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Jimmy

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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 1,019 26 993
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 2,962 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 4,995 31 4,964 #44 boy name
1941 5,362 31 5,331 #45 boy name
1942 5,979 32 5,947 #47 boy name
1943 6,482 39 6,443 #42 boy name
1944 6,365 43 6,322 #41 boy name
1945 6,192 37 6,155 #41 boy name
1946 7,158 30 7,128 #42 boy name
1947 7,931 57 7,874 #44 boy name
1948 6,954 32 6,922 #50 boy name
1949 6,452 34 6,418 #53 boy name
1950 5,796 35 5,761 #55 boy name
1951 5,719 32 5,687 #62 boy name
1952 5,351 33 5,318 #71 boy name
1953 5,328 31 5,297 #72 boy name
1954 5,363 28 5,335 #74 boy name
1955 5,060 39 5,021 #78 boy name
1956 5,376 35 5,341 #78 boy name
1957 5,705 41 5,664 #77 boy name
1958 5,630 32 5,598 #73 boy name
1959 5,874 39 5,835 #69 boy name
1960 5,848 32 5,816 #69 boy name
1961 5,778 37 5,741 #71 boy name
1962 5,560 42 5,518 #75 boy name
1963 5,067 26 5,041 #78 boy name
1964 4,948 34 4,914 #78 boy name
1965 4,555 24 4,531 #81 boy name
1966 4,258 22 4,236 #77 boy name
1967 4,064 41 4,023 #74 boy name
1968 3,842 33 3,809 #77 boy name
1969 3,793 31 3,762 #79 boy name
1970 3,690 35 3,655 #86 boy name
1971 3,350 34 3,316 #93 boy name
1972 2,955 24 2,931 #97 boy name
1973 2,756 22 2,734 #95 boy name
1974 2,593 26 2,567 #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 2,107 20 2,087
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 1,735 6 1,729
1992 1,565 8 1,557
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 821 0 821
2010 770 0 770
2011 665 0 665
2012 586 0 586
2013 571 0 571
2014 533 0 533
2015 484 0 484

Fun Facts about the name Jimmy

  • How many people with the first name Jimmy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 287,220 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 7,874 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jimmy!
  • Random Jimmy Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jimmy ranks 65th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1973.
  • 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 Iyjmm. 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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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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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.

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

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 With the Name Jimmy

Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

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 Walker

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

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Jimmy Page

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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  • Jimmy Hoffa
    (labor union leader)
  • Jimmy Wales
    (internet entrepreneur)
  • Jimmy Carr
    (comedian)
  • Jimmy Butler
    (basketball player)
  • Jimmy Smits
    (actor)
  • Jimmy Buffett
    (musician)
  • Jimmy Garoppolo
    (football player)
  • Jimmy Snuka
    (wrestler)
  • Jimmy White
    (snooker player)
  • Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
    (musician)
  • Jimmy Greaves
    (soccer player)
  • Jimmy Connors
    (tennis player)
  • Jimmy Shergill
    (actor)
  • Jimmy Iovine
    (entrepreneur)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jimmy

one pound jimmy

one pound jimmy was a notable person. one was born in 1895. They breathed their last breath in 1965.

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Joseph Obgeb Jimmy

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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Willie Jimmy

Willie Jimmy is an important person.

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White Jimmy

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

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

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Perry Baby Jimmy

Perry Baby Jimmy is an athlete for the Mighty Barrolle.

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What does the name Jimmy mean?

Jis for jubilant, the upbeat you!

Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

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

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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