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Khalil, Khaleel or Khelil is an Arabic given name and surname. Khalil in Arabic means a dear person or a close person, A lover or a best friend. The Turkish and Bosnian equivalence to Khalil is Halil, and in Kurdish it is Xelil.

Khalil and its variants may refer to:


  • Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931), Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist, and Lebanese nationalist
  • DJ Khalil (born 1973), American hip hop and soul music producer
  • Khalil (name), a surname or personal name of multiple individuals and families
  • Khalil Mack (born 1991), NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears



  • Khelil, Algeria, town and commune in Bordj Bou Arréridj Province, Algeria
  • Sidi Khellil, town and commune in El M'Ghair District, El Oued Province, Algeria
  • Aïn Ben Khelil, a town and commune in district of Mécheria, Naâma Province, Algeria




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