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What does Kimball mean?

Kimball Pronunciation of Kimball as a boys' name is pronounced KIM-bul. It is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Kimball is "war leader". Variant of a medieval given name.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ki-, -all, war, leader, medieval


VARIANTS Kimbal, Kimbel, Kimbell, Kimble




Kimball Lyric (K.L.), ..

How popular is Kimball?

Kimball is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#1421 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Kimball entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #1100 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Kim and Kimble are the prominent related forms of Kimball ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Kimball was more pronounced among parents 7 decades ago (MEDIAN #1082), but now, the version Kim has become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kimball, Kim, Kimble in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Fingall (see Fingal), Heimdall, Jamall, Jemall, Jomall (see Jamal), Kamal, Kendall, Kimberly, Kimbo, Kinnell, Kirill, Lindall, Niall and Trumball (see Trumble). These names tend to be more frequently used than Kimball.

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