Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic خليل
Meaning: “friend.”

The name is derived from the Arabic word for friend. In the Qu’ran, it is a title given to the Prophet Mohammed (Khalil Allah) meaning, “friend of God.”

It is currently the 390th most popular male name in France and the 501st most popular in the United States, (2010).

Another form of the name is the Albanian, Bosnian and Turkish, Halil.

Feminine form is Khalila  خليلة (Arabic).