Kim

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Gim (Korean surname)

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Kim

  1. A male given name, a short form of Kimball or Kimberley.
    • 1901 Rudyard Kipling, Kim, Chapter 1
      The half-caste woman who looked after him (she smoked opium, and pretended to keep a second-hand furniture shop by the square where the cheap cabs wait) told the missionaries that she was Kim’s mother’s sister; but his mother had been nursemaid in a colonel's family and had married Kimball O’Hara, a young color-sergeant of the Mavericks, an Irish regiment.
  2. A female given name used since 1940s, a short form of Kimberly/Kimberley.
    • 1926 Edna Ferber, Show Boat, Doubleday, Page & Co, page 1:
      Bizarre as was the name she bore, Kim Ravenal always said she was thankful it had been no worse. - - - It is no secret that the absurd monosyllable which comprises her given name is made up of the first letters of three states — Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri — in all of which she was, incredibly enough, born .
    • 1991 Don DeLillo, Mao II, Viking, ISBN 0670839043, page 16
      It will take some getting used to, a husband named Kim. She has known girls named Kim since she was a squirt in a sunsuit. Quite a few really. Kimberleys and plain Kims.
  3. A surname, the English form of a surname very common in Korea. ( (Gim), ), the most common Korean surname.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kim

  1. A male given name, short form of Joakim.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 34 878 males with the given name Kim have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

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Proper noun[edit]

Kim ?

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kim

  1. A male given name derived from Joachim.
  2. A female given name recently borrowed from English.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kim

  1. A male given name shortened from Joakim.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kim

  1. A male given name shortened from Joakim.
  2. A female given name recently borrowed from English.

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("gold")

Proper noun[edit]

Kim

  1. A female given name, translates into English as "gold" or "golden" often in conjunction with the secondary given name Thi, which simply means female.

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