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Jim Meaning


What does Jim mean?

The name Jim is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Jim is "supplanter".

Jim is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Jim.

The Given Name Jim

This short form of James, has been common since the Middle Ages.

Jim is a diminutive of James. See James for further details.

Jim appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A daring name, Jim possesses great character.

Jim is also great as a middle name.

Jim falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jim 'Catfish' Hunter, Jim 'Pud' Galvin, and Jim Bakkum.

Jim Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,997 in baby name popularity for boys with 39 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 3,145 in baby name popularity for boys with 37 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Jim Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jim has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jim to other names.

Jim Related Names

Jim is a diminutive of James.

Famous Jims

  • Jim 'Catfish' Hunter ~ Baseball Player
  • Jim 'Pud' Galvin ~ Baseball Player
  • Jim Bakkum ~ Musician, Actor
  • Jim Belushi ~ Actor
  • Jim Bottomley ~ Baseball Player
  • Jim Broadbent ~ Actor
  • Jim Brown ~ Football Player
  • Jim Bunning ~ Baseball Player
  • Jim Carrey ~ Actor
  • Jim Carter ~ Actor
  • Jim Caviezel ~ Actor
  • Jim Clark ~ Driver
  • Jim Kelly ~ Football Player
  • Jim Langer ~ Football Player
  • Jim Morrison ~ Musician
  • Jim O'Rourke ~ Baseball Player
  • Jim Otto ~ Football Player
  • Jim Palmer ~ Baseball Player
  • Jim Parker ~ Football Player
  • Jim Parsons ~ Actor
  • Jim Pollard ~ Basketball Player
  • Jim Rice ~ Baseball Player
  • Jim Ringo ~ Football Player
  • Jim Sturgess ~ Actor
  • Jim Taylor ~ Football Player
  • Jim Thorpe ~ Football Player

Jim Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Jim.

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Jim Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jim in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jim.

Just for fun, see the name Jim in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jim in Nautical Flags page.