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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Halil

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  • According to a user from Turkey, the name Halil is of Arabic origin and means "Friend".
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From Arabic خَلِيل (ḵalīl, “friend”).

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Halil

Halil Altıntop is a soccer player for the FC Augsburg, SG Wattenscheid 09, FC Kaiserslautern, FC Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt, Trabzonspor, Turkey national under-20 football team, and Turkey national under-21 football team. Halil was born on December 8th, 1982 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany.


Halil was born on May 26th, 1916.


Hal Ozsan is an actor and singer-songwriter. He has been prominent since 2000. Hal was given the name Halil Özşan on October 26th, 1976 in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus.


Halil Mutlu is an athlete. Halil was born on July 14th, 1973 in Postnik, Momchilgrad municipality, Kardzhali Province, Bulgaria.


Halil Kut is a military person.


Halil was a Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire and List of Ottoman Grand Viziers. He died on June 1st, 1453.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Halil

Halil was a Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire and List of Ottoman Grand Viziers. He died on June 1st, 1453.


Nur was born on September 30th, 1998.


Yusuf Halil is a hockey player for the İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi GSK in the Turkish Ice Hockey Super League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Yusuf was born on September 10th, 1991.


Berkay Halil is an athlete for the PFC Litex Lovech II.


Redzheb Halil is an athlete for the FC Botev Galabovo.


İbrahim Köse Halil is a sports team member for the Club Brugge KV.


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Popularity of Halil as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Halil

  • How Popular is the name Halil? Halil is the 39,222nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Halil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 84 babies born with the first name Halil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Halil to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Halil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Halil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Halil is Friday, July 16th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Halil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Halil was in 2017 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Halil: Your name in reverse order is Lilah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aillh. How do you pronounce that?

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