Khalil Origin and Meaning

The name Khalil is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "friend".

Spelled in various ways, this name was first brought into the American consciousness by the Lebanese-American poet and artist Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.

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Famous People Named Khalil

  • Khalil Gibran (18831931), Lebanese artist, poet & writer
  • Khalil alSakakini, Palestinian Christian, teacher, poet & nationalist
  • Khalil Al GhamdiSaudi Arabian football referee
  • Khalil alWazir, Palestinian leader & co,founder of nationalist party
  • Khalil FongJapanese singer/songwriter
  • Khalil GreeneAmerican baseball shortstop (Rangers)
  • Khalil DuhokiKurdish writer & poet
  • Khalil KainAmerican actor (born Khaliloeron Kain)
  • Khalil MackAmerican football player; OLB Chicago Bears