What does Jim mean?
Jim /jim/ [1 syll.] 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: Jimjo, Jimmei, Jojim. [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 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. Variants like Jaimie are seldom used. 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%, ▼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)