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Gender: F Origin of Kim: English, diminutive of Kimberly Meaning of Kimberly: English place-name

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Kim was the coolest name...of the 1960s. Kim was popularized by the sultry Kim Novak, and its energy is still maintained by rapper Lil' Kim, but it holds lil' or no appeal for new babies. Parents who like Kim's short, sweet sound might look to a choice such as Sam, Elle, or Em.

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Famous People Named Kim

Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian, reality TV personality
Lil' Kim, rapper
Kim Gordon, experimental musician
Kim Novak, actress
Kim Hardee Gravel, former Miss Georgia & star of "Kim of Queens"
Kim Noorda, Dutch model
Kim Wayans, American actress
Kim Richards, former child actress & "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member (also aunt of socialite Paris Hilton
Kim Kardashian, reality TV star who is also married to Kanye West

Pop Culture References for the Name Kim

Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible, main character in Disney's Kim Possible, voiced by Christy Carlson Romano
Kimberly "Kim" Parker, from the TV series "Moesha"
Kim Poole, character in "Office Killer"
Kim Bauer, character from series "24"
Kim is a very common surname in Korea

Kima, Kimana, Kimette, Kimm, Kym, Kymme