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Meaning and name origin

Kimball \k(i)-mba-ll\ as a boy's name is pronounced KIM-bul. It is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Kimball is "war leader". Variant of a medieval given name.


Kimball has 4 variant forms: Kimbal, Kimbel, Kimbell and Kimble.

For more information, see also the related boy name Kim.


Kimball is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1143 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kimball and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Kim. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kim in U.S.

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