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What does Kalil mean?

Kalil /ka-lil/ as a boys' name is pronounced kah-LEEL. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kalil is "friend". Poet Kahlil Gibran.

Associated with: arabic, friend


Kalil has 7 variants: Kahil, Kahleel, Kahleil, Kahlil, Kaleel, Khaleel and Khalil.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kelil, Kolil, ..

(female) Kalillia, Kalilly, ..

How popular is Kalil?

Kalil is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#21307 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the birth name history of Kalil for boys. Kalil entered the list in 1995 and reached its highest position of #1791 in the U.S. in 2000, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Kalil rated in the Top 2000 are Kahlil (#1683 last year), Khaleel and Khalil (#465). Usage of these forms of Kalil reached its most widespread in the year 1995 (usage of 0.08%) and is now much lower (usage 0.04%, 50% less).

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Bail, Basil, Bazil, Danil, Fadil, Fazil, Gail, Galil, Hamil, Jalil, Jamil, Kadin, Kadir, Kael, Kaelin, Kai, Kail, Kaile, Kain, Kalan, Kale, Kaleb, Kalen, Kaley, Kalin, Kalvin, Kamal, Kamil, Kaniel, Kapel, Karel, Kari, Karim, Karl, Karli, Karlin, Karol, Kasi, Kasie, Kasim, Katlin, Kell, Ketil, Khalid, Kiril, Kyril, Nabil, Sahil, Sail, Savil and Vail. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalil.