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Gender: Male Meaning of Khalil: "friend" Origin of Khalil: Arabic Khalil's Popularity in 2017: #421

The name Khalil is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "friend". Khalil is ranked #421 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Exotic & Unique Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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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 (1883-1931), Lebanese artist, poet & writer
Khalil al-Sakakini, Palestinian Christian, teacher, poet & nationalist
Khalil Al Ghamdi, Saudi Arabian football referee
Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian leader & co-founder of nationalist party
Khalil Fong, Japanese singer/songwriter
Khalil Greene, American baseball shortstop (Rangers)
Khalil Duhoki, Kurdish writer & poet
Khalil Kain, American actor (born Khaliloeron Kain)
Khalil Mack, American football player; DE Oakland Raiders

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