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in the U.S.
since 1880
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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 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sims is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1931.
  • 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 Smis. 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

Notable Persons With the Name Sims


Sims is a hip hop music rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Sims was given the name Andrew Sims . Sims is also known as Sims.


Sims Reeves

Sims Reeves was an important individual. Sims was born on October 21st, 1821. He breathed his last breath on October 25th, 1900.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sims

Molly Sims

Molly Sims is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Molly was born on May 25th, 1973 in Murray, Kentucky, U.S.


Joan Sims

Joan Sims was an actress. Her career lasted from 1951 to 2001. Joan was given the name Irene Joan Marian Sims on May 9th, 1930 in Laindon, Essex, England. She left this life on June 27th, 2001.


J. Marion Sims

J. Marion Sims was a surgeon. J. was born on January 25th, 1813 in Lancaster County, South Carolina, U.S. He died on November 13th, 1883.


Alli Sims

Alli Sims is a wedding planner. Alli was born on July 15th, 1981 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Brian Sims

Brian Sims is a noteworthy human. Brian was born on September 16th, 1978 in Washington, D.C.


Blake Sims

Blake Sims is a football player. Blake was born on January 3rd, 1992 in Gainesville, Georgia.

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  • Christopher A. Sims
  • Jena Sims
    (notable person)
  • Henry Sims
    (basketball player)
  • Charles Sims
    (football player)
  • Tariq Sims
    (noteworthy individual)
  • Dion Sims
    (football player)
  • William Sims
    (pulitzer prize)
  • Ashton Sims
    (rugby player)
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  • Korbin Sims
    (notable individual)
  • Joe Sims
    (famed human)
  • Sims

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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