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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Famous Jims

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

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