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pinWhat does Jim mean?

Jim /jim/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jim is "he who supplants".

Short form of James. Also used as an independent name. Actors Jim Broadbent, Jim Carrey.


pinVariations

Jim has 6 variants: Jimi, Jimmee, Jimmey, Jimmie, Jimmy and Jimson.

Related boy names: Kimo and Jacob.

Jim has 25 more relations via James: Diego, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob, Jacques, Jago, Jagu, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jimbo and Seamus.

Kreatif forms: Jimia, Jimme, Jimmi. [more]

pinHow popular is Jim?

Jim is a very prominent first name for males (#153 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#9032 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jim for boys. Jim entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #51 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jim name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Jim are Jacob (#4 2 years ago), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jame, Jayme, Hamish, Jacques and Jamey. Other variants, like Jaimie, are seldom used. These forms of Jim were popular as birth names during the years 1970-1979 (average #524) and are somewhat less common today (#651, 26.6%), with the forms Jamie, Jamey, Jacques, Jim and Jimmie becoming somewhat outmoded. James is the firm favorite, though Jacob is currently ranked higher. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Jim and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jim, Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jamison, Jayme, Jimmie, Jimmy, Seamus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hamish, Jacob, James, Jamie, Jimmy, Seamus outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Jan, Jian, Jino, Jon, Kim, Sim, Tim and Wim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jim.

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