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Meaning and name origin
Jamey \j(a)-mey\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jamey), has the meaning "he who supplants" and 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): diminutive of James, used as an independent name.
Jamey is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1042 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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