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Kimberly meaning and name origin
Kimberly \k(i)-mber-ly, kimb(e)-rly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kimberly), is pronounced KIM-ber-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kimberly is "Cyneburg's field". 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 variant forms: Kim, Kimba, Kimber, Kimberlee, Kimberleigh, Kimberley, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kimberlin, Kimberlyn, Kimblyn, Kimm, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kym, Kymberlee, Kymberleigh, Kymberley, Kymberlie, Kymberly, Kymbra and Kymbrely.
For more information, see also the related name Amberly.
Baby names that sound like Kimberly are Kambria, Cambria, Cambree and Cambaria.
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Popularity of Kimberly
Kimberly is a very popular first name for women (#24 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14276 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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