♂ Name Jim – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Jim

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Jim is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Jim

Jim is a short form of James, an English variant of the Hebrew name Jacob

Meaning of Jim

The meaning of Jim is “may God protect” and “holder of the heel” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel) or “supplanter” (from Hebrew “‘akáv/עָקַב” = to follow/to supplant), because he was born grasping the heel of his first born twin brother Esau and he bought his birthright to supplant him.

Pronunciation of Jim

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