Gender: Female Meaning of Keturah: "incense" Origin of Keturah: Hebrew

Keturah Origin and Meaning

The name Keturah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "incense".

Keturah, the Old Testament name of Abraham's second wife, is a possibility for anyone seeking a truly unusual and interesting biblical name; certainly a lot more distinctive than that of Abraham's first wife, Sarah.

Keturah bore Abraham six sons, who were characterized by one historian as "men of courage and of sagacious minds." Through them, Keturah was the ancestor of sixteen tribes. In the eighteenth century it was believed by some that Keturah was the ancestor of African peoples.

This is a name not readily found in popular culture, though there was a character named Keturah on the TV sci-fi show Stargate Atlantis—but he just happened to be male.

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Pop Culture References for the name Keturah

Ketura, Katura


fearlessfirefly Says:


It's Kuh-tor-uh.

MariposaButterflyaway Says:


I don't know how to pronounce this. The first two syllables to me sound like kettle with no l and then a ruh tacked on the end. It's ugly the way I'm pronouncing it.

danirose01 Says:


I feel like this could be the same of an anime character or a female superhero.

NameLover 11 Says:


I adore this name so much!!

Haids1987 Says:


Good to know! :-)

esita Says:


In Australia it is the name of a chain of day spas

Guest Says:


I think I went to high school with a Keturah.