Kirk Origin and Meaning

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

Far more friendly and open than similar one-syllable names like Kent, Kurt, and Karl, it's been associated for more than half a century with actor Kirk Douglas, whose birth name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky.

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Famous People Named Kirk

  • Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky)American actor
  • Kirk Thomas CameronAmerican actor
  • Kirk Dwayne FranklinAmerican gospel musician
  • Kirk Daniel CousinsAmerican football player
  • Kirk Lee HammettAmerican musician and lead guitarist of Metallica
  • Kirk Jerel Randle aka Kirko BangzAmerican rapper
  • Andre Kirk AgassiAmerican tennis player
  • Kirker ButlerAmerican TV producer/writer

Kirk in Pop Culture

  • Kirk Kettnercharacter in movie "She's out of My League"
  • Kirk Gleasoncharacter on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
  • Kirk Lazaruscharacter in film "Tropic Thunder"
  • Kirk Sutherlandcharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Kirk Van HoutenMilhouse's dad on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • James Tiberius Kirkmain character in the "Star Trek" series