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Meaning and name origin
Jimmy \j(im)-my\ as a boy's name has the meaning "he who supplants" and is a variant of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus, Latin form of Greek Iakobos and New Testament Greek form of the Old Testament form Jacob (Hebrew Yaakov). Also a variant of Jim: short form of James (Hebrew) "he who supplants".
Jimmy is a very popular first name for males (#99 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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