What does Jimmy mean?
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, with the prefix Ji-, of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus. Jimmy is also a variant of Jim (Hebrew).
(male) Jamy, Jemy, ..
(female) Jimbi, Jimna, ..
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)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Jimmy for boys. Jimmy reached its highest rank of #46 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #523 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Jimmy and associated names. Popular varying forms of Jimmy (#523 from current records) are James (#9 from current records), Jaime (#468), Jamie (#786), Jimmie (#1840), Jimmey, 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 (#1468, 87% less usage), with forms such as Jimmie going out of style.