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

Kiki Origin and Meaning

The name Kiki is a girl's name of French origin meaning "double happiness".

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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fifi_forever Says:


Our cat's name is Kisa but she goes by Kiki.

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.

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.