Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JIM
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of James.

Related Names

VariantsJai, Jay, Jem, Jemmy, Jae, Jaye
DiminutivesJimi, Jimmie, Jimmy
Other Languages & CulturesYacoub, Yakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub(Arabic) Hagop, Hakob(Armenian) Jakes(Basque) Yakau(Belarusian) Jacob, James(Biblical) Iakob, Iakobos(Biblical Greek) Yaakov(Biblical Hebrew) Iacob, Iacobus(Biblical Latin) Yakov(Bulgarian) Jaume, Jaumet(Catalan) Jago(Cornish) Jakov(Croatian) Jakub(Czech) Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe(Danish) Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Sjaak, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobus, Koos, Sjakie(Dutch) Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob(Estonian) Jákup(Faroese) Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaska, Jimi(Finnish) Jaak, Kobe(Flemish) Jacques, Jacky(French) Japik(Frisian) Iago, Xacobe, Xaime(Galician) Iakob, Koba(Georgian) Jakob, Jockel(German) Iakovos(Greek) Yaƙubu(Hausa) Iakopa, Kimo(Hawaiian) Yaakov, Yakov, Akiba, Akiva(Hebrew) Jakab(Hungarian) Jakob(Icelandic) Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas(Irish) Giacomo, Iacopo, Jacopo, Lapo(Italian) Jacob(Jewish) Iacomus, Jacobus(Late Roman) Jēkabs(Latvian) Jokūbas(Lithuanian) Jakov(Macedonian) Hemi(Maori) Jacob, Jakob(Norwegian) Jakub, Kuba(Polish) Iago, Jaime(Portuguese) Iacob(Romanian) Yakov(Russian) Hamish, Jamie(Scottish) Seumas(Scottish Gaelic) Jakov(Serbian) Jakub(Slovak) Jakob, Jaka, Jaša(Slovene) Jacobo, Jaime, Yago(Spanish) Jacob, Jakob(Swedish) Yakup(Turkish) Yakiv(Ukrainian) Iago(Welsh) Yacouba(Western African)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   informal   common   wholesome   strong   rough   boring   simple   comedic   unintellectual  

Name Days

Norway: July 25

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Entry updated July 2, 2008