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The meaning of Kailey is 'slender'. Kailey comes from the anglicized Irish names Keela or Keelin, from the Irish Caoilfhinn. The word 'caol' in Irish means 'slender'. There is a song called 'Kayleigh' by the British rock group Marillion. Kailey can also be a surname which comes from a village in the Punjab region of India.

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Kamber is of English origin and the meaning of Kamber is 'devoted servant.' It is an occupation-related name for a 'comb creator', derived from the Middle High German word 'kambe', meaning 'brush' and ‘er’, indicating a specialist. Dorde Kamber is a famous person with this name. He is currently a Bosnian footballer, playing for Budapest Honvéd. Emanuel Kamber is another well-known personality with the name; he is an Assyrian physics teacher at Western Michigan University and was the Secretary-General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance.

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The meaning of Karenza is 'love'. The name is derived from the Cornish word 'carenz', meaning 'adoring', and the Cornish word 'car’ (which is ‘karantez’ in Breton). The Cornish words are derived, in turn, from the Latin word ‘caritas’, which means ‘love, affection, benevolence, and esteem’, with the root word being ‘carus’, meaning ‘dear one, beloved’. A famous person with this name is Karenza Moore, a researcher, and lecturer of sociology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.

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A feminine name of English origin, the meaning of Karolyn is ‘free man’. Biblically, this name means ‘little’ and ‘womanly’. ‘Joy’ is another meaning of the name. In Irish, this name means ‘Celtic princess’. Looking at the name spiritually, it means ‘the song of happiness’. Karolyn also means ‘strong’ and ‘steady’. A female version of Charles, this name is a combination of Karol and Lyn. ‘God’s song’ is another meaning available for this name. Karolyn Smardz Frost, an archeologist, professor of History, and a Canadian historian is a well-known personality who has won the Governor General’s Award for English language non-fiction in 2007. Her great works include ‘I’ve Got A Home In Glory Land: A Lost Tale Of The Underground Railroad’. This is a classic name that conjures up royalty and is still in fashionable use.

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The name Karston is of English origin, and the meaning of Karston is 'of Karl’s town'. Karston also refers to 'anointed'. The name Karston has been most common over the last hundred years. Karston is also defined as a German variant of Christian, 'believer in Christianity'. The name ‘Karston’ is ultimately derived from the Greek word 'khristos' meaning 'anointed'. It is not often used as a name. However, its variant name Karsten has been used by many as a first name by many.

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Kass is typically a nickname for Kassandra. In Ancient Greece, Kassandra meant 'the prophet of doom' and was named a number of times in their mythology. In India, the meaning of the name is 'illuminating'. This is different from the Old English translation, as Kassandra translates to 'the one who charms men'. There have been a number of famous figures with the name Kass. Ras Kass is an American rapper, who belongs to the hip hop supergroup The HRSMN. He is known for songs such as 'Anything Goes', 'Soul on Ice' and 'Ghetto Fabulous'. Another renowned Kass is Danny Kass, an American professional snowboarder. He has won two silver medals at the Olympics and has won several other medals at the X Games. He also starred in the television series 'The Adventures of Danny and The Dingo'.

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Valiant, Courageous, Lively, Brave, Fiery, rye clearing Oxford Dictionary: Noun. a luxurious or carefree existence

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The meaning of Katlin is 'pure'. Of English origin, the name is derived from the medieval English small type of the Irish name Caitlin, which means 'pure'. A famous person with this name is Caitlyn Jenner, an American television personality and Olympic gold award-winning decathlete.

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