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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KIE-lee
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Meaning & History

This name arose in Australia, where it is said to mean "boomerang" in an Australian Aboriginal language. It is more likely a feminine form of KYLE, and it is in this capacity that it began to be used in America in the 1970s. A famous bearer is the Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968-).

Categories

Australia, dancers, feminine forms, Hamtaro characters, Keeping Up Appearances characters, musicians, pop music, singers, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute