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Gender: F Meaning of Kirrily: "tree bark or leaf" Origin of Kirrily: Maori or Aboriginal

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Kirrily, which rhymes with cheerily, is a name that's uniquely popular in Australia. It originated in recent decades as an elaboration of several similar names -- the European Kyra or Keira, the Maori Kiri which means tree bark, or the Aboriginal word kira which means leaf -- plus the lee sound. Australian fashion designer Kirrily Johnston has helped popularize the name, which has spawned a countless number of spelling variations.

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Famous People Named Kirrily

Kirrily Johnston, Australian fashion designer

Pop Culture References for the Name Kirrily

Perhaps this was some feminization of Kirill (the Russian form of Cyril), or a fanciful elaboration of Kirra, the name of a beachside suburb of Queensland, Australia's Gold Coast.
Supposedly, using Aboriginal words as baby names became a popular trend in Australia in the 1970s (cf. Birralee "baby," Kylie "boomerang").