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FOR REAL: Originally an English surname, Kimberly was originally given to men. Kimberley is a place in South Africa known for its diamonds, and thus being a place where fighting occurred during the Boer war (1880-1881). It was in this context that it started being used as a given name. However, in the mid 20th century, Kimberly became more popular for girls, at least in the USA. The name itself comes from an unknown Anglo Saxon name, + the suffix -ly, meaning "wood; meadow; clearing; field."

diminutives: Kim, Kimmy

other recorded spellings: Kimberlee, Kimberley, Kymberly, Kimberli, Kemberly, Kimberlie, Kymberlee, Kimberleigh, Kymberleigh