Jamie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jamie
Origin of the name Jamie:
Feminine form of James, which is derived from the Hebrew ya`aqob (supplanted, seizing by the heel).
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- Comments and insights on the name Jamie: | Edit
This is one of those cutesy boy-name-used-as-a-girl-name nicknames (along with Sam, Jo, etc.) that lazy TV and movie writers use to signify that a character is supposed to be a tomboy.
I really like Jamie, I think it could be really cute, but only if you have the right personality. It suits girls best who have that bubbly, sweet personality. I have never seen a serious, uptight Jamie. lol :D
When I was 11 my mom was pregnant with my sister, but we didn't know she was a girl yet. If she was a boy we were going to name her James Michael after my grandpa and dad. Well, she turned out to be a girl so we changed it to Jamie Michelle. It was my idea. I like the name Jamie, I think it is cute. I've never met an old Jamie though...I hope the name still suits her as she enters womanhood.
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My sister's name is Jamie and she's never liked it. She hates that people always think she's a man (the fact that her middle name is Ross doesn't help).
I'm a female Jamie in my mid-twenties and LOVE my name. I like the tomboy feel for the most part, and in situations where I need to be identified as a woman (e.g. on a resume), I simply include my feminine middle name.
I named my daughter Jamie Annelise in 2002.
I'm a 15-year-old Jamie and I've never liked my name. There are no good nicknames, I get mistaken for a boy, and it just doesn't match my personality.
I knew a girl named Jamie a while ago, and she was one of the sweetest girls I have ever known. It's funny how Jamie is supposed to be a boys name, but the only Jamie's you ever see are girls. Interesting. I like Jamie, I think it's cute. :)
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- Meanings and history of the name Jamie: | Edit
Jamie comes from James, which is in turn a derivative of Jacob.
- Famous real-life people named Jamie: | Edit
Jamie Lee Curtis, actress
Jami Gertz, actress
Jaime "James" King, actress and model
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, actress (The Sopranos)
Jamie-Lynn Spears, actress and sister of Britney Spears
Jamie Chung, American actress
Jamie Clayton, American model and actress
Jaymee Joaquin (born 1979), Filipina actress
Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
Jamie Reid, American backstroke swimmer
Jamie Silverstein, American figure skater, ice dancer
Jamie O'Neal, Australian country singer
Jamie Anderson, professional snowboarder
- Jamie in song, story & screen: | Edit
Jamie, the Bionic Woman
Jamie All Over, Mayday Parade
Dear Jamie...Sincerely Me, Hellogoodbye
Jamie, wife in '90s sitcom "Mad About You", played by Helen Hunt
Jamie is the name of the female star of "A Walk to Remember", played by Mandy Moore.
Jamie's Cryin', Van Halen
Jamie Used To Be My Girl, Ray Parker and Raydio
Global Popularity of the Name Jamie
- #263 in United States
- #308 in Scotland
- #328 in Canada (Alberta)
- #349 in Canada (British Columbia)