US Popularity:3491
Other Origin(s):Scandinavian, British, Irish
Meaning:Settlement by a church, church village; Cottage by the water
Kirby is a gender-neutral name that works well for both baby boys and girls. This cool "K" name has Norse and Scandinavian roots, with English and Irish heritage too, and it means "settlement by a church," " church village," or "cottage by the water." Inspired by place and faith, Kirby has rich historical roots while also featuring a modern sound and feel, in no small part thanks to the cool K and Y spelling. Another fact that makes this unisex name appealing is that it ticks the box for the surname-as-first-name trend!

Famous People Named Kirby

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jack Kirby
    Artist, Author
  • Kirby Puckett
    Baseball Player

Kirby Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kirby is currently #1593 on The Bump
Boy:Kirby is currently #1138 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kirby is currently #882 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kirby is currently #3491 in U.S. births
Boy:Kirby is currently #6657 in U.S. births
Girl:Kirby is currently #5065 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 9
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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