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  1. JOEL: English form of Greek Ioel (Hebrew Yowel), meaning "Jehovah is God" or "to whom Jehovah is God." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the minor prophets. 
  2. JOEY: Pet form of English Joseph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  3. JOHANAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowchanan, meaning "God is gracious."
  4. JOHN: Anglicized form of Greek Ioannes (Latin Johannes), meaning "God is gracious." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including John the Baptist.
  5. JOHNATHAN: Variant spelling of English Jonathan, meaning "God has given."
  6. JOHNATHON: Variant spelling of English Jonathan, meaning "God has given."
  7. JOHNIE: Pet form of English John, meaning "God is gracious."
  8. JOHNNIE: English unisex pet form of John and Johnna, both meaning "God is gracious."
  9. JOHNNY: Pet form of English John, meaning "God is gracious."
  10. JOJO: Unisex pet form of English Joe "(God) shall add (another son)" and Jo "God is gracious."
  11. JOKTAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yoqtan, meaning "small." In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Shem.
  12. JOLYON: Medieval English variant spelling of Roman Latin Julian, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  13. JON: Pet form of English Jonathan, meaning "God has given." Compare with other forms of Jon.
  14. JONA: Anglicized form of Latin Jonas (Greek Ionas), meaning "dove." 
  15. JONAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yonah, meaning "dove." In the bible, this is the name of a prophet who was swallowed by a great fish.
  16. JONATHAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yownathan, meaning "God has given." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Saul and a close friend of David.
  17. JONATHON: Variant spelling of English Jonathan, meaning "God has given."
  18. JONNY: Variant spelling of English Johnny, meaning "God is gracious."
  19. JONTY: Pet form of English Jonathan, meaning "God has given."
  20. JOOLS: English form of French Jules, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  21. JOPHIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yophiel, meaning "beauty of God." In Jewish lore, this is the name of an archangel. 
  22. JORAM: Anglicized form of Greek Ioram and Hebrew Yowram, meaning "God is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Judah. 
  23. JORDAN: Anglicized form of Greek Iordanes and Hebrew unisex Yarden, meaning "flowing down." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of a river in Palestine. In the New Testament, Jesus was baptized in this river by John the Baptist.
  24. JORDI: Variant spelling of English unisex Jordie, meaning "flowing down." Compare with another form of Jordi.
  25. JORDIE: Pet form of English unisex Jordan, meaning "flowing down."
  26. JORDON: Variant spelling of English unisex Jordan, meaning "flowing down."
  27. JORDYN: Variant spelling of English unisex Jordan, meaning "flowing down."
  28. JOSAPHAT: Anglicized form of Greek Iosaphat, meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah.
  29. JOSEPH: Anglicized form of Greek Ioseph (Hebrew Yehowceph and Yowceph), meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus, and the name of the eleventh son of Jacob who became an advisor to the pharaoh of Egypt.
  30. JOSES: Anglicized form of Greek Ioses, meaning "exalted." In the bible, this is the name of a brother of Jesus.
  31. JOSH: Short form of English Joshua, meaning "God is salvation."
  32. JOSHAPHAT: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowshaphat, meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges." In the bible, this is the name of a priest and the name of one of King David's warriors.
  33. JOSHAWA: Variant spelling of English Joshua, meaning "God is salvation."
  34. JOSHUA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowshuwa, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the leader of the Israelites after Moses died. Jehoshua is another Anglicized form.
  35. JOSIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yoshiyah (Greek Josias), meaning "whom Jehovah heals." In the bible, this is the name of the sixteenth king of Judah.
  36. JOSS
    1. Pet form of English unisex Jocelyn, meaning "Gaut." 
    2. Variant spelling of Middle English Josse, meaning "lord."
  37. JOSSE: Middle English form of Norman French Josce, meaning "lord."
  38. JOTHAM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowtham, meaning "God is perfect." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the youngest son of Gideon.
  39. JOYCE: English unisex form of Norman French Josce, meaning "lord." In the Middle Ages, this was a masculine name, now it is almost strictly feminine. 
  40. JUBAL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yuwbal, meaning "river, stream." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Lamech
  41. JUDA: Variant spelling of English Judah, meaning "praised." 
  42. JUDAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehuwdah, meaning "praised." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. 
  43. JUDD: Medieval pet form of English Jordan, meaning "flowing down."
  44. JUDE: Another Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehuwdah, meaning "praised." In the bible, this is the name of the brother of James
  45. JULES:  French form of Roman Latin Julius, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)." In use by the English.
  46. JULIAN: Short form of Roman Latin Julianus, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)." In use by the English.
  47. JULYAN: English form of Roman Latin Julian, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  48. JUNIOR: English pet name for a boy who has the same name as his father, derived from Latin junior, meaning "young." 
  49. JUSTICE: English unisex name derived from a Middle English and Old French byname for a fair-minded person, meaning "equity, justice."
  50. JUSTIN: English form of Roman Latin Justinus, meaning "fair, just." 
  51. JUSTY: Unisex pet form of English Justin and Justine, both meaning "fair, just."
  52. KADE: Variant spelling of English Cade, "round and lumpy."
  53. KADEN: Variant spelling of English Caden, probably meaning "little battle." 
  54. KAE: Variant spelling of English Kay, meaning "lord." Compare with feminine Kae.
  55. KAM: Short form of English Kameron, meaning "crooked nose."
  56. KAMERON: English masculine form of Scottish unisex Cameron, meaning "crooked nose."
  57. KANE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cathán, meaning "little battle."
  58. KAOLIN: Anglicized form of Gaelic Caolán, meaning "little slender one."
  59. KASEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Casey, meaning "vigilant, wakeful."
  60. KASPER: English form of Spanish Gaspar, meaning "treasure bearer." Early Christians assigned names to the three Magi ("wise men from the east") who visited the baby Jesus. They are mentioned but not named in the bible; Kasper is one of them, the other two are Balthasar and Melchior. Also spelled Casper and Jasper. Compare with another form of Kasper.
  61. KASSIDY: Variant spelling of English unisex Cassidy, meaning "curly(-headed)."
  62. KAY: English form of Welsh Kai, meaning "lord." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of one of the first Knights of the Round Table. He was the son of Sir Ector, the foster brother of King Arthur, and is noted for having an acid tongue and boorish behavior, but mostly for trying to take credit when Arthur pulled the sword from the stone. Compare with another form of Kay
  63. KEAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cian, meaning "ancient, distant."
  64. KEANE: Variant spelling of English Kean, meaning "ancient, distant."
  65. KEARNEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearnaigh "descendant of Cearnaigh," hence "victor, winner."
  66. KEATON: English surname transferred to forename use, probably from the place name Keaton in Ermington, Devon, composed of the Cornish word kee "bank, hedge" and Old English tun "settlement," hence "settlement on the bank."
  67. KEEFE: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh "descendant of Caomh," hence "beloved, comely."
  68. KEEGAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin "son of Aodhagán," hence "tiny little fire."
  69. 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."
  70. KEELIN: Variant spelling of English unisex Keelan, meaning "little companion." 
  71. KEENAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cianán, meaning "little ancient one."
  72. KEGAN: Variant spelling of English Keegan, meaning "tiny little fire."
  73. KEIR: Variant spelling of English Kerr, meaning "from the marshland."
  74. KEITH: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, probably derived from a Celtic word meaning "forest, wood."
  75. KELAN: Variant spelling of English unisex Keelan, meaning "little companion."
  76. KELCEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Kelsey, meaning "ship-victory."
  77. KELL: Short form of English unisex Kelly, meaning "bright-headed."
  78. KELLEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Kelly, meaning "bright-headed."
  79. KELLY: Anglicized unisex form of Irish Gaelic Ceallach, meaning "bright-headed."
  80. KELSEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Old Anglo-Saxon personal name Céolsige, meaning "ship-victory."
  81. KELVIN: First used in the 1920s, this English name was derived from the name of a Scottish river, possibly meaning "friendly river." 
  82. KEMP: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Middle English word kempe "athlete, wrestler," from Old English kempa, meaning "champion, warrior."
  83. KEN: 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-. Compare with another form of Ken.
  84. KENAN (קַינָן): Anglicized form of Hebrew Qeynan, meaning "possession." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Enosh. Also spelled Cainan.
  85. 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.
  86. KENDAL: Variant spelling of English unisex Kendall, meaning "exalted effigy." 
  87. KENDALL: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Welsh masculine personal name Cynddelw, meaning "exalted effigy." 
  88. KENDRICK: English surname transferred to forename use, probably derived from the Middle English personal name Cenric, meaning "keen power." 
  89. KENELM: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Cenhelm, meaning "keen protection." 
  90. KENITH: Variant spelling of English Kenneth, meaning both "born of fire" and "comely; finely made."
  91. KENNARD: English name probably derived from Anglo-Saxon Cyneweard, meaning "royal guard."
  92. 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."
  93. 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." 
  94. KENNITH: Variant spelling of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
  95. KENNY: Pet form of English Kenneth, meaning both "comely; finely made" and "born of fire." 
  96. KENRICK: Variant spelling of English Kendrick, meaning "keen power."
  97. KENT: Compare with another form of Kent.
    1. English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Kent."
    2. Short form of English Kenton, meaning "Cena's settlement." Also used as a short form of other names beginning with Kent-.
  98. KENTIGERN: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Ceanntighern, meaning "head lord."
  99. KENTON: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of Old English Cena and tun "settlement," hence "Cena's settlement."
  100. KENYON: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín "son of Coinín," hence "little wolf."
  101. KENZIE: Short form of English unisex Mackenzie, meaning "comely, finely made."
  102. KERMIT: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Diarmaid, meaning "without envy."
  103. KERR: Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, meaning "from the marshland."
  104. KERRIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Kerry, meaning "Ciar's people." 
  105. KERRY: English unisex name derived from the name of an Irish county, Ciarraí, meaning "Ciar's people." Compare with strictly feminine Kerry.
  106. KESHAUN: Elaborated form of English Shaun, meaning "God is gracious."
  107. KESHAWN: Elaborated form of English Shawn, meaning "God is gracious."
  108. KEVAN: Variant spelling of English Kevin, meaning "little comely one."
  109. KEVIN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Caoimhín, meaning "little comely one."
  110. KEVYN: Variant spelling of English Kevin, meaning "little comely one."
  111. KIAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cian, meaning "ancient, distant."
  112. KIARAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ciarán, meaning "little black one."
  113. KIERAN: Variant spelling of English Kiaran, meaning "little black one."
  114. KIERON: Variant spelling of English Kiaran, meaning "little black one."
  115. KILLEEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cillín, meaning "little warrior."
  116. KILLIAN: Variant spelling of English Killeen, meaning "little warrior." Compare with another form of Killian.
  117. KIM: Short form of English unisex Kimberley, meaning "King's City Meadow." Compare with another form of Kim.
  118. KIMBALL: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Middle English personal name Kimbel, meaning "royal courage."
  119. KIMBEL: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Cynebeal, meaning "royal courage."
  120. 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."
  121. KING: English name derived from the vocabulary word, "king," from Old English cyning, probably meaning "family, race."
  122. 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." 
  123. KIP: Variant spelling of Middle English Kipp, possibly meaning "fat man." 
  124. KIPP: Middle English name, possibly originally a byname meaning "fat man," from the Germanic root kupp, meaning "to swell." 
  125. KIRBY: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places composed of the Old Norse elements kirkja "church" and býr "settlement," hence "church settlement."
  126. KIRK: English surname transferred to forename use, originally an English and Scottish name for someone who "lives near a church," derived from the Old Norse word kirkja, meaning "church." 
  127. KIT: Pet form of English Christopher, meaning "Christ-bearer." Compare with another form of Kit.
  128. KNOX: English surname transferred to forename use, from Old English cnocc "round-topped hill," hence "lives on a hilltop."
  129. KODEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Kody, meaning "helper."
  130. KODY: Variant spelling of English unisex Cody, meaning "helper."
  131. KOHATH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Qehath, meaning "assembly." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Levi and a grandson of Jacob.
  132. KOLBY: Variant spelling of English Colby, meaning "coal settlement."
  133. KOLE: Variant spelling of English Cole, meaning "coal-black, swarthy."
  134. KOLMAN: Variant spelling of English Colman, meaning "dove." Compare with another form of Kolman.
  135. KONNOR: Variant spelling of English Connor, meaning "hound-lover."
  136. KORAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Qorach, meaning "bald" or "ice." In the bible, this is the name of a Levite who led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron
  137. KORBIN: Modern variant spelling of Middle English and Old French Corbin, meaning "little crow" or "little raven."
  138. KOREY: Variant spelling of English Corey, possibly meaning "deep hollow, ravine."
  139. KORI: Variant spelling of English Korey, possibly meaning "deep hollow, ravine."
  140. KORTNEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Courtney, meaning "short nose."
  141. KORY: Variant spelling of English Korey, possibly meaning "deep hollow, ravine."
  142. KOURTNEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Courtney, meaning "short nose."
  143. KRIS: English unisex short form of longer names beginning with Kris-.
  144. KRISTOPHER: Variant spelling of English Christopher, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
  145. KURT: Short form of English Kurtis, meaning "courteous." Compare with another form of Kurt.
  146. KURTIS: Variant spelling of English Curtis, meaning "courteous."
  147. KYNASTON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places derived from Old English Cynefriþestun, meaning "settlement of Cynefrið."
  148. KYRAN: Variant spelling of English Kieran, meaning "little black one."
  149. LAKE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin lacus, meaning "pond, lake."
  150. LAMBART: Variant form of English Lambert, meaning "land-bright."

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