Jim Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name James:
From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Iacomus, an evolution of Iacobus which is from the Ecclesiastic Iakōbos, a cognate of the Hebrew Yaakov. The name has its root in ya`aqob (supplanting, seizing by the heel). Some say Iacomus arises from an error in the transcription of manuscripts from the Greek to the Latin by an early monk. Short: Jim. Pet: Jamie, Jimmy.
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Jim Thorpe, Native American Olympic athlete, MLB Outfielder and Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back
Jim Henson, American puppeteer and film director, best known for as the creator of the Muppets.
Jim Morrison: Lead singer of "The Doors"
Jim Parsons: Actor, "The Big Bang Theory"
James Joyce: Irish author
James Cagney: Actor
James Stewart: Actor
James Dean: Actor
Jim Diamond: Scottish singer/songwriter
Jim Carrey, Canadian actor.
Jim Davis, American cartoonist.
Jim Thome, American Baseball first baseman. He was the eighth MLB player to hit 600 home runs.
Jim Jefferies, Australian comedian
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Jim Hopper - Sheriff of Hawkins, Indiana in "Stranger Things"
Jim Hawkins - main character in the book Treasure Island and the film Treasure Planet
Jim Halpert - Dashing Salesman in NBC's "The Office"
Jim Moriarty - The sexiest man on the BBC modern adaption of Sherlock Holmes.
Jim Kirk- Awesome captain from Star Trek: The Original Series and the Star Trek movies
Jim Sterling - Genius interpol agent from the TV show "Leverage"
Jim Walker - From the song "You Don't Mess Around With Jim"
James "Jim" West, from 1999 film Wil Wild West, portrayed by Will Smith