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Gender: Male Meaning of Kimball: "warrior chief" Origin of Kimball: Welsh

The name Kimball is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "warrior chief". Kimball and is often added to lists like Cool Boys’ Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Unlikely choice, since its short form's been co-opted by the girls.

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Famous People Named Kimball

Kimball Allen, American actor and playwright
Leonard Kimball Firestone, American businessman, ambassador, and philanthropist

Pop Culture References for the name Kimball

Kimball "Kim" O'Hara, hero of Rudyard Kipling's "Kim" (1901)
Kimball Cho, a character in "The Mentalist"

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