I had thought it was a name that could be used by both genders, but some English teachers (namely, those who designed the exercise book that my son is using) seem to believe it's definitely a female name, so I'm confused. Are they right? Is "Kim" the short form of a longer name?

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    You have only to carry out a minor search online to find the answer yourself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_(given_name) – Ronald Sole Nov 23 '19 at 14:44
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    Or if you're lazy, the answer is 'either'. – Michael Harvey Nov 23 '19 at 15:41
  • This is probably just the book trying to keep things simple for children. What does it actually say? Does it give "Kim" as an example of a girl's name? Or does it actually say "Kim is never a boy's name." I suspect you may be over interpreting a book designed for children. – James K Nov 23 '19 at 21:29
  • Nigel Kim Darroch, Baron Darroch of Kew, KCMG is a senior British diplomat. He was appointed British Ambassador to the United States in 2016. – Michael Harvey Nov 23 '19 at 21:34
  • Thank you all! I appreciate that you provided examples and useful websites. By the way, the text book only lists about six names and asks "How many boys are there in the list?" Quite straightforward.:) – Jason Nov 24 '19 at 0:16

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