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What does Jimbo mean?

Jimbo Pronunciation of Jimbo [jim-bo] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jimbo means "he who supplants". Jimbo is a variant form of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


14 alternative forms via James: Diego, Diogo, Jago, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jamey, Jamie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimmie and Jimmy.

Creative forms:
(male) Jimah, Jimus, ..

(female) Jimel, Jimme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jimbo Brady (J.B.), ..

How popular is Jimbo?

Jimbo is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#114166 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Diego (#124 a year ago), Diogo, Jaime (#485), Jaimie, Jame, James (#7), Jamey, Jamie (#821), Jim, Jimmie and Jimmy (#575) are the prominent varying forms of Jimbo (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Jemmy, are uncommon. These relations of Jimbo were popular during 1940-1949 (average #927) and have become significantly less common since (#1273, 84%), with versions such as James becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diego, Diogo, Jaime, Jaimie, Jame in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of James, Jamey, Jamie, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of James, Jamie, Jimmy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Jimal, Jimar, Jimi, Jimson, Jino, Jiro, Kibo and Kimbo. Like Jimbo, these names are not commonly used.

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