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Girl Name: Keturah

Name: Keturah
Pronunciation: \k(e)-tu-rah\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: incense
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Qiturah
Sounds Like: Qeturah, Queturah
Variant forms: Katura, Ketura
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 3497


Keturah \k(e)-tu-rah\ as a girl's name is pronounced ke-TOO-rah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Keturah is "incense". Biblical: the second wife of Abraham and mother of six of his sons, who became ancestors of various Arabian peoples. The name was revived by the Puritans.

Keturah has 2 variant forms: Katura and Ketura.

For more information, see also the related name Qiturah.

Baby names that sound like Keturah are Qeturah and Queturah.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Keturah.


Keturah is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3497 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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