Kimo is a Hawaiian variant of James. James is an English name that is derived from the Latin name, 'Jacomus', which is itself a derivative of the Hebrew name, 'Yacob or Jacob'. The name Jacob is in itself a Hebrew name which is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yaakov', which means, 'following after'. This is derived from the Hebrew words, 'Yahweh', which means 'God', and 'Aqeb', which means 'heel'. In the Bible, Jacob was born after Esau, holding after Esau's heel.