Kim Name Meaning & Origin

Kim

Pronunciation: KIM (key)

Origin of the name Kim:

Originally a male name, a short form of Kimberely, which is of debated origin. Kim is now common as an independent given name and is being bestowed upon females more often than upon males.

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Meanings and history of the name Kim: | Edit

Short for English name, Kimberly meaning Kingly, Leader. Chinese it is a sir name. Korean meaning, golden, precious or rare.

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Kim Deal, an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the bassist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band the Pixies, and the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for The Breeders.
Kim Basinger, actress
Kim Campbell, Canada's first (and only) female Prime Minister
Kim Cattrall, actress (Sex and the City)
Kim Fields, actress (The Facts of Life, Living Single)
Kim Kardashian, "famous for being famous"
Li'l Kim, singer
Kim Mathers, Eminem's ex-wife
Kim Novak, actress
Kim Wilde, English pop singer
Kim Zimmer, actress "Guiding Light"

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marshall mathers aka eminem aka slim shady kim
Musical group Nickelback - song "Photograph" ("Kim's the first girl I kissed. I was so nervous that I nearly missed")

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