GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KIM-bər-lee  [details]

Meaning & History

From the name of the city of Kimberley in South Africa, which was named after Lord KIMBERLEY (1826-1902). The city came to prominence in the late 19th century during the Boer War. Kimberly has been used as a given name since the mid-20th century, eventually becoming very popular as a feminine name.
DIMINUTIVES: Kim, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kimbra, Kym


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Entry updated October 11, 2012