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Gender: Female Meaning of Kirrily: "tree bark or leaf" Origin of Kirrily: Maori or Aboriginal

Kirrily Origin and Meaning

The name Kirrily is a girl's name of Aboriginal, Maori origin meaning "tree bark or leaf".

Kirrily, which rhymes with cheerily, is a name that's uniquely popular in Australia. It originated in recent decades as an elaboration of several similar names -- the European Kyra or Keira, the Maori Kiri which means tree bark, or the Aboriginal word kira which means leaf -- plus the lee sound. Both Aboriginal actress Kirrily Nolan and Australian fashion designer Kirrily Johnston have helped popularize the name, which has spawned a countless number of spelling variations. Kirrily is one of the unique baby names to watch.

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Kirrilee Britton Says:

2016-10-13T07:16:24

My name is actually Kirrilee, and i've only ever met two more people with the same name as me (different spelling both times - Kirralee, Kirrily). I always wanted to know where my name originated from and I am really lucky that it has come from my home country and dear neighbours. The only thing is when I say my name on the telephone it always gets mistaken for 'Julie' or 'Shiralee'.

Haids1987 Says:

2016-09-15T14:07:53

What an adorable name! Never heard this, but I absolutely love it.

lizway Says:

2016-08-03T08:51:20

It's actually kind of cute!

headintheclouds Says:

2016-03-22T07:03:57

A family acquaintance who married an Australian named their daughter Kirrily, and to me it's very Australian and frontier-y, also like an adverb ("she walked merrily (kirrily) along). I'd imagine a Kirrily to be as her name sounds- an energetic and spirited type of person.

Guest Says:

2015-01-11T00:49:09

KeiraLee, Kiralee, Keralee...

AoifeORegan Says:

2015-01-11T00:42:06

I really like the way this sounds, but can anyone think of alternate spellings?