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287k
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since 1880

Jimmy

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Diminutive form of James
  • #248 All Time
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Boys
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154k Jim (English)

How popular is the name "Jimmy" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1883707
1884707
1888505
1889505
189011011
189112012
1892909
1893909
189415015
189512012
189614014
189710010
189817017
189914014
190042042
190118018
190218018
190326026
190428028
190525025
190643043
190729029
190833033
190940040
191051051
191150545
191279079
19131051194
19141118103
191514711136
191618614172
19171858177
191821719198
191925415239
192033713324
19213676361
192239211381
192345314439
192455223529
192573931708
192691228884
19271,01826992
19281,259311,228
19291,509241,485
19301,830301,800
19312,159302,129#89 boy name
19322,512522,460#76 boy name
19332,961352,926#64 boy name
19343,740423,698#56 boy name
19354,209354,174#47 boy name
19364,239324,207#46 boy name
19374,554384,516#45 boy name
19384,763334,730#45 boy name
19394,777264,751#43 boy name
19404,994314,963#44 boy name
19415,361315,330#45 boy name
19425,979325,947#47 boy name
19436,480396,441#42 boy name
19446,365436,322#41 boy name
19456,190376,153#41 boy name
19467,160307,130#42 boy name
19477,929577,872#44 boy name
19486,959326,927#50 boy name
19496,447346,413#53 boy name
19505,796355,761#55 boy name
19515,717325,685#62 boy name
19525,350335,317#72 boy name
19535,325315,294#72 boy name
19545,361285,333#74 boy name
19555,061395,022#78 boy name
19565,375355,340#78 boy name
19575,709415,668#77 boy name
19585,629325,597#73 boy name
19595,873395,834#69 boy name
19605,850325,818#69 boy name
19615,777375,740#71 boy name
19625,561425,519#75 boy name
19635,066265,040#78 boy name
19644,948344,914#78 boy name
19654,554244,530#81 boy name
19664,258224,236#77 boy name
19674,065414,024#74 boy name
19683,841333,808#77 boy name
19693,794313,763#79 boy name
19703,689353,654#86 boy name
19713,351343,317#93 boy name
19722,955242,931#97 boy name
19732,756222,734#95 boy name
19742,592262,566#99 boy name
19752,380222,358
19762,529312,498
19772,661232,638#98 boy name
19782,194252,169
19792,260262,234
19802,222152,207
19812,118212,097
19822,109182,091
19832,105202,085
19842,091222,069
19851,886201,866
19861,843241,819
19871,826161,810
19881,748181,730
19891,759151,744
19901,803171,786
19911,73661,730
19921,56481,556
19931,53791,528
19941,383101,373
19951,35501,355
19961,36651,361
19971,23351,228
19981,09571,088
19991,09701,097
20001,19451,189
20011,10501,105
20021,17451,169
20031,12501,125
20041,13301,133
20051,08501,085
20069860986
20079590959
20088810881
20098200820
20107700770
20116640664
20125860586
20135710571
20145310531

Want to know about the populiarty of Jimmy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 286,717 babies born with the name Jimmy in the United States. That's more than enough Jimmies to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1883 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jimmy" was in 1947 with a total of 7,872 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jimmies)

According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jimmy" ranks #75 in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 195 babies in California have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 5,979 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Jimmy" mean?

Jimmy (English): Diminutive form of James

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

J is for joy, that you always bring.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

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

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Jimmy popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jimmy in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jimmy

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Jimmy was born in 1974 as James Thomas Fallon in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Jimmy was born in 1967 as James Christian Kimmel in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page is a musician, songwriter, and record producer specializing in hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, and folk rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to present. Jimmy was born in 1944 as James Patrick Page in Heston, Middlesex, England.

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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter is an officeholder. Jimmy was born in 1924 as James Earl Carter, Jr. in Plains, Georgia, U.S.

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett is a singer-songwriter, businessman, film producer, and actor specializing in gulf and western, surf music, country, soft rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Jimmy was born in 1946 as James William Buffett in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Jimmy was born in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Past life for Jimmy born Dec 9, 1930

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 Ireland approximately on 1550. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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