Meaning and name origin
Kim \kim\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kim), is pronounced kim. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kim is "Cyneburg's field". Short form of Kimberly, used as an independent name since the mid 20th century, influenced by actresses Kim Novak and Kim Basinger. Kim is also a Korean name meaning "gold". Actress Kim Catrall.
Kim is a very popular first name for females (#118 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#233 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kim for girls. Kim reached its highest rank of #44 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kim and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kimberly (#105) and Kim. (2014 statistics).