English place name "wood or clearing of Kyneburga (a seventh century female saint)", from Old English cyne (royal) + burh (fortress) + lēah (leigh, clearing).

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  1. Any of several places:
    1. The capital city of Northern Cape, South Africa, noted for diamond mining.
    2. The northernmost region in Western Australia.
    3. A locality in Meander Valley Council, Tasmania, Australia.
    4. A city in southeast British Columbia, Canada.
    5. A small village and civil parish of South Norfolk district, Norfolk, England (OS grid ref TG0704).
    6. A town in Broxtowe borough, Nottinghamshire, England (OS grid ref SK4944).
    7. A rural area in the Selwyn District, in central Canterbury, New Zealand.
    8. A city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States.
    9. A sparsely populated incorporated town in Pike County, Arkansas, United States.
    10. A city in Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States.
    12. An unincorporated community in Randolph County, Missouri, United States.
    13. A ghost town in White Pine County, Nevada, United States.
    14. An unincorporated community in Grant County, Oregon, United States.
    15. A ghost town in Piute County, Utah, United States.
    16. A census-designated place in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States.
    17. An unincorporated community in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States.
    18. A village in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States.
  2. A habitational surname, from Old English​.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname or place name (site of a battle in the Boer Wars).
  4. A female given name transferred from the surname, variant of Kimberly, popular in the 1960s and the 1970s.
    • 1991 Don DeLillo, Mao II, Viking, →ISBN, page 16
      It will take some getting used to, a husband named Kim. She has known girls named Kim since she was a squirt in a sunsuit. Quite a few really. Kimberleys and plain Kims.

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