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Boy Names Ending with -il

Il ending baby names and what they mean, with 72 results. -il names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 0.7%) and are now significantly less conventional (USAGE 0.1%, 83.1%), with names like Basil becoming somewhat dated. Khalil (#395) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation, while Reil (TOP 13%) and Feil (10%) are familiar -il last names.

-il names

Adil - Derril | Egil - Kalil | Kamil - Shakil | Shaquil - Zindil

Adil - Derril

Stems fr. Arabic word. "Righteous, fair." Ahil is a somewhat common kid's name. See also Adael.

Achilles and variants

Aquil, Akil
Forms of Achilles. Derivative of Greek. From Achilleus .. Popular as last names, and Akil (UPPER 60%), Aquil (56%) are similar to common -il last names Anil (UPPER 85%), Auvil (17%).


Based on Hindi, Sanskrit languages. "Invaluable; unavailable." Cross-gender use. Somewhat unusual as a birth name, Amil occurs more frequently as a last name.

Var. of Anwell. Based on Welsh, Celtic. "Loved one." Ancil, Anil are familiar surnames. See also Aimil.

Avenil, Aveneil
Var. of Avenall. Based on Old French language. "Oat pasture." Abneil and Avebel are creative forms.

Var. of Averill. Derivative of Old English word. "Boar battle." Also used for girls. Averil was not a Top birth name in 2018.

Var. of Axel. Root fr. Hebrew. "Father is peace." Uncommon. Axil is not listed in the US Census. See also Asiel.

Form of Bailey. Stems fr. Old English word. "Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." Scarce as a boys' name, but Bail is similar to the more familiar Basil. See also Buel.

Basil and variants

Basil, var. Bazil
From Greek language. "Royal, kingly." Basil is a commonly occurring (UPPER 55%) given name, whereas Bazil is uncommonly used.


Var. of Berthold. Based on Old German language. "Bright strength; renowned leader." Adoption of Bertil was well-received 108 years ago. See also Bartel.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -il names: Akil, Amil, Aquil, Basil, Bertil

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -il names: Cecil, Council, Cyril, Denzil

Brazil, var. Brasil
.. The name may come from the .. Brazil and Brasil are not in the Top 2000.

Form of Carvell. Derived fr. Old French word. "Swampy dwelling." Not Top 2000 name.


From Latin, Old Welsh elements. "Blind; sixth." Also used for girls. Cecil grew in popularity 118 years ago and has become less widespread.

Form of Churchill. From Old English. "Hill of the church." Outside Top 2000.


From Latin element. "Group of people." Adoption of Council was common among parents a century ago.

Cyril and variants

Cyril, var. Kyril, Kiril, Ciril
Derivative of Greek element. "Master, lord." Usage of Cyril as a children's name has fallen off since the 1910s.

Form of Daniel. Derived fr. Hebrew element. "God is my judge." Outside Top 2000. See also Donal.

Form of Darnell. Derived fr. Old English. "The hidden spot." Not in Top 2000.


Form of Denzel. Derivative of English. .. Actor Denzel Washington. Less used today. Denzil last appeared in the 1960s in the Top 2000. See also Donzel.

Form of Darrel. Stems fr. Old English, Old French words. "Open; from Airelle." Not Top 2000 name. See also Derrin.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -il names for boys.

1. Adil - Derril
Adil, Achilles [Akil, Aquil], Amil, Anwell [Anwil], Avenall [Avenil, Aveneil], Averill [Averil], Axel [Axil], Bailey [Bail], Basil [Bazil], Berthold [Bertil], Brazil [Brasil], Carvell [Carvil], Cecil, Churchill [Churchil], Council, Cyril [Kyril, Kiril, Ciril], Daniel [Danil], Darnell [Darneil], Denzel [Denzil], Darrel [Derril]

Egil [Eigil], Emil [Aymil, Aimil], Emmanuel [Emmanouil], Eskel [Eskil], Fadile [Fazil, Fadil], Gale [Gail], Galil, Gabriel [Jibril, Jabril, Gavril], Giles [Gil], Gilon [Gil], Gilbert [Gil], Granville [Granvil], Hamilton [Hamil], Ishmael [Ysmail, Ismail], Ismail [Ysmail, Izmail], Jalal [Jalil], Jamal [Jamil], Jerrell [Jeril], Cale [Kail], Kalil [Kahil, Khalil, Kahlil, Kahleil]

Kamal [Kamil], Kettil [Ketil], Khalil [Kahlil], Kiril [Kyril, Cyril], Macniel [Mcneil], Merrill [Meril, Merril], Michael [Mihail, Mikhail, Michail], Nabil, Cornelius [Neil], Neil, Neville [Nevil], Nikhil, Norville [Norvil], Orville [Orvil], Peverell [Peveril], Philip [Phil], Sahil, Sail, Saville [Savil], Shakil [Shakil, Shaquil, Shakhil]

Shaquille [Shaquil], Sohan [Sohil], Somerton [Somervil], Sunil, Theophilus [Teofil], Toril, Torquil, Trail, Vail [Bail], Virgil [Vergil], Willie [Wil], Zindel [Zindil]

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