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Kimberly Name Meaning and Origin

Kimberly Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Royal fortress, Meadow of the king

Name Origin


The name Kimberly means 'royal fortress' in Old English. It is also believed to be derived from the Old English words 'cyne', meaning royal, and 'burh', meaning fortress. Another interpretation is 'meadow of the king', combining the Old English words 'cyne', meaning royal, and 'mere', meaning lake or pool.

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Kimberly Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Kimberly is easy to pronounce with clear syllables and a nice flow.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Kimberly has a good rhythm with emphasis on the first syllable.

Famous People Named Kimberly

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● Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Kimberly Williams-Paisley is an American actress known for her roles in 'Father of the Bride' and 'Nashville'. She has also authored a book sharing her experiences with her mother's dementia.

● Kimberly Stewart

Kimberly Stewart is an American socialite and fashion designer, known for her appearances on reality TV shows like 'The Stewarts & Hamiltons'. She is the daughter of singer Rod Stewart.

● Kimberly Wyatt

Kimberly Wyatt is an English singer, dancer, and television personality, best known as a member of the girl group The Pussycat Dolls. She has also appeared as a judge on various dance shows.

● Kimberly J. Brown

Kimberly J. Brown is an American actress known for her roles in Disney Channel movies like 'Halloweentown'. She has also appeared in TV shows such as 'Guiding Light'.

● Kimberly Guilfoyle

Kimberly Guilfoyle is an American attorney, television news personality, and former prosecutor. She is known for her work on Fox News and as a co-host on 'The Five'.

Kimberly Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Kimberly

The name Kimberly does not have strong negative associations. However, some may perceive it as somewhat dated due to its peak popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. It may also be associated with stereotypical 'mean girl' characters from popular culture, though this is not a universal perception.

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