Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KURK  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From northern Middle English kirk meaning "church", from Old Norse kirkja (cognate of Church). A famous fictional bearer is the starship captain James Kirk from the Star Trek television series (1966-1969), and subsequent films.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKirch(German)
Given Name DescendantKirk(English)


Entry updated April 25, 2021