Jamie is a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin. This biblical name comes from James and means “the supplanter“. Although traditionally a boy’s name, Jamie has been a popular choice for both genders since the 1970s.
Jamie origin and meaning
The name Jamie is both a boy’s and a girl’s name of Hebrew Scottish origin and means “supplanter”. The cool form of James in the 70’s and 80’s for both genders. Still a more stylish short form than Jimmy, although many parents prefer to call James by his full, not very long, name.
Jamie originally means “may God protect“. Also, Jamie means “holder of the heel” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel) or “displacer” (from Hebrew “‘akáv/עָקַב” = to follow/displace), because Jacob was born to grasp the heel of his firstborn twin brother Esau and he bought his birthright to replace him.
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.
Jamie is a name that suggests you are compromising, passive and follow rather than lead. You prefer to be in the background rather than front and center. You are sensitive, tactful, diplomatic and a team player. You can easily understand other people’s emotions and thoughts.
In the United States, Jaime is used with the given name Jimmy as an independent masculine given name. It’s still less popular with women because it hasn’t made the top 1,000 female names in the US for the last 5 years. It’s an alternate spelling of Jamie.
noun. A person grasping the heel of another; a displacer. Referring to the biblical character Jacob, who is described clutching the heel of his twin brother Esau as he leaves the womb of his mother Rebekah.
a person who offends against good morals or civil law.
Jamila (Arabic: جميلة) is a female given name of Arabic origin. It is the feminine form of the male Arabic given name Jamil, which derives from the Arabic word jamal (Arabic: جَمَال) and means “beauty”.
Today, Jamie is in the top 20 list of most popular boy names in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is in the top 50 most popular in England and also ranks relatively high in the Netherlands. The United States is the only country that prefers the name Jamie for girls over boys!
61% of Jamies born since 1980 have been girls (including Herald health reporter Jamie Komarnicki). The numbers skew even further (almost two to one) when you consider other more feminine spellings of the name: Jaime and Jaimie.
Meaning and origin
‘ The Scottish description of the meaning of Jamie is displacer.
Jamie is an Irish boy name and the meaning of this name is “Supplanter, One who Supplants”.