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Jimmy

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jimmy

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jim"my
A short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors.

Etymology: Cf. Jemmy

noun jim"my
An immigrant.

Etymology: Rhyming slang: Jimmy Grant, for immigrant. RHUD

verb jim"my
To pry open (a door, window, etc.) with a jimmy or similar device; often used with open; as, the burglar jimmied open the back door and stole the TV set.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A short crowbar ("in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy")
  2. To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
Wiktionary

Jim +‎ -y

  1. A diminutive of the male given names James or Jim, also used as a formal given name.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) Shortened form of Jimmy Riddle, a piddle.
  3. (Scotland, informal) A colloquial (potentially unfriendly or disparaging) way of addressing any male whose name is unknown to the speaker.

Jimmy was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Jimmy

Jimmy Carter is a 39th President of the United States. Jimmy was born on October 1st, 1924 in Plains, Georgia, United States.

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Sir Jimmy Savile was a dj, television and radio personality, dance hall manager, and disc jockey. Jimmy was given the name James Wilson Vincent Savile on October 31st, 1926 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He died on October 29th, 2011.

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Jimmy Kimmel is an observational comedy, black comedy, satire, and deadpan comedian. Jimmy was given the name James Christian Kimmel on November 13th, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jimmy Fallon is a sketch comedy, observational comedy, comedy music, political satire, and satire musician. Jimmy was given the name James Thomas Fallon on September 19th, 1974 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jimmy was born on January 16th, 1979. Jimmy is also known as Walker and James William.

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Jimmy Page is a rock music, blues, and folk music musician. He plays Guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson EDS-1275, Fender Telecaster, and Danelectro Shorthorn. He holds the title She Just Satisfies. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to present. Jimmy was given the name James Patrick Page on January 9th, 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England. Jimmy is also known as Jimmy, Pagey, Charles Obscure, and S. Flavius Mercurius.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jimmy

one was born in 1895. They breathed their last breath in 1965.

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Joseph Obgeb Jimmy was a Namibian High Commissioner to Zimbabwe. Joseph was born in 1951 in Lüderitz. He left this life on February 2nd, 2004.

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White Jimmy is a singing, songwriter, and musician. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1978. White was given the name James Reginald White on January 11th, 1959 in New York City. White is also known as White Jimmy.

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Jimmy is an athlete for the C.D. Santa Clara.

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Perry Baby Jimmy is an athlete for the Mighty Barrolle.

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How popular is the baby 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 1,258 31 1,227
1929 1,511 24 1,487
1930 1,831 30 1,801
1931 2,158 30 2,128 #89 boy name
1932 2,512 52 2,460 #76 boy name
1933 2,962 35 2,927 #64 boy name
1934 3,739 42 3,697 #56 boy name
1935 4,209 35 4,174 #47 boy name
1936 4,240 32 4,208 #46 boy name
1937 4,554 38 4,516 #45 boy name
1938 4,762 33 4,729 #45 boy name
1939 4,777 26 4,751 #43 boy name
1940 4,993 31 4,962 #44 boy name
1941 5,362 31 5,331 #45 boy name
1942 5,979 32 5,947 #47 boy name
1943 6,481 39 6,442 #42 boy name
1944 6,367 43 6,324 #41 boy name
1945 6,192 37 6,155 #41 boy name
1946 7,157 30 7,127 #42 boy name
1947 7,933 57 7,876 #44 boy name
1948 6,955 32 6,923 #50 boy name
1949 6,452 34 6,418 #53 boy name
1950 5,796 35 5,761 #55 boy name
1951 5,722 32 5,690 #62 boy name
1952 5,348 33 5,315 #71 boy name
1953 5,330 31 5,299 #72 boy name
1954 5,369 28 5,341 #74 boy name
1955 5,058 39 5,019 #78 boy name
1956 5,378 35 5,343 #78 boy name
1957 5,704 41 5,663 #77 boy name
1958 5,631 32 5,599 #73 boy name
1959 5,874 39 5,835 #69 boy name
1960 5,847 32 5,815 #69 boy name
1961 5,779 37 5,742 #71 boy name
1962 5,563 42 5,521 #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 4,257 22 4,235 #77 boy name
1967 4,065 41 4,024 #74 boy name
1968 3,842 33 3,809 #77 boy name
1969 3,792 31 3,761 #79 boy name
1970 3,691 35 3,656 #86 boy name
1971 3,350 34 3,316 #93 boy name
1972 2,956 24 2,932 #97 boy name
1973 2,755 22 2,733 #95 boy name
1974 2,594 26 2,568 #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 2,195 25 2,170
1979 2,260 26 2,234
1980 2,221 15 2,206
1981 2,119 21 2,098
1982 2,108 18 2,090
1983 2,108 20 2,088
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 1,750 18 1,732
1989 1,759 15 1,744
1990 1,803 17 1,786
1991 1,735 6 1,729
1992 1,563 8 1,555
1993 1,536 9 1,527
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 988 0 988
2007 960 0 960
2008 881 0 881
2009 822 0 822
2010 770 0 770
2011 665 0 665
2012 588 0 588
2013 571 0 571
2014 534 0 534
2015 486 0 486
2016 515 0 515

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Popularity of Jimmy as a first name

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Popularity of Jimmy as a last name

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Common last names for Jimmy

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Walker
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Miller
  • Rogers
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Carter
  • Robinson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jimmy U.S.
  White 16.60% 64.26%
  African American 14.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 47.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jimmy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jimmy

  • How Popular is the name Jimmy? Jimmy is the 252nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jimmy was the 41,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jimmy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 287,755 babies born with the first name Jimmy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jimmy to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jimmy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Jimmy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jimmy is Friday, April 2nd, 1830.
  • What year had the most people named Jimmy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jimmy was in 1947 with a total of 7,876 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jimmy!
  • Random Jimmy Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jimmy ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 65 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Jimmy: Your name in reverse order is Ymmij. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mmyji. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jimmy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 518 people with the last name Jimmy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jimmy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jimmy as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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