Kirk Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Kirk:
Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old Norse kirkja (church), which was originally used for one who resided by a church: hence, "dweller by the church."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Kirk Douglas, actor
Kirk Alyn, actor (played Superman in serials)
Kirk Cameron, American actor.
Kirk Gibson, former Major League Baseball outfielder and currently the Arizona Diamondbacks manager.
Kirk Hammett, American heavy metal guitarist (Metallica.)
Kirk Hinrich, Point guard for the Chicago Bulls. (Captain Kirk)
Kirk Ting, Asian
Kirk Miesle, Caucasian
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Captain James T. Kirk, from Star Trek
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