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Gender: Male Meaning of Jimmy: "supplanter" Origin of Jimmy: Diminutive of James Jimmy's Popularity in 2017: #591

The name Jimmy is a boy's name meaning "supplanter". Jimmy is ranked #591 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Coolated Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

Every other little kid's name in 1957 but few Jameses are called Jimmy today; they're more often James or Jamie.

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Famous People Named Jimmy

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr., 39th U.S. president
James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon, American comedian and TV host
James "Jimmy" Buffett, American singer
James "Jimmy" Connors, American tennis player
Jimmy Layne Webb, American songwriter and composer
Jimmy Van Heusen (born Edward Chester Babcock), American composer
Jimmy Graham, American football player
James Francis "Jimmy" Durante, American actor, singer and comedian
James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, musician from Led Zeppelin
James Roger William "Jimmy" Davis, English former EPL footballer
James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel, American comedian and television host
James "Jimmy" Wlcek, American actor
James Anthony Patrick "Jimmy" Carr, English comedian
Jimmy Urine, stage name of James Euringer, lead singer of American rock band Mindless Self Indulgence
James Samuel "Jimmy Jam" Harris III, American music producer
James "Jimmy" Dorsey, American big bandleader
Jimmy Barnes (born James Dixon Swan), Scottish-Australian lead singer of band Cold Chisel
James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa, disappeared American labor union leader
James Peter "Jimmy" Greaves, English footballer
Jimmy Butler, American basketball player
James Reiher "Jimmy" Snuka (born James Wiley Smith), Fijian pro wrestler
James Owen "Jimmy" Sullivan, late drummer of band Avenged Sevenfold
Jimmy Gerardo Medranda Obando, Colombian soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Jimmy

"Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," animated TV series
Jimmy, minor character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
'St Jimmy," song & character from Green Day's album "American Idiot"
Jimmy Blevins, character in movie "All the Pretty Horses"
Jimmy Brogan, character on TV's "The Whole Truth"
Jimmy King, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Jimmy Valmer, character on animated TV series "South Park"
Jimmy Novak, character on TV series Supernatural
Jimmy Reardon, character from film "A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon".
Jimmy Darling, character from TV Show "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Jimmy Connor, character in DC Universe
Jimmy Martino, lead character in TV's "Grandfathered"
James "Jimmy" Kent, character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Jimmy, character in film "The Last Days of Disco"
Jimmy, character in animated series "Ed, Edd n Eddy"
Jimmy Falcone, character in animated series "Fugget About It"
Jimmy Lemmon, character in "Sims" series
Jimmy Grimm, character in Marvel Universe
Jimmy, a raven who appeared in over 1000 films
"Jimmy Two-Shoes," animated series and its main character
Jimmy Lee, character in the Double Dragon video games
Jimmy Five, a character in Monica's Gang comic books
Jimmy, character on an episode of TV's "Seinfeld" who always referred to himself in the third person
Jimmy Eat World, American rock band
GMC Jimmy, car model
Jimmies, regional term for sprinkles
Jimmy Casket, A character from the YouTube channel VenturianTale


Jack Says:


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lesliemarion Says:


I grew up thinking this was a goofy name and I guess it is, but Jimmy Fallon is a delight and makes me like it.