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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.
Jim has 6 variant forms: Jimi, Jimmee, Jimmey, Jimmie, Jimmy and Jimson.
For more information, see also related boy names Kimo and Jacob.
Jim is a very popular first name for males (#153 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8639 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jim for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jim and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jacob, James, Jim, Jimmie and Jimmy. (2014 statistics).
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.