English, diminutive of James

Jim Origin and Meaning

The name Jim is a boy's name of English origin meaning "supplanter".

Peaked in the 1940s, but still an amiable classic, a la Joe and Tom -- though rarely used on its own.

# 994 in the US

Jim Rank in US Top 1000

Jim Popularity

20 Names Similar to Jim

These 20 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Jim.

Famous People Named Jim

  • James Francis "Jim" ThorpeAmerican Olympic athlete and football player
  • James Robert "Jim" DavisAmerican creator of Garfield comic strip
  • James Joseph "Jim" ParsonsAmerican actor
  • James Douglas "Jim" Morrisonlead singer of American band The Doors
  • James Anthony "Jim" SturgessEnglish actor
  • James Joseph "Jim" HarbaughAmerican football coach
  • James Eugene "Jim" CarreyCanadian actor
  • James Maury "Jim" HensonAmerican creator of The Muppets
  • James Adam "Jim" BelushiAmerican actor
  • James Joseph "Jim" NortonAmerican comedian
  • James Howard "Jim" ThomeAmerican baseball player
  • James Alfred "Jim" ChapmanEnglish YouTube personality
  • James "Jim" RashAmerican actor
  • James Orsen "Jim" BakkerAmerican televangelist
  • James McLeish "Jim" Reidlead singer of American band The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • James Robert "Jim Bob" DuggarGothard cult member and American reality TV personality of "19 Kids and Counting"
  • James Edward "Jim" CarterEnglish actor
  • Jim Rosefounder of the Jim Rose Circus
  • James Francis "Jim" CameronCanadian filmmaker, director, and producer
  • Abilio James "Jim" Acostarespected American news journalist, Chief White House Correspondent for CNN

Jim in Pop Culture

  • James Tiberius "Jim" Kirkcharacter in the Star Trek series
  • James "Jim" Halpertcharacter on TV's "The Office"
  • James "Jim" Brasscharacter on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • Jim McConnellcharacter in film "Mission to Mars"
  • Jimcharacter in Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"
  • James "Jim" Hawkinsa main character in R.L. Stevenson's "Treasure Island"
  • Jimminor character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Jim Friedmancharacter from the movie "Blended"
  • Jim Hudsoncharacter from TV series "Revolution"
  • Jim and the PovolosAmerican band
  • Jimcharacter from "A Single Man"
  • Jim Hoppercharacter on TV's "Stranger Things"
  • Jim Raynorcharacter from the StarCraft series
  • James "Jim" LakeJr., main character in the Netflix series "Trollhunters"
  • Jim Pickensa reoccurring character on the YouTube channel CallMeKevin

Jim in Nameberry Blog Posts