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  1. KEDEHERN: Old Celtic variant form of Welsh Cadeyrn, meaning "battle lord."
  2. KEEFE: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh "descendant of Caomh," hence "beloved, comely."
  3. KEEGAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin "son of Aodhagán," hence "tiny little fire."
  4. KEELAN: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a contracted form of the surname Keelahan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céileacháin, "descendant of Ceileachain," hence "little companion."
  5. KEELIN: Variant spelling of English unisex Keelan, meaning "little companion." 
  6. KEENAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cianán, meaning "little ancient one."
  7. KEES: Dutch pet form of Roman Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn."
  8. KEFILWE: African Tswana unisex name meaning "I was given."
  9. KEGAN: Variant spelling of English Keegan, meaning "tiny little fire."
  10. KEHAT: Variant spelling of Hebrew Kehath, meaning "assembly." 
  11. KEHATH (קְהָת): Variant form of Hebrew Qehath, meaning "assembly." 
  12. KEI (1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-): Japanese name meaning 1) "blessed, lucky," 2) "excellent," 3) "respect," 4) "square jewel," or 5) "wise."
  13. KEIICHI (圭一): Japanese name meaning "square jewel first (son)."
  14. KEIJI (敬二): Japanese name meaning "respectful second (son)."
  15. KEIR: Variant spelling of English Kerr, meaning "from the marshland."
  16. KEITH: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, probably derived from a Celtic word meaning "forest, wood."
  17. KEKIPI: Hawaiian name meaning "rebel."
  18. KEKOA: Hawaiian name meaning "the brave one."
  19. KELAN: Variant spelling of English unisex Keelan, meaning "little companion."
  20. KELCEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Kelsey, meaning "ship-victory."
  21. KELD: Danish form of Icelandic and Old Norse Kettil, meaning "cauldron, kettle."
  22. KELE: Native American Hopi name meaning "sparrow."
  23. KELEMEN: Hungarian form of Greek Klementos, meaning "gentle and merciful."
  24. KELL: Short form of English unisex Kelly, meaning "bright-headed."
  25. KELLEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Kelly, meaning "bright-headed."
  26. KELLY: Anglicized unisex form of Irish Gaelic Ceallach, meaning "bright-headed."
  27. KELOME: Hawaiian form of Greek Hieronymos, meaning "holy name."
  28. KELSEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Old Anglo-Saxon personal name Céolsige, meaning "ship-victory."
  29. KELVIN: First used in the 1920s, this English name was derived from the name of a Scottish river, possibly meaning "friendly river." 
  30. KEME: Native American Algonquin name meaning "secret."
  31. KEMEN: Basque name meaning "courage, vigor."
  32. KEMNEBI: Egyptian name meaning "black panther."
  33. KEMOSIRI: Egyptian name meaning "black Osiris."
  34. KEMP: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Middle English word kempe "athlete, wrestler," from Old English kempa, meaning "champion, warrior."
  35. KEN (Japanese: 1-, 2-, 3-):
    1. Japanese name meaning 1) "healthy, strong" or 2) "modest," or 3) "study."
    2. Short form of English Kenneth, meaning both "born of fire" and "comely; finely made." Also used as a nickname for other names that begin with Ken-.
  36. KENAN (קַינָן): Anglicized form of Hebrew Qeynan, meaning "possession." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Enosh. Also spelled Cainan.
  37. KENANIAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Kenanyah, meaning "Jehovah establishes" or "whom Jehovah defends."
  38. KENANYAH (כְּנַנְיָה): Hebrew name meaning "Jehovah establishes" or "whom Jehovah defends." In the bible, this is the name of a Levite who was the chief of the Temple singers who conducted the music when the Ark of the Covenant was moved from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem.
  39. KENAZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Qenaz, meaning "hunter." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Eliphaz and a brother of Caleb.
  40. KENDAL: Variant spelling of English unisex Kendall, meaning "exalted effigy." 
  41. KENDALL: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Welsh masculine personal name Cynddelw, meaning "exalted effigy." 
  42. KENDRICK: English surname transferred to forename use, probably derived from the Middle English personal name Cenric, meaning "keen power." 
  43. KENEL: Armenian name meaning "to buy; purchase."
  44. KENELM: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Cenhelm, meaning "keen protection." 
  45. KEN'ICHI (1-健一, 2-研一): Japanese name meaning 1) "health first," or 2) "study first." 
  46. KENITH: Variant spelling of English Kenneth, meaning both "born of fire" and "comely; finely made."
  47. KENJI (1-健二, 2-研二): Japanese name meaning "healthy second (son)" or 2) studying second (son)."
  48. KENNARD: English name probably derived from Anglo-Saxon Cyneweard, meaning "royal guard."
  49. KENNEDY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use in honor of the assassinated American president John F. Kennedy, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Cinnéidigh, meaning "ugly head."
  50. KENNET: Scandinavian form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
  51. KENNETH
    1. Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Cináed, meaning "born of fire." This was probably the first Anglicization.
    2. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cainnech, meaning "comely; finely made." 
  52. KENNITH: Variant spelling of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
  53. KENNY: Pet form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
  54. KENRICK: Variant spelling of English Kendrick, meaning "keen power."
  55. KENSHIN (謙信): Japanese name meaning "modest truth."
  56. KENT
    1. Contracted form of Scandinavian Kennet, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
    2. English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Kent."
    3. Short form of English Kenton, meaning "Cena's settlement." Also used as a short form of other names beginning with Kent-.
  57. KENTA (健太): Japanese name meaning "healthy/strong and big/stout."
  58. KENTIGERN: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Ceanntighern, meaning "head lord."
  59. KENTON: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of Old English Cena and tun "settlement," hence "Cena's settlement."
  60. KENYA: Pet form of Russian Innokentiy, meaning "harmless, innocent." Compare with feminine Kenya.
  61. KENYON: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín "son of Coinín," hence "little wolf."
  62. KENZIE: Short form of English unisex Mackenzie, meaning "comely, finely made."
  63. KEOKI: Hawaiian form of English George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  64. KEOKOLO: Hawaiian form of English Theodore, meaning "gift of God."
  65. KEONI: Hawaiian form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  66. KEPA: Basque form of Greek Kephas, meaning "rock."
  67. KEPHALOS (Κέφαλος): Greek name meaning "head." In mythology, this is the name of the faithful husband of Procris.
  68. KEPHAS (Κηφάς): Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "rock, stone." In the New Testament bible, this is the surname given by Jesus to Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from Simon Zelotes. 
  69. KEPHEUS (Κηφεύς): Greek name meaning "gardener." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Ethiopia, the husband of Cassiopeia.
  70. KERBASI: Basque name meaning "warrior."
  71. KERBEROS (Κέρβερος): Greek name meaning "demon of the pit." In mythology, this is the name of the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades. 
  72. KERECACPA: Avestan name meaning "he of the lean horse." In mythology, this is the name of a hero god of second-rank in heaven who avenges his brother Urvaksha.
  73. KERMAN: Basque form of Roman Germanus, meaning "from Germany." 
  74. KERMIT: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Diarmaid, meaning "without envy."
  75. KERNEELS: Afrikaans (South African Dutch) form of Roman Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn."
  76. KERR: Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, meaning "from the marshland."
  77. KERRIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Kerry, meaning "Ciar's people." 
  78. KERRY: English unisex name derived from the name of an Irish county, Ciarraí, meaning "Ciar's people." Compare with strictly feminine Kerry.
  79. KESED (כֶּשֶׂד): Hebrew name meaning "increase." In the bible, this is the name of the 4th son of Nahor. Chesed is the Anglicized form.
  80. KESEGOWAASE: Native American Algonquin name meaning "swift."
  81. KESHAUN: Elaborated form of English Shaun, meaning "God is gracious."
  82. KESHAWN: Elaborated form of English Shawn, meaning "God is gracious."
  83. KESTEJOO: Native American Algonquin name meaning "slave."
  84. KESTER: Medieval Scottish form of Latin Crescentius, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  85. KETTIL: Icelandic and Old Norse name derived from the word ketill, meaning "cauldron, kettle."
  86. KEVAN: Variant spelling of English Kevin, meaning "little comely one."
  87. KEVIN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Caoimhín, meaning "little comely one."
  88. KEVORK: Armenian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  89. KEVYN: Variant spelling of English Kevin, meaning "little comely one."
  90. KEYX (Κήυξ): Greek name, possibly meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Thessaly, the son of Eosphoros.
  91. KGOSI: African Tswana name meaning "chief, king."
  92. KHACHIG: Variant spelling of Armenian Khatchig, meaning "little cross."
  93. KHAI: Egyptian name meaning "crowned."
  94. KHAJAG: Armenian name meaning "blue-eyed."
  95. KHALDUN: Egyptian name meaning "immortal."
  96. KHALEEL (خليل): Variant spelling of Arabic Khalil, meaning "friend."
  97. KHALFANI: Egyptian name meaning "shall rule."
  98. KHALID (خالد): Arabic name derived from the word khalada, meaning "eternal, everlasting."
  99. KHALIFA (خليفة): Arabic name meaning "caliph."
  100. KHALIL (خليل): Arabic name derived from the word khalil, meaning "friend."
  101. KHALIQ (خالق): Arabic name meaning "creator."
  102. KHAMISI: African Swahili name meaning "born on Thursday."
  103. KHAN (Hindi: ख़ान, Urdu: خان): Hindi and Muslim name derived from Turkish khan, meaning "nobleman, ruler." It was originally a title but is now widely used as a personal name.
  104. KHARITON (Харито́н): Russian form of Greek Chariton, meaning "grace, kindness."
  105. KHARON (Χάρων): Greek name meaning "fierce brightness." In mythology, this is the name of the ferryman of Hades who ferries the dead across the river Acheron.
  106. KHASHAYARSHAH: A later spelling of Persian Khshayarsha, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." This is the name of a king of Persia mentioned in the bible by his Hebrew name Achashverosh
  107. KHATCHERES: Armenian name meaning "cross face."
  108. KHATCHIG: Armenian name meaning "little cross." 
  109. KHAYRAT (خيرات): Arabic unisex name derived from the word khayra, meaning "good deed."
  110. KHAYRI (خيريّة): Arabic name meaning "charitable."
  111. KHAYYAM (خیام): Arabic name meaning "tent-maker."
  112. KHEIRON (Χείρων): Greek name meaning "surgeon." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur, the son of Cronus and the nymph Philyra. He himself fathered Ocyrhoe with the nymph Chariklo. He was said to be a great healer, oracle and astrologer.
  113. KHEMKHAENG: Thai name meaning "strong."
  114. KHENTI: Egyptian name meaning "leader."
  115. KHNEMU: Egyptian name meaning "to model."
  116. KHODADAD (عزیزی): Persian name composed of the elements khoda "god, lord" and dad "given," hence "god-given."
  117. KHORSHED (خورشيد): Variant spelling of Persian unisex Khurshid, meaning "sun." 
  118. KHORVASH: Old Persian name composed of the elements khour "sun" and vash "like," hence "like the sun." Also spelled Kûrush.
  119. KHRISTOPHOROS: Variant spelling of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer."
  120. KHRISTOS (Χριστός): Variant spelling of Greek Christos, meaning "anointed." 
  121. KHRYSAOR (Χρυσάωρ): Greek name meaning "golden sword." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa. He is usually described as a giant, but sometimes as a winged boar, just as his twin brother Pegasus is described as a winged horse.
  122. KHRYSES (Χρύσης): Greek myth name of a priest of Apollo, derived from the word khrysos, meaning "golden."
  123. KHSHAYARSHA (خشایارشاه): Variant spelling of Persian Xsayarsa, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." 
  124. KHTHONIOS (Χθόνιος): Greek name derived from the word khthonios, meaning "of the earth (especially the inner earth, i.e. underworld)." In mythology, this is an epithet applied to Hermes and Zeus. It is the masculine form of Khthonia.
  125. KHURSHID (خورشيد): Persian unisex name meaning "sun."
  126. KIAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cian, meaning "ancient, distant."
  127. KIANOUSH (كیانوش): Persian name derived from the word kian, meaning "royal."
  128. KIARAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciarán, meaning "little black one."
  129. KIBWE: African Swahili name meaning "blessed."
  130. KICHIRO: Variant spelling of Japanese Kichirou, meaning "lucky son."
  131. KICHIROU (吉郎): Japanese name meaning "lucky son."
  132. KIEFER: German surname transferred to forename use, derived from the word kiefer, a blend of kien and forhe, both meaning "pine tree."
  133. KIERAN: Variant spelling of English Kiaran, meaning "little black one."
  134. KIERON: Variant spelling of English Kiaran, meaning "little black one."
  135. KIET: Thai name meaning "honor."
  136. KILIÁN: Czech form of Irish Gaelic Cillín, meaning "little warrior."
  137. KILIAN: German form of Irish Gaelic Cillín, meaning "little warrior."
  138. KILLEEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cillín, meaning "little warrior."
  139. KILLIAN
    1. Variant spelling of English Killeen, meaning "little warrior."
    2. Variant spelling of German Kilian, meaning "little warrior."
  140. KIM: Compare with strictly feminine Kim.
    1. Short form of English unisex Kimberley, meaning "King's City Meadow."
    2. Short form of Scandinavian Joakim, meaning "Jehovah raises up." 
  141. KIMBALL: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Middle English personal name Kimbel, meaning "royal courage."
  142. KIMBEL: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Cynebeal, meaning "royal courage."
  143. KIMBERLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of a South African town first brought to the public's notice by the Boer War in the 19th century. The town was named for Lord Kimberley whose ancestors derived their name from a place in England composed of the Old English elements cyne "king," burg "city" and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "King's City Meadow."
  144. KIMETZ: Basque name meaning "sprout."
  145. KIMO: Hawaiian form of English James, meaning "supplanter."
  146. KIMON (Κίμων): Greek name, possibly meaning "sleepy."
  147. KIN (): Japanese unisex name meaning "gold."
  148. KING: English name derived from the vocabulary word, "king," from Old English cyning, probably meaning "family, race."
  149. KINGSLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places called Cyningesleah, composed of the Old English elements cyne "king," and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "king's meadow." 
  150. KIOSHI (): Variant spelling of Japanese Kiyoshi, meaning "pure."

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