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Origin and Meaning of Shimmy

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Shimmy means "Abbreviation of Shimon, or the Latin version Simeon, meaning "he heard" in Hebrew" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • A submission from India says the name Shimmy means "Vibrant" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shim"my
A chemise.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
  2. A woman's sleeveless undergarment
  3. An abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels) ("he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel")
  4. Dance a shimmy
  5. Tremble or shake

Dialectal form of chemise, mistaken for a plural.

  1. A dance movement involving thrusting the shoulders back and forth alternately.
  2. An abnormal vibration, especially in the wheels of a vehicle.
  3. A dance that was popular in the 1920s.
  4. (rare) A sleeveless chemise.

Notable Persons Named Shimmy

Shimmy Marcus is a film director and sound engineer. Shimmy was born in 1966 in Dublin.


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Fun Facts about the name Shimmy

  • How unique is the name Shimmy? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Shimmy was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Shimmy: Your name in reverse order is Ymmihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mhiysm. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shimmy born Jul 12, 2006

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 Turkey approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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).
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