Kiki: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kiki

Kiki

Pronunciation: KEE-kee (key)

It's easy to file this name with the ooh-la-la sisters Fifi and Mimi, but Kiki is made of sterner stuff. It's Scandinavian (a nickname for Kristina) and has artistic associations and an independent spirit. As a nickname, it could free you from the over-common Kristy.

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Kiki : has artistic associations and an independent spirit

: bohemian-type French names from the turn of the last century, which have endless energy and sparkle.

Kiki historically: inspiring heroine

Personal experiences with the name Kiki: | Edit

The most common question I get is, "Is that your real name?" haha. "Really? What is it short for?" OR the statement... "I had a cat named, 'Kiki,' when I was little." Nice! (I guess?) haha ;)
I absolutely looooove my name. It is a great conversational starter - a lot of people ask me ^those questions and it leads to great conversations with people I would probably never would have talked to before. It is unique and people always remember me... which has been so great with networking in my professional life.

My middle name, Mae, is a generational name and it flows with Kiki really well. Some of the nicknames I have been given are: Keeks/Kiks, Kiki Dee, Kiwi (when I was in grade school), Ki^2 and Kikster.

I have even heard the meaning of my name in different languages.. like Filipino for instance... Kiki refers to a female's genitalia... When I heard this in High School, I laughed it off. Didn't let it bother me, because no one else here knew about it besides those from the Philippines.. and then it is just something to laugh about... not an insult.
Some people may think it is not a real name and it's 'juvenile'... but I have always loved my name :) And professionally, I have always been taken seriously and have been successful even with the name, Kiki. - to those who have doubts. ;)

Nicknames for Kiki: | Edit

Kee

Keeks, Kiks, Keekster, Kiki Dee, Kiwi

Meanings and history of the name Kiki: | Edit

Meaning of the name Kiki:

Kiki means new beginning, new life.

Kiki: origin/roots: French, Spanish, German, Netherlands and Japanese.

Famous real-life people named Kiki: | Edit

Kiki Dee - duet with Elton John

The cartoon witch, Kiki

Kiki Vanderway - NBA player

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Japanese movie by Hayao Miyazaki, "Kiki's Delivery Service"

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