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Jimmy is a charming classic baby name for boys. Common throughout the 20th century, Jimmy is an affectionate alternative to names like Jamie or Jayme. Jimmy Grimm is a character in the Marvel Comics universe, and Jimmy Neutron is the charismatic protagonist of the Jimmy Neutron series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Jimmy:

Hebrew: Supplanter, one who follows
Greek: Devoted to Demeter

Origin of the name Jimmy:

Jimmy is a diminutive of James. The name James is the English form of the Latin name Iacomus. This name ultimately descended from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (meaning “supplanter” or “one who follows”). Among Greek immigrants in English-speaking countries, Jimmy is also a diminutive of Dimitris (Δημήτρης). This adaption occurred due the the phonetic similarity of Ντίμης (Dimi) and the nickname Jimmy. In Greek, the given name Dimitris means “devoted to the goddess Demeter.”

Symbolism of the name Jimmy:

Jimmy is a diminutive of James (meaning “supplanter”). James is the New Testament spelling of the Old Hebrew name Jacob. According to the Old Testament, the symbol of Jacob is the heel (Genesis 25:26). In Greek culture, Jimmy also means “follower of Demeter.” The symbol of Demeter is the cornucopia.

Style of the name Jimmy:


Gender of the name Jimmy:

Jimmy is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Jimmy:


Number of syllables in the name Jimmy:


Emotion evoked from the name Jimmy:

The name Jimmy evokes feelings of congeniality and common ground.

Alternative spellings for the name Jimmy:

  • Jimmie
  • Jimi
  • Jhmimmy
  • Jemmy

Nicknames for the name Jimmy:

  • Jim 
  • Jay
  • Jimbo
  • Jims

Popularity of the name Jimmy:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jimmy was the 726th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Jimmy:

Great middle names for Jimmy and their meanings:

  • Abel (breath, vapor)
  • Brayan (high, noble, hill)
  • Christopher (follower of Christ)
  • Corbin (raven, little crow)
  • Ernest (serious, earnest, resolute)
  • Eugene (well-born)
  • Felipe (friend of horses)
  • Miguel (who is like God)
  • Nikifor (bearer of victory)
  • Raymond (protective advisor, wise counselor)
  • Regis (king, ruler, regent)
  • Sixtus (polished, refined, sixth)
  • Yoshio (righteous man, courageous one)
  • Ziyad (growth)

Famous people with the name Jimmy:

  • Jimmy Butler (basketball player)
  • Jimmy Carter (politician)
  • Jimmy Ray Dean (singer)
  • Jimmy Fallon (television show host)
  • Jimmy Van Heusen (composer)
  • Jimmy Kimmel (television show host)
  • Jimmy John Liautaud (entrepreneur)
  • Jimmy Gerardo Medranda Obando (soccer player)
  • Jimmy Donal Wales (entrepreneur)
  • Jimmy Layne Webb (songwriter)

Jimmy in popular culture:

  • Jimmy Grimm (character in the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Jimmy John's (sandwich shop franchise headquartered in Champaign, Illinois)
  • Jimmy Neutron (protagonist of the Jimmy Neutron series)
  • Jimmy Novak (character in the Supernatural series)
  • Jimmy Valmer (character in the South Park series)
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