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Jameson is a preppy name with Scottish and Hebrew origins. It's both a given name and a surname, and right now, it's hotter than ever. It just made the top 100 baby names list in 2017. Many parents choose it to honor their baby's father, but even if his name isn't James or Jamie, it's a cute modern moniker that pairs well with both classic and trendy middle names.

Meaning of the name Jameson:

Scottish: Son of James
Hebrew: Son of supplanter

Origin of the name Jameson:

Jameson literally means “son of James.” The name James is derived from the Hebrew name Jacob, which means “to supplant” or “at the heel.”

Baby name Jameson

Symbolism of the name Jameson:

Many parents choose the name Jameson to honor a father named James or Jamie.

Style of the name Jameson:

Modern

Gender of the name Jameson:

Jameson is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jameson:

JAY-ma-sun

Number of syllables in the name Jameson:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Jameson:

The baby name Jameson has a slightly preppy vibe and evokes images of someone who is athletic and outgoing.

Alternative spellings for the name Jameson:

Nicknames for the name Jameson:

Popularity of the name Jameson:

Jameson first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names for boys in the United States in 1969. Over the last few years, it has broken into the top 100. As of 2020, it ranks at number 79, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Jameson:

Great middle names for Jameson and their meanings:

  • Kyle (narrow straight)
  • Owen (young warrior)
  • Ray (wise protector)
  • August (great, magnificent)
  • Wyatt (brave in war)
  • Henry (ruler of the house)
  • Rhett (counsel, advice)
  • Beckett (bee hive or bee cottage)
  • Walker (fuller of cloth)

Famous people with the name Jameson:

Jamesons in popular culture:

  • Jameson West (character in the book “Gilt”)
  • Jameson “Rooster” Bennet (character from the TV show “The Ranch”)
  • Jameson Reagan (character from the TV show “Blue Bloods”)
  • J. Jonah Jameson (Marvel Comics character)