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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 girl name Amberly.

There is 1 masculine form of Kimberly: Kim.


Kimberly is a very popular first name for females (#24 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14276 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kimberly for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kimberly and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kim, Kimber, Kimberlee, Kimberley, Kimberli and Kimberly. (2015 statistics).

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

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


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