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see kim

English

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a short form of Kimball ( from Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim (1901)), Kimberly as a male name, or borrowed from Scandinavia ( = Joachim).
  2. A given name used since 1940s, a short form of Kimberly.
  3. A surname very common in Korea.

Translations

male given name
  • Danish: Kim
  • Norwegian: Kim
  • Swedish: Kim
female given name
  • Dutch: Kim
  • Swedish: Kim

Danish

Proper noun

  1. A given name, short form of Joakim.

Dutch

See also

Proper noun

  1. A given name borrowed from English.

Norwegian

Proper noun

  1. A given name shortened from Joakim.

Swedish

Proper noun

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

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • kīm

Proper noun

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

See also

Extensive Definition

Kim may refer to:

Generic uses as a name

  • Kim (Korean name) (김), is the most common family name in Korea
  • A short form of, or nickname for Kimberly and other similar given names of either gender
  • A Swedish male given name, originally short for Joakim (Joachim)
  • Kim, an acronymic name used in the early years of the Soviet Union
  • Kim (people), a people of Chad

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Kim in Danish: Kim
Kim in German: Kim
Kim in Esperanto: Kim
Kim in French: Kim
Kim in Korean: 킴
Kim in Italian: KIM
Kim in Dutch: Kim
Kim in Japanese: キム
Kim in Norwegian: Kim
Kim in Polish: Kim
Kim in Russian: Ким
Kim in Swedish: Kim
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