Boy Baby Name

Khalil

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Quick Facts on Khalil

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 466
Pronunciation:
ka-LEEL
Simple meaning:
Friend

Characteristics of Khalil

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Khalil

Khalīl is an Arabic masculine name which means “bosom friend”. The name is famously borne by a Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran (1883-1931), the author of the bestselling inspirational book “The Prophet” (1923) which was resurrected by the 1960s counterculture movement. According to Wikipedia, Gibran is the third bestselling poet of all time (after William Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu). The name Kahlil is strongly Arabic and therefore not super common within the Western World outside of people of Arab descent.

Popularity of the Name Khalil

Khalil has only been on the American male naming charts since 1989, obviously influenced by the growing Arab-American population. The name only enjoys very low-moderate usage, but it seems to be here to stay. We love the “friend” meaning. Just like Jonathan is a name that symbolizes friendship from the Bible and Dakota comes from a Native-American language meaning “friend, alliance” – Khalil is one other ethnically diverse way to bestow the lovely concept of “friend” onto your son.
Popularity of the Boy Name Khalil
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Khalil

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Khalil

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Khalil

    Khalil We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Khalil.

  • Popular Songs on Khalil

    Popular Songs on Khalil

    Khalil - a song by Boyz II Men

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Khalil

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Khalil

    Khalil - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Khalil.

  • Famous People Named Khalil

    Famous People Named Khalil

    Famous People Named Khalil - Khalil Gibran (poet); Khalil Greene (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Khalil

    Children of Famous People Named Khalil

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Khalil - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Khalil.

Personality of the Boy Name Khalil

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Khalil

  • No Variations Found.
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