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What does Chayim mean?

Chayim Pronunciation of Chayim [chay-im] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Chayim is "life". Chayim is a version of Chaim (Hebrew): variation of Hyman.

Associated with: life.


Chayim has 1 variant: Chayyim.

3 more related forms via Chaim: Haim, Hayvim and Hayyim.

Creative forms:
(male) Chanim, Charim, ..

(female) Chayde, Chayia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chayim Casen (C.C.), ..

How popular is Chayim?

Chayim is an unusual given name for males. Chayim is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Chaim (#726 from recent data) is the only prominent varying form of Chayim (not ranked). Other forms, like Chayyim, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Chayim was widespread among parents 2 years ago (#700) and has remained as widespread to this day (#726, 2.2%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ahim, Basim, Cain, Cam, Caydin, Cayto, Chad, Chadd, Chaddie, Chai, Chairo, Champ, Chan, Chanan, Chance, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chaniel, Chann, Channe, Chano, Chanok, Chanse, Chany, Chanyel, Chanze, Chaplin, Chappy, Chaps, Charlie, Charls, Charly, Charro, Chas, Chase, Chasen, Chaviv, Chayan, Chayann, Chayce, Chayne, Chayo, Chayse, Chaz, Chazz, Cheyne, Chic, Chip, Choni, Chris, Clair, Clay, Clayre, Craik, Crain, Cram, Crayn, Crayne, Efrayim, Fahim, Haakim, Hakim, Hayim, Jakim, Karim, Kasim, Khadim, Kharim, Maxim, Phelim, Rahim, Salim, Wasim and Yakim. These names tend to be more commonly used than Chayim.

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