US Popularity:5910
Other Origin(s):Korean, Vietnamese
Meaning:Cyneburg's field; Chief, ruler; Royal fortress; Gold; Needle
Between the 2002 animation Kim Possible to the rich and famous celebrity Kim Kardashian, the name Kim has become a household name around the globe. Short for Kimberly, Kim is a gender-neutral baby name of English origin. Meaning “Cyneburg’s meadow,” Kim derives from Kimberley, which comes from cyne, meaning "royal" or "chief," and burg, meaning "field" or "fortress." it is also associated with the South African city Kimberly! The natural, high-quality diamonds are a large part of what put this city on the map. Additionally, Kim has Vietnamese roots, meaning "needle," and Korean connections, meaning "gold." With a name like Kim, baby can be inspired to find things throughout life that sparkle as much as they do.

Famous People Named Kim

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  • Kim Alexis
  • Kim Kardashian

Kim Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kim is currently #1654 on The Bump
Boy:Kim is currently #917 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kim is currently #1187 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kim is currently #5910 in U.S. births
Boy:Kim is currently #8592 in U.S. births
Girl:Kim is currently #3928 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 134
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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