What does Jim mean?
Associated with: supplants (victory).
(male) Jamm, Jimia, ..
(female) Jima, Jimbi, .. Middle name pairings:
Jim Courtney (J.C.), ..
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, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Jim are Jacob (#4 in recent rankings), James (#7), Jaime (#485), Jimmy (#575), Jamie (#821), Jimmey, Jimmie, Jaimie, Jimi, Jame, Jayme and Jamey. Other variants, like Jem, are seldom used. These forms of Jim were popular as birth names 75 years ago (average #965) and have become much less common since (#1376, ▼73%), with forms like James becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Kim▼, Sim▼, Tim▼ and Wim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jim.See names in meaning and etymology.