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What does Jamei mean?

Jamei Pronunciation of Jamei [jamei] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Jamei is "he who supplants". Jamei is an alternate form of Jamie (Hebrew): originally a pet version of James.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Jamei has 12 variants: Jaima, Jaimi, Jaimie, Jaimy, Jama, Jamee, Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jammie, Jaymee and Jaymie.

5 more alternative forms via Jamie: Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimey, Jamese and Jayme.

Creative forms:
(female) Jemei, Jumei, ..

(male) Jaer, Jaman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jamei Kamari (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jamei?

Jamei is an unusual given name for women. Jamei is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Jamei (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Jamie (#498 in recent rankings), Jammie, Jayme, Jaymee, Jaymie, Jamia, Jami, Jaimie, Jaimee, Jama, Jamee, Jamey and Jaime. Other variants, like Jaima, are seldom used. These relations of Jamei were popular as baby names 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.9%) and have become significantly less popular since, with forms like Jami becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, Jama, Jamee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jamie, Jammie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jaymee, Jaymie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jamie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jamei is alike in pronunciation to Jemma, Jemmie and Jemmy. Other recommended names are Jacee, Jacey, Jaci, Jacki, Jacqi, Jade, Jadee, Jaden, Jae, Jael, Jalea, Jamari, Jameila, Jameka, Jamela, Jamelia, James, Janai, Jane, Janea, Janee, Janel, Janet, Janey, Jaye, Jayel, Jayni and Kalei. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jamei.

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