From the ancient sanscrit language, which is read backwards. Mukilit; defined as Mutiliate, Kill It.
Tilikum sure did mutiliate and kill it.
by DrPearl February 25, 2010
It means "Friend" and "Welcome" in Chinook, simple as that.
Tilikum is a friendly name, not one of malice.
by Chiropterace September 03, 2014
From the greek root 'tilikumas' meaning 'killer of innocents'
Tilikum sure is one killer whale!
by BadSenseOfHumor February 24, 2010