Karya

Origin: Greek, Hindu

Meaning: nut tree

In Greek mythology, Karya is one of the Hamadryades, eight nymphs who presided over a particular tree. Karya is the nymph of the nut tree- walnut, hazel and the sweet chestnut.

There’s also another myth in which Karya was a Lakonian maiden who was loved by the god Dionysos. Her two sisters tried to prevent the liaison and in return, Dionysos drove them mad and they were later transformed into stone. Somehow Karya died and was changed into a nut tree.

Karya is also a word/concept in Hindi, referring to something (an action  whether good or bad) that is done.

Kārya is also a concept in Vedanta, a Hindu philosophy, which stands for effect (kārana is cause)..

Variants: Carya

Kaito

Origin: Japanese

海斗 (Kaito)

海翔 (Kaito)

Meaning: from Japanese kai 海 meaning “sea, ocean” combined with either to 斗 referring to the constellation of the Big Dipper, or to 翔 meaning “to soar, fly”. There are probably more meanings with different kanji but these were the most common meanings I could find.

Kaito (怪 盗) is also a word meaning phanton thief or gentleman thief. It seems to be the same pronounciation as the name but with different kanji.

Kit

Origin: English

Meaning: a dimunitive of Christopher meaning bearing Christ, or Katherine which has several possible meanings: “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of the two; singly”; or from Greek aikia meaning “torture”. It could also be a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”.

Kit is also a word, a short form of kitten, referring to a baby cat.

Kit Snicket first appears at the end of the 11th book (The Grim Grotto) and makes subsequent appearances in the next two books as well. Apparently, she’s the sister of Lemony Snicket, was a friend of the Baudelaire parents, and seems to have a complicated past with Count Olaf.

Klaus

Origin: German

Meaning: German short form of Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people”

Pronounced KLOWS, Klaus Baudelaire is the middle child and only brother. He’s a voracious reader and remembers nearly everything he’s ever read, which has helped him and his sisters out of a few tight spots.

Carla, Karla

Origin: German, Scandinavian, Croatian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English

Meaning: the feminine form of Charles, derived from a Germanic word meaning “man”. It seems to have been used to describe men who were nor thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a “free man”

The spelling Carla is the feminine form of Carlo, which is the Italian form of Charles; it’s also the Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan feminine

form of Carlos, as well as being the English feminine form of German Carl.

The Karla spelling is the German, Scandinavian and Croatian feminine form of Charles

Kaija

Origin: Finnish

Meaning: Diminutive of Katariina, a Finnish and Estonian form of English Katherine which could mean “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of the two; singly”; or from Greek aikia meaning “torture”. It could also be a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”.

It’s pronounced Kie-yah

Links:

http://www.behindthename.com/name/kaija

Kolfinna

Origin: Ancient Scandinavian, Norse
Meaning: It’s the feminine form of Kolfinnr comprised of kol means black, a synomom for black or dark + finnr which has either the meaning of wanderer or Finn, Lapp or Finn, Sámi

Links:

http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Kolfinnr

http://www.behindthename.com/name/kolfinnr/submitted

Karen

Origin: Danish, Norwegian, German, English, Armenian

Meaning: it’s a Danish form of Katherine which could mean “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of the two; singly”; or from Greek aikia meaning “torture”. It could also be a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”. It’s also a masculine Armenian transcription of Garen, which itself is a short form of Garegin, its meaning unknown