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Meaning and name origin

Kirby \k(i)-rby, kir-by\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.


Kirby has 6 variant forms: Kerbie, Kerbey, Kerby, Kirbey, Kirbie and Kirkby.


Kirby is a somewhat popular first name for males (#722 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#534 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kirby for boys. Kirby reached its highest rank of #437 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kirby name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kirby is also pronounced similarly to Corby. This name tends to be less commonly used than Kirby.