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This name was made popular by American actress Kim Novak, who starred in movies such as 'Vertigo' and 'Moll Flanders.' Another famous bearer is Kim Carnes, singer of the 1981 hit 'Bette Davis Eyes.'
-- alberto  11/17/2005
Actress Kim Cattrall won a Golden Globe for her performance as Samantha Jones on the TV show "Sex and the City".
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Actress Kim Basinger is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Kim Johnston is an Australian ballroom dancer.
-- lindamaree  3/12/2006
Kim is actually a very common surname in Korea.
-- pocho-mole  4/14/2006
There is a cartoon named "Kim Possible".
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2006
In the movie Edward Scissorhands, Winona Ryder's character is named Kim.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
In Dutch Kim is another word for Horizon.
-- himiko  9/4/2006
Kim = the English of an extremely common Korean surname. See the ruler of North Korea has the surname Kim too.
-- sanchee  11/17/2006
This name just sounds far too masculine to me, I have never liked this name, I'm sorry.
-- bellaboo  11/30/2006
Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Kim Deal of the Pixies are famous bearers.
-- saturnine  12/16/2006
Cyne (from which Kim is derived) is Old English meaning Royal.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2007
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
I've never liked this nickname, and I don't like the name Kimberly either. As for now, I associate this name with the ex-wife of that moron, Eminem, and the awesome track Kim & Jessie by M83 hasn't made the name sound any prettier or more sophisticated to me.
-- slight night shiver  4/26/2008
Don't forget rapper and ex-convict Lil' Kim!
-- bananarama  8/26/2008
This name was also used in Russia by Soviet parents after the October Revolution. In that case, Kim was not short for Kimberly, it was an acronym of "Kommunistichesky International Molodyozhi", meaning "Youth Communist International".
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2009
In the musical Bye Bye Birdie (which takes place in the 1950's and is a parody of Elvis Presley and the changing attitudes of teenagers), the main character is named Kim.
-- Pippin  6/6/2009
In the 1936 version of the movie Showboat, a baby born on the Mississippi is named Kim after the K in Kentucky, the I in Illinois and the M in Missouri. Curiously, the name Kim first appears on the popularity graph on this site at exactly the same time as this movie's release. [noted -ed]
-- ChristyMahon  7/26/2009
Famous bearer: Kim Kardashian.
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2009
Another famous Kim was American actress Kim Stanley (1925-2001). As was the case with Kims Hunter and Novak, the name was assumed. (She was born Patricia Beth Reid.)
-- Kosta  1/13/2010
I'm put off this name as in Turkish, Kim means 'who'. So if you went to Turkey and said your name was Kim they'd burst out laughing.
-- starz26  4/14/2010
One of the most boring names in existence, and one I associate with an unpleasant personality.
-- keepitreal  1/7/2011
Kim Boekbinder is one of the members of the cabaret duo Vermillion Lies.
-- bathos  3/27/2011
In the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim (and the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Kim Pine is the name of a supporting character.
-- Lady Jeeves  1/2/2012
Never liked this name. For one thing, it's a very common word in Asia and the most common surname in Korea. It always seemed very boring to me. The only good thing is that Kim is very easy to spell and pronounce.
-- EstherTester  1/1/2013
Kim was given to 91 baby girls born in the US in 2012 as a full name.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
In my neck of the woods, (the US south) it's typically pronounced Key-um. Try as I might, I can't say it any other way to save my life.
-- Ruta Graveolens  7/11/2014
This is my name. Not Kimberly. I'm not the hugest fans of Kim, I dislike Kimberly a lot more. Kim is OK.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2014
How can this be a boy's name? Well I guess maybe if you're Asian.
-- Anonymous User  5/15/2015
No thanks. I'd rather not think of Kim Kartrashian.
-- TyrannosaurusRegina  2/2/2016
Kim Clijsters, is a Belgian former professional tennis player. Clijsters is a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. She won four Grand Slam singles titles: three at the US Open, in 2005, 2009, and 2010 and one at the Australian Open in 2011.
-- Mayra  3/3/2016
Kim Feenstra is a Dutch model of Indonesian descent. She was the winning contestant of Cycle 2 of Holland's Next Top Model in 2007.
-- cutenose  5/31/2016
The name Kim was given to 71 girls born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Kim Petras is a German pop and a capella singer-songwriter. She has been the subject of international news interest, having undergone gender transition at an early age.
-- cutenose  6/16/2016
Kim Wilde (born 1960) is a British singer, best known for her 1981 single "Kids in America". Her name is just Kim - it's not short for anything.
-- Buneary  8/5/2016
Kim Kardashian is an American reality television personality, socialite, actress, businesswoman and model. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E!'s reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami in addition to various business ventures. Kardashian's personal life soon became subject to widespread media attention.
-- lilolaf  1/25/2017

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