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).
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: Jaimy, Jamy, Jimmi. [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 2 years ago) are Jacob (#4 2 years ago), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jame, Jim, Jayme, Hamish, Jacques and Jamey. Other forms, like Jagu, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Jimmy was at its apex during 1970-1979 (average #524) and is somewhat lower today (#651, 26.6% less). James has historically been popular among parents, though Jacob is currently the top form, and Jim has lost favor. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Timmy. Like Jimmy, this name is not frequently used.