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Baby name Kimberly


Most moms and dads today probably grew up in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. For this reason, they may think of the baby name Kimberly as dated or something from their own childhoods. However, love her or hate her, a certain famous reality TV star has helped to keep the name on the list of the top names for baby girls in the United States. If you're looking for ways to make it stand out in the 2020s, try a cute nickname, alternative spelling or even sweet nature middle name like Jasmine, Rose or Willow.

Meaning of the Name Kimberly

There is some debate on where the name Kimberly originated, but most everyone agrees that it started out as a place name. The towns of Kimberley in Nottinghamshire County and Kimberley in Norfolk County, both in England, were both mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Some people associate Kimberly with royalty because one potential meaning of the name is “royal meadow or forest.”

Baby name Kimberly


Nicknames for Kimberly

Kimberly evokes images of someone who is fun and adventurous but also loyal. Below, we've compiled a list of possible nickname options for the Kimberly in your life. However, feel free to come up with a nickname that's unique to their individual personality.

  • Kim
  • Kimmie
  • Kimmy
  • Kiki
  • Kimber 
  • KK
  • Berry

Kimberly Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Kimberly is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: KIM-ber-lee

Syllables: Three

Alternative Spelling for Kimberly

Kimberly Name Popularity

Kimberly has been one of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States since 1946, even reaching the top 10 between 1964 and 1977, according to the Social Security Administration. As of 2020, it ranks at number 185.

Great Middle Names for Kimberly and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Kimberly

  • Kimberly “Kim” Kardashian (reality TV star, businesswoman)
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle (reporter, presidential advisor)
  • Kimberley Denise Jones aka “Lil Kim” (rapper)
  • Kimberly Deal (musician)
  • Kimberly Elise (actress)
  • Kimberly Guadagno (politician)
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (actress)
  • Kimberly Bauer (character on the TV show “24”)
  • Kimberly(the original Pink Power Ranger in the “Power Rangers” TV series)
  • Kimberly Wexler (character on the TV show “Better Call Saul”)
  • KimberlySchmidt (main character on the TV show “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
  • Kimberly Shaw (character from the TV show “Melrose Place”)
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