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African Names Starting with K

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
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The meaning of Kabibe is ‘a little lady’ or ‘a tiny woman’ and the name is of African origin. The name Kabibe is a variant form of the name Kabybe. It is pronounced as ‘Ka-bi-bi’. Kabibe also means an 'empty clam shell' which belongs to the species of mussel.

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The meaning of Kafele is ‘someone who is worth dying for’. The name is mostly used in countries that use the Twi language and it is a name with African origins. It is a variation of the names Kafel, Kafell and Kafelle. It can be pronounced as ‘ka-feel’ or ‘ka-fi-la’. It is often used as a surname. There are a few famous people by this name, such as the author and urban-educator Baruti K. Kafele.

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African

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The meaning of Kainda is ‘hunter’s daughter' and the language of origin is African. It is pronounced as ‘Kind-aa’. It can be used as a surname. The name is popular in Africa for naming baby girls.

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The meaning of Kairu is ‘black' and the name is of African origin. Kairu is a variation of the names, Kairi and Kairus. It is pronounced as ‘Kaai-roo’ and is also used as a surname.

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The meaning of Kame is 'desolate'. In the Japanese language, The meaning of Kame is 'a turtle'. Kame is a variant of the names Kaem, Kaeme, Kaim, Kaime, Kaym and Kayme. It is pronounced as 'ca-may' and it is a name with African origins. There are a few famous figures by this name. One is Amy Kame, who is an American professional basketball player that plays for the Townsville Fire in the WNBL.

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African

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The meaning of Kande is ' the firstborn girl' or ' firstborn child' and it is a name with African origins. It is pronounced as 'can-day'. Kande is also the Bantu language of Gabon, which is a country in Central Africa. There are a few famous people by this name and the most well known is Kande Lansana. He is a Guinean footballer who plays for Bontang FC in the Indonesian Premier League.

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African

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The meaning of Kanoni is ‘a small bird’ or ‘a beautiful little bird’. The name is of African-Swahili origin. It is pronounced as ‘Ka-no-ni’. It is also the name of a town in the central region of Uganda.

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Karasi is a name of African origin. The meaning of Karasi is ‘full of life and wisdom’. It is traditionally a girl's name.

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Karna is a name of African origin. The meaning of Karna is ‘the horn of an animal’. It is traditionally a girl's name. The name Karna is possibly a derivation of the Sanskrit word ‘karna’, meaning ‘ear’ or ‘helper’. The name Karna is also the name of a Hindu god, the first-born son of Kunti and the Sun god and one of the major characters of the Hindu Epic Mahabharata.

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African

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African

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Kasim is a name of African origin. The meaning of Kasim is ‘controller of anger’. It is traditionally a boy's name. The name is derived from the Islamic name Qasim, which means ‘one who distributes goods amongst his people’. The name Kasim is also found in Arabic, where it means ‘lovely’. A well-known personality with the name is Kasim Abid, an Iraqi-born British cameraman, film director, and producer.

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African

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The name Kato is of African origin. The meaning of Kato is 'perfection'. It has a few different translations, including 'second born of the twins', or 'someone who knows everything'. The name can also mean 'pure', 'perfect' or 'impeccable'. Kato can be used as a given name as well as a surname and it can be pronounced as 'ka-toh' or 'kay-toh'. There are a few famous people who have used the name Kato. The most well known is Brian Jerard Kaelin, who is more popularly known as Kato Kaelin. He is an American actor, radio and television star, who chose the stage name Kato after watching 'The Green Hornet', in which the famous martial arts star Bruce Lee played a character by the same name.

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African

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The meaning of Kaula is 'a prophet' or 'a female seer or a fortune teller'. It is a name of African origins. It is pronounced as 'kay-la' or 'kau-la'. According to Hinduism, Kaula (also known as Kaulācāra, Kula or Kulamārga) is a tradition and ritual that is practised by those who follow Shaktis. It is one of the most prominent rituals that is linked to the Shakti religion. It was first practised all the way back in the first millennium AD. Kaula can be used as a surname. There are a few famous figures with the name, such as the American watercolor painter William Jurian Kaula.

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Kazi is a name of African origin. The meaning of Kazi is ‘work’. It is traditionally a boy's name. The name is also used in South Asia and originates from the Urdu word ‘Qazi’, meaning ‘to judge’. Well-known personalities with the name include Kazi Zafar Ahmed (a Bangladeshi politician and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh), and Kazi Nozrul Islam (a Bangladeshi poet and songwriter).

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Keb is a name of African origin. The meaning of Keb is ‘earth’. It is traditionally a boy's name and is derived from the name of the Egyptian god, ‘Geb’. He is said to be the god of earth, vegetation, earthquake and snakes.

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