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Gender: F Origin of Kiki: French nickname

Kiki is one of the Coco-Gigi-Fifi-Lulu bohemian-type French nickname names from the turn of the last century, which have endless energy and sparkle. Artist Kiki Smith is its most well-known contemporary representative, and Kiki was the inspiring heroine of Zadie Smith's On Beauty.

The notorious artist-actress known as Kiki de Montparnasse but born Alice Ernestine Prin, was most famous as a muse for such Parisien artists as Soutine, Picabia and Cocteau. English singer Kiki Dee was originally named Pauline Matthews.

Famous People Named Kiki

Kiki de Montparnasse, Parisian artists' muse
Kiki Dee, English singer
Kiki Smith, American feminist artist and sculptor
Kiernan Brennan "Kiki" Shipka, child actress (plays Sally Draper on 'Mad Men' & Cathy in the TV movie 'Flowers in the Attic')
Kiki Willems, model
Kiki-Kate Smit, daughter of Nicolette van Dam & Bas Smit

Pop Culture References for the name Kiki

"Kiki's Delivery Service," a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film by Studio Ghibli
Kiki, guitarist in Nick Jr.'s "Fresh Beat Band"
Kiki Strike, albino-elf protagonist in the Kiki Strike series
Lauren Katherine "Kiki" Jerome, a character on the ABC Soap Opera General Hospital, played by Kristen Alderson
Kiki Benjamin, Mew Mew Power
Kiki George, from the TV series "Dirty Sexy Money"
Kiki Rosita - daughter of a guerrilla leader in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
Kiki, from Maria V Snyder's novel "Poison Study"
Camilla 'Kiki', character from the movie Wild child