Kimberly: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kimberly | Girls
Origin of the name Kimberly:
Of debated origin, Kimberely seems to be a borrowing of the name of the South African city and diamond-mining center. This Kimberley is though to be derived from kimberlite, a kind of peridotite rock which contains diamonds. Others think it to be derived from Lord Kimberley, whose name is believed to be a compound name composed of an Old English personal name of unknown meaning and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure). Kimberely originated as a male name but is now more common as a female name.
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My name is spelled with an "ie" and is very unique - KIMBERLIE. I have only met 2 other Kimberlie(s)in my 41 years. Consequently, you always have to spell it, so people get it right on forms, paper work and etc. Kind of a pain!
My very best friend is named Kimberly. She's got walls 50 miles high but it was worth getting past them.
I love my NAME:)
My name is Kimberly but I have always been called Kimmie. I'm 26 and there were a few other Kim's at my school, but no Kimmie's. I have no complaints about my name.
I'm also a Kimberly, but I've been called Kimmy all my life. In sixth grade, my teacher told me it was "time to move on to a more adult name," like Kim or Kimberly. (I've remained a Kimmy, if just to spite her.)
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Kim, Kimber, Kimbers, Berlie, Berly, Kimly, Kimel, Kimmels, Kimmer, Kimmers, Kimie/Kimmie/Kimy/Kimmy/Kimi/ Kimmie, Kimi-San/Sue/Lou/Boo/Rue/Q/Jo/Ko/Rae/Lynn/Marie/Lee/Bee,
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Kim Kardashian, television personality
Kim Novak, actress
Kimora Lee Simons, designer
Kimberly "Kim" Scott-Matters, Eminem's on-again/off-again ex-wife (twice removed)
Kimberly J. Brown, Disney Channel actress from "Halloweentown: 1 & 2", and "Quintuplets"
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*Kimberly Drummond, character on '80s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" played by Dana Plato
*The song "Kim" by Eminem
*Kim Possible - Disney Channel cartoon show, voice of Christy Carlson-Ramono
*Kim, character in the movie "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) played by Winona Ryder
*Kimberly aka "Kimber", "Nip/Tuck"
Global Popularity of the Name Kimberly
- #57 in United States
- #98 in Germany
- #274 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #287 in Canada (Alberta)
- #326 in Scotland
- #373 in Canada (Quebec)