K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Kirk

Kirk comes from an English and Scottish surname meaning “church”, a topographic name for someone who lived near one. It comes from Old Norse kirkja (church) via Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ (church) which seems to be derived from Ancient Greek kuriakón (church) via kū́rios (lord) derived from PIE root word *keuə- (to swell, spread out, strong, powerful, prevail; vault, swell).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Kirke (English)

 

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