Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkɪm.bə.li/(British English) /ˈkɪm.bəɹ.li/(American English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means either "Cyneburga's field", "Cynebald's field" or "Cynemær's field". This is the name of towns in Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and Norfolk. In the case of the city in South Africa, it was named after John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902). His title was taken from the name of the town in Norfolk.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantsAmberly, Emberly, Kimberlee, Kimberley, Kimberly, Kimberleigh(English)
Surname DescendantsKimberley, Kimberly(English)
Entry updated April 23, 2024