Gender: Female Origin of Kim: English diminutive of Kimberly; Vietnamese; Scandinavian diminutive of Joachima; Soviet name Meaning of Kimberly: English surname, "Cyneburga's meadow"

Kim Origin and Meaning

The name Kim is a girl's name of English origin.

Kim was the coolest name... of the 1960s. Kim was popularized by actress 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, Lou, or Belle.

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Pop Culture References for the name Kim

Kymme, Kima, Kimana, Kimm, Kimette, Kym


Carla jemma Says:


I had the name candy as a first name & wanted a middle name & Kim popped in my head & I thought oh I like that I’ll keep it I then got up late at night looking at the end of Edward scissor hands looking for the cast names for Kim in the film then I decided I liked Eminem’s song Kim I loved when I was at school then I took it off my list then I got upset & I was quite down about it then I thought if I like it just have it back & used it as a first name I have it in my box I took it off again & then I thought keep it it’s my baby’s name

indiefendi2 Says:


Kim is an everywoman name. Like imagine a commercial, the girl is probably Kim, Tina, Brooke, Jen, etc. still I think it's a lovely classic. Kimberly I don't really care for but Kim by itself is cute.

pam Says:


It's not Nameberry leaving these negative reviews but our visitors. And this is an ironic comment coming from you given that you've left lots of negative reviews on names recently, such as this one left just yesterday. Please comment respectfully.

AnonymousPerson • a day ago

I don't know. Maybe because it's simply because I haven't met any nice Liams. I always imagine one to be lazy, selfish, and weak-natured for some reason.

AnonymousPerson Says:


Sometimes I wish Nameberry wouldn't leave negative reviews on names. Personally I don't much like this name, but what if somebody loved it, and then Nameberry demotivated them from naming the child the name which was right for them? There are plenty of much worse examples, too.

LunaCross Says:


The Disney show Kim Possible got me to like this name. Thanks a lot, Kim Kardashian, for ruining it.