- Ankita (ahn-kee-tah, Indian [Hindi])
- Arcadia (ar-KAY-dee-ah, English; or ahr-KAH-dee-ah, Greek & Portuguese)
- Carita (kah-REE-tah, Swedish)--from Latin, "dear one" or "charity"
- Christine (kris-TEEN, French & English)--from Latin, form of Christian. Other forms include Christina & Kristin. [if you think this one's odd--Kit is a nickname for Christopher, so why not for the feminine Christ-names?]
- Chrysanta (kris-AN-tah, English)--from Latin, "golden flower"
- Giachetta (jah-KET-tah, Italian)--feminine form of Jacob
- Kanti (kahn-tee, Indian [Hindi])--"beauty"
- Katar (kah-TAHR, Armenian)--"peak, summit"
- Katida (kah-TEE-dah, Esperanto)
- Katriela (kah-tree-EL-lah, Hebrew)--"crown of God"
- Katsumi (kaht-soo-mee, Japanese)--"victorious beauty"
- Kavita (kah-vee-tah, Indian [Hindi])--"poem"
- Keturah (keh-TOO-rah, [Biblical] Hebrew)
- Ketziah (ket-ZYE-ah, [Biblical] Hebrew)--original form of Keziah
- Kirtida (keer-tee-dah, Indian [Hindi])
- Kvĕta (KVEH-tah, Czech)--"flower"
- Leocadia (leh-oh-KAH-dee-ah, Spanish, Italian)
- Markéta (mar-KEH-tah, Czech)--form of Margaret. Spelled Marketta in Finnish.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Usual Nickname, Unexpected Name: Kate/Kat/Kitty
Wow. This was a hard one. I challenged myself to not use any Katherine-variants on this list. Consequently, this list has a lot less Western Europe than usual. :)