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Kimberly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #57 All Time
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How popular is the name "Kimberly" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1933 7 7 0
1934 6 6 0
1935 7 7 0
1936 5 5 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 11 11 0
1939 11 11 0
1940 19 14 5
1941 24 24 0
1942 25 25 0
1943 18 18 0
1944 26 21 5
1945 28 28 0
1946 135 129 6
1947 266 255 11
1948 344 315 29
1949 400 363 37
1950 484 445 39
1951 584 488 96
1952 1,058 966 92
1953 1,552 1,427 125
1954 2,240 2,095 145
1955 4,040 3,862 178
1956 6,894 6,734 160 #74 girl name
1957 9,602 9,446 156 #42 girl name
1958 10,853 10,713 140 #39 girl name
1959 12,892 12,783 109 #33 girl name
1960 16,951 16,855 96 #26 girl name
1961 17,463 17,352 111 #22 girl name
1962 20,445 20,365 80 #16 girl name
1963 21,322 21,233 89 #11 girl name
1964 24,227 24,129 98 #6 girl name
1965 28,954 28,833 121 #4 girl name
1966 32,344 32,229 115 #2 girl name
1967 33,216 33,099 117 #2 girl name
1968 32,020 31,909 111 #3 girl name
1969 33,197 33,081 116 #4 girl name
1970 34,256 34,142 114 #3 girl name
1971 30,794 30,692 102 #4 girl name
1972 26,388 26,297 91 #4 girl name
1973 23,628 23,532 96 #4 girl name
1974 22,517 22,422 95 #6 girl name
1975 20,347 20,265 82 #7 girl name
1976 19,024 18,963 61 #7 girl name
1977 18,367 18,286 81 #8 girl name
1978 16,949 16,876 73 #13 girl name
1979 17,701 17,637 64 #12 girl name
1980 18,580 18,497 83 #11 girl name
1981 16,746 16,691 55 #13 girl name
1982 16,168 16,095 73 #14 girl name
1983 15,440 15,374 66 #15 girl name
1984 14,499 14,439 60 #22 girl name
1985 14,968 14,914 54 #19 girl name
1986 14,478 14,414 64 #18 girl name
1987 13,087 13,031 56 #21 girl name
1988 11,999 11,946 53 #25 girl name
1989 11,097 11,034 63 #28 girl name
1990 10,228 10,192 36 #31 girl name
1991 9,830 9,800 30 #34 girl name
1992 8,928 8,894 34 #35 girl name
1993 7,993 7,966 27 #39 girl name
1994 8,782 8,745 37 #32 girl name
1995 7,761 7,742 19 #37 girl name
1996 7,202 7,177 25 #41 girl name
1997 6,187 6,179 8 #49 girl name
1998 5,735 5,719 16 #53 girl name
1999 5,468 5,455 13 #51 girl name
2000 5,250 5,240 10 #58 girl name
2001 4,890 4,879 11 #61 girl name
2002 4,797 4,789 8 #63 girl name
2003 4,840 4,824 16 #64 girl name
2004 4,862 4,842 20 #61 girl name
2005 4,758 4,750 8 #63 girl name
2006 5,018 5,006 12 #58 girl name
2007 5,114 5,098 16 #54 girl name
2008 4,823 4,808 15 #57 girl name
2009 4,220 4,220 0 #66 girl name
2010 3,874 3,865 9 #69 girl name
2011 3,796 3,796 0 #67 girl name
2012 3,317 3,307 10 #88 girl name
2013 3,095 3,090 5
2014 2,883 2,883 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Kimberly? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 832,360 babies born with the name Kimberly in the United States. That's more than enough Kimberlies to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kimberly" was in 1970 with a total of 34,142 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kimberlies)

According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kimberly" ranks #4 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 40 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of 30,794 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kimberly" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kimberly as well as things modernly associated with the name Kimberly such as celebrities named Kimberly.

English

Origin and Meaning of Kimberly

The name "Kimberly" is of English origin, and it means "From the meadow of the royal fortress". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is a television personality, socialite, and model with the most prominent portion of her 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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Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel is an actress, model, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Alexis was born in 1981 as Kimberly Alexis Bledel in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim is a rapper, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Lil' was born in 1975 as Kimberly Denise Jones in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Kim Richards

Kim Richards is an actress and television personality with the most prominent portion of her 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 Dickens

Kim Dickens is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Kim was born in 1965 as Kimberly Jan Dickens in Huntsville, Alabama. U.S.

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Kim Raver

Kim Raver is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Kim was born in 1969 as Kimberly Jayne Raver in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

I is for interest, you show in others.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

B is for bouquet, the flowers around you.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ylrebmik". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elmrbyki". 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.

Past life for Kimberly born Apr 15, 1991

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 Southern Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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