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See also: kylie


Alternative forms[edit]


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


  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɪli/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪli

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name originating as a coinage.
    • 2002, Erinn Banting, Australia: The People[1], 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, 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 —