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Kimberley (girl)

What does Kimberley mean?

Kimberley Pronunciation of Kimberley [kim-ber-ley] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kimberley) has its root in Old English, and the name Kimberley means "Cyneburg's field". Kimberley is an alternate spelling of Kimberly (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


Kimberley has 11 variants: Kimberlee, Kimberleigh, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kimberlin, Kimberlyn, Kymberlee, Kymberleigh, Kymberley, Kymberlie and Kymberly.

1 more different relation via Kimberly: Kimber.

1 masculine form: Kimberly.

Creative forms:
(female) Kimbersey, Kirberley, ..

(male) Kimberken, Kimberker, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kimberley Annmarie (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kimberley?

Kimberley is a very prominent first name for females (#592 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#45403 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kimberley entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #213 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kimberley name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Kimberley rated in the Top 2000 are Kimber (#630 via latest list), Kimberlee, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kimberly (#107), Kimberlyn and Kymberly. Other variants, like Kymberley, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Kimberley was at its most widespread 5 decades ago (adoption of 2.8%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.2%, down 92%), with forms like Kimberly becoming less trendy. Kimberly is the all-time favorite, although Kimber appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kimberley, Kimber, Kimberlee, Kimberli, Kimberlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kimberly, Kimberlyn, Kymberly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Amberlea, Amberlee, Amberley, Amberly, Beverley, Kaeley, Kameren, Karley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Kempley, Kerrey, Keyley, Kiley, Kimblyn (see Kimberly), Kinneret, Kymbrely, Perley, Silverey, Tierney and Waverley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kimberley.

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