behind the name: kimberly

my name literally means “from the royal forest“. i love my name! it fits me perfectly. i’ve always been fascinated by trees. if i could live in the middle of a forest, i would. (maybe i will someday…) my birthstone is the peridot and my favorite color has always been green. forest sprite is the perfect nickname for me.  

the origin of kimberly is from the city of kimberley in south africa, which was named after lord kimberley (1826-1902). the city came to prominence in the late 19th century during the boer war.

unbeknownst to many, the common korean surname kim is not related to kimberly. most people call me kim and it’s extremely frustrating. my name is kimberly, not kim!


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