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Kimberly (boy)

What does Kimberly mean?

Kimberly Pronunciation of Kimberly 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, meadow, old, royal (king), forest (tree), war, soldiers (warrior)


VARIANTS Kim, Kimbo, Kimberleigh, Kimberley




Kimberly Johnny (K.J.), ..

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

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.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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