Name: Kimberley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kimberley

  • Meaning:
    Variable prefix + "forest clearing"
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    (KIM ber lee)
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    The name Kimberley derives from many sources, and its meaning therefore varies widely. It can mean "Cyebald's forest clearing," "royal forest clearing," and "royal fortress in the forest clearing," among other things. The common element in all these meanings is the Old English word "ley," meaning "forest clearing."

    Kimberley is a town in South Africa.

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