Meaning and Origin of: Kirby

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Anglo-Saxon : From the church town

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : House
  • Norse : Marshland
  • English : Village of the church
  • Old Norse : From the church

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.
  • Irish : adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant ofCiarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. CompareKerwick.