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Girl Name: Kimberly

Name: Kimberly
Pronunciation: \k(i)-mber-ly, kimb(e)-rly\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kimberly's also a boy name)
Meaning: Cyneburg's field
Origin: English
Related Names: Amberly
Sounds Like: Kambria, Cambria, Cambree, Cambaria
Variant forms: Kim, Kimba, Kimber, Kimberlee, Kimberleigh, Kimberley, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kimberlin, Kimberlyn, Kimblyn, Kimm, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kym, Kymberlee, Kymberleigh, Kymberley, Kymberlie, Kymberly, Kymbra, Kymbrely
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 24
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 14276

Description

Kimberly \k(i)-mber-ly, kimb(e)-rly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kimberly), is pronounced KIM-ber-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kimberly is "Cyneburg's field". Place name and surname: Cyneburg was an Old English personal name meaning "royal forest". Masculine use of the name can be traced back to the Boer War, when English soldiers were fighting in the South African town of Kimberley. Judge Kimba Wood.

Kimberly has 22 variant forms: Kim, Kimba, Kimber, Kimberlee, Kimberleigh, Kimberley, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kimberlin, Kimberlyn, Kimblyn, Kimm, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kym, Kymberlee, Kymberleigh, Kymberley, Kymberlie, Kymberly, Kymbra and Kymbrely.

For more information, see also the related name Amberly.

Baby names that sound like Kimberly are Kambria, Cambria, Cambree and Cambaria.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Kimberly.

Popularity

Kimberly is a very popular first name for women (#24 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14276 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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