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What does Jemmy mean?

Jemmy Pronunciation of Jemmy [jem-my] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Jemmy) is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Jemmy means "he who supplants". Jemmy is a version of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus. Jemmy is also a derivative of Jeremy: transcription of Jeremiah.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Jemmy has 7 variants: Jaimie, Jamey, Jamie, Jaymie, Jemmie, Jimmie and Jimmy.

13 more relations via James, Jeremy: Jaime, Jaimey, Jame, Jayme, Jem, Jeramey, Jeramy, Jere, Jereme, Jeromy, Jerry, Jim and Jimbo.

Creative forms:
(male) Jemmei, Jomy, ..

(female) Jembi, Jemmee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jemmy Saul (J.S.), ..

How popular is Jemmy?

Jemmy is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Jemmy is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Jemmy (not ranked) are Jaime (#485 in recent rankings), Jaimie, Jame, James (#7), Jamey, Jamie (#821), Jayme, Jeramy, Jere, Jereme, Jeremy (#174), Jeromy, Jerry (#491), Jim, Jimmie and Jimmy (#575). Usage of these relations of Jemmy reached its most widespread 75 years ago (adoption of 7.3%) and is now much diminished (adoption 1%, 86.3% less). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaime, Jaimie, Jame, James, Jamey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamie, Jayme, Jeramy, Jere, Jereme in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Jemmy is alike in pronunciation to Jamee, Jimi, Jimmee, Jimmey and Jomei. Other suggested similar names are Clemmy, Jeffy, Jefry, Jemal, Jemar, Jermyn, Jerzy, Jessy, Remmy, Remy, Sammy, Timmy and Tommy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jemmy.

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