[ 3 syll. kim-ber-ly, ki-mbe-rly ] The baby girl name Kimberly is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced KIHMBer-Liy- †. Kimberly has its origins in the Old English language and it is used largely in English. Kimberly is a spelling variant of the English Kimberley.
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Kimberly is popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1960s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. At the peak of its usage in 1967, 1.928% of baby girls were named Kimberly. It had a ranking of #2 then. The baby name has substantially dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #170 with a usage of 0.092%, but it was nevertheless the most regularly used out of all girl names in its family. Kimberly has mainly been a baby girl name in the last century. There were 236 times more baby girls than boys who were named Kimberly in 1980.
Baby names that sound like Kimberly include Kimberely, Kimberle, Kimberlee, Kimberleigh, Kimberley, Kimberli, Kimberlie, Kymberly, Kamberly, Kemberly, Khymberlee, Kimberlei, Kimberlye, Kimbreley, Kymberlee, Kymberli, Kymberlie, Camberlee, Camberli, and Camberly.
† Pronunciation for Kimberly: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Kimberly: More about famous people named Kimberly:
Rapper Lil' Kim, born Kimberly Denise Jones 11 July 1975, Brooklyn, New York.
Socialite Kimberly Kardashian, born 21 October 1980, Los Angeles, California.
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