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Meaning of Jimmy

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The name Jimmy has the following meaning:

Form of James, meaning "He who supplants".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Jimmy is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 278 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Jimmy fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 15 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 369 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Jimmy in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Jimmy is pronounced as jim-ee


Jimmy originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Jimmy and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Jimmy: Boys - Anson, Baxter, Benny, Bryson, Butler, Dawson, Dillard, Edmund, Freeman, Harris, Harrison, Jamison, Jaquan, Kingston, Latrell, Lawton, Norwin, Olen, Pierce, Ples, Presley, Girls - Ceola, Dasia, Ebony, Elizebeth, Georgia, Geri, Jailene, Jenna, Marybeth, Scarlett, Both genders - Darian, Farris, Fleming, Hayden, Nancy


Popular Variants for the name Jimmy: Jimbo, Jimi, Jimie, Jimm, Jimme, Jimmee, Jimmey, Jimmi, Jimson


Common nicknames for the name Jimmy are: Jim


We think the name Jimmy should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Jimmy to be: Friendly and talkative chap

In one word, you might describe Jimmy as a(n) "friendly" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Jimmy (or its variants) are:

Jimmy Carter, born on 1 October, a famous politician. Jimmy Carter's background: The 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Jimmy Page, born on 9 January, a famous musician. Jimmy Page's background: An English guitarist, composer and record producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, when he co-founded the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Buffett, born on 25 December, a famous singer. Jimmy Buffett's background: A singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a film producer best known for his 'island escapism' lifestyle and music including hits such as 'Margaritaville' (No. 234 on the list of 'Songs of the Century'), and 'Come Monday.'
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