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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jamie
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jamie in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Jamie:
Records indicate that 83,037 boys in the United States have been named Jamie since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1976, when 4,620 people in the U.S. were given the name Jamie. Those people are now 45 years old.
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Comments about the name Jamie
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31 Positive Comments
"My name is Jermaisseon. Within its letters, "Jamison" and "Jamie" can be found. I feel like a "hidden Jamie". I'm a guy BTW (in case you were wondering). I feel like people who are known as Jamie (whether legally named James or not) are good people who are capable of doing great things in life. Definitely recommend for a boy (let's stop using Jamie on girls, it's flat out WRONG!)." Feb. 19, 2020:
"My boyfriend's name is Jamie. He is just so cute and funny!!! -Dave" Jun. 30, 2014:
"my moms name is jami and i love that namei would never want to replac it." Mar. 3, 2013:
"I am Jamie Patrick my family is of Irish background, i am called James alot ever since i was in the Marines, all my family and close friends call me Jamie, it will always be my name" May. 5, 2011:
"its my baby boys mane and i love it sooooo much he wanted to change his name nut i dont want him to i love it o much x" Mar. 29, 2011:
"It can be either...when you are naming your child after the father (james)I love it because it is a distinct difference and you don't have to call the child jim, jimmy or little jimmy to make a distinction...we are using it for a girl ...love it" Oct. 26, 2010:
"This is my boyfriends name and I LOVE IT. It's not overly common. He is the nicest person in the whole world!" Oct. 19, 2010:
"I'm James, but often called Jamie by my friends.
I prefer Jamie - it's a great name for a boy, not so good for a girl." Jul. 28, 2010:
"i was a veally troubled teenager and eventually ended up in a psychiatric hospital for my own safety. i broke every rule, just to break them and i wouldn't let any of the people who were trying to help me ght to know me. a few months in to my stay a young man named jamie entered the program. for some reason he could reach me when no one else could, he let me hold on to him long enough for the psychiatrist to help me out. it's been ten years since i left and now jamie and i are maried and are having our first child. the name has so manny meaningful things atached to it" Jun. 11, 2010:
"My partners name is Jamie (so may be a bit biased) but he is honestly the most happiest and generous person you've met. The kind of person who makes cooks for his parents, cleans the house (and im talking vacuum, mop and dishes). Lots of energy and positivity - great fun to hang around." Mar. 29, 2010:
"I love the name Jamie. Growing up in the north eastern part of the U.S. every Jamie I knew was a girl, and very feminine. I chose to name my first daughter Jamie. She liked it when she was little, but now we live in the southeast and every other Jamie she knows is a boy. As such she no longer likes the name." Dec. 21, 2009:
"I love the name Jamie! It's great on guys and reminds me of one of my friends ;)" Nov. 6, 2009:
"The name Jamie is awesome. It means "he who supplants". To supplant is to replace by means of superiority. That is awesome!
-Jamie" Jul. 16, 2009:
"One of my sister's best friends from high school's name is Jamie. And, he's a real sweetheart. It suits boys much better than girls, in my opinion. Especially, since it was actually used as a boy's name first, before crossing over to the girls later on." Jul. 3, 2009:
"Jamie is a great name which works best for boys. Name your son "James" but call him "Jamie" - it's warm, friendly, glamorous and incredibly sexy. Please, no more girls called Jamie!" May. 13, 2009:
"I love the name jamie its very sexy. I'm female i dated a guy named jamie and he was sexy." Apr. 16, 2009:
"Outlander, enough said, that book would make anyone want a son named Jamie!" Mar. 27, 2009:
"Jamie is a fantastic name but on a girl. I am slightly biased as I'm a female Jamie but I love my name. It's unusual for a girl in UK to be called Jamie however I think it suits a girl better." Feb. 2, 2009:
"I love this name to bits. All the Jamie's (all male) I've known have brought nothing but good into my life. I'm naming my son Jamie Robert." Jan. 23, 2009:
"I love this name. My hsuband however, isn't quite yet on board. He is 100% sure it is a gils name (probably thanks to Jamie Sommers). I keep telling him, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Farr, Jamie Bell... I hope he comes around." Dec. 22, 2008:
"i love the name jamie my husbands name is james and mine is Alexandra and my son will be born in a couple of weeks and his name will be Jamie Alexander" Jun. 29, 2008:
"people named Jamie are the most awesome people in the country. and make life worth living." Dec. 26, 2007:
"Our son, 10-years old, is Jamie. His full name is Edward James D. Edward, after my now-deceased father, and James after his father's long-ago deceased brother. We thought it fitting to name him after family. But when he was born premature at 2 lbs., and he was admitted to the NICU, the nurses all referred to him as EDWARD; well it just seemed to be too BIG of a name. He was small, defenseless, gentle. Jamie, came in to play within the first few days, and it just stuck...it stuck so well. He is SO Jamie, still. Gorgeous, sweet, sensitive, popular, a skate-boarding, long-haired, double-ear-pierced freak at 10!!! We were told by doctors that he would be blind and have cerebral palsy...but NOTHING. He's perfect, healthy, and our true blessing! Jamie isn't a name for the bully in class. The name "Jamie" for boy is a true depiction of the kind of boy he is, and the kind of man he will become. Not a mama's boy...don't get me wrong. Just a loving child who has no qualms about yelling, "I love you, Mom", from the football field.
May all of you have a Jamie!
(And maybe the name has nothing to do with it...maybe my husband and I just have the perfect genes!) Sorry, I don't mean to sound pompous...I'm, we're, just thankful." Nov. 20, 2007:
"I love it, My huspands called Jamie and he is lovely" Nov. 15, 2007:
"I'm calling my baby boy Jamie - I'm Scottish and think it is a great name!" Oct. 4, 2007:
"Jamie is by far a boys name, In scotland and in the U.k you will find it to be much more likely to be a boys name rather than a girls." Sep. 19, 2007:
"An all-time great. This is by rights a boy's name - let's reclaim it!" Sep. 12, 2007:
"this name rocks!! It should only be used for boys." Feb. 19, 2007:
"Hi ... we named our Baby, which was born January 28th 2006 Jamie as well. We life in Vienna/Autria (Europe) and Jamie is quite unusual name here. But as we love England and the US, we decided to give our baby an "english/american" Name.
Our daughter, which will be born in April 2007 will be called "MACY" ... kind regards and the best wishes for you guys!!!" Feb. 11, 2007:
"I think Jamie is better for a boy than a girl. It's old news for girls, but cool for guys. There are enough male Jamies that they shouldn't take too much guff for it. It's cute!" Dec. 23, 2006:
"We are thinking of using this name for our baby, but aren't sure whether to make it a nickname and actually call him James or Jameson." May. 1, 2006:
4 Negative Comments
"I hear from mothers how "cute" Jamie sounds for a boy's name. Let me ask you, what if your boy isn't going for cute? What if your boy gets tired of having mail addressed to him as "Ms Jamie?" Consider also how often he'll hear, "But that's a girl's name!" from both kids AND adults. From an adult Jamie who has experienced all this: give your boy a solid masculine name. Or name them James, Jacob, or Jay and consider Jamie as a nickname." Apr. 8, 2017:
"Horrible name it is my name and i am planning to legally change it. I am a man and this name has caused me much humilation. In kindergarten there was a girl named jamie and the other kids said you have a girls name are you a girl. Then some people try to pronounce the name in spanish pronounced HI-ME and it annoys me. Its a great name if you want other kids to call your son a homosexual. Don't be cruel give your son a mans name." Jul. 11, 2014:
"people named Jamie are the most awesome people in the country. and make life worth living sometime." Dec. 26, 2007:
"its okay, just it sounds more of a girls name, not a guys name, and so it would be embrassing to be a guy name Jamie(no offense). But it is a very cool name dont get me wrong =)" Sep. 2, 2007:
16 Neutral Comments
"My name is Jamie and I am a girl. I have met ten other Jamies in my life and all of them were boys. I think it is a very good name for a boy, but I am not a boy. I do not like my name very much mostly because me older brother named me Jamie because he wanted me to be a boy." Jun. 10, 2021:
"Jamie is a variant (English and Scottish) of the name Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Jamie is also a diminutive form (English) of the name James (English and Hebrew)." Dec. 4, 2011:
"Jamie is a great boy's name. Our new baby will be named James but we will usually call him Jamie. Don't like this name used for girls - anyway it is fast going out of fashion as a girl's name." May. 26, 2011:
"Im a guy with this name, but the way I spell it is "Jayme", which is supposed to be the masculine spelling of the name" Jan. 6, 2011:
"i'm naming my son jamie :) it's the cutest name in the world." Mar. 21, 2010:
"Iam a male and i hate having the name Jamie. I always get mistaken for a female." Feb. 17, 2010:
"my madden name is jaime and i name my son jaime his a very happy person very good son an husband" Jan. 17, 2010:
"my madden name is jaime and i name my son jaime his a very happy person very good son an husband" Jan. 17, 2010:
"i think this is a better name for a gurl because jamie started as a gurlz name n i guzz it iz gud for boyz namez 2 but iz beta 4 gurlz sori ppl" Nov. 2, 2009:
"Jamie is definitely a fantastic boy's name and always will be. It is fading for girls. In the UK Jamie is 98% male. For a boy, go for Jamie, but maybe as nickname for James (also fantastic)." Sep. 9, 2009:
"my mates called jamie, i call him logan, he is the supplater of the household" Apr. 20, 2009:
"I personally hate the name Jamie...of whic I have had the displeasure of having for 48 years...it is bland and boring and derives from the name James...my father's name and by the way I am female..." May. 21, 2008:
"I live in England and my son born in 1991 was named Jamie. It is most definitely a boy's name here. Short for James, but a name on its own." Apr. 17, 2008:
"Aw thats lovely about your son called Jamie! Makes it even more special" Dec. 10, 2007:
"I love the name for a boy. This is my husbands name. It's unique and fits him" Feb. 11, 2007:
"This is a boy's name not a girls name. Parents please stop naming your daughter's boys names because there are so few good boys names left. Jamie will forever be known as a girls name, but we all know that it makes a way better boys name than girls!" Dec. 24, 2005:
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