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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 3 variants: Kimm, Kimme and Kymme.

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)

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.

Similar Names

Kym is pronounced similarly to Cam. Other recommended similar baby names are Kama, Kami and Kimi. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kym.