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The first name 

Jamie is a unisex first name, but it's given significantly more often to girls than boys.

Jamie known and loved in the US!

The name Jamie is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #748 in the SmartGenius ranking.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Jamie mean?

Originally, Jamie is a Scottish diminutive of James, which ultimately goes back the Hebrew name Ya’aqov, meaning ‘supplanter’ or ‘may God protect’.

Since the late ... 19th century it has also been used as a feminine given name.

Jamie -
from zero to hero

#26 - this is the highest position Jamie has ever reached. Not many names manage to reach such a high popularity in even one of the 140+ years of records. The last time Jamie reached this top spot at the end of the past century in 1976 when 17,157newborns were named Jamie. But as our statistics show, Jamie hasn't always been a popular name: in some years of record, most recently in the year 1889, it was given to newborn babies not at all or at least less than 5 times (a name is only included in the official statistics only if it is given at least 5 times in a year). Nevertheless, the name Jamie has accompanied people in this country for a long time. It turns out that this name fits very well in our modern times. From zero to hero – even if its peak is in the past, Jamie has become a fashionable name after all.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Jamie was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

The first name Jamie withstands the modern trends of the 21st century

In 2022, 841 newborns were given the name Jamie, making this first name #762. Towards the end of the last century, the name had a real flight of fancy and still captivates many people today − just like the music of the 80s. So, the chances to meet a young Jamie are still quite high.

Jamie has 5 letters 
and begins with a J

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter J is a very popular first letter for given names. That’s because 8.3% of all common first names in the US begin with this letter. Only the initial letter A is more common for first names.

With five letters, the name Jamie is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 8.3% of all first names start with a J, this initial letter occurs more than two times as often as all other letters on average.

Other names with 
J, a, m, i and e

If you take all the letters in the name Jamie – J, a, m, i and e – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Jamei or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Jamie

If your name is Jamie and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Jamie

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Jamie, you can simply say:






This is how the name Jamie is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Jamie in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Jamie

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Jamie is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Jamie

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Jamie sounds like this: