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Boy Name: Kim

Name: Kim
Pronunciation: \kim\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kim's also a girl name)
Meaning: gold
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Kam, Kimo
Similar Names: Kit, Jim, Kip, Sim, Tim, Wim
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 397
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 233


Kim \kim\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kim), is pronounced kim. It is of English origin. Short form of Kim- names like Kimball or Kimberly. Kim is also a Korean surname meaning "gold". Literary: name of the boy hero of Rudyard Kipling's novel "Kim".

Baby names that sound like Kim are Kam and Kimo. Other similar baby names are Kit, Jim, Kip, Sim, Tim and Wim.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Kim.


Kim is a very popular first name for men (#397 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#233 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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