What does Kimberly mean?
Kimberly [kim-ber-ly] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Kimberly) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kimberly is "Cyneburg's meadow". Place name: Cyneburg was an Old English name meaning "royal forest". Masculine use of the name can be traced to the Boer War, when English soldiers were fighting in the South African town of Kimberley.
(male) Kimberill, Kirberly, ..
(female) Kimberka, Kimberla, .. Middle name pairings:
Kimberly Troy (K.T.), ..
How popular is Kimberly?
Kimberly is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11994 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Kimberly entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #662 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Kimberly is Kim. Adoption of these relations of Kimberly was at its highest in the 1950s (usage of 0.11%), but now, the form Kim has become somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Accerly, Ackerly, Aimerey, Aimery, Beverly, Birly, Everly, Kameel, Kameron▲, Kamrey, Kealy, Keely, Kelbey, Kelly▼, Kemuel, Kenly, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerby, Kerry▼, Kidder, Kiefer▼, Kiefert, Kieran▲, Kieren, Kieron, Kiley, Kimbal, Kimball, Kimbel, Kimbell, Kimble, Kingsly, Kinnell, Kinney, Kinsey, Kinsly, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kirby▼, Kirkly (see Kirkley), Kobey, Ksawery (see Xavier), Migelly, Smedly (see Smedley), Westerly and Wetherly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kimberly.See names in meaning and etymology.