What does Kirby mean?
Kirby [kir-by] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Kirby) is pronounced KER-bee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Kirby is "settlement by a church". Place name. Baseball player Kirby Puckett.
(male) Karrby, Kerrby, ..
(female) Kirdy, Kirly, ..
How popular is Kirby?
Kirby is a somewhat popular first name for males (#722 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#577 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Kirby for boys. Kirby reached its top rank of #426 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the statistics of the boy name Kirby and affiliated names. The only other popular varying form of Kirby is Kerby. Adoption of these relations of Kirby was common 7 decades ago (median #1213), but now, the form Kirby has become somewhat outmoded.
Kirby▼ is alike in pronunciation to Corby. Other suggested similar names are Darby, Derby, Digby, Gibby, Gilby, Karny (see Kearney), Kelby, Kerry▼, Kibo, Kiley, Kimbo, Kiran, Kiril, Kirk▼, Kirkly (see Kirkley), Koby▼, Kolby, Korbyn, Korey▼, Korry and Kory▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kirby.See names in meaning and etymology.