Kima Name Meaning & Origin
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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The name Kima is very likely an Old English variant of the name Kimberly.
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Kima is actually a Basque name which comes from the Basque country. For people who dont know where the Basque Country is ...it is located in Spain, and part of France. It is in North western Spain and SOuthwestern France. The Basque COuntry has its own language, in which the people have there own names which differ greatly than those of any other culture. Basque is one of the oldest languages in Europe. Kima does not come from Kimberly at all. The Basque language was created before English by far. Kima means flower blossom in Basque.
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