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Boy Name: Selkirk

Name: Selkirk
Pronunciation: \s(e)-lki-rk, sel-kirk\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Scottish
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 34742


Selkirk \s(e)-lki-rk, sel-kirk\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin. Place name: "kirk" means "church". Name of a place in Scotland. Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk is supposedly Daniel Defoe's inspiration for his novel "Robinson Crusoe".


Selkirk is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#34742 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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