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What does Kirk mean?

Kirk Pronunciation of Kirk as a boys' name is pronounced kerk. It is of Old Norse and Old German origin, and the meaning of Kirk is "church". In Scotland, "kirk" is used as a word meaning "church". Actor Kirk Douglas.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, scotland


VARIANTS Kerk, Kirkland, Kirklin, Kirklyn, Kyrk



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How popular is Kirk?

Kirk is a very popular first name for males (#288 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#582 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kirk reached its top position of #146 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #1877. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular varying form of Kirk (#1877 LAST YEAR) is Kirkland. These forms of Kirk were popular during 1960-1969 (USAGE OF 0.1%) and are now significantly less common, with the version Kirk becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirk, Kirkland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kirk is pronounced similarly to Cork. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Berk, Birk, Burk, Derk, Dirk, Dyrk, Jerk, Kaird, Kairn, Kari, Karl, Karr, Keir, Ker, Kern, Kerr, Kian, Kibo, Kidd, Kile, Kim, Kimo, King, Kip, Kipp, Kiran, Kirby, Kiril, Kirkby, Kirkly (see Kirkley), Kit, Kitt, Kord, Kori, Kort, Kory, Kurt, Lark, Mark, Turk and York. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kirk.

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