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.
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”.
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