Nims Family History
Nims Name Meaning
It is most probably an altered from of German Nimtz (see Nemetz). It has also been suggested that it may be an Anglicized form of French Nîmes, and so a habitational name from the city of this name. However, the evidence in support of this hypothesis seems to depend largely on the similarity in spelling.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press