Kimberly Name Meaning & Origin

Kimberly

Pronunciation: KIM-ber-lee (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Kim, Kimber, Kimberlee, Kimberley, Kimberlin

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Kim, Kimchi,Kimbo,Kimbra, Kimber, Kimbers, Berlie, Berly, Kimly, Kimel, Kimmels, Kimmer, Kimmers, Kimie, Kimmie, Kimy, Kimmy, Kimi, Mimi, Kimberlina

Kimbro, Kimborough, Kimbree, Kim-Lee, Kim-Bee

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*Kim, character in the movie "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) played by Winona Ryder
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