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What does Chaim mean?

Chaim Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: life.


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

1 more related form via Hyman: Hayim.

1 feminine form: Chaya.

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

(female) Chais, Chama, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chaim Bentley (C.B.), ..

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)

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 #726 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Hyman, Hymen and Manny are the popular variation forms of Chaim (#726 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.

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