Gender: Female Meaning of Kinga: "brave" Origin of Kinga: Hungarian, Polish

Kinga Origin and Meaning

The name Kinga is a girl's name of Hungarian, Slavic, Polish origin meaning "brave".

Thought the name Kinga has penetrated the international consciousness via the Slovakian model Kinga Rajzak, it's a rare choice for American baby girls: Only five were named Kinga in 2013. Is that because Kinga sounds like pseudo-royalty, ala Princessa? Though with names such as Reign and Royal rising through the ranks, the time-honored Kinga may see more widespread usage.

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Alice Says:


I'm about to have my first child, a boy, but I'm adding this to my list for a future child if it's a girl. So cool. And I have Polish ancestry so I don't feel like it's too weird to use. It's one of the few Polish names that are easily pronounceable for English speakers. Anja is on my list too.

beachbear Says:


It makes me think of Kanga, the mama kangaroo from Winnie the Pooh.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Kinga is actually one of my favorite names. It has never made me think about dogs at all.

Kinga Says:


Actually my name is Kinga and right now I feel little bit offended by your comment and suggest that it could be a dog's name... I'm not taking this to heart but I guess no one would be happy to hear something like this even if you don't like this name 'cause you don't have to. And also I can't understand why every English name can be cool and nice all over the place but for e.g Kinga couldn't. After all the comments I've read I'm even more curious how do Americans will really react at my name.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Have to say, I'm not overly keen on this particular choice. I acknowledge it as feminine and would never discourage anyone who wanted to use it but, to me, Kinga sounds masculine on account of the 'KING' and, overall, sounds around about as appropriate for a girl as Queeno might sound for a boy. Perhaps one might consider the Norse Kolga, apparently meaning "The Cool One".

indiefendi2 Says:


I like Kinga, I wouldn't use it but I think it has some exotic moxy like Olga...if you like guttural Slavic names that is.

lesliemarion Says:


I don't hear it as royalty, more like King Kong or a dog's Conga/Konga toy. Unsavory.