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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 Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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.

Find other names based on Kiki using our baby name generator.

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 main character
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


Leah_ Says:


This is awful

JossieChris Says:


This is actually my naming theme. I like names that can be shortened into the french pet names. I do it in honor of my favorite aunt Mimi and our French roots. I have a Gigi, Deedee, Fifi, and now I am going to use Kiki for Clementine. Kiki takes me back to the 90s and I love the meaning "double happiness"

Erin1619 Says:


My sister's name is Nikie (Nichole), but my toddler calls her Kiki. We only call her that now.

phunkyvida Says:


My sister-in-law's official name is Jacqueline but my husband (and her brother) called her Kiki as a baby and the name has stuck with her into adulthood.

bopeep Says:


This is a stupid name. I really don't understand some of the authors' names.

Sen Says:


Please do not name your child Kiki. Its slang in some Asian languages for "c*nt"

luella_madison Says:


I just met a very sweet girl whose nickname was this. I don't really like it, but I've warmed to it slightly because of her.

Lola Says:


a 40 year old Kiki? Not so sure. cute nickname though!
(I know a Kathleen who went by Kiki as a kid and teenager)

RoddyThlayli Says:


Not a fan of most nicknames like this (Gigi, Fifi, Lulu, Kaykay, Juju, Coco etc) but I do like Kiki.

yvonne_virginia Says:


It's also a nn for the name Angeliki in Greece.

Madelion Says:


Kiki is the word french children use for lady bits.

ThistleThorn Says:


I know a Kaitlyn that goes by this

raevynstar Says:


I have it as a nickname for Kyoko on my list.