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What does Jimmy mean?

Jimmy Pronunciation of Jimmy [jim-my] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Jimmy is "he who supplants". Jimmy is an alternate form of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus. Jimmy is also a variant of Jim (Hebrew).

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Jimmy has 9 variants: Jaimie, Jamey, Jamie, Jaymie, Jemmy, Jimi, Jimmee, Jimmey and Jimmie.

7 more related forms via James, Jim: Jaime, Jaimey, Jame, Jayme, Jem, Jimbo and Jimson.

Creative forms:
(male) Jemy, Jomy, ..

(female) Jimme, Jimmia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jimmy Colson (J.C.), ..

How popular is Jimmy?

Jimmy is a very prominent first name for men (#99 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#58130 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jimmy reached its highest rank of #46 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #575 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jimmy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jimmy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Jimmy (#575 from current records) are James (#7 from current records), Jaime (#485), Jamie (#821), Jimmey, Jimmie, Jaimie, Jimi, Jim, Jame, Jayme and Jamey. Other forms, like Jimmee, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Jimmy was at its apex in the 1940s (average #1022) and has become significantly less since (#1490, 86% less usage), with forms such as Jimmie going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jimmy, Jaime, Jaimie, Jame, James in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamey, Jamie, Jayme, Jim, Jimi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jimmey, Jimmie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jimmy is alike in pronunciation to Jamee, Jemmie and Jomei. Other recommended names are Jimal, Jimar, Remmy, Sammy, Timmy and Tommy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jimmy.

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