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What does Kirby mean?

Kirby Pronunciation of Kirby as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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.



VARIANTS Kerbie, Kerbey, Kerby, Kirbey, Kirbie, Kirkby

(male) Karrby, ..

(female) Kirdy, ..

Kirby Blaine (K.B.), ..

How popular is Kirby?

Kirby is a somewhat popular first name for males (#722 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#577 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Kirby reached its top rank of #426 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular varying form of Kirby is Kerby. Adoption of these relations of Kirby was common 7 decades ago (MEDIAN #1213), but now, the form Kirby has become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirby, Kerby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kirby is alike in pronunciation to Corby. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Darby, Derby, Digby, Gibby, Gilby, Karny (see Kearney), Kelby, Kerry, Kibo, Kiley, Kimbo, Kiran, Kiril, Kirk, Kirkly (see Kirkley), Koby, Kolby, Korbyn, Korey, Korry and Kory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kirby.

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