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Boy Name: Kimberly

Name: Kimberly
Pronunciation: \k(i)-mber-ly, kimb(e)-rly\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kimberly's also a girl name)
Meaning: Cyneburg's meadow
Origin: English
Variant forms: Kim, Kimbo, Kimberleigh, Kimberley
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 14276


Kimberly \k(i)-mber-ly, kimb(e)-rly\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

Kimberly has 4 variant forms: Kim, Kimbo, Kimberleigh and Kimberley.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kimberly.


Kimberly is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14276 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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