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Meaning of Kimberly

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The name Kimberly has the following meaning:

Place name. The -ly suffix indicates a meadow. It was only used for girls after 1940 and rose in popularity in the 1960s.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Kimberly is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 61 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Kimberly fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 9 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 66 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Kimberly in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Kimberly is pronounced as kim-bur-lee


Kimberly originates from the Old English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Kimberly and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Kimberly: Boys - Girls - Blossom, Brenda, Chelsea, Daisy, Eartha, Eda, Gilda, Hayley, Holly, Hope, Both genders - Ashley, Beverly, Courtney, Edith, Hazel, Ivy


Popular Variants for the name Kimberly: Kim (Nickname), Kima, Kimana, Kimberlee (English), Kimberley (English), Kimette, Kimm, Kimmy (Nickname), Kym, Kymme


Common nicknames for the name Kimberly are: Kim


We think the name Kimberly should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Kimberly to be: A cute girl who is considerate and very outgoing

In one word, you might describe Kimberly as a(n) "considerate" person.

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