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Meaning and name origin

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 girl name Qiturah.


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

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Similar Names

Keturah is also pronounced similarly to Qeturah and Queturah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Keturah.