Jim
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JIM
Meaning
Following after
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Jim is a medieval diminutive of James. James is ultimately derived from Jacob. Jacob is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yaakov', which means 'following after'. This is derived from the Hebrew words 'Yahweh', which means 'God', and 'aqeb', which means 'heel'. In the Bible, Jacob was born after Esau, holding after Esau's heel.

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Jim Carrey - actor
Jim Parsons - actor
Jim Sturgess - actor
Jim Morrison - musician
Jim Barnes - golfer
Jim Caviezel - actor
Jim Rice - baseball player
Jim Taylor - football player

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