What does Jamey mean?
Jamey \j(a)-mey\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Jamey) is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Jamey is "he who supplants". Jamey is a derivative of Jacob (Hebrew): also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow". Jamey is 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 form of Jamie (Latin).
Jamey▼ has 44 more related variations via Jacob, James, Jamie: Cobby, Hamish, Iago, Iakob, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie▼, Jacko, Jacky▼, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacoby▲, Jacques▼, Jacquet, Jago, Jagu, Jaime▲, Jaimey, Jake▲, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob▲, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, Jame, Jamesie, Jameson▲, Jamison▲, Jamsey, Jascha, Jay▼, Jayme, Jaymes, Jem, Jim▼, Jimbo, Seamus, Shamus, Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub.
Jamey is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1042 out of 1220, Top 85%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jamey for boys. Jamey was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #454 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Jamey and associated names. Jacob (#4 the previous year), James (#9), Jack (#41), Jameson (#159), Jake (#190), Jay (#372), Jamison (#440), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jacoby (#593), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jim, Jayme, Jakub, Jacky, Jackie, Jacques, Jakobe, Jame and Hamish are the popular varying forms of Jamey. Adoption of this boy name was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with versions such as Jamie, Jim, Jimmie, Jamey and Jacques falling out of fashion. The most fashionable baby names among these are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jacob (#4), Jake (#190) and Jakob (#458), with Jacob and Jake undergoing a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)