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What does the name "Kim" mean?

Kim (English): Short form of Kimberly or Kimball

The name "Kim" is of English origin and it means "Short form of Kimberly or Kimball". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 33 other names that are similar to this one.

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

Your name in reverse order is "Mik". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kim". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Kim" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Kim? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 214,158 babies born with the name Kim in the United States. That's more than enough Kims to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1912 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kim" was in 1960 with a total of 12,474 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kims)

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kim" ranks #32 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 157 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 13,632 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Kim popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kim in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kim

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is a television personality, socialite, and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Kim was born in 1980 as Kimberly Noel Kardashian in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger is a model, actress, singer, producer, and animal rights activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1971 to present. Kim was born in 1953 as Kimila Ann Basinger in Athens, Georgia, U.S.

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Kim Richards

Kim Richards is an actress and television personality with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1970 to 1990. Kim was born in 1964 as Kimberly Richards in Mineola, New York, U.S.

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Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1975 to present. Kim was born in 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

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Kim Tae-hee

Kim Tae-hee is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Kim was born in 1980 in Busan, South Korea.

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Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il is an officeholder. Kim was born in 1941 as Yuri Irsenovich Kim.

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Past life for Kim born Feb 7, 1998

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.