Gender: Male Meaning of Jim: "supplanter" Origin of Jim: 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.

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Gayle1978 Says:


I like it but too short. Use this as a nickname for James.

JimMcMoore Says:


My real name is James, but I far prefer Jim. I try to get people to call me Jim, but no one else seems to like it, but I know one thing, I absolutely despise the name Jimmy, I don't know, maybe it because I knew a Jimmy in elementary school and he thought he was better than everyone just because he was rich and his dad a job as an ophthalmologist.

ListenUpButtercup Says:


I like it. I think of a kindhearted, hard working man. Jim is short and sweet and I'll definently consider it.