Kylie (name)

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Pronunciation /ˈkаɪliː/
Gender Female
Word/name Australian
Other names
Related names Kyly, Kyle, Kyla, Kylee, Kiley, Kayleigh, Kaylee, Kayla

Kylie /ˈkl/[1] is a common female personal name, and is the feminine form of Kyle. The name received much popularity from the success of Australian vocal artist Kylie Minogue.

In the Western Australian Aboriginal language Noongar, the settlers took the word Kiley/Kylie/Koilee to mean curved, returning stick or 'boomerang'.[2] "Kyly", "Kiley" and "Kylee" are variant spellings. [3]


Well known Kylies include:


  • Kylie Bax (born 1975), New Zealand fashion model
  • Kylie Gillies (born 1967), is an Australian television presenter
  • Kylie Gauci (born 1985), Australian wheelchair basketball player
  • Kylie InGold, (born 1962), Australian Artist of the Fairy Fantasy Genre
  • Kylie Ireland (born 1970), US actress best known for her work in pornographic films
  • Kylie Kwong (born 1969), Australian television chef, author, television presenter and restaurateur
  • Kylie Leuluai (born 1978), New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • Kylie Maybury (1978-1984), Australian murder victim
  • Kylie Minogue (born 1968), Australian singer and actress
  • Kylie Morris, Australian newsreader in the UK
  • Kylie Padilla (born 1993) Filipino actress
  • Kylie Tennant (1912–1988), Australian novelist, playwright, writer, critic, biographer, and historian
  • Kylie Travis (born 1970), Australian actress
  • Kylie Tyndall (born 1992), US actress

See also[edit]


  1. ^ See Pronunciation of Kylie.
  2. ^ Morris, Edward Ellis (1898). Austral English: a dictionary of Australasian words, phrases, and usages. MacMillan & Co. 
  3. ^ Ramson, W.M. (2004). Lexical Images: The Story of the Australian National Dictionary. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-551577-3.