What does Kimberly mean?
Kimberly /kim-ber-ly/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' 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 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: Kimberla, Kimberrol, Kimrol. [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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Kimberly (#105 in 2014) are Amberly, Kim, Kimber (#634 in 2014), Kimberlee, Kimberley and Kimberli. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.481%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1801%, ▼62.5%), with the forms Kim, Kimberlee and Kimberley becoming less stylish. Kimber (#634) and Kimberly (#105) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kimberly and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)