First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yim

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Notable Persons Named Yim

Siwan is a singing, actor, presenter, and singer. Siwan was given the name Yim Si-wan on December 1st, 1988 in Busan.


Yim Wing Chun is a martial artist.


Yim Ho is an artist.


Yim Pil-sung is a screenwriter, actor, and film director. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Yim was born on May 13th, 1972 in Seoul.


Yim Sovann is a for Phnom Penh, President of the Executive Committee of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, Chairman of Parliamentary Commission on Interior, National Defense, Civil Service Administration, Treasurer of Sam Rainsy Party, Member of Parliament, forPhnom Pen. Yim was born on September 28th, 1964 in Phnom Penh.


Yim Soon-rye is a screenwriter, producer, film director, and film producer. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Yim was born on January 1st, 1961 in Incheon. Yim is also known as Im Soon-rye, Lim Soon-rye, Lim, Soon-rye; Im, and Soon-rye.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yim

She was most active from 1975 to 1975. Michelle was born on September 2nd, 1955 in Hong Kong. Michelle is also known as Catherina Yim.


Jae-beom was born on October 14th, 1963 in South Korea.


Jeong was born in Xinhui County, Guangdong, China.


Jay Alan Yim is a music composer. Jay was born on April 24th, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.


Jung-hyun was born on September 8th, 1987.


Robert was born on February 25th, 1985 in Glendale, California.


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Popularity of Yim as a last name

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Common last names for Yim

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Yee
  • Young
  • Lew

Common first names for Yim

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yim U.S.
  White 2.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yim

People with the last name Yim are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Yim

  • How Popular is the name Yim? As a last name Yim was the 5,650th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Yim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yim is Thursday, February 12th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Yim? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yim. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yim: Your name in reverse order is Miy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iym. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,144 people with the last name Yim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yim? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Yim as their last name.

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