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What 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.


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

For more on this name, see also related boy names Kimo and Jacob.

Jim has 25 more related variations 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.


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 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 in 2014), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jame, Jayme, Hamish, Jacques and Jamey. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4756%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.3489%, down 26.6%), with the forms Jamie, Jamey, Jacques, Jim and Jimmie becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns here are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jacob (#4), Diego (#129) and Jaime (#468), and there is also a rebound in baby name popularity for Diego and Jacob. 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 Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison in U.S.

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

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

Similar 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.