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Lim World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lim is the 1,958th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1] However, in Canada, the name Lim is ranked the 662nd most popular surname with an estimated 7,858 people with that name. [2] And in France, the name Lim is the 1,607th popular surname with an estimated 3,714 people with that name. [3] Australia ranks Lim as 219th with 15,121 people. [4] New Zealand ranks Lim as 493rd with 1,382 people. [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lim (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Vicente Lim (1889-1944), American Commanding General 41st Philippine Division (1941-1942) [6]
  • John Lim, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1998 [7]
  • Lim Goh Tong (1918-2007), prominent wealthy Malaysian Chinese businessman

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  2. "Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps - Forebears." Forebears,
  4. "Most Common Last Names in Australia." Forebears,
  5. "Most Common Last Names in New Zealand." Forebears,
  6. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 10) Vicente Lim. Retrieved from
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook