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Kimberly

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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

Fun Facts about the name Kimberly

  • How many people with the first name Kimberly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 835,231 babies born with the first name Kimberly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kimberly to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kimberly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kimberly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kimberly is Sunday, May 19th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Kimberly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kimberly was in 1970 with a total of 34,141 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kimberly!
  • Random Kimberly Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kimberly ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, 166 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Kimberly: Your name in reverse order is Ylrebmik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kliberym. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kimberly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,078 people with the last name Kimberly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kimberly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kimberly as their last name since less than 1 person in 143k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

Where is the name Kimberly popular?

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Popularity of Kimberly as a first name

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Popularity of Kimberly as a last name

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Common last names for Kimberly

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • King
  • Clark
  • Scott
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Robinson
  • Martin

Common first names for Kimberly

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kimberly U.S.
  White 89.08% 64.26%
  African American 3.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kimberly

People with the last name Kimberly are most frequently White

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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.

Wiktionary

The usual American spelling of the English place name and surname Kimberley.

  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of several places in the US named for persons with the surname.
  3. A female given name popular in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Notable Persons With the Name Kimberly

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is a leading somebody. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Kim was given the name Kimberly Noel Kardashian on October 21st, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Kim is also known as Kim Kardashian West.

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Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Alexis was given the name Kimberly Alexis Bledel on September 16th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle

Kimberly Guilfoyle is an attorney and television host. Kimberly was given the name Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle on March 9th, 1969 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim is a rapper, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Lil' was given the name Kimberly Denise Jones on July 11th, 1974 in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens is an actress. Her career lasted from 1995 to 1995. Kim was given the name Kimberly Jan Dickens on June 18th, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama. U.S.

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Kim Richards

Kim Richards is an actress, television personality, and celebrity. She was most prominent from 1970 to 1990. Kim was given the name Kimberly Richards on September 19th, 1964 in Mineola, New York, U.S.

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  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley
    (actress)
  • Kimberly Elise
    (actress)
  • Kimberly Kane
    (notable individual)
  • Kim Raver
    (actress)
  • Kimberly Wyatt
    (famous individual)
  • Kim Rhodes
    (actress)
  • Kim Shattuck
    (singer)
  • Kimberly Dos Ramos
    (actress)
  • Kimberly Matula
    (actress)
  • Kim Coles
    (actress)
  • Kimberly Hill
    (athlete)
  • Kimberly Goss
    (musician)
  • Kim Stolz
    (model)
  • Kimberly Caldwell
    (singing)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kimberly

Shane and Kimberly

Shane and Kimberly is a soap character.

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John Alfred Kimberly

John Alfred Kimberly was a co-founder and president of the kimberly-clark corporation. John was born on July 18th, 1838 in Troy, New York. He breathed his last breath on January 21st, 1928.

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Maria Kimberly

Maria Kimberly is a leading individual.

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Lewis Ashfield Kimberly

Lewis Ashfield Kimberly is a military person. His military service ended in 1892.

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Eleazer Kimberly

Eleazer Kimberly was a noteworthy somebody. Eleazer was born on November 17th, 1639. He passed away on February 3rd, 1709.

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What Kimberly's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Kimberly mean?

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

Iis for innovator, always improving

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Bis for beloved, as you are to many.

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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