Of Greek and Norse origin.
It was used as a surname in Scotland and England.
From the Old Norse word “kirkja”, meaning church.
Deriving from the Greek “κυριακό”, kyriako, which was the temple were monks living in small cabins gathered for praying.
Famous bearers are Kirk Douglas, Kirk Hammett, Kirk Cameron, Kirk Acevedo, Kirk Pengilly.
Actor Kirk Douglas, was born Issur Danielovitch Demsky, is one of the most iconic movie stars in the history of films.
He starred in some of the most classic Hollywood movies, such as “Spartacus”, “Champion”, “The Bad and the Beautiful”, “Lust for Life”, “Lonely are the Brave”, “Paths of Glory”.
David Letterman talked with Kirk Douglas during his show in 1986: