Practically every boy was called Jimmy during the Lassie era of white picket fences and homemade apple pie. Traditionally a nickname for James, Jimmy has become a moderately popular name of its own. It’s definitely a name with a certain nostalgia factor that parents seeking vintage-sounding names may find attractive.


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Syllables: 2

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Famous Namesakes:

President Jimmy Carter, Actor Jimmy Fallon, Actor Jimmy Stewart, Actor Jimmy Smits, Musician Jimmy Buffet, Composer Jimmy Webb, Baseball player Jimmy Collins, Football player Jimym Johnson

Celebrity Babies:

Son of George Osmond, Son of Red Adair