"church settlement"

Kirby Origin and Meaning

The name Kirby is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "church settlement".

Attractive British place-name with a sense of humor. Fun fact: John Wayne played five characters with the first or second name of Kirby.

# 970 in the US

Kirby Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Kirby

  • (Anthony) Kirby PuckettAmerican baseball player
  • Kirby Bryan Dickdocumentary filmmaker
  • Kirby WrightAmerican novelist
  • Kirby ChamblissAmerican stunt pilot
  • Stanton "Kirby" DoyleAmerican poet
  • Kirby GrantAmerican actor
  • Kirby LawCanadian ice hockey player
  • Kirby MackAmerican pro wrestler
  • Kirby Robert MorrowCanadian actor, voice actor, writer and comedian
  • (Edmund) Kirby SmithU.S. Confederate Civil War general
  • Kirby Keyes WilsonAmerican football coach

Kirby in Pop Culture

  • KirbyNintendo video game character
  • Kirby Keagermain character in film "St. Elmo's Fire"
  • Kirby Yorkmain character on TV's "Fort Apache"
  • Kirby Morrischaracter on TV's "The Suite Life on Deck"
  • Kirby Allbeecharacter in "The Victim" (1947) by Saul Bellow
  • Kirby Scrogginscharacter on TV's "The Torkelsons"
  • "Kirby Buckets" TV series and its main character
  • Kirby O'Neilfather of April O'Neil in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series
  • Kirbycharacter in animated film "The Brave Little Toaster"
  • Kirbyalien child in animated film "Chicken Little"
  • Kirbycharacter on "The Adventure Zone: Amnesty"

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