What does Khalil mean?
Khalil /kha-lil/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced ka-LEEL. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Khalil is "friend". See Kalil.
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Khalil for boys. Khalil entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #251 in the U.S. in 1995, and is currently at #465. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Kahlil is the only other popular variation form of Khalil (#465 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its peak in the year 1995 (usage of 0.559%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2675%, ▼52.1%), with the version Kahlil becoming less fashionable. Khalil (#465) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Khalil and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Khalid. Like Khalil, this name is not commonly used.