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Kimberly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #56 All Time
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How popular is the baby 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 1,553 1,428 125
1954 2,239 2,094 145
1955 4,041 3,863 178
1956 6,893 6,733 160 #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 16,952 16,856 96 #26 girl name
1961 17,465 17,354 111 #22 girl name
1962 20,445 20,365 80 #16 girl name
1963 21,323 21,234 89 #11 girl name
1964 24,226 24,128 98 #6 girl name
1965 28,954 28,833 121 #4 girl name
1966 32,345 32,230 115 #2 girl name
1967 33,216 33,099 117 #2 girl name
1968 32,021 31,910 111 #3 girl name
1969 33,199 33,083 116 #4 girl name
1970 34,255 34,141 114 #3 girl name
1971 30,797 30,695 102 #4 girl name
1972 26,388 26,297 91 #4 girl name
1973 23,627 23,531 96 #4 girl name
1974 22,516 22,421 95 #6 girl name
1975 20,343 20,261 82 #7 girl name
1976 19,025 18,964 61 #7 girl name
1977 18,366 18,285 81 #8 girl name
1978 16,953 16,880 73 #13 girl name
1979 17,701 17,637 64 #12 girl name
1980 18,581 18,498 83 #11 girl name
1981 16,745 16,690 55 #13 girl name
1982 16,170 16,097 73 #14 girl name
1983 15,437 15,371 66 #15 girl name
1984 14,500 14,440 60 #22 girl name
1985 14,968 14,914 54 #19 girl name
1986 14,479 14,415 64 #18 girl name
1987 13,086 13,030 56 #21 girl name
1988 11,999 11,946 53 #25 girl name
1989 11,097 11,034 63 #28 girl name
1990 10,229 10,193 36 #31 girl name
1991 9,832 9,802 30 #34 girl name
1992 8,927 8,893 34 #35 girl name
1993 7,994 7,967 27 #39 girl name
1994 8,782 8,745 37 #32 girl name
1995 7,762 7,743 19 #37 girl name
1996 7,201 7,176 25 #41 girl name
1997 6,187 6,179 8 #49 girl name
1998 5,736 5,720 16 #53 girl name
1999 5,470 5,457 13 #51 girl name
2000 5,250 5,240 10 #58 girl name
2001 4,891 4,880 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 5,116 5,100 16 #54 girl name
2008 4,824 4,809 15 #57 girl name
2009 4,221 4,221 0 #66 girl name
2010 3,876 3,867 9 #69 girl name
2011 3,799 3,799 0 #67 girl name
2012 3,321 3,311 10 #88 girl name
2013 3,099 3,094 5
2014 2,891 2,891 0
2015 2,832 2,826 6

Want to know about the popularity of the Kimberly baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 835,231 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 34,141 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kimberlies)

According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kimberly" ranks #15 in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 1,465 babies in California have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of 18,581 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.

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.

Kimberly Elise

Kimberly Elise is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Kimberly was born in 1967 as Kimberly Elise Trammel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Kimberly Stewart

Kimberly Stewart is a model. Kimberly was born in 1979 as Kimberly Alana Stewart in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, U.S.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Kimberly

Kimberly Anne Scott
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Kimberly Knorr
Kimberly Nichole
Kimberly Schumer
Kimberly Clark
Kimberly Perry
Kimberly Woodruff

Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

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 "Rbeymikl". 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 May 31, 1982

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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