[ 1 syll. kiel, ki-el ] The baby boy name Kiel is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is KAYL †. Kiel is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Celtic. Kiel is a variant spelling of the name Kyle (English and Gaelic).
See also the related category celtic.
Kiel is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1983, 0.015% of baby boys were given the name Kiel. It ranked at #504 then. The baby name has since steeply declined in popularity, and is today of very modest use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Kiel, Kyle was the most frequently used. In the past century Kiel has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Kiel include Kile (English), Kylle, Kahl, Kail (English), Kal (English), Kalle (Scandinavian, Finnish, and German), Kayle (English), Kel, Kele (English), Kelie, Kell (English and German), Kelle (English), Kerril (English), Khalîl, Kill, Kiyle, Kjell (Scandinavian), Klay, Klee, and Kohl (English).
† Pronunciation for Kiel: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"