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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

Shortening of simulation.

  1. (informal) A simulation or simulator.
    They played a flight all afternoon.

sim was also found in the following language(s): Kurdish, Latin, Lojban, Mizo, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Sim

Sim Bhullar is a basketball player for the Raptors 905, Reno Bighorns, and Sacramento Kings in the NBA Development League. His ongoing career started in 2014. Sim was born on December 2nd, 1992 in Toronto.

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Sim Sang-jung is a Chairwoman of the Justice Party, Member of the National Assembly, Chairwoman of theJustice Party, and Member of theNational Assembly. Sim was born on February 20th, 1959 in Paju.

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S. Daniel Abraham is a businessman and philanthropist. S. was given the name Sim Daniel Abraham on August 15th, 1924.

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Sim Soo-bong is a trot (music) singing and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Sim was given the name Sim Min-kyung on September 11th, 1955.

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Sim was born on March 12th, 1975 in Singapore.

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He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Sim was born Sim Shagaya in 1976 in Nigeria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sim

She holds the title The Rt Hon The Baroness Attenborough and The Rt HonThe Baroness Attenborough. She was most prominent from 1944 to 1955. Sheila was given the name Sheila Beryl Grant Sim on June 5th, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Sheila is also known as Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough and Sheila Attenborough. She left this life on January 19th, 2016.

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Alastair Sim was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1976. Alastair was given the name Alastair George Bell Sim on October 9th, 1900. He left this life on August 19th, 1976.

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Dave Sim is a comics creator.

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Gerald Sim was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1993. Gerald was born on June 4th, 1925 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He left this life on December 11th, 2014.

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Keong Sim is an actor and teacher. He has been prominent since 2003. Keong was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Alexander Cameron Sim was a pharmacist and entrepreneur. Alexander was born on August 28th, 1840 in Aberlour. He died on November 28th, 1900.

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How popular is the baby name Sim in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 20 0 20
1882 33 0 33
1883 23 0 23
1884 23 0 23
1885 22 0 22
1886 22 0 22
1887 10 0 10
1888 17 0 17
1889 14 0 14
1890 20 0 20
1891 9 0 9
1892 16 0 16
1893 13 0 13
1894 14 0 14
1895 11 0 11
1896 18 0 18
1897 15 0 15
1898 13 0 13
1899 11 0 11
1900 25 0 25
1901 8 0 8
1902 11 0 11
1903 13 0 13
1904 18 0 18
1905 15 0 15
1906 7 0 7
1907 19 0 19
1908 12 0 12
1909 15 0 15
1910 10 0 10
1911 14 0 14
1912 19 0 19
1913 19 0 19
1914 30 0 30
1915 32 0 32
1916 37 0 37
1917 28 0 28
1918 40 0 40
1919 40 0 40
1920 38 0 38
1921 36 0 36
1922 29 0 29
1923 29 0 29
1924 29 0 29
1925 27 0 27
1926 30 0 30
1927 37 0 37
1928 35 0 35
1929 22 0 22
1930 25 0 25
1931 33 0 33
1932 25 0 25
1933 27 0 27
1934 25 0 25
1935 18 0 18
1936 20 0 20
1937 18 0 18
1938 17 0 17
1939 18 0 18
1940 20 0 20
1941 20 0 20
1942 21 0 21
1943 17 0 17
1944 23 0 23
1945 16 0 16
1946 23 0 23
1947 26 0 26
1948 23 0 23
1949 21 0 21
1950 17 0 17
1951 17 0 17
1952 17 0 17
1953 23 0 23
1954 19 0 19
1955 17 0 17
1956 9 0 9
1957 18 0 18
1958 16 0 16
1959 15 0 15
1960 13 0 13
1961 9 0 9
1962 11 0 11
1963 15 0 15
1964 13 0 13
1965 10 0 10
1966 6 0 6
1967 5 0 5
1968 17 0 17
1969 6 0 6
1970 8 0 8
1971 8 0 8
1972 9 0 9
1973 10 0 10
1974 9 0 9
1976 9 0 9
1978 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1980 5 0 5
1981 8 0 8
1982 11 0 11
1983 8 0 8
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1987 8 0 8
1988 5 0 5
1995 5 0 5
1998 5 0 5
2002 5 0 5
2003 5 0 5
2004 5 0 5
2006 5 0 5
2007 6 0 6
2010 5 0 5

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Popularity of Sim as a first name

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Popularity of Sim as a last name

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Common last names for Sim

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sim U.S.
  White 22.69% 64.26%
  African American 2.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sim

People with the last name Sim are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sim

  • How Popular is the name Sim? Sim is the 6,932nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sim was the 5,732nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,933 babies born with the first name Sim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sim to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Sim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sim is Saturday, December 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sim was in 1918 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Sim Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sim is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Sim: Your name in reverse order is Mis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ims. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,047 people with the last name Sim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sim? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Sim as their last name.

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