From an English surname, originally stemming from an Old Norse place name meaning “church settlement.” But if you think this makes your little Kirby more likely to settle down during church services (or any quiet occasion, for that matter), think again.
Kirby doesn't really have any good nickname options.
Famous people named Kirby:
Baseball player Kirby Puckett; poet Kirby Doyle; novelist Kirby Wright; actor Kirby Grant; wrestler Kirby Mack; actress Kirby Bliss Blanton; model Kirby Griffin.
Kirby is the adorable pink protagonist of Nintendo's game series of the same name.