A male given name derived from the surname or the place name (site of a battle in the Boer Wars).
A female given name popular in the 1960s and the 1970s, more often spelled Kimberly.
Origin of kimberley
English place name "wood or clearing of Kyneburg (a seventh century female saint)", from Old English cyne (“royal”) + burh (“fortress”).
Kimberley Sentence Examples
Between the Swan and North-West Cape the principal rivers are the Greenough, Murchison and Gascoyne; on the north-west coast, the Ashburton, Fortescue and De Grey; and in the Kimberley district, the Fitzroy, Panton, Prince Regent and the Ord.
A narrow Cambrian sea must have extended across central Australia from the Kimberley Goldfield in the north-west, through Tempe Downs and the Macdonnell chain in central Australia, to the South Australian highlands, central Victoria at Mansfield, and northern Tasmania.
The first important discovery was made in 1882, when gold was found in the Kimberley district; but it was not until a few years later that this rich and extensive area was developed.
It has been ascertained from recent explorations that the area of carboniferous formation in that state extends from the Irwin northwards to the Gascoyne river, about 300 m., and probably all the way to the Kimberley district.