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pinWhat does Kim mean?

Kim /kim/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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 has 8 variants: Kimana, Kimm, Kimme, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kimy, Kym and Kymme.

Kim has 2 more related forms via Kimberly: Kimba and Kimber.

Kreatif forms: Kakim, Kimka, Kimza. [more]

pinHow popular is Kim?

Kim is a very prominent first name for women (#118 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#109 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name history of Kim for girls. Kim was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #44 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kim name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kim outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Kim and associated names. Kimberly (#105 from current records) and Kimber (#634) are the popular varying forms of Kim ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these relations of Kim was widespread 54 years ago (average #349) and is somewhat lower today (#579, 35% less), with the version Kim becoming somewhat dated. Kimberly has been the most popular choice, although Kimber seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kim, Kimber, Kimberly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kim, Kimberly outside U.S.

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Kim is alike in pronunciation to Cam. Other recommended similar baby names are Kia, Kimi, Kit and Mim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kim.