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What does Chaim mean?

Chaim /chaim/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Chaim is "life".

Variant of Hyman, from "hayyim". Male version of Eve. Author Chaim Potok.


Chaim has 10 variants: Chayim, Chayyim, Haim, Hayvim, Hayyim, Hy, Hyman, Hymen, Hymie and Manny.

Chaim has 1 more related form via Hyman: Hayim.

Chaim has 1 feminine form: Chaya.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Caim, Coaim, ..

(female) Chaimma, Chama, ..

How popular is Chaim?

Chaim is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#133114 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Chaim for boys. Chaim entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #696 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #833 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chaim name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chaim outside U.S.

Hyman, Hymen and Manny are the popular variation forms of Chaim (#833 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Chaim reached the top of their popularity in the 1910s and have become much less conventional since. Chaim is more universally found than the rest, while Hyman is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chaim, Hyman, Hymen, Manny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chaim and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Chaim is pronounced similarly to Ham. Other suggested similar names are Ahim, Cai, Cain, Caio, Cam, Chace, Chad, Chadd, Chai, Chairo, Champ, Chan, Chand, Chane, Chang, Chann, Chano, Chany, Chap, Chaps, Chas, Chase, Chaviv, Chayo, Chaz, Chazz, Chic, Chik, Chip, Chris, Clair, Craig, Craik, Crain, Cram, Khadim, Kharim and Naim. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chaim.