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What does Kahlil mean?

Kahlil /kah-lil/ as a boys' name. Kahlil's name origin is Arabic, 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.

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

(female) Kahlilla, Kahlilli, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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, and is presently at #1683. (2014 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.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Kahlil and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Kahlil (#1683 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Khalil (#465 in recent rankings), Kalil and Khaleel. Other variants, like Kaleel, are seldom used. These forms of Kahlil were favored as baby names 19 years ago (median #1188) and are now much less widespread.

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.