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Meaning and name origin

Jamey \j(a)-mey\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jamey), is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Jamey is "he who supplants". Jamey is a variant of Jacob (Hebrew): also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow". Also a variant of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus, Latin form of Greek Iakobos and New Testament Greek form of the Old Testament form Jacob (Hebrew Yaakov). Jamey is also used as a variant of Jamie (Latin).


Jamey has 6 variant forms: Jaimie, Jamee, Jaymie, Jemmy, Jimmie, Jimmy.


Jamey is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1042 out of 1220, Top 85%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jamey for boys. Jamey reached its highest rank of #454 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jamey name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jamey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jacob (#4), James (#9), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Jamey and Jimmie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jacob, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jimmie, Jimmy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jacob, James, Jamie, Jimmy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jamey is also pronounced similarly to Jimmey and Jomei. Other suggested similar baby names are Jacey, Jaime, Jaimey, Jame, Jamel, Jamsey, Jayme and Ramey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jamey.