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What does Khalil mean?

Khalil Pronunciation of Khalil as a boys' name is pronounced ka-LEEL. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Khalil is "friend". See Kalil.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, friend


VARIANTS Kahlil, Khaleel

OTHER FORMS VIA KALIL Kahil, Kahleil, Kaleel



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How popular is Khalil?

Khalil is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6787 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Khalil entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #251 in the U.S. in 1995, and is currently at #395. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Kahlil, Kalil and Khaleel are the popular variation forms of Khalil (#395 LAST YEAR). Usage of these relations of Khalil was at its peak 23 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and is somewhat lower today, with the version Kahlil becoming less fashionable. Khalil is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Khalil, Kahlil, Kalil, Khaleel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bail, Basil, Bazil, Brasil, Brazil, Danil, Fadil, Fazil, Gail, Galil, Ghalib, Hamil, Jalil, Kadin, Kadir, Kael, Kaelin, Kai, Kail, Kaile, Kain, Kalan, Kale, Kaleb, Kalen, Kaley, Kalin, Kamil, Kapel, Karel, Kari, Karim, Karl, Karli, Karlin, Karol, Kasi, Kasie, Kasim, Katlin, Kealan, Kealey, Keallin (see Keelan), Kealon, Kealy, Kearie, Keelie, Keelin, Kell, Kellin, Kenlie, Ketil, Kettil, Khadim, Khaled, Khalid, Khanh, Kharim, Kiril, Knoll, Kraig, Kwami, Kwasi, Kyril, Mihail, Nabil, Phil, Sahil, Sail, Savil, Shakhil (see Shakil), Shakil, Shaquil, Trail and Vail. These names tend to be more commonly used than Khalil.

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