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


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

What is the origin of the name Kimberly?

The given name Kimberly derived from the name of the South African city Kimberley, that was named after the English Lord Kimberley (1826-1902). Besides, Kimberly is a feminine variant transcription of the masculine name Kimball.

What does the name Kimberly mean?

The name Kimberly is a combination of the name Cyneburg and the Old English word “leah”. Cyneburg means “royal fortress” (from Old English “cyne” = royal + “burg” = fortress) and “leah” means “woodland” or “clearing”. Thus, Kimberly means “of the clearing of the royal fortress”. Deriving from Kimball, Kimberly means “bold king” or “warrior chief”.

Pronunciation of Kimberly

Variants of the name Kimberly


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Popularity of the name Kimberly

The name Kimberly is ranked #6076 overall.

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