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Fun Facts about the name Kill

  • When was the first name Kill first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kill is Wednesday, June 18th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Kill? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kill. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kill: Your name in reverse order is Llik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lkil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kill? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,221 people with the last name Kill.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kill? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kill as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kill U.S.
  White 90.75% 64.26%
  African American 2.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kill

People with the last name Kill are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kill
A kiln.
noun Kill
A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills ; -- used also in composition; as, Schuyl kill, Cats kill, etc.

Etymology: D. kil

verb Kill
  1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay."Ah, kill me with thy weapon, not with words !" [Shak.]
  2. To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book. "To killthine honor." [Shak.]"Her lively color kill'd with deadly cares." [Shak.]
  3. To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind; new sound insultation killed the loud noises from outside."Be comforted, good madam; the great rage, You see, is killed in him." [Shak.]
  4. To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.
  5. To waste or spend unprofitably; -- usually used of time; as, he killed an hour waiting for the doctor to see him.
  6. To cancel or forbid publication of (a report, article, etc.), after it has been written; as, they killed the article after getting threats of a lawsuit.
    synonyms: To murder; assassinate; slay; butcher; destroy. -- To Kill Murder Assassinate. To kill does not necessarily mean any more than to deprive of life. A man may kill another by accident or in self-defense, without the imputation of guilt. To murder is to kill with malicious forethought and intention. To assassinate is to murder suddenly and by stealth. The sheriff may kill without murdering; the duelist murders, but does not assassinate his antagonist; the assassin kills and murders.

Etymology: OE. killen kellen cullen, to kill, strike; perh. the same word as cwellen quellen, to kill (cf. Quell), or perh. rather akin to Icel. kolla to hit in the head, harm, kollr top, summit, head, Sw. kulle, D. kollen to kill with the ax

noun Kill
  1. The act of killing."“There is none like to me!” says the cub in the pride of his earliest kill." [Kipling.]
  2. An animal killed in the hunt, as by a beast of prey."If ye plunder his kill from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride." [Kipling.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile ("the pilot reported two kills during the mission")
  2. The act of terminating a life
  3. The body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal
  4. End or extinguish by forceful means
  5. Destroy a vitally essential quality of or in ("Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods")
  6. Cause to cease operating ("kill the engine")
  7. Tire out completely ("The daily stress of her work is killing her")
  8. Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase ("kill these lines in the President's speech")
  9. Drink down entirely ("She killed a bottle of brandy that night")
  10. Cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly ("This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" and "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")
  11. Cause the death of, without intention ("She was killed in the collision of three cars")
  12. Deprive of life ("AIDS has killed thousands in Africa")
  13. Hit with great force ("He killed the ball")
  14. Hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games ("She killed the ball")
  15. Overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration ("The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!")
  16. Be the source of great pain for ("These new shoes are killing me!")
  17. Thwart the passage of ("kill a motion")
  18. Be fatal ("cigarettes kill" and "drunken driving kills")

From Middle English killen, kyllen, cüllen (“to strike, beat, cut”), possibly a variant of Old English cwellan (“to kill, murder, execute”) (see quell) (Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kwaljaną (“to torment”)), or from Old Norse kolla (“to hit on the head, harm”) (compare Norwegian kylla (“to poll”), Middle Dutch kollen (“to knock down”), Icelandic kollur (“top, head”), see coll, cole). Compare also Middle Dutch killen, kellen (“to kill”), Middle Low German killen (“to ache strongly, to cause one great pain”), Middle High German kellen.

  1. The act of killing.
    The assassin liked to make a clean , and thus favored small arms over explosives.
  2. Specifically, the death blow.
    The hunter delivered the with a pistol shot to the head.
  3. The result of killing; that which has been killed.
    The fox dragged its back to its den.
  4. (volleyball) The grounding of the ball on the opponent's court, winning the rally.

From Dutch kil, from Middle Dutch kille.

  1. A creek; a body of water; a channel or arm of the sea.
    The channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the van Kull, or the .
    Schuyl, Cats, etc.

    kill was also found in the following language(s): Cahuilla, German, and Luxembourgish

    What does the name Kill mean?

    Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

    Iis for impress, for impress you will.

    Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

    Lis for loyalty, that you show.

    Past life for Kill born Feb 24, 1959

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    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

    As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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