US Popularity:1699
Meaning:Supplanter; Holder of the heel
Jimmy is a boy's name of Hebrew origin and a derivation of James. Associated with victory and change, Jimmy means “he who supplants” which indicates someone who may forcefully take a position or role belonging to someone else. Despite its warrior-style meaning, for most people, Jimmy connotes an image of boyish charm and playful candor that’s hard to resist. Our history books and TV screens overflow with famous Jimmys, from Jimmy Page, in the legendary rock band, Led Zeppelin to former US president Jimmy Carter and all of the actors, hosts, and musicians in between. Jimmy is undoubtedly a universally liked baby name.

Famous People Named Jimmy

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jimmy Carter
    United States President
  • Jimmy Connors
    Tennis Player
  • Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jimmy is currently #1457 on The Bump
Boy:Jimmy is currently #795 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jimmy is currently #1699 in U.S. births
Boy:Jimmy is currently #818 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 39
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Jimmy, November 2019

  • Behind the Name, James, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Jacob, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Jimmy

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 122

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 437, 431

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