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…

Keene

Keene comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Keen which comes from Middle English kene via Old English cēne meaning “keen, fierce, bold”. It could also be an anglicized form of Gaelic O’ Cathain meaning “descendant of Cathan”, Cathan being a diminutive of cath meaning “battle”. Keen is also an English word referring to something that is sharp or piercing, or referring…

Kate

Kate is one of the many nicknames for Katherine or Kaitlin, both of which derive from 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 her name is of uncertain meaning it’s…

Kolfinna

Kolfinna is an Ancient Scandinavian female name, the feminine for of Kolfinnr, made up of Old Norse elements kol (coal) and finnr (Finn, Sámi). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Kolfinnr (Ancient Scandinavian)  

Karen

Karen is the Danish shortened 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 her name is of uncertain meaning it’s…

Kent

Kent comes from an English surname which originated as a locational name for someone who came from the name of a county in England. In Old English the name was spelled as Cent which originated from Latin Cantium, meaning “coastal district” or “corner-land, land on the edge”, derived from a Brythonic source. Kent is also used as…

Kalyke

Kalyke is the name of several figures in Greek mythology and the name of one of Jupiter‘s moons. The name comes from Ancient Greek kalux meaning “husk, pod” which refers to the covering of a flower or fruit, perhaps derived from Ancient Greek kalupto (to cover, conceal) which may possibly be derived from PIE root *kel- (to…

Katina

Katina is a Greek and Macedonian contracted 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 her name is of uncertain meaning…

Kelan

Kelan is an Irish male name, the anglicized form of Caolán made up from Gaelic caol meaning “slender, thin; narrow” combined with a diminutive suffix -an. Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Kellan (Irish, English) Caolán (Irish) Caelan (English) Kaelan (English) Kaolin (English)