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.
Associated with: supplants (victory)
(male) Jamm, Jimia, ..
(female) Jima, Jimie, ..
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history 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 2000 Names, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Jim are Jacob (#4 in recent rankings), James (#9), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Jimmie (#1840), Jimmey, Jaimie, Jimi, Jame, Jayme and Jamey. Other variants, like Jem, are seldom used. These forms of Jim were popular as birth names 74 years ago (average #965) and have become much less common since (#1356, ▼73%), with forms like James becoming somewhat outmoded.