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 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]
How 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)
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)