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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Sims

  • How many people with the first name Sims have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 300 babies born with the first name Sims in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sims to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sims? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sims first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sims is Monday, November 11th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Sims born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sims was in 1919 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Sims Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sims is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Sims: Your name in reverse order is Smis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isms. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sims? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 113,374 people with the last name Sims.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sims? Sims was ranked as the 270th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Sims as a first name

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Popularity of Sims as a last name

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Common last names for Sims

  • Smith
  • Johnson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sims U.S.
  White 54.29% 64.26%
  African American 39.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sims

People with the last name Sims are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sims" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sims as well as things modernly associated with the name Sims such as celebrities named Sims.

  1. A surname​.
  2. plural of Sim

Sims was also found in the following language(s): German

Other Inspirations for the Name Sims

Sims 3
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Sims 4
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Sims Freeplay
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Sims Resource

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sims

Molly Sims

Molly Sims is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Molly was born in 1973 in Murray, Kentucky, U.S.


What does the name Sims mean?

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

Iis for ideas, that you bring to life.

Mis for marvelous, which is how others see you

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

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