Kimber Name Meaning & Origin

Kimber

Pronunciation: KIM-ber (key)

Related Names:

Kimberly

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Nicknames for Kimber

Kimbra, Cymbre, Kinboro, Kimbro, Kinbarra, Kinborow

Kim

Kimmie/Kimmy

Kimbrose (a street in Gloucester named for this saint, and a nice girl's name)

Meanings and history of the name Kimber

Anglo-Saxon for "Royal Fortress," the name was given to a 7th century princess who founded an abbey, St. Kyneburgha. A church in England is named for her. This name is older than Kimberly, which means "Kyneburgha's Field."

Kimber is the English spelling of Cymru (kimre) a Cornish word meaning Welsh. The kimbers or cymrus are the celtic people who settled Wales,UK.

Famous real-life people named Kimber

St. Kynburgha, daughter of King Penda of Mercia, England 7th century.
Also: St. Kynburgha of Gloucester, also a princess, abbess, and saint.
England had two St. Kynburgha's.
One has a church in her honor, in Norfolk. The other St. Kynburgha has a contemporary sculpture created in her honor.

Kimber West: (born May 23, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) was Playboy's American Playmate of the Month February 1997 and German Playmate of the Month January 1998.
Kimber Rickabaugh, a television producer
Kimber Manufacturing, a firearms company

Kimber in song, story & screen

Kimber Benton, a character in the '80s cartoon Jem
Kimber Henry, a character in the television series Nip/Tuck

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