From Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, this popular name can be recognized throughout mainstream media. The name means “cyneburg,” and it derives from the Old English cyne meaning “royal” and burh meaning “fortress.” In recent decades, Kimberley has primarily been a girl’s name, but it can actually be used for boys too. Lord Kimberley of Norfolk, England, popularized the name in the 19th century by giving it to a town in South Africa and a region in Australia. Whether it’s for a boy or a girl, you can be sure that in your home, your little one will be the King or Queen of your royal fortress.
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