Kaja


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek; Norse

Meaning: “Pure; Hen.”

Pronunciation: (KY-yah)

Details: Scandinavian diminutive of Katarina; from the Greek katharos meaning “Pure”.

It could also be derived from Old Norse kaða meaning “hen”.

3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues

Kermit


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Gaelic

Meaning: “Son of one without envy; Son of a freeman.”

Pronunciation: (KUR-mit)

Nicknames: Kerm, Kermie, Kurt

Detail: From the Irish surname Mac Dhiarmaid, which means “son of Diarmaid”. Diarmaid (DEER-mid) means either “freeman” or “without envy” in Irish. Dermot would be English speaker friendly spelling of Diarmaid.

This name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, one of the Muppets created by puppeteer Jim Henson.

Kolga


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “The Cool One.”

Pronunciation: (KOOL-gah)

Detail: One of the nine wave daughters of Ægir (eh-geer) and Ran (rawn), a giant and goddess who both represent the sea in Norse mythology. Each of their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of ocean waves.

The Nine Wave Daughters:

Blodughadda

Bylgja

Dröfn

Duva

Hevring

Himinglava

Hronn

Kolga

Unnur

Daughters of Ægir


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Detail: The Daughters of Ægir (ee-geer or eh-geer) are the nine daughters of Ægir and Rán (rawn), a giant and goddess who both represent the sea in Norse mythology. Each of their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of ocean waves.

The Nine Wave Daughters:

Blodughadda – Bloody Hair (a reference to red sea foam)

Bylgja – Billow

Dröfn (or Bara) – Foam Fleck

Duva (Dúfa) – Pitching Wave

Hefring (Hevring) – Rising Wave

Himinglæva (Himinglava) – Heaven-Gleaming

Hronn – Welling Wave

Kolga – Cool Wave

Unnur (Unnr or Unn or Uðr ) – Frothing Wave