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Jim

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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

Fun Facts about the name Jim

  • How many people with the first name Jim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 153,568 babies born with the first name Jim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jim to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 345 new born babies.
  • When was Jim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jim is Sunday, May 15th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Jim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jim was in 1959 with a total of 5,683 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jim!
  • Random Jim Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jim ranks 54th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 429 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Jim: Your name in reverse order is Mij. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ijm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,544 people with the last name Jim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jim? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Jim as their last name.
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Popularity of Jim as a first name

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Popularity of Jim as a last name

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Common last names for Jim

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Robinson
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Hill
  • Green
  • Lee

Common first names for Jim

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jim U.S.
  White 10.16% 64.26%
  African American 1.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 68.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jim

People with the last name Jim are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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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.

English

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.

  1. A male given name, a form of James.

Jim was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Jim

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is an actor, stand-up comedy, screenwriter, film producer, stand-up comedian, and producer. Jim was given the name James Eugene Carrey on January 17th, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was a rock music, psychedelic rock, and spoken word musician. His career lasted from 1963 to 1971. Jim was given the name James Douglas Morrison on December 8th, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida. Jim is also known as The Lizard King, Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' (anagramof "Jim Morrison"), Morrison, and James Douglas; The Lizard King; Mr. Mojo Risin'. He left this life on July 3rd, 1971.

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Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Jim was given the name James Joseph Parsons on March 24th, 1973 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Jim Jones

Jim Jones was a religious leader and community organizer. Jim was given the name James Warren Jones on May 13th, 1931 in Crete, Indiana. He breathed his last breath on November 18th, 1978.

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Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent is an actor. He has been prominent since 1972. Jim was given the name James Broadbent on May 24th, 1949 in Holton cum Beckering, England.

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Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Jim was given the name James Patrick Caviezel on September 26th, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington, U.S.

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  • Jim Harbaugh
    (american football player)
  • Jim Thorpe
    (football player)
  • Jim Jarmusch
    (film director)
  • Jim Croce
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Jim Jefferies
    (comedian)
  • Jim Henson
    (puppeteer)
  • Jim Valvano
    (college coach)
  • Jim Gaffigan
    (comedian)
  • Jim Belushi
    (actor)
  • Jim Cummings
    (voice actor)
  • Jim Brown
    (american football player)
  • Jim Sturgess
    (actor)
  • Jim Cornette
    (wrestler)
  • Jim Nabors
    (actor)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jim

Hillbilly Jim

Hillbilly Jim is a wrestler. Hillbilly was born on July 5th, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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Jim

Jim is a notable somebody.

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A.S.C. James Wong Howe

A.S.C. James Wong Howe was an influential human. His most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to 1975. A.S.C. was given the name Wong Tung Jim on August 28th, 1899 in Taishan. He died on July 12th, 1976.

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Hoobo Jim

Hoobo Jim is a noteworthy somebody. Hoobo was born in 1952 in Indiana. Hoobo is also known as Varsos and Jim.

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Songezo Jim

Songezo Jim is an athlete for the Dimension Data (cycling team). Songezo was born on September 17th, 1990 in Mthatha.

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Rex Lee Jim

Rex Lee Jim is a Vice President of the Navajo Nation. Rex was born in 1962 in Rock Point, Arizona.

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What does the name Jim mean?

Jis for joy, that you always bring.

Iis for independent, a balance between being overly reliant and alone

Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

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