[ 2 syll. kim-bal(l), ki-mba-ll ] The baby boy name Kimball is pronounced KIHMBAHL †.
1: Kimball is of Old English origin and it is used mainly in the English language. An old form of Kimball is Cynebald (Old English). The name could be of multiple origins, possibly the Old English cynebeald (meaning 'kin bold, brave king') as described in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim (1901), the Old English cyfyll, or else it could be of Celtic roots.
Variant forms of Kimball include the name Kimbal, the name Kimbel, the English Kimbell, the English and Welsh Kimble, the name Kymbal, the name Kymbel, and the name Kymbell.
Another variant of Kimball is the English short form Kim.
2: Kimball is of Old Welsh origin. Here, the meaning is 'war chief'. An older form of Kimball is Cynbel (Old Welsh).
See also the related categories, king, bold (loud), english, war, brave, welsh, and celtic.
Kimball is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the height of its usage in 1954, 0.003% of baby boys were given the name Kimball. It was #919 in rank then. The baby name has seen a decline in frequency since then, and is currently used on a very modest scale. Within all boy names in its family, Kimball was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Kimball include Kimbal, Kimbel, Kimble, Kambel, Kymbal, Kymbel, Cambel, and Campbell.
† English pronunciation for Kimball: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"