Jimmy 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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Jimmy Stewart, American actor
Jimi Hendrix, Famous Musician.
Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, drummer of Avenged Sevenfold.
Jimmy Fallon, late night TV host
Jimmy Kimmel, late night talk show host
Jimmy Howard, professional ice hockey goaltender (Detroit Red Wings)
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"St. Jimmy" is a song by Green Day; Jimmy also featured in several other songs on their "American Idiot" album.
Jimmy McNulty, police officer on The Wire
"Jimmy Nuetron: Boy Genious"- Nickolodean cartoon
"Jimmy Eat World" an American band
Jimmy Darling, a character in 'American Horror Story' played by Evan Peters