Kirk name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Norse
Usage: English
Pronunciation: k(i)-rk
Meaning: Church At a Living End and The Element Kirkja Which Means Church
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What does Kirk mean?

Eminent and Ever lasting unisex name Kirk means "Church At a Living End or The Element Kirkja Which Means Church" which originated from Old Norse is principally used in English.

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How do I pronounce Kirk?

Two syllabled Kirk is pronounced as k(i)-rk.

Variants of Kirk


Names that rhyme with Kirk

How popular is the name Kirk?

Kirk was among the popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 67855 babies have been given the name. At the peak of its usage in 1963, it ranked 138th when 2556 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 154 years. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 500 baby names an astonishing 53 times Kirk is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 2002, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 463 on boy names chart when 47 babies were named Kirk. There are over 403 babies that have been given the name Kirk in England and Wales.

Kirk is an uncommon baby name in France where it may not be used now. But Kirk is a popular baby name in Canada where every 1 in 4000 have the name as well as in England.

As per our evaluation, over 140000 people has been named Kirk globally.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


What numerology tells about Kirk?

The letter K as a cornerstone stands for energy, strong character and beliefs, and authority. Others see you as perfect, so start acting so. Live a life to remember. Otherwise, you will definitely regret the opportunities you missed when you get older. Find an efficient way to spread awareness of the things you believe matter the most. You are not selfish but you are not naive as well. You are a passionate lover but hard to understand.

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  •  Scarlet - Scarlet's meaning is Bright Red, The Scarlet or Free Man is a baby girl name specifically used in English has origin in Old French and Old English
  •  Julio - Noteworthy and Conifer Julios origin is Spanish and English, meaning of Julio is "Dedicated to Jupiter or Illustrious Roman Family", predominantly used in Portuguese and Spanish is given to both genders
  •  Jacklyn - Well-Liked Jacklyn came from Hebrew, meaning of Jacklyn is "Yahweh May Protect, Supplanter or Holder of the Heel" is a unisex name is mainly used in English, Danish and Norwegian
  •  Kelli - Customary Kelli came from Celtic and Old Irish is used largely in English and a gender-neutral name, meaning of Kelli is "Monastery or Church"

Famous people named Kirk

  • Kirk Mitchell, American author
  • Kirk W. Conover, American Republican Party politician
  • Kirk Haston, American former professional basketball player
  • Kirk Bloodsworth, former Maryland waterman and the first American sentenced to death to be exonerated post-conviction by DNA testing
  • Kirk O'Bee, former professional road racing cyclist
  • Kirk Cashmere, prominent civil rights attorney
  • Kirk Fordham, serves as Director of Member and Board Relations for the National Association of Manufacturers
  • Kirk Powell, Jamaican cricket player
  • Kirk Demorest, filmmaker, writer, entrepreneur
  • Kirk Boott, American Industrialist instrumental
  • Kirk Bryan, American oceanographer
  • Kirk Radomski, former batboy and clubhouse employee for the New York Mets Major League Baseball team
  • Kirk Bryan, American geologist on the faculty of Harvard University
  • Kirk Martinez, Professor in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton UK. He gained a BSc
  • Kirk Hammett, American musician
  • Kirk Douglas, American actor, filmmaker, author and centenarian
  • Kirk Powers, rock music bassist
  • Kirk Fordice, Daniel Kirkwood "Kirk" Fordice Jr
  • Kirk Kerkorian, American-Armenian businessman, investor
  • Kirk Johnson, Canadian former professional boxer
  • Kirk Gibson, American former professional baseball player and manager
  • Kirk Franklin, American gospel musician, singer, songwriter
  • Kirk Stevens, Canadian former professional snooker player
  • Kirk Muller, retired professional ice hockey wing
  • Kirk McLean, Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Kirk Hinrich, former American professional basketball player
  • Kirk Herbstreit, American analyst for ESPN's 'College GameDay'
  • Kirk Alyn, American actor
  • Kirk Acevedo, American actor
  • Kirk Rueter, former left-handed pitcher
  • Kirk Ferentz, head football coach at the University of Iowa
  • Kirk Jarvinen, American artist / illustrator best
  • Kirk Shelmerdine, NASCAR driver and former championship-winning crew chief for Dale Earnhardt
  • Kirk Baltz, American actor
  • Kirk Snyder, American former professional basketball player
  • Kirk Reynoldson, Australian former professional rugby league footballer
  • Kirk Tomlinson, Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre
  • Kirk Joseph, jazz sousaphone player from New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Kirk Degiorgio, British techno producer and DJ
  • Kirk Windstein, American musician
  • Kirk Maltby, Canadian retired professional ice hockey winger
  • Kirk Varnedoe, American art historian
  • Kirk Morrison, former American football linebacker
  • Kirk von Ackermann, American contractor
  • Kirk McCaskill, retired Major League Baseball pitcher and a retired professional hockey player
  • Kirk Thornton, American voice actor
  • Kirk Humphreys, American politician
  • Kirk Watson, American attorney and Democratic politician
  • Kirk Penney, New Zealand former professional basketball player
  • Kirk Triplett, American professional golfer
  • Kirk Saarloos, former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Kirk Chambers, former American football offensive tackle


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
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