Jimmy

August 6, 2014 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
Like “Jim“, etc., a diminutive of “James“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jae, Jaime, Jamie, Jamey, Jay, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimsy, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Jimmy Barrows, a friend of Tom Lloyd’s, who is studying to be an artist, in “The Egg-Boy” from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).
Jimmy Dolan, a little boy at the Children’s Hospital who is befriended by Elizabeth Alden in “May Flowers”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.
Jimmy Grant, a little boy whose marble-playing Susy finds distracting, in “Susy’s Dragon”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).
– Nickname given to Jim Lorton, the teasing, critical brother of the Lorton family, in “The Youngest Miss Lorton”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories.

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