Meaning and name origin
Kim \kim\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kim), is pronounced kim. It is of English origin. Short form of Kim- names like Kimball or Kimberly. Kim is also a Korean surname meaning "gold". Literary: name of the boy hero of Rudyard Kipling's novel "Kim".
Kim is a very popular first name for males (#397 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#233 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kim for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kim and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kimberly and Kim. (2014 statistics).
Kim is also pronounced similarly to Cam and Kam. Other suggested similar baby names are Jim, Kaimi, Kain, Ken, Kian, Kimo, Kip, Kit, Sim, Tim and Wim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kim.