The meaning of the name Kim is "Short Form Of Kimberly Or Kimball". The origin of the name Kim is English.
Kim (occasionally romanized as Gim) is the most common surname in the Korean Peninsula, accounting for nearly % of the population. Kim is written as "김" gim in Korean. ("김" solely by itself has no specific meaning unless specified by its underlying hanja or derived from context.) The hanja for Kim can also be transliterated as Hangul: 금 geum "metal, iron, gold". The Kim family is also the ruling family in North Korea.