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Boy Name: Kirk

Name: Kirk
Pronunciation: \k(i)-rk\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: church
Origin: Norse
Sounds Like: Cork, Krock, Garek, Gerik, Gerek
Variant forms: Kerk, Kirkland, Kirklin, Kirklyn, Kyrk
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 288
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 526


Kirk \k(i)-rk\ as a boy's name is pronounced kerk. It is of Old Norse and Old German origin, and the meaning of Kirk is "church". In Scotland, "kirk" is used as a word meaning "church". Actor Kirk Douglas.

Kirk has 5 variant forms: Kerk, Kirkland, Kirklin, Kirklyn and Kyrk.

Baby names that sound like Kirk are Cork, Krock, Garek, Gerik and Gerek.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kirk.


Kirk is a very popular first name for men (#288 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#526 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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