Jimmy - Meaning of Jimmy
Jimmy is an English variant of the name Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Jimmy is also an English pet form of the name James (English and Hebrew).
Jimmy is also an English pet form of the name Jim (English and Dutch).
See also the related form, Jimmy Lee.
Jimmy is a classic favorite. Currently it is still fairly popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. The name's popularity jumped from the 1900s up to the 1940s. At the modest height of its usage in 1944, 0.457% of baby boys were given the name Jimmy. Its ranking then was #40. The baby name has since experienced a marked loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was only 0.020% and its ranking #653. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Jimmy, James was the most popular. In 2018, its use outnumbered Jimmy's by 35 times. Jimmy has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys. In 1932, 48 times as many baby boys than girls were given the name Jimmy.
Baby names that sound like Jimmy include Jimi, Jimmi, Jimmie, Ja'juan, Ja'quan, Jaasan, Jaason, Jacan, Jacen, Jachan, Jachen, Jachim, Jachin, Jachym, Jacin, Jackom, Jackome, Jacksen, Jacksin, and Jackson.
† Pronunciation for Jimmy: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Jimmy:
Actor Jimmy Stewart, born 20 May 1908 - 2 July 1997, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Comedian Jimmy Durante, born 10 February 1893 - 29 January 1980, Brooklyn, New York.
Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, born 15 March 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana.
Musician Jimmy Page, born James Patrick Page, 9 January 1944, Middlesex, England.
Singer Jimmy Buffett, born 25 December 1946, Pascagoula, Mississippi.
US President Jimmy Carter, born James Earl Carter, Jr., 1 October 1924, Plains, Georgia.