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

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. Both Aboriginal actress Kirrily Nolan and Australian fashion designer Kirrily Johnston have 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
Kirrily White, Australian actress

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").

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