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Jim 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 names Kimo and Jacob.
Baby names that sound like Jim are Jem and Wim.
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Popularity of Jim
Jim is a very popular first name for men (#153 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8639 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Jim for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Jim with its variant forms and related boy baby names.