Meaning and Origin of: Khalil

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Arabic : Friend, lover
  • Arabic : Beautiful, good friend
  • Arabic : Trustworthy

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic khalīl ‘friend’. Khalīl-ullah ‘friend of Allah’ is an honorific title given to the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). See the Qur’an 4:125: ‘Allah took Abraham as his friend.’