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Gender: Female Meaning of Kiki: "double happiness" Origin of Kiki: French nickname and Japanese

The name Kiki is a girl's name of French origin meaning "double happiness". Kiki and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".

From the experts:

Kiki is one of the Coco-Gigi-Fifi-Lulu bohemian-type French nickname names from the turn of the last century, which have endless energy and sparkle. Artist Kiki Smith is its most well-known contemporary representative, and Kiki was the inspiring heroine of Zadie Smith's On Beauty. Kiki can be a nickname for any name beginning with the K sound, from Katherine to Christina to Kayla.

Kiki is also a Japanese name most famous via an anime film, Kiki's Delivery Service.

The notorious artist-actress known as Kiki de Montparnasse but born Alice Ernestine Prin, was most famous as a muse for such Parisien artists as Soutine, Picabia and Cocteau. English singer Kiki Dee was originally named Pauline Matthews.

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Famous People Named Kiki

Kiki de Montparnasse (born Alice Ernestine Prin), French artists' model
Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews), English singer
Kiki Smith, German-American feminist artist and sculptor
Kiernan Brennan "Kiki" Shipka, American actress
Kiki Bertens, Dutch tennis player
Kiki Willems, Dutch model
Chiquita Renee "Kiki" Shepard, American TV host
Kierra Valencia "Kiki" Sheard, American gospel singer
Kiki Preston (born Alice Gwynne), American socialite
Kiki Asakura, Japanese pop singer and member of Tsubaki Factory
Kiki-Kate Smit, daughter of Nicolette van Dam & Bas Smit

Pop Culture References for the name Kiki

"Kiki's Delivery Service," 1989 anime film
"Kiki," 1920 novel by Andrew Picard and its main character, a French chorus girl, the basis for several films
Kiki, guitarist on TV's "Fresh Beat Band"
"Kiki Strike," series by Kirsten Miller and its main character, an albino-elf
Lauren Katherine "Kiki" Jerome, character on American soap "General Hospital"
Kikki Benjamin, character in manga/anime "Mew Mew Power"
Kiki George, character on TV series "Dirty Sexy Money"
Kiki Rosita, character in anime Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
Kiki, character in Maria V Snyder's "Poison Study"
Camilla 'Kiki', character in 2008 film "Wild Child"
Kiki, character in manga "Saint Seiya"
Kiki, a character created by the Japanese company Sanrio
Kiki Flores, a main character on TV's "The Puzzle Place"
Kiki, dog in the film "Gosford Park"
Kiki Pizza, character on the Tv show "Steven Universe"
Kiki, a parrot in The Adventure Series novels
Kiki, a ferret in the Sluggy Freelance webcomic
Kiki the Hyperactive Monkey of Sentosa, host of the Singaporean show Magical Sentosa
Kiki Harrison, character in film "America's Sweethearts"
Kiki the Frog, a character in children's TV show "Hector's House"
Kiki, character in Aphmau's YouTube series
"Let's Have a Kiki," song by The Scissor Sisters
Kiki, a cat in Animal Crossing
"Kiki, do you love me" song by Drake