Name Kim Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Kim


Kim is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Kim thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Kim

Kim is a name for boys and girls. It is a feminine short form of the name Kimberly and a masculine short form of Kimball and Joakim. In Vietnam, Kim is a feminine name.

What is the meaning of the name Kim?

The girl’s name Kim means “of the clearing of the royal fortress” (from Kimberly). The boy’s name Kim means “bold king” or “warrior chief” (from Kimball) and “Yahweh establishes”, “Yahweh has established” and “raised by Yahweh” (from Joakim). In Vietnamese, Kim means “gold” and “metal”.

Pronunciation of Kim

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Popularity of the name Kim

The name Kim is ranked #3082 overall.

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