Meaning and Origin of Khalil - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Khalil

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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.’