Kylie

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Possibly from kylie (boomerang). Originally popular in Australia, awareness of the name elsewhere in the English-speaking world has been raised due to the fame of Kylie Minogue.

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Kylie

  1. A female given name.
    • 2002, Erinn Banting, Australia: The People, page 30,
      Kylie and her parents had been driving through the outback for hours. They had taken a five-hour flight from Sydney, where they lived, to Perth, in Western Australia. From Perth, they had to drive another seven hours to get to Kylie′s aunt and uncle′s sheep station.
    • 2010, Joanne Harris, blueeyedboy, Doubleday, ISBN 9780385609500, page 102:
      Emily. Em-il-y, three syllables, like a knock on the door of destiny. Such an odd, old-fashioned name, compared to those Kylies and Traceys and Jades — names that reeked of Impulse and grease and stood out in gaudy neon colours —