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Jamie (boy)

What does Jamie mean?

Jamie Pronunciation of Jamie [jamie] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Jamie) is pronounced JAY-mee, HYE-may. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jamie is "he who supplants". Diminutive of James, used as an independent name. HYE-may is the Spanish pronunciation.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Jamie has 5 variants: Jaime, Jaimie, Jamee, Jamey and Jayme.

Affiliated boy name: Jacob.

15 more relations via James: Hamish, Jacob, Jago, Jagu, Jaimey, Jame, Jamison, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimbo, Jimmie and Jimmy.

1 feminine form: Jaime.

Creative forms:
(male) Jagie, Jarie, ..

(female) Jamma, Jamrie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jamie Jaleel (J.J.), ..

How popular is Jamie?

Jamie is a very popular first name for men (#233 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#41657 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jamie was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #79 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #821 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Jacob (#4 last year), James (#7), Jamison (#447), Jaime (#485), Jimmy (#575), Jimmie, Jaymes, Jim, Jamey, Jaimie, Jame, Hamish and Jayme are the prominent varying forms of Jamie (#821 last year). Other forms, like Jemmy, are uncommon. These forms of Jamie were at the apex of their popularity during 1940-1949 (adoption of 6.2%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 1.7%, 72.4% less), with forms like James going out of style. James has been the most prominent, though Jacob is currently the top form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamie, Jacob, Jaime, Jaimie, Jame in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of James, Jamey, Jamison, Jayme, Jaymes in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jamie is alike in pronunciation to Jemmie, Jimi, Jimmee, Jimmey and Jomei. Other recommended names are Danie, Davie, Gabie, Hymie, Jabin, Jabir, Jace, Jackie, Jade, Jae, Jai, Jaice, Jaide, Jair, Jake, Jakie, Jakim, Jalil, Jalin, Jamael, Jamaine, Jamal, Jamar, Jameel, Jamel, Jamesie, Jamiel, Jamil, Jamile, Jamill, Jamin, Jamon, Jamsey, Janne, Janse, Jarid, Jarin, Jaris, Jase, Jasin, Javi, Javier, Jayce, Jayde, Jaye, Jeramie, Jodie, Jorie, Kasie, Lacie, Larie, Maxie, Remie, Sammie, Tavie and Tomie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jamie.

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