Kirkop, a small village in the south of Malta, is inhabited by approximately 2600 people. Its name has thought to have originated from the surname Percopo, belonging to a family that resided in or had a connection to then “hamlet” of Kirkop. The name is also thought to have originated from a member from the court of the King of Sicily who visited Malta at some point and had a summer residence in Kirkop. The name has been written in different ways: Percop, Corcop, Chircop and finally Kirkop. Kirkop’s motto is “Parva non Ivers”, which means ‘small but not idle’.