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Gender: M Meaning of Chaim: "life" Origin of Chaim: Hebrew Chaim's Popularity in 2016: #775

Despite its affirmative meaning, Chaim barely survived early Jewish immigration, being watered down to Hyman and Hymie. Today, the original seems like the most promising form of the name, familiar thanks to bestselling author Chaim Potok.

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Famous People Named Chaim

Chaim Azriel Weizmann, 1st President of Israel
Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel
Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi
Chaim Topol, Israeli actor
Chaim Soutine, Belarusian painter
Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski, Polish-Jewish WWII ghetto leader
Chaim Witz, birth name of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons
Hayyim ben Moshe "Chaim" ibn Attar, Moroccan Talmudic scholar
Chaim of Volozhin, Belarusian Talmudic scholar
(Shmaryahu Yosef) Chaim Kanievsky, Israeli Haredi authority

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