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What does Kym mean?

Kym Pronunciation of Kym [kym] as a girls' name is an Old English name, and the name Kym means "Cyneburg's field". Kym is a variant form of Kim (Old English): short transcription of Kimberly.

Associated with: old english.


Kym has 3 variants: Kimm, Kimme and Kymme.

4 more relations via Kim, Kimberly: Kimba, Kimmy, Kimy and Kymbra.

Creative forms:
(female) Kymi, Nyam, ..

(male) Kin, Kyne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kym Melani (K.M.), ..

How popular is Kym?

Kym is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2564 out of 4276, Top 60%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kym entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #1453 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kym name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Kym are Kimberly (#107 in recent rankings), Kimmy and Kim. These forms of Kym were popular as baby names 6 decades ago (usage of 3.8%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2%, 94.9% less), with versions such as Kim becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kym, Kim, Kimberly, Kimmy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kym is pronounced similarly to Cam. Other recommended names are Aya, Aymi, Ayn, Cy, Cyma, Cyn, Em, Eyo, Gem, Hy, Jyl, Jyn, KC, Ka-, Kai, Kama, Kami, Kas, Kat, Kay, Kaya, Kaye, Kia, Kimi, Kit, Kyel, Kyla, Kyle, Kyli, Kyra, Lyn, Lys, Lyz, Mim, Mya, Nya, Nyx, Pam, Rye, Sam, Syma, Tam and Wyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kym.

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