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What does Jimmy mean?

Jimmy \j(im)-my\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Jimmy is "he who supplants". Jimmy is a form of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus. Jimmy is also a variant of Jim (Hebrew).


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

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.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jimmy name in U.S.

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

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. 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%, down 26.6%), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Seamus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Timmy. Like Jimmy, this name is not frequently used.