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KamalaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi or Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "lotus or pale red; or, a garden"
  • Description:

    A multicultural name that manages to sound soft and strong at the same time, Kamala is also another name for the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.

KarmaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "destiny, spiritual force"
  • Description:

    Some parents, including rapper Ludacris, are literally bestowing good karma on their children; it could just join the new spiritual name congregation.

KimberHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Kimberley
  • Description:

    This diminutive of Kimberley is gaining momentum as a standalone name. For our part, we're stumped by its rise.

KehindeHeart

  • Origin:

    Yoruba
  • Meaning:

    "second-born of twins or one who falls behind"
  • Description:

    This African name, which derives from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria, is used for both girls and boys -- but in the US, its most notable bearer is (male) artist Kehinde Wiley. Wiley, who paints brown- and black-skinned people in the style of European Old Masters, was born in Los Angeles of an African-American mother and a Yoruba father and was also a twin, thus his name. An attractive and creative choice for either gender.

KrewHeart

  • Origin:

    variation of Crew
  • Description:

    With Crew having entered the Top 1000 in 2010, it was only a matter of time before variants started popping up.

KuiperHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch
  • Meaning:

    "cooper"
  • Description:

    While this may be the Dutch version of Cooper, English-speaking parents are likely to choose this with reference to the Kuiper Belt, a band of small space rocks near Neptune thought to be where many comets come from. With Kai or Ky as potential cool nicknames, this is one underused name with a lot to offer.

KenverHeart

  • Origin:

    Cornish
  • Meaning:

    "great chief"
  • Description:

    Kenver is derived from the ancient British name Cunmorus, meaning "great chief." We much prefer this newer iteration.

KerrHeart

  • Origin:

    Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "someone who lived near wet ground"
  • Description:

    When actress Deborah Kerr entered the scene, there was a great debate over her name's pronunciation. Car or Ker. Your choice.

KimoraHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern name, meaning unknown
  • Description:

    Afro-Asian model, designer, and entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons brought this name into the public eye; it's a lot more fresh and feminine than the outdated Kim. But its star has risen and fallen with the visibility of the best-known Kimora, slipping hundreds of places from its zenith.

KensingtonHeart

  • Origin:

    Place name
  • Description:

    Kensington is a place name with a number of referents; there are cities by the name in Australia, Canada, South Africa, the UK, and the US. As a girls' name, it entered the US Top 1000 in 2015, likely as a fresher way to get to nickname Kensie/Kenzie than Mackenzie, Mckenzie, or Makenzie.

KarouHeart

  • Origin:

    Literary name
  • Meaning:

    "hope"
  • Description:

    Karou is the blue-haired, tattooed protagonist of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy; her name means “hope” in the language of the chimaera who raised her. Reminiscent of sweet European diminutives like Lilou, Malou and Milou, but with a bit more bite.

KallistaHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "most beautiful"
  • Description:

    Actress Flockhart popularized the C version, but this works, too.

KerouacHeart

  • Origin:

    Breton literary name
  • Description:

    Kerouac could make for a meaningful possible modern literary inspiration, via On the Road author Jack. The writer's baptism certificate read Jean Louis Kirouac, though he later claimed his full name was Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac.

KiariHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    Kiari is the middle name of the celebrity child of rappers Cardi B and Offset...and also the first name on her dad's birth certificate. If you like unique modern names, this is an attractive option that's a fresh spin on more established options for both genders, such as Kiara and Kyrie.

KazumiHeart

  • Origin:

    Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "beautiful peace"
  • Description:

    Kazumi can be used both as a masculine and feminine name. It is related to names like Kazuko, Kazuo and Kazuki.

KapriHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Capri, Italian place name
  • Description:

    Lovely Italian island name, Kardashian style.

KelbyHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "dweller at the farm by the stream"
  • Description:

    A modern alternative to Shelby.

KealaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "the path"
  • Description:

    Keala, also spelled Ke'ala, was a common name in its native Hawaii during the mid-20th century. It's considered unisex, but these days is virtually all feminine in usage.

KenyattaHeart

  • Origin:

    African hero name
  • Description:

    Used to honor Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of the independent Kenyan republic. The problem: with the name Kenya now used largely for girls, along with the vowel ending, Kenyatta sounds fairly feminine.

KaroHeart

  • Origin:

    Finnish variation of Caro, English
  • Meaning:

    "free man"
  • Description:

    Seen in Nordic countries as a nickname for Karolina or Karl.