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What does Khalil mean?

Khalil Pronunciation of Khalil [khalil] as a boys' name is pronounced ka-LEEL. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Khalil is "friend". See Kalil.

Associated with: arabic, friend.


Khalil has 2 variants: Kahlil and Khaleel.

3 more different relations via Kalil: Kahil, Kahleil and Kaleel.

Creative forms:
(male) Kealil, Keilil, ..

(female) Khacie, Khala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Khalil Ari (K.A.), ..

How popular is Khalil?

Khalil is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6787 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Khalil entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #251 in the U.S. in 1995, and is currently at #475. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Kahlil, Kalil and Khaleel are the popular variation forms of Khalil (#475 last year). Usage of these relations of Khalil was at its peak 20 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become significantly less since, with the version Kahlil becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bail, Basil, Bazil, Brasil, Brazil, Danil, Fadil, Fazil, Gail, Galil, Ghalib, Hamil, Jalil, Kadin, Kadir, Kael, Kaelin, Kai, Kail, Kaile, Kain, Kalan, Kale, Kaleb, Kalen, Kaley, Kalin, Kamil, Kapel, Karel, Kari, Karim, Karl, Karli, Karlin, Karol, Kasi, Kasie, Kasim, Katlin, Kealan, Kealey, Keallin (see Keelan), Kealon, Kealy, Kearie, Keelie, Keelin, Kell, Kellin, Kenlie, Ketil, Kettil, Khadim, Khaled, Khalid, Khanh, Kharim, Kiril, Knoll, Kraig, Kwami, Kwasi, Kyril, Mihail, Nabil, Phil, Sahil, Sail, Savil, Shakhil (see Shakil), Shakil, Shaquil, Trail and Vail. These names tend to be more commonly used than Khalil.

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