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ETYMOLOGY: LITHUANIAN FIRST NAMES

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  • Kajetonas [POST 207] (2) from Latin, short form Kajetas Kajus; dialect Kajatas Southern Aukštaičių [Dzūkų], Kajeta, Kajė Žemaičių from Latin Caietanus - "kajetietis, Kajetos miesto gyentojas" - inhabitant of the town of Kajetos- (now Gajeta - Italy)
  • Karolis [POST 135] (1) Latinized Germanic, variation Karalius (2) Lithuanianized short form Karlas; dialect Karolius Western Aukštaičių, Karla Eastern Aukštaičių from midieval Latin Carolus, which is from the Germanic Karl: olden time German Auksštaičių word karl "šaunus vyras" [valiant or gallant man] see FOOTNOTE Post 128 Charles
  • Katarina, Katryna [POST 65] (2) from Greek, Lithuanianized variation Kotryna (2) , shortform Katrė dialect Katryna, Katrynė, Tryna, Trynė Western Lithuania [Mažosios Lietuvos], Katrina Western Auksštaičių [Babtai], Katriuka Southern Aukštaičių from latinized Greek Catharina, Catherina, which is from the Greek Aikatherine: Greek words kathros "pure, clear, clean" Lithuanian "tyras, švarus"
  • Kazimieras [POST 128] (1) from Slavic, short form Kazys; dialect Kazimierius, Kazimieris, Kazymieras Žemaičių, Kazimeras, Kamizeras, Kamizaras Eastern Aukštaičių, Kazas Southern Žemaičių, Kazis, Kazė Western and Northern Žemaičių, Kazius Eastern Aukštaičių, Žemaičių (Rietavas); church Latin Casimirus from Slavic Kazimir (Polish Kazimierz) - "didžiakalbis, garsus kalba": From olden time Slavic kaz- (Polish kazac) "sakyti" [tell] = meru "garsus" [well known] (compare to Gothic mers "didis" [great]) see FOOTNOTE Post 128
  • Kazys [POST 128] (4) - Lithuanian short form from Kazimieras [see Kazimieras]
  • Konstancija [POST 78] (1)from Latin, Lithuanianized variation Kastancija, short form Kastė, Kostė dialect Kostancija Eastern Auksštaičių [Laičiai], Kastancija Northern Žemaičių, Kastė [Rietavas],Kastė [Jieznas], Kostė [Salantai]; from Latin Constantia: Latin word constantia "ištvermė, tvirtybė" tenacity, endurance; strength. see footnote [POST 78]
  • Kotryna [POST 298]  Kotryna (2) short form Katrė dialect Kotrė Žemaitija, - lithuanian form version from the names Katryna, see Katarina. 
  • Kristijonas [POST 300] Kristijonas (2) from Latinized Greek, short form Krisčius, Kristis; dialect Kristijonas, Krikščus, Krizas,, Križas, Krisas Mažosios Lietuvos [Western Lithuania], Krisius Southern Aukštaičių (Džūkų); from Latinized Greek name Christianus: From the Latin [Greek} word christianus "krikščionis [Christian]
  • Kunigunda Kunigunda ( 1 ) Germanic, short form Gunda; from Latinized Germanic Cunigunda [ Church latin Cunegundis] from Germanic Kunegunde: old German Aukstaiciu kunni "gimine, paderme" + gund "kova" ["relatives, strain '+' battle '] I German kuni "clan, family" combined with gund "war". Saint Kunigunde was the wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry II.

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