What does Jamie mean?
Jamie /jam-ie/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Jamie) is pronounced JAY-mee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jamie is "he who supplants". Originally a pet form of James, now also used as a feminine form of James. Actresses Jamie Lee Curtis, Jami Gertz.
How popular is Jamie?
Jamie is a very prominent first name for women (#146 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#41657 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jamie for girls. Jamie was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #35 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #489. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jamie and related names. Prominent variation forms of Jamie (#489 in 2014) are Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, James, Jami, Jammie and Jayme. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4616%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0639%, ▼86.2%), with the versions Jaime, Jaimie, James, Jami and Jayme becoming somewhat outmoded. Jamie (#489) is the most trendy name for newborns here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Jamie▲ is pronounced similarly to Jemmie. Other recommended similar baby names are Jacie, Jaine, Janae▼, Jane▼, Janee, Jania, Janie▼, Janne, Jannie▼, Jayne▼, Jaynie, Jeanie▼, Jenie, Joanie, Jonie, Mamie▼, Ramie and Tamie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jamie.