What does Kimberly mean?
Place name and surname: Cyneburg was an Old English personal name meaning "royal forest". Masculine use of the name can be traced back to the Boer War, when English soldiers were fighting in the South African town of Kimberley. Judge Kimba Wood.
Kimberly▲ has 22 variants: Kim▼, Kimba, Kimber▲, Kimberlee▼, Kimberleigh, Kimberley▼, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kimberlin, Kimberlyn, Kimblyn, Kimm, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kym, Kymberlee, Kymberleigh, Kymberley, Kymberlie, Kymberly, Kymbra and Kymbrely.
Related girl name: Amberly.
Kimberly has 1 masculine form: Kim.Kreatif forms: Kimberky, Kimberlyya. [more]
How popular is Kimberly?
Kimberly is a very prominent first name for females (#24 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11994 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name history of Kimberly for girls. Kimberly was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #5 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #105 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Kimberly (#105 in 2014) are Amberly, Kim, Kimber (#634 in 2014), Kimberlee, Kimberley and Kimberli. Usage of these forms of Kimberly reached its most widespread during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.481%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.18%, ▼62.5%). Kimberly has generally been the top pick of parents, although Kimber seems to be getting popular too, while Kim, Kimberlee and Kimberley have become less popular.
Recommended similar baby names are Amberely, Amberley, Amberli, Beverly, Cicely, Emmely, Kambria, Kamella, Kameren, Kammeron, Karly, Kelly, Kemply, Keyely, Kierra, Kiley, Kimme, Kimy, Kinneret, Kinsey, Kirby, Kittey, Liberty, Verly and Waverly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kimberly.