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Jim

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287k Jimmy (English)

How popular is the baby name Jim in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 345 0 345 #49 boy name
1881 323 0 323 #47 boy name
1882 396 0 396 #45 boy name
1883 322 0 322 #52 boy name
1884 346 0 346 #55 boy name
1885 370 0 370 #47 boy name
1886 389 0 389 #49 boy name
1887 339 0 339 #50 boy name
1888 367 5 362 #56 boy name
1889 328 0 328 #58 boy name
1890 343 7 336 #62 boy name
1891 294 6 288 #63 boy name
1892 342 8 334 #64 boy name
1893 261 6 255 #74 boy name
1894 287 0 287 #70 boy name
1895 284 5 279 #71 boy name
1896 290 9 281 #71 boy name
1897 252 0 252 #75 boy name
1898 269 0 269 #77 boy name
1899 266 5 261 #70 boy name
1900 408 9 399 #68 boy name
1901 239 0 239 #82 boy name
1902 300 0 300 #77 boy name
1903 257 0 257 #83 boy name
1904 266 0 266 #86 boy name
1905 242 6 236 #95 boy name
1906 261 0 261 #90 boy name
1907 286 5 281 #90 boy name
1908 225 5 220
1909 267 8 259
1910 344 13 331 #100 boy name
1911 253 8 245
1912 407 6 401
1913 482 9 473
1914 523 10 513
1915 688 20 668
1916 701 17 684
1917 789 15 774
1918 850 23 827
1919 864 16 848
1920 848 10 838
1921 893 14 879
1922 900 19 881
1923 883 15 868
1924 1,007 16 991
1925 1,137 13 1,124
1926 1,179 13 1,166
1927 1,313 20 1,293
1928 1,254 21 1,233
1929 1,312 21 1,291
1930 1,480 17 1,463
1931 1,539 15 1,524
1932 1,777 14 1,763
1933 1,889 13 1,876 #98 boy name
1934 2,222 16 2,206 #90 boy name
1935 2,260 15 2,245 #90 boy name
1936 2,273 7 2,266 #85 boy name
1937 2,356 8 2,348 #83 boy name
1938 2,511 13 2,498 #81 boy name
1939 2,652 16 2,636 #75 boy name
1940 2,728 15 2,713 #78 boy name
1941 2,852 9 2,843 #80 boy name
1942 3,530 15 3,515 #74 boy name
1943 3,690 13 3,677 #75 boy name
1944 3,763 16 3,747 #67 boy name
1945 3,634 12 3,622 #68 boy name
1946 4,349 12 4,337 #73 boy name
1947 4,652 13 4,639 #77 boy name
1948 3,817 11 3,806 #86 boy name
1949 2,731 6 2,725
1950 1,934 6 1,928
1951 1,601 7 1,594
1952 1,526 0 1,526
1953 1,543 7 1,536
1954 1,602 10 1,592
1955 1,708 7 1,701
1956 2,194 5 2,189
1957 3,551 8 3,543
1958 4,928 12 4,916 #87 boy name
1959 5,692 9 5,683 #70 boy name
1960 5,561 8 5,553 #75 boy name
1961 5,357 10 5,347 #78 boy name
1962 4,721 10 4,711 #85 boy name
1963 4,242 7 4,235 #92 boy name
1964 3,657 10 3,647
1965 2,781 9 2,772
1966 2,204 5 2,199
1967 1,819 11 1,808
1968 1,511 7 1,504
1969 1,437 11 1,426
1970 1,258 0 1,258
1971 943 8 935
1972 709 0 709
1973 592 5 587
1974 542 0 542
1975 441 0 441
1976 419 0 419
1977 408 0 408
1978 359 0 359
1979 370 0 370
1980 303 0 303
1981 320 0 320
1982 313 0 313
1983 278 0 278
1984 260 5 255
1985 207 0 207
1986 222 0 222
1987 240 0 240
1988 215 0 215
1989 193 0 193
1990 217 0 217
1991 183 0 183
1992 194 0 194
1993 167 0 167
1994 170 0 170
1995 158 0 158
1996 157 0 157
1997 130 0 130
1998 123 0 123
1999 104 0 104
2000 119 0 119
2001 105 0 105
2002 117 0 117
2003 101 0 101
2004 102 0 102
2005 92 0 92
2006 97 0 97
2007 79 0 79
2008 88 0 88
2009 61 0 61
2010 64 0 64
2011 61 0 61
2012 57 0 57
2013 60 0 60
2014 63 0 63
2015 42 0 42

Want to know about the popularity of the Jim baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 153,568 babies born with the name Jim in the United States. That's more than enough Jims to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 345 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jim" was in 1959 with a total of 5,683 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jims)

According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jim" ranks #43 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 101 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1943. Across the entire United States a total of 3,690 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jim popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jim" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jim as well as things modernly associated with the name Jim such as celebrities named Jim.

Origin and Meaning of Jim

The name "Jim" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of James". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is an actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Jim was born in 1962 as James Eugene Carrey in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

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Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Jim was born in 1973 as James Joseph Parsons in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison is a singer-songwriter, poet, filmmaker, and director specializing in psychedelic rock, blues rock, hard rock, rock and roll music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to 1971. Jim was born in 1943 as James Douglas Morrison in Melbourne, Florida, U.S.

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Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Jim was born in 1966 as James Christopher Gaffigan in Elgin, Illinois.

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Jim Edmonds

Jim Edmonds is a MLB player. Jim was born in 1970 in Fullerton, California.

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Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh is a NFL player. Jim was born in 1963 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Jim was born in 1968 as James Patrick Caviezel in Mount Vernon, Washington, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jim

Jim Crow Laws
Jim Gaffigan Show
Jim Webb
Jim Gilmore
Jim Jones

Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Your name in reverse order is "Mij". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Imj". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jim born Sep 22, 1939

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 825. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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