Kirk

Kirk - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kirk, meaning church, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1240. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kirk and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kirk? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kirk. The baby boy name Kirk was given to 47 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1654 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 34,916 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kirk peaked in popularity 56 years ago in 1963 on position 137.



Famous with this name

Kirk Douglas
Tommy Kirk
Phyllis Kirk


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Kirk is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kirk is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #797 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,784.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kirk is where you live.


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Kirk origin and meaning

Kirk is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means church. To see famous people named Kirk, pop culture references for the name Kirk and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kirk

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kirk, sorted by popularity.

Kris / Kraig / Krish / Kruz / Karas / Khriz / Kreg / Khris / Kourosh / Kyriakos /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121654
20111526
20101763
20091547
20081836
20071323
20061393
20051291
20041228
20031081
20021035
2001937
2000920
1999776
1998720
1997575
1996600
1995580
1994535
1993503
1992433
1991408
1990343
1989291
1988292
1987298
1986318
1985301
1984296
1983311
1982301
1981282
1980268
1979263
1978272
1977237
1976228
1975212
1974197
1973187
1972179
1971159
1970158
1969146
1968143
1967143
1966154
1965151
1964147
1963137
1962139
1961140
1960142
1959144
1958147
1957154
1956162
1955172
1954190
1953196
1952199
1951204
1950199
1949242
1948381
1947383
1946420
1945426
1944440
1943470
1942507
1941488
1940574
1939688
1938795
1937751
19361167
1935982
19341178
19331609
19311400
19301739
19251852
19231843
19191811
19141240

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana797
Michigan1111
New York1172
Texas1273
Florida1726
California1784

Even more about Kirk


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kirk a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kirk?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Kirk
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 34,916
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +47

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