Jamie is a popular gender-neutral name. After skyrocketing in use during the 1970s, Jamie has continued to maintain an important role in popular culture. Jamie Madrox is a beloved Marvel superhero, and Jamie Kane is the titular protagonist of the alternative reality video game. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Jamie:

Scottish: Supplanter

Origin of the name Jamie:

Jamie is a Scottish variation of the name James. The name James originates from the Latin Iacomus. This spelling was an alternative of the Biblical Latin word Iacobus. Both Latin versions evolved from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (meaning “supplanter” or “one who follows”). The name Jamie uses the distinctive ending vowel sound –ie, demonstrating one of the signature stylistic traits of the Lowland Scots language.

Symbolism of the name Jamie:

Jamie is the Scottish version of James (meaning “supplanter” or “one who follows”). The most common symbol for James is the heel.

Style of the name Jamie:


Gender of the name Jamie:

Jamie is a name that is used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Jamie:


Number of syllables in the name Jamie:


Emotion evoked from the name Jamie:

The name Jamie evokes feelings of sociability and style.

Alternative spellings for the name Jamie:

Nicknames for the name Jamie:

  • Jay
  • Jae
  • Jami
  • Jimi
  • Mimi 

Popularity of the name Jamie:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jamie was the 715th most popular baby name for boys in 2020. Jamie was the 710th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Jamie:

Great middle names for Jamie and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jamie:

  • Jamie Louise Anderson (snowboarder)
  • Jamie Edward Briggs (politician)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (actress)
  • Jamie Paul Durie (landscaper)
  • Jamie Grace Harper (singer)
  • Jamie Christopher Hewlett (comic book artist)
  • Jamie Robert Murray (tennis player)
  • Jamie Lynn Marie Spears (sister of singer Britney Spears)
  • Jamie John Ward (footballer)
  • Jamie Sue Weiss (makeup artist)

Jamie in popular culture:

  • Jamie Grimm (protagonist of the novel I Funny)
  • Jamie Kenton Kane (titular protagonist of the alternative reality video game)
  • Jamie Madrox (Marvel superhero)
  • Jamie McHummer (protagonist of the 1950s sitcom Jamie)
  • Jamie Wellerstein (protagonist of the musical The Last Five Years)