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What does Selkirk mean?

Selkirk Pronunciation of Selkirk [selkirk] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin. Place name: "kirk" means "church". Name of a place in Scotland. Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk is supposedly Daniel Defoe's inspiration for his novel "Robinson Crusoe".

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, novel (literary).


Creative forms:
(male) Shakirk, Sikirk, ..

(female) Selcor, Selkee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Selkirk Jaydin (S.J.), ..

How popular is Selkirk?

Selkirk is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#46331 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Selkirk has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Sedrick, Sedrik, Selig, Selim, Sellars, Sellers, Selwin, Selwinn (see Selwyn) and Shakir. Like Selkirk, these names are not commonly used.