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