and Swedish given name; it is the Scandinavian version of Christina.
Kewanee
Kewanee is a feminine given name.
Kexaa
Kezia


Khadija
Khadija (Khadeeja) (Arabic: خديجة‎‎) is a feminine (female) given name, the name of Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad. Together with Fatima, it is one of the most popular female names among Muslims. Hatice is the Turkish equivalent. The name should be distinguished from Katja, which is an abbreviation of Katherine, a name of Greek origin.
Khairunnisa
Jodi setiawan (Arabic: خير النساء‎‎) is an Arabic female given name. The name is transliterated as Hayrünnisa in Turkey. Khair means peace and "nisa" or "nissa" means lady, so the complete name means "Lady Of Peace" or other translations show that the names means 'The Best Of Women' . The fourth (4th) surah aka chapter in "The Quran" (Muslim Holy Book) is also names "Al-Nissa" meaning "THE WOMEN", chapter dedicated to women and their rights per Islam. There are several names with the suffix "Nissa" like Mehrun-nissa,Zebun-nisa, the name "Nissa" can be used independently and written as "Nissa", "Nisa", "Nysa", "Neesa" and "Nessa". It is also a unique name and can also sometimes be spelt as kherunnisa or khair-un-niza.
Khawlah
Khawlah is a feminine Arabic given name, meaning "female deer."
Kiko
Kiko is a given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kikue
Kikue (written: 菊栄) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kikuko
Kikuko (written: 喜久子 or 伎共子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kim
Kim is a feminine given name.
Kimberley
Kimberley is a feminine given name.
Kimi
Kimiko
Kimiko is feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kinga
Kinga is a feminine given name.
Kinta
Kinta is a feminine given name.
Kiona
Kiona is a feminine given name.
Kionna
Kionna is a feminine given name.
Kira
Kira is a mostly female given name of ancient origin and multiple etymological derivations.
Kiran
Kiriaki
Kyriaki (Greek & #160; Κυριακή) is a Greek feminine name. The name Kyriaki (shortforms Kiki or Kiri, also in the transcription of Kiriaki) comes from the Greek, meaning Sunday.
Kirsi
Kirsi is a Finnish female given name. Its nameday is celebrated on 24 July. It began to be used in the 1940s, and it reached its peak of popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. As of 2013 there are 23,000 women with this name in Finland.
Kirsten
Kirsten is allowed as a male and female given name. Today it is used mostly female. When used for a male person, a second, clearly male first name must be added to in Germany under current name law.
Kirsti
Kirsti is a feminine given name. See also Kirsten.
Kirstin
Kirsty
Kirsty (or sometimes Kirstie) is a feminine given name.
Kirtan
Kirtana (Bengali: কীর্তন; Kannada: ಕೀರ್ತನೆ; Marathi: कीर्तन; Punjabi: ਕੀਰਤਨ; Hindi/Nepali कीर्तन; Telugu: కీర్తన; Tamil: கீர்த்தனை; Sanskrit (IAST): kīrtana; Sanskrit for "praise; eulogy"; also sankirtana ) is call-and-response chanting performed in India's bhakti devotional traditions. A person performing kirtana is known as a kirtankara or, colloquially, a "kirtaneera". Kirtana practice involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium, tablas, the two-headed mrdanga or pakhawaj drum and hand cymbals (karatalas). It is a major practice in Vaisnava devotionalism, Sikhism, the Sant traditions and some forms of Buddhism, as well as other religious groups. Kirtana is sometimes accompanied by story-telling and acting. Texts typically cover religious, mythological or social subjects.
Kishi
Kishi is a feminine given name.
Kitty
Kitty is a feminine given name.
Kiyoko
Kiyoko (きよこ, キヨコ?) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Klara
Klarissza
Klarissza is a Hungarian female given name.
Klaudia
Klára
Klara is a Hungarian female given name.
Klementine
Klementine is a feminine given name.
Kleopátra
Cleopatra is a Hungarian female given name.
Klervi
Kohana
Kohana is a feminine given name.
Koharu
Koharu (written: 小春 or コハル in katakana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Konca
Konomi
Konomi is both a Japanese surname and a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Konstanze
Constanze (also, Constance) is a female given name adopted from the Latin (Latin cōnstantia, literally "resistance, strength"). The name, which was common in the middle ages the nobility came up again in the 18th century. Constance is the English form inherited from the French.
Kordula
Kordula is a feminine given name.
Kornélia
Kornelia is a Hungarian female given name.
Kornelia
Kotomi
Kotomi is a Japanese girls' name. Its meaning comes from the koto, which is a Japanese stringed instrument, and -mi, a name suffix meaning "beauty" or "beautiful", but depending on the kanji used it can have many different meanings.
Kotryna
Kotryna is a Lithuanian female name derived from Catherine.
Kozue
Kozue (written: 梢 or こずえ in hiragana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kreszentia
Kreszenz
Kriemhild
Kriemhilde
Kris
Krista
Krista is a female given name, a mostly North European (Estonia, Finland and Sweden) variant of the male name Christian. The name Krista can be spelled with a "Ch". It is a variation of Christ, and means, "Follower of Christ".


Kristel
Kristen
Kristen is a feminine given name.
Kristin
Kristin is a popular female name in Scandinavia, English-speaking nations, and in German-speaking countries. It is a Scandinavian variant of Christina or Christine. It was the seventh most popular first name for girls born in Iceland between 2000 and 2004.
Kristina
Christine is a female given name. The name is derived from the Greek word of christós (anointed one) (such as Christian or Christiane) and in a metaphorical sense means the Christian: follower of faith in Jesus Christ.
Kristine
Christine is a female given name. The name is derived from the Greek word of christós (anointed one) (such as Christian or Christiane) and in a metaphorical sense means the Christian: follower of faith in Jesus Christ.
Krisztina
Krisztina is a Hungarian female given name.
Krystyna
Christine is a female given name. The name is derived from the Greek word of christós (anointed one) (such as Christian or Christiane) and in a metaphorical sense means the Christian: follower of faith in Jesus Christ.
Ksenia
Xenia or Xavier (Xena Latinized) is a Greek feminine name.
Ksenija
Kubra
Kumi
Kumi (くみ, クミ) is a feminine given name common in Japan. It is also a Persian name (توسا گون‌نوكومي).
Kumiko
Kumiko (くみこ, クミコ) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Kumudini
Kumudini may refer to
Kunigunda
Kunigunde
Kuniko
Kuniko (written: 邦子, 國子 or 久仁子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kurenai
Kurenai (紅) is a Japanese word meaning crimson and is sometimes used as a name. It may refer to the following:
Kuriko
Kuriko (written: 久里子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Kurtuluş
Kurtuluş is a Turkish male and female first name and family name meaning "Liberation, Salvation, Salvation".
Květa
Květa is a Slavic female given name, derived from the Czech word květ meaning flower, blossom. Květa is also a nickname form of Květoslava (pronounced kvye-taw-slah-vah.)
Květoslava
Květoslava is written in Slovak also without Caron, a Czech and Slovak female given name. He comes from the jungtschechischen movement of the 19th century - see also the Czech language conflict - and is composed of květ (German: flower) and slava (Slav). The short form Květa (in the salutation in the Vocative: Květo) thus corresponds with the flora.
Kyle
Kylie
Kylie is a female given name commonly used in Australia. May refer to a throw wood a boomerang in the language of the Noongar people, the indigenous Australians, similar to. The most famous Namensträgerin is the Australian singer and actress Kylie Minogue, who is known only by her first name. Their debut album is also titled Kylie.
Kyoko
Kyōko or Kyoko or Kyouko (きょうこ, キョウコ, 京子?) is a very common feminine Japanese given name. Not to be confused with Kiyoko.
Kyriaki
Kyriaki (Greek Κυριακή) is a Greek feminine name.
Kyung-ah
Kyung-ah is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" and 29 hanja with the reading "ah" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.
Kyung-hee
Kyung-hee, also spelled Kyong-hui, is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" and 25 hanja with the reading "hee" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. Kyung-hee was the ninth-most popular name for baby girls in South Korea in 1950, rising to third place by 1960.
Kyung-hwa
Kyung-hwa, also spelled Kyung-wha or Kyong-hwa, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" and 15 hanja with the reading "hwa" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Kyung-ja
Kyung-ja, also spelled Kyoung-ja, is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" and 28 hanja with the reading "ja" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names. Typically, "ja" is written with the hanja meaning "child" (子). The characters used to write this name can also be read as a Japanese female given name Keiko.
Kyung-ok
Kyung-ok, also spelled Kyong-ok, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" and five hanja with the reading "ok" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. Kyung-ok was the tenth-most popular name for baby girls born in South Korea in 1950.
Kyung-sook
Kyung-sook is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" and 13 hanja with the reading "sook" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. Kyung-sook was the seventh-most popular name for baby girls in South Korea in 1950, rising to fifth place by 1960.





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