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Boys named Kim.

How? What is it short for?

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by Anonymousreply 406/23/2013

It's not short for anything.

by Anonymousreply 506/23/2013

It's 'Kym', thank you very much!

by Anonymousreply 606/23/2013

It's short for Kimono, OP.

by Anonymousreply 706/23/2013

It is suprative past tense of "Kum"

by Anonymousreply 806/23/2013

It's British, not everything is about gender ffs

by Anonymousreply 906/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1006/23/2013

KimberlEy, the British spelling.

by Anonymousreply 1106/23/2013

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.

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by Anonymousreply 1406/23/2013

Isn't it still fairly popular for boys in Denmark?

Chris Hemsworth's character on the Aussie soap Home & Away was named Kim.

by Anonymousreply 1506/23/2013

It's short for Kimberli. With an i.

by Anonymousreply 1606/23/2013

It's short for Kimberlymikadoandcoconutcream.

by Anonymousreply 1706/23/2013

R2 is correct.

Kim is short for Kimball. British in origin, but not very common - and yes, applied to both boys and girls.

by Anonymousreply 1806/23/2013

"Loakim" is a popular Russian name, "Kim" is the abbreviation. "Kim" is also the English abbreviation for Young Communist Party.

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