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Meaning and name origin

Jim \jim\ as a boy's name. Short form of James (Hebrew) "he who supplants". Also used as an independent name. Actors Jim Broadbent, Jim Carrey.


Variations

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

For more information, see also related boy names Kimo and Jacob.


Popularity

Jim is a very popular first name for males (#153 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8639 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jim for boys. Jim reached its highest rank of #51 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jim and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jacob (#4), James (#9), Jimmy (#523), Jim and Jimmie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jacob, James, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Jim is also pronounced similarly to Jame and Jem. Other suggested similar baby names are Jaime, Jan, Jian, Jino, Jon, Kim, Sim, Tim and Wim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jim.

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