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What does Hayyim mean?

Hayyim Pronunciation of Hayyim [hayy-im] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Hayyim is "life". Hayyim is an alternate form of Chaim (Hebrew): transcription of Hyman. Hayyim is also a variation of Haim (Hebrew).

Associated with: life.


Hayyim has 1 variant: Hayim.

4 more alternative forms via Chaim, Haim, Hyman: Chayim, Chayyim, Hayvim and Hymie.

Creative forms:
(male) Heyim, ..

(female) Hayyma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hayyim Shlomo (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hayyim?

Hayyim is a rare first name for men. Hayyim is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Chaim (#726 the previous year) and Hyman are the prominent variation forms of Hayyim (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Hayyim was common in the 1910s (median #1130) and has become significantly lower since. Chaim has been the most popular choice, while Hyman is no longer trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Hayyim is pronounced similarly to Ham. Other suggested similar names are Basim, Fahim, Haakim, Habib, Hackit, Haddin, Hadi, Hadwin, Hafiz, Hai, Haig, Hakeem, Hakim, Hali, Halim, Hallam, Hallem, Hallie, Hamid, Hamil, Hamlin, Hani, Hanif, Hany, Hanyel, Haphiz (see Hafiz), Hardin, Hari, Harjit, Harkin, Harli, Harlie, Harri, Harrie, Harris, Harvie, Hashem, Hashim, Haslit, Hastie, Havin, Haviv, Hawkin, Hayatt, Haydan, Haydar, Hayden, Hayder, Haydn, Haydon, Hayes, Haylan, Hayle, Hayley, Hays, Hazin, Hyram, Hyrum, Jachim, Jakim, Karim, Kasim, Maksim, Maxim, Nadim, Naim, Qasim, Rachim, Rahim, Salim, Wasim, Yachim, Yakim and Zayyir. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hayyim.

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