This name is of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) origin, composed of two elements: from the personal name “Cyneburg and Cyneburga” plus “lēah” (a woodland, a clearing “especially one used for farming”, a meadow). The name means “a woodland clearing of cyneburg”. In turn Cyneburg and Cyneburga are composed of two elements: “cyne- / cynn” (Royal King) plus “burg” (stronghold, fortification, castle), meaning “the royal castle, the castle of the King”. This given name derives from the like-named place, Kimberley, in Northern Cape, South Africa. This South African place name was named after a Lord Kimberley in the 19th century.