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Jimmy

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1883 7 0 7
1884 7 0 7
1888 5 0 5
1889 5 0 5
1890 11 0 11
1891 12 0 12
1892 9 0 9
1893 9 0 9
1894 15 0 15
1895 12 0 12
1896 14 0 14
1897 10 0 10
1898 17 0 17
1899 14 0 14
1900 42 0 42
1901 18 0 18
1902 18 0 18
1903 26 0 26
1904 28 0 28
1905 25 0 25
1906 43 0 43
1907 29 0 29
1908 33 0 33
1909 40 0 40
1910 51 0 51
1911 50 5 45
1912 79 0 79
1913 105 11 94
1914 111 8 103
1915 147 11 136
1916 186 14 172
1917 185 8 177
1918 217 19 198
1919 254 15 239
1920 337 13 324
1921 367 6 361
1922 392 11 381
1923 453 14 439
1924 552 23 529
1925 739 31 708
1926 912 28 884
1927 1,018 26 992
1928 1,259 31 1,228
1929 1,509 24 1,485
1930 1,830 30 1,800
1931 2,159 30 2,129 #89 boy name
1932 2,512 52 2,460 #76 boy name
1933 2,961 35 2,926 #64 boy name
1934 3,740 42 3,698 #56 boy name
1935 4,209 35 4,174 #47 boy name
1936 4,239 32 4,207 #46 boy name
1937 4,554 38 4,516 #45 boy name
1938 4,763 33 4,730 #45 boy name
1939 4,777 26 4,751 #43 boy name
1940 4,994 31 4,963 #44 boy name
1941 5,361 31 5,330 #45 boy name
1942 5,979 32 5,947 #47 boy name
1943 6,480 39 6,441 #42 boy name
1944 6,365 43 6,322 #41 boy name
1945 6,190 37 6,153 #41 boy name
1946 7,160 30 7,130 #42 boy name
1947 7,929 57 7,872 #44 boy name
1948 6,959 32 6,927 #50 boy name
1949 6,447 34 6,413 #53 boy name
1950 5,796 35 5,761 #55 boy name
1951 5,717 32 5,685 #62 boy name
1952 5,350 33 5,317 #72 boy name
1953 5,325 31 5,294 #72 boy name
1954 5,361 28 5,333 #74 boy name
1955 5,061 39 5,022 #78 boy name
1956 5,375 35 5,340 #78 boy name
1957 5,709 41 5,668 #77 boy name
1958 5,629 32 5,597 #73 boy name
1959 5,873 39 5,834 #69 boy name
1960 5,850 32 5,818 #69 boy name
1961 5,777 37 5,740 #71 boy name
1962 5,561 42 5,519 #75 boy name
1963 5,066 26 5,040 #78 boy name
1964 4,948 34 4,914 #78 boy name
1965 4,554 24 4,530 #81 boy name
1966 4,258 22 4,236 #77 boy name
1967 4,065 41 4,024 #74 boy name
1968 3,841 33 3,808 #77 boy name
1969 3,794 31 3,763 #79 boy name
1970 3,689 35 3,654 #86 boy name
1971 3,351 34 3,317 #93 boy name
1972 2,955 24 2,931 #97 boy name
1973 2,756 22 2,734 #95 boy name
1974 2,592 26 2,566 #99 boy name
1975 2,380 22 2,358
1976 2,529 31 2,498
1977 2,661 23 2,638 #98 boy name
1978 2,194 25 2,169
1979 2,260 26 2,234
1980 2,222 15 2,207
1981 2,118 21 2,097
1982 2,109 18 2,091
1983 2,105 20 2,085
1984 2,091 22 2,069
1985 1,886 20 1,866
1986 1,843 24 1,819
1987 1,826 16 1,810
1988 1,748 18 1,730
1989 1,759 15 1,744
1990 1,803 17 1,786
1991 1,736 6 1,730
1992 1,564 8 1,556
1993 1,537 9 1,528
1994 1,383 10 1,373
1995 1,355 0 1,355
1996 1,366 5 1,361
1997 1,233 5 1,228
1998 1,095 7 1,088
1999 1,097 0 1,097
2000 1,194 5 1,189
2001 1,105 0 1,105
2002 1,174 5 1,169
2003 1,125 0 1,125
2004 1,133 0 1,133
2005 1,085 0 1,085
2006 986 0 986
2007 959 0 959
2008 881 0 881
2009 820 0 820
2010 770 0 770
2011 664 0 664
2012 586 0 586
2013 571 0 571
2014 531 0 531

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jimmy" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 72 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of 5,375 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 Jimmy popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Jimmy

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

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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Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ymmij". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ijmym". 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.

Past life for Jimmy born Nov 5, 1933

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 Borneo approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

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. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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