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Meaning and Name Origin

Keturah \k(e)-tu-rah\ as a girls' 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 variants: Katura and Ketura.

For more information, see also the related girl name Qiturah.


Keturah is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3497 out of 4276, Top 82%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Keturah for girls. Keturah has not been recorded in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keturah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keturah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keturah is alike in pronunciation to Qeturah and Queturah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keturah.