Kimberley

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kimberley

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  • A user from Canada says the name Kimberley is of English origin and means "From the meadow of the royal fortress".
  • A submission from Netherlands says the name Kimberley means "A city means being my self" and is of Dutch origin.
  • A user from Ghana says the name Kimberley is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of God".
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  1. City in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing
Wiktionary

English place name "wood or clearing of Kyneburg (a seventh century female saint)", from Old English cyne (“royal”) + burh (“fortress”) + lēag (“leigh, clearing”).

  1. Any of several places, notably a city in South Africa, noted for diamond mining.
  2. A habitational surname​.
  3. A male given name derived from the surname or the place name (site of a battle in the Boer Wars).
  4. A female given name popular in the 1960s and the 1970s, more often spelled Kimberly.

Notable Persons Named Kimberley

Kim Deal is an alternative rock musician. She plays Fender Precision Bass, Fender Stratocaster, and Music Man StingRay. She holds the title Iris". She has been prominent since 1986. Kim was given the name Kimberley Ann Deal on June 10th, 1961 in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Kim is also known as Mrs. John Murphy and Tammy Ampersand.

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Kimberley Nixon is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Kimberley was born Kimberley Nixon on September 24th, 1985 in Bristol.

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Kimberley Conrad is a model. Kimberley was born on August 6th, 1962 in Moulton, Alabama.

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Kym Marsh is an actress, singer, and songwriter. Kym was given the name Kimberley Gail Marsh on June 13th, 1976 in Whiston, Merseyside, England. Kym is also known as Kym Ryder and Kym Lomas.

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She has been prominent since 1986. Kimberley was given the name Kimberley Jane Walsh on November 20th, 1981 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

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Kim Greist is an actress. She was most active from 1984 to 2002. Kim was given the name Kimberley Bret Greist on May 12th, 1958 in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kimberley

The Earl of Kimberley was an office holder. The was born in Wymondham. He passed away on April 8th, 1902.

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Barry was born in Perth.

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Matthew Kimberley is a self-help writer. Matthew was born on June 23rd, 1980.

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Walter Kimberley was a soccer player for the Coldstream Guards, Aston Villa F.C., Coventry City F.C., and Walsall F.C. Walter was born on September 28th, 1884 in Aston, England. He left this life on April 22nd, 1917.

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Ron was born on July 15th, 1914. He breathed his last breath in 1981.

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How popular is the baby name Kimberley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1941 5 5 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 5 5 0
1946 23 23 0
1947 40 40 0
1948 51 51 0
1949 63 56 7
1950 60 60 0
1951 81 73 8
1952 131 120 11
1953 207 191 16
1954 298 272 26
1955 401 382 19
1956 609 595 14
1957 731 720 11
1958 798 790 8
1959 895 890 5
1960 1,208 1,202 6
1961 1,216 1,211 5
1962 1,451 1,439 12
1963 1,423 1,413 10
1964 1,555 1,547 8
1965 1,810 1,799 11
1966 1,993 1,984 9
1967 2,008 2,003 5
1968 1,865 1,857 8
1969 1,815 1,806 9
1970 1,777 1,770 7
1971 1,618 1,609 9
1972 1,276 1,271 5
1973 1,092 1,092 0
1974 1,012 1,006 6
1975 872 872 0
1976 720 720 0
1977 629 629 0
1978 570 570 0
1979 575 575 0
1980 571 571 0
1981 473 473 0
1982 446 446 0
1983 387 387 0
1984 327 327 0
1985 344 344 0
1986 366 366 0
1987 294 294 0
1988 285 285 0
1989 295 295 0
1990 323 323 0
1991 291 291 0
1992 233 233 0
1993 225 225 0
1994 213 213 0
1995 185 185 0
1996 190 190 0
1997 163 163 0
1998 132 132 0
1999 128 128 0
2000 120 120 0
2001 105 105 0
2002 73 73 0
2003 78 78 0
2004 104 104 0
2005 89 89 0
2006 93 93 0
2007 98 98 0
2008 67 67 0
2009 79 79 0
2010 68 68 0
2011 63 63 0
2012 55 55 0
2013 60 60 0
2014 58 58 0
2015 44 44 0
2016 42 42 0
2017 25 25 0

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Popularity of Kimberley as a first name

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Popularity of Kimberley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kimberley U.S.
  White 94.05% 64.26%
  African American 1.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kimberley

People with the last name Kimberley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kimberley

  • How Popular is the name Kimberley? Kimberley is the 1,193rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kimberley was the 46,811th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kimberley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38,085 babies born with the first name Kimberley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kimberley to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kimberley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1941 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kimberley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kimberley is Thursday, November 10th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Kimberley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kimberley was in 1967 with a total of 2,003 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kimberley!
  • Random Kimberley Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kimberley ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 81 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Kimberley: Your name in reverse order is Yelrebmik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mrybekeil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kimberley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 454 people with the last name Kimberley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kimberley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kimberley as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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