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Kimberly



Origin: English

Meaning: the latter part of the name, ley, comes from old English leah meaning "wood" or clearing while the first part comes from given names Cyneburga (royal, fortress), Cynebald (royal, bold) or Cynemaer (royal, famous), so Kimberly means "Cyneburga's wood/clearing", "Cynebald's wood/clearing" or "Cynemaer's wood/clearing". It was once used for boys before becoming more popular for girls.

Nicknames: Kim, Kimber, Kimmy


Variants:
  • Kimberley
  • Kimber



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