What does Jimmy mean?
Jimmy /jim-my/ [2 sylls.] 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).
Jimmy▲ has 21 more related forms via James, Jim: Diego▲, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob▲, Jacques▼, Jago, Jagu, Jaime▲, Jaimey, Jame, Jameson▲, Jamison▲, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jem, Jimbo, Jimson and Seamus.Kreatif forms: Jamy, Jaymy, Jumy. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jimmy for boys. Jimmy was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #46 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #523 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Jimmy and associated names. Popular varying forms of Jimmy (#523 the previous year) are Jacob (#4 the previous year), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jame, Jim, Jayme, Hamish, Jacques and Jamey. Forms like Jagu are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4756%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3489%, 26.6% less), with the forms Jamie, Jamey, Jacques, Jim and Jimmie falling out of style. The most trendy baby names in this list are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jacob (#4), Diego (#129) and Jaime (#468), and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Diego and Jacob. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Timmy. Like Jimmy, this name is not frequently used.