Kit

Kit originated as a nickname for Christopher (the English form of Greek Christophoros meaning “bearing Christ” from Greek pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”) or Katherine (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…

Keren

Keren is a Hebrew female name meaning “horn” or “ray of light”. Keren is also the name of a city in Eritrea, Africa. Origin: Hebrew  

Kirby

Kirby comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who lived near a place called Kirby or Kirkby. It’s made up form Old Norse kirkja (church) and býr (settlement) essentially meaning “church settlement”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kerby (English) Kirbee (English) Kirbie (English)  

Kalina

Kalina is a Slavic female name meaning “viburnum tree” or “guelder rose”. Kalina is also a Czech, Polish, and German surname originating from the given name or as a locational name from someone who came from any of several places called Kalina in Poland. Kalina is also a Finnish word meaning “clatter, clang, rattle”. Origin:…

Kensa

Kensa is a Cornish female name which comes from a Cornish word meaning “first”. Origin: Cornish  

Kerensa

Kerensa is a modern Cornish female name meaning “love”. Origin: Cornish Variants: Kerenza (English) Karenza (English) Carenza (English)  

Kelda

Kelda comes from Old Norse kelda meaning “a well, spring, fountain; bog, swamp” which seems to be derived from Proto-Germanic *kwellǭ (wellspring; spring; well) via a PIE root word. Kilda could be a variant spelling of it, but it’s also the name of an archipelago in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, known as St. Kilda. Though the etymology and meaning…

Kearie

Kearie seems to be a variant spelling of Kyrie which comes from the Greek phrase Kyrie eleison meaning “Lord, have mercy”, Kyrie being the vocative form of Kyrios meaning “lord” or “master”. I’ve also seen Kearie listed as a variant of Carey  which comes from an Irish surname, Ó Ciardha, meaning “descendant of Ciardha”, the latter a given name derived from Irish ciar meaning “black” though it may…

Kelsey

Kelsey comes from an English surname via a place name, the name of several towns in Lincolnshire, England. The meaning of the name seems to be uncertain as I’ve seen two different meanings for it: the first is that it could mean “Ceol’s island”, made up from Old English elements ceol (ship) and eg (island); I’ve also seen…