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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

Jamie is a Scottish variation of the name James. Both Latin versions evolved from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (meaning “supplanter” or “one who follows”). The name James originates from the Latin Iacomus. This spelling was an alternative of the Biblical Latin word Iacobus.

The name Jamie uses the distinctive ending vowel sound –ie, demonstrating one of the signature stylistic traits of the Lowland Scots language. As far as symbolism goes for the name, the most common symbol for James is the heel.

Nothing beats a good breakfast. A cute little boy eating toast with jam.

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Nicknames for the Name Jamie

Jamie is one of the easier names to find a fun nickname for. Nicknames like “Jay” or “Jimmy” are rather common when it comes to this name but don't let that hold you back. Here's a list of common nicknames we found:

Alternative Spellings for the Name Jamie

Details for the Name Jamie

Style: Classic

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: JAY-mee

Syllables: Two

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Jamie Name Popularity

The name Jamie evokes feelings of sociability and style. 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.

Great Middle Names for Jamie and Meanings

Famous People Named Jamie

  • Jamie Louise Anderson (snowboarder)
  • Jamie Edward Briggs (politician)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (actress)
  • Jamie Foxx (actor)
  • 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 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)
  • Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)
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