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What does Kahlil mean?

Kahlil Pronunciation of Kahlil [kahlil] as a boys' name is an Arabic name, and the name Kahlil means "friend". Kahlil is a version, with the prefix Kah-, of Kalil (Arabic): poet Kahlil Gibran. Kahlil is also a derivative of Khalil (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic, friend.


Kahlil has 4 variants: Kahleel, Kahleil, Kaleel and Khaleel.

Kahlil has 1 more different relation via Kalil, Khalil: Kahil.

Creative forms:
(male) Kaelil, Keelil, ..

(female) Kahlilla, Kahlilli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kahlil Franklin (K.F.), ..

How popular is Kahlil?

Kahlil is an unusual given name for men. Kahlil is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Kahlil for boys. Kahlil was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #631 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kahlil name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the ranking of Kahlil and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Kahlil appearing in the Top 2000 are Khalil (#475 in recent rankings), Khaleel and Kalil. Other variants, like Kaleel, are seldom used. These forms of Kahlil were favored as baby names 20 years ago (median #1188) and are now much less widespread, with the form Kahlil becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kahlil, Kalil, Khaleel, Khalil in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kahlil and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bail, Bazil, Carvil, Fadil, Fazil, Gail, Galil, Gavril, Jalil, Jamil, Kadmiel, Kael, Kaelan, Kaelin, Kahan, Kahane, Kai, Kaidin, Kail, Kaile, Kain, Kale, Kaleb, Kalen, Kaley, Kalin, Kalvin, Kamal, Kameel, Kamil, Kaniel, Kapel, Karel, Kari, Karlan, Karle, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karmel, Karmi, Karol, Karolik (see Charles), Karrel, Kasi, Kasie, Kasim, Kassim, Katlin, Katzir, Kauai, Kawai, Kaydin, Kayleb, Kayley, Keallin (see Keelan), Keelie, Keelin, Kellin, Kenlie, Ketil, Kettil, Khalid, Kiril, Knoll, Kyril, Mihail, Nabil, Phil, Sahil, Sail, Savil, Sohil and Vail. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kahlil.

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