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What does Jamilyn mean?

Jamilyn Pronunciation of Jamilyn [jam-i-lyn] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Jamilyn is "he who supplants". Jamilyn is an alternate spelling of Jamie (Hebrew): originally a pet variation of James.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


6 alternative forms via Jamie: Jaimelynn, Jaimy, Jamey, Jami, Jamia and Jamielee.

Creative forms:
(female) Jacilyn, Joilyn, ..

(male) Jamija, Jamiles, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jamilyn Anisa (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jamilyn?

Jamilyn is an uncommon given name for females. Jamilyn is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jamie (#498 a year ago), Jamia, Jami and Jamey are the prominent varying forms of Jamilyn (outside Top 2000). These forms of Jamilyn were favored as birth names during 1980-1989 (adoption of 0.73%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.03%, 95.8% less), with versions such as Jamie becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cailyn, Carilyn, Jacalyn, Jacelyn, Jacklyn, Jaclyn, Jacolyn, Jacqlyn, Jaelyn, Jaklyn, Jalyn, Jamila, Jamilah, Jamilia, Jamilla, Jamille, Jamison, Janalyn, Janalynn, Jaslyn, Jazlyn, Jazzlyn, Jennilyn, Jerilyn, Jonalyn, Josilyn, Kailyn, Kamlyn, Karilyn, Katilyn, Madilyn, Marilyn, Pamelyn, Tamilyn and Tamlyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jamilyn.

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