Gender: Female Origin of Kimberley: African place name

Kimberley Origin and Meaning

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

Kimberley is a town in South Africa associated with diamonds and with wealth and luxury in general. It was name for Lord Kimberley, whose surname derived from an English place name. Used for boys in the early twentieth century, it re-emerged as a girls' name in the 1940s, usually spelled Kimberly.

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KimberlyM97 Says:


I beg to differ, Harri

HarrietKimberleyG Says:


Kimberley is my middle name and it should stay a middle name. I dont think its strong enough for a first name.

MichelleTherese Says:


This spelling of the name matches the earl of Norfolk and the diamond mining town. English soldiers sometimes gave this name to their children after returning from the Boer war.

KK Says:


Means "from the wood of the royal forest"

wavygirl Says:


I like it better than Kimberly and Kimberley is a beautiful region in WA