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What does Kimbell mean?

Kimbell Pronunciation of Kimbell [kim-bell] as a name for boys is of Celtic derivation, and the meaning of the name Kimbell is "war leader". Kimbell is a version of Kimball (Celtic): form of a medieval given name.

Associated with: war, leader.


Kimbell has 3 variants: Kimbal, Kimbel and Kimble.

Creative forms:
(male) Kimley, Kirbell, ..

(female) Kimley, Kimmel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kimbell Lucien (K.L.), ..

How popular is Kimbell?

Kimbell is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#15455 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Kimbell (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Kimball and Kimble. Other forms, like Kimbel, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Kimbell reached its most widespread 6 decades ago. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abell, Airyell (see Ariel), Cabell, Campbell, Giovell, Hamell, Jamell, Kameel, Kell, Kemuel, Kendell, Kimberley, Kimberly, Kimbo, Kinnell, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kirill, Kirkwell, Kordell, Kornell, Kyrell, Lindell, Lionell, Mikell, Samwell, Tirell, Tirrell and Trumbell. Like Kimbell, these names are not frequently used.

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