Meaning and Name Origin
Kym \k-ym\ as a girls' name. Kym's name origin is Old English, and the name Kym means "Cyneburg's field". Kym is a variant of Kim (Old English): short form of Kimberly, used as an independent name since the mid 20th century, influenced by actresses Kim Novak and Kim Basinger. Seldom used as a given name.
Kym has 21 more related variations via Kim, Kimberly: Kimana, Kimba, Kimber▲, Kimberlee▼, Kimberleigh, Kimberley▼, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kimberlin, Kimberlyn, Kimblyn, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kimy, Kymberlee, Kymberleigh, Kymberley, Kymberlie, Kymberly, Kymbra and Kymbrely.
Kym is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2564 out of 4276, Top 60%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#62619 out of 88799, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kym and related names. Prominent related forms of Kym (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Kimberly (#105 in 2014), Kimber (#634), Kimberli, Kimberlee, Kim and Kimberley. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now significantly less widespread, with the versions Kimberley, Kimberlee and Kim becoming less stylish. Kimber (#634) and Kimberly (#105) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)