Kari

Kari (pr. kah-ree or care-ee) is a Norwegian female name, a diminutive of Katarina, the Scandinavian form of Katherine which is the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though…

Kelson

Kelson comes from an English surname, made up of Old Norse personal name Kel, a diminutive of Ketill meaning “kettle, cauldron; helmet” combined with the patronymic son meaning “son of Kel” or “son of Ketill”. Ketill derives from Proto-Germanic *katilaz, of uncertain origin, though it may be derived from Latin catillus (small bowl) via a PIE root word. Kelson is also…

Kimber

Kimber comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Kimber. The first element of the name comes from Old English cempa meaning “champion; warrior” and bearu “grove” essentially meaning “grove of the champion”. Kimber could also be used as a shortened form of Kimberly. The second element of the name…

Karsten

Karsten is a Scandinavian male name, the Low German form of Christian which comes from Latin Christianus meaning “a Christian”, referring to someone who followed Christianity. Christian comes from Ancient Greek Khristos meaning “anointed” or “the anointed one”, via from Ancient Greek khrī́ō (to anoint oneself, to rub) derived from a PIE root word *gʰer- (to rub). Karsten is also a Scandinavian surname originating…

Kenyon

Kenyon comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It derives from an English place name, perhaps from Old English cruc meaning “mound” combined with personal name Einion, the Welsh form of Latin Ennianus. Einion is also a modern Welsh word meaning “anvil”. It could also be used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín meaning “son of Coinín”, Coinín…

Keeva

Keeva is an anglicized form of Caoimhe, an Irish female name meaning “dear, gentle, beautiful” which comes from Irish caomh (dear, gentle; lovely) via Old Irsh cóem derived from a PIE root word; it’s related to the same root word as Kevin. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Caoimhe (Irish, Scottish) Kiva (English) Keavy (Irish, Scottish)  

Kyrian

Kyrian seems to be a variant of Kyrion, a Late Greek male name derived from Greek kyrios meaning “lord”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kyrion (Late Greek)    

Karma

Karma is the name of a concept or belief in several Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism) in which the sum actions of an individual determines their next life. If a person has done good deeds in their life, they can expect good things to happen in their next one, and vice versa with bad…

Khosrow

Khosrow is the name of several kings of Persia, including Khosrow II, who is featured in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire), as well as an epic poem titled Khosrow and Shirin (also known as Shirin and Farhad); while the Shahnameh focused on the battles of Khosrow, the…

Kira

Kira is the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros, the Greek form of Persian Kurush of unknown meaning and origin. Several possible meanings have been attributed to it, however, such as “far-sighted”, “young”, “sun”, “hero”, “one who bestows care”, and “humiliator of the enemy in verbal contest” from Elamite, an extinct language that was once…