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Girl Name: Kim

Name: Kim
Pronunciation: \kim\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kim's also a boy name)
Meaning: Cyneburg's field
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Kimi, Cam, Gem, Kama, Kami
Variant forms: Kimana, Kimm, Kimme, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kimy, Kym, Kymme
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 118
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 233


Kim \kim\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kim), is pronounced kim. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kim is "Cyneburg's field". Short form of Kimberly, used as an independent name since the mid 20th century, influenced by actresses Kim Novak and Kim Basinger. Kim is also a Korean name meaning "gold". Actress Kim Catrall.

Kim has 8 variant forms: Kimana, Kimm, Kimme, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kimy, Kym and Kymme.

Baby names that sound like Kim are Kimi, Cam, Gem, Kama and Kami.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kim.


Kim is a very popular first name for women (#118 out of 4276) 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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