in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #57 All Time
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< 1k Kimberlina (American)

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

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
19566,8946,734160#74 girl name
19579,6029,446156#42 girl name
195810,85310,713140#39 girl name
195912,89212,783109#33 girl name
196016,95116,85596#26 girl name
196117,46317,352111#22 girl name
196220,44520,36580#16 girl name
196321,32221,23389#11 girl name
196424,22724,12998#6 girl name
196528,95428,833121#4 girl name
196632,34432,229115#2 girl name
196733,21633,099117#2 girl name
196832,02031,909111#3 girl name
196933,19733,081116#4 girl name
197034,25634,142114#3 girl name
197130,79430,692102#4 girl name
197226,38826,29791#4 girl name
197323,62823,53296#4 girl name
197422,51722,42295#6 girl name
197520,34720,26582#7 girl name
197619,02418,96361#7 girl name
197718,36718,28681#8 girl name
197816,94916,87673#13 girl name
197917,70117,63764#12 girl name
198018,58018,49783#11 girl name
198116,74616,69155#13 girl name
198216,16816,09573#14 girl name
198315,44015,37466#15 girl name
198414,49914,43960#22 girl name
198514,96814,91454#19 girl name
198614,47814,41464#18 girl name
198713,08713,03156#21 girl name
198811,99911,94653#25 girl name
198911,09711,03463#28 girl name
199010,22810,19236#31 girl name
19919,8309,80030#34 girl name
19928,9288,89434#35 girl name
19937,9937,96627#39 girl name
19948,7828,74537#32 girl name
19957,7617,74219#37 girl name
19967,2027,17725#41 girl name
19976,1876,1798#49 girl name
19985,7355,71916#53 girl name
19995,4685,45513#51 girl name
20005,2505,24010#58 girl name
20014,8904,87911#61 girl name
20024,7974,7898#63 girl name
20034,8404,82416#64 girl name
20044,8624,84220#61 girl name
20054,7584,7508#63 girl name
20065,0185,00612#58 girl name
20075,1145,09816#54 girl name
20084,8234,80815#57 girl name
20094,2204,2200#66 girl name
20103,8743,8659#69 girl name
20113,7963,7960#67 girl name
20123,3173,30710#88 girl name

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 first appeared 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 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kimberly" ranks #6 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 508 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 19,024 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Kimberly" mean?

Kimberly (English): From the meadow of the royal fortress

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.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

I is for ideals, no higher!

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

L is for love, your love of life!

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 "Rmklyebi". 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.

Where is the name Kimberly popular?

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

Celebrities named Kimberly

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Past life for Kimberly born Jan 2, 1949

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 Central England approximately on 975. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Kimberly

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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.

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