First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kirklin

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kid, the child within.

I is for ideals, no higher!

R is for romantic, hopelessly so

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kirklin

John was born on April 5th, 1917 in Muncie, Indiana. He left this life on April 21st, 2004.



James was born in 1947 in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, 1947.


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Popularity of Kirklin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kirklin U.S.
  White 54.98% 64.26%
  African American 40.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kirklin

People with the last name Kirklin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kirklin

  • How Popular is the name Kirklin? Kirklin is the 37,109th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kirklin was the 22,481st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kirklin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97 babies born with the first name Kirklin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kirklin 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 Kirklin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kirklin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kirklin is Sunday, February 19th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Kirklin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kirklin was in 1995 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kirklin: Your name in reverse order is Nilkrik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnlkiki. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kirklin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,144 people with the last name Kirklin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kirklin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kirklin as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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