Kimberly - girls name

Kimberly name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 72%

Kimberly name meaning:

The name Kimberly is of English origin and has a few possible meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old English words "cyneburg" and "leah," which together mean "royal meadow." This suggests that the name Kimberly carries a regal and noble connotation. Another possible meaning is that it is a combination of the Old English name Cyneburga and the Old Norse name Hildr, which mean "royal fortress" and "battle" respectively. This interpretation highlights the idea of strength and courage associated with the name.

Kimberly has been a popular name in English-speaking countries since the mid-20th century. It has a modern and feminine sound that appeals to many parents. The name's meaning, whether it be "royal meadow," "royal fortress," or a combination of both, evokes qualities like beauty, grace, strength, and noble heritage. These characteristics may influence the perception of someone named Kimberly and potentially impact their personality and self-image.

Origin: English



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Related names

Kimberly , Kim , Kimberley , Kimmy

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Overall UK ranking: 1569 out of 5581

19 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Kimberly

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