Name Jim Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jim


Jim is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Jim

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

What is the meaning of the name Jim?

The meaning of Jim originally is “may God protect”. Besides, Jim means “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

Variants of the name Jim


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Popularity of the name Jim

The name Jim is ranked #3017 overall.

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