Kimberly name meaning

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kimberly mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kimberly

User Submitted Origins

Dominican Republic
Native American
African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Kimberly is of English origin and means "Chief leader or royal fortress, meadow".
  2. According to 2 people from Texas, U.S., the name Kimberly is of English origin and means "From the Royal fortress meadow".
  3. A submission from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Kimberly means "From the royal fortress".
  4. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Kimberly means "Serene, but guarded. Open, but closed. Fortress in a meadow" and is of English origin.
  5. A submission from Nevada, U.S. says the name Kimberly means "Fortress in the meadow" and is of English origin.
  6. According to a user from North Carolina, U.S., the name Kimberly is of American origin and means "Kimberly as a girl's name is of Old English origin meaning 'Cyneburg's field'. Cyneburg was an Old English personal name meaning 'royal forest'. Masculine use of the name can be traced back to the Boer War, when English soldiers were fighting in the South African town of Kimberley. Kimberly is a christian girl name and it is an English originated name with multiple meanings. Kimberly name meaning is Chief, ruler and the associated lucky number is 5".
  7. 2 submissions from the United States and Philippines agree the name Kimberly means "diamond".
  8. 2 submissions from Philippines and the United States agree the name Kimberly means "Kind" and is of English origin.
  9. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Kimberly means "name of a south African city".
  10. A user from Canada says the name Kimberly is of English origin and means "Gold".
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The usual American spelling of the English place name and surname Kimberley.

  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of several places in the US named for persons with the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname, popular in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Kimberly was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Kimberly

Notable Persons Named Kimberly

Kim Kardashian

Her ongoing career started in 2007. Kim was given the name Kimberly Noel Kardashian on October 21st, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Kim is also known as Kim Kardashian West.

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Alexis was given the name Kimberly Alexis Bledel on September 16th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, United States.

Kimberly Guilfoyle

Kimberly Guilfoyle is an attorney and television host. Kimberly was given the name Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle on March 9th, 1969 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim is a rapper, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Lil' was given the name Kimberly Denise Jones on July 11th, 1974 in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens is an actress. Her career lasted from 1995 to 1995. Kim was given the name Kimberly Jan Dickens on June 18th, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama. U.S.

Kim Richards

Kim Richards is an actress, television personality, and celebrity. She was most prominent from 1970 to 1990. Kim was given the name Kimberly Richards on September 19th, 1964 in Mineola, New York, U.S.

  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Kimberly Kane
  • Kim Raver
  • Kimberly Wyatt
  • Kim Rhodes
  • Kim Shattuck
  • Kimberly Dos Ramos
  • Kimberly Matula
  • Kim Coles
  • Kimberly Hill
  • Kimberly Goss
  • Kim Stolz
  • Kimberly Caldwell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kimberly

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kimberly

Shane and Kimberly

Shane and Kimberly is a soap character.

John Alfred Kimberly

John Alfred Kimberly was a co-founder and president of the kimberly-clark corporation. John was born on July 18th, 1838 in Troy, New York. He breathed his last breath on January 21st, 1928.

Maria Kimberly

Lewis Ashfield Kimberly

Lewis Ashfield Kimberly is a military person. His military service ended in 1892.

Eleazer Kimberly

Eleazer was born on November 17th, 1639. He passed away on February 3rd, 1709.


Common last names for Kimberly

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • King
  • Clark
  • Scott
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Robinson
  • Martin

Common first names for Kimberly

  • William
  • John
  • James
  • Charles
  • Richard
  • Elizabeth
  • Kenneth
  • Raymond
  • Helen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kimberly U.S.
  White 89.08% 64.26%
  African American 3.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kimberly

People with the last name Kimberly are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Kimberly

  • What name lists does Kimberly rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kimberly? Kimberly is the 58th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kimberly was the 14,382nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kimberly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 842,684 babies born with the first name Kimberly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kimberly to occupy the country of Cyprus with an estimated population of 838,897 (as of October 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kimberly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kimberly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kimberly is Sunday, May 19th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Kimberly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kimberly was in 1970 with a total of 34,136 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kimberly!
  • Random Kimberly Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kimberly ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 45 babies in Oklahoma have the same name in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Kimberly: The name spelled backwards is Ylrebmik. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rikmlybe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kimberly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,078 people with the last name Kimberly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kimberly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kimberly as their last name since less than 1 person in 143k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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