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What does Kimbel mean?

Kimbel Pronunciation of Kimbel [kim-bel] as a name for boys is of Celtic origin, and the name Kimbel means "war leader". Kimbel is a version of Kimball (Celtic): transcription of a medieval given name.

Associated with: war, leader.


Kimbel has 3 variants: Kimbal, Kimbell and Kimble.

Creative forms:
(male) Kimall, Kimkel, ..

(female) Kimkel, Kimla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kimbel Stanley (K.S.), ..

How popular is Kimbel?

Kimbel is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#25356 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kimble and Kimball are the popular related forms of Kimbel (not ranked). Other forms, like Kimbal, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Kimbel reached its highest 6 decades ago. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kimbel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Airel, Airyel, Amel, Amyel, Ashbel, Campbel, Fidel, Gammel, Giovel, Hamel, Hillel, Jamael, Jameel, Jamel, Kadmiel, Kael, Kaleel, Kamal, Kamden, Kameel, Kamrey, Kaniel, Kapel, Karel, Karmel, Karrel, Kelbey, Kemuel, Kendel, Keppel, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kibo, Kidder, Kiefer, Kienen, Kieren, Kile, Kim, Kimberley, Kimberly, Kimbo, Kimo, Kinnell, Kinney, Kinsey, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kirbie, Kirby, Kiril, Kirill, Kirwen, Kobe, Kobey, Kordel, Kornel, Lemuel, Lindel, Lionel, Micael, Michel, Mikael, Mikel, Mikkel, Miquel, Niel, Nigel, Niguel, Nijel, Nikhel, Rigel, Samael, Samuel, Videl, Ysmael and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kimbel.

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