If I'm not wrong, the original Kim is in a poem/story by Rudyard Kipling and it is a BOY character that works for the British army in India. I think there was a Disney film in the early 50s based on the story. I don't know when the name made the transition from male to female (at least in this country), but that's being going on for a while: Evelyn and Florence were originally male, not female.
KimberlEy, the British spelling.
Brit here, 30-yrs-old, and I had a female friend called Kimberley as a kid. Yeah, it's pretty much obsolete for a boy now.
Ahkim, Kimmy Gibbler, Fairy man...take your pick
Isn't it still fairly popular for boys in Denmark?
Chris Hemsworth's character on the Aussie soap Home & Away was named Kim.
It's short for Kimberli. With an i.
It's short for Kimberlymikadoandcoconutcream.
R2 is correct.
Kim is short for Kimball. British in origin, but not very common - and yes, applied to both boys and girls.
"Loakim" is a popular Russian name, "Kim" is the abbreviation. "Kim" is also the English abbreviation for Young Communist Party.
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