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…

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…

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)  

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…

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)  

Klaus

Klaus (pr. klows; Forvo) is a German male name, a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people”, the English form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Klaus is also a German surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Claus (German, Danish)  

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…