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QUICK FACTS ON Jamie

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English, Scottish
  • Popularity: 85
  • Simple Meaning: At the heel, the supplanter

CHARACTERISTICS OF Jamie

Balanced
Fair
Diplomat
Easy-going
Caring

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PERSONALITY OF THE PERSON NAMED Jamie

If your name is Jamie, you have an extraordinary ability to maintain harmony and balance in your own life and to bring it to others. You are a natural-born diplomat, and it seems that you are always able to bring people on opposite sides of a problem together. This is likely because people are able to sense your inherent fairness, kindness, and ability to see all sides of a complicated issue. Your easy-going and gentle personality naturally draws people to you, and you have real potential to utilize these personality attributes in a career or in volunteer work in which you work closely with people and help to serve others. You value fairness and equality, and you would never let your own ego stand in the way of a fair and equitable outcome.

Your personal relationships are extremely important to you, and you always seem to remember the little touches that cause others to be moved by your thoughtfulness: a kind word, a birthday card, a special favor even without anyone asking. This warm and loving side of your nature extends naturally to your family, and you make (or would make) a wonderful parent who creates a loving environment for her children.

HISTORICAL ORIGIN – Jamie

The name Jamie owes its origins the Bible, all the way back to the Old Testament. In the Book of Genesis, we meet Jacob (in Hebrew, Ya-akov), the twin brother of Esau, son of Isaac and Rebecca. Jacob was the younger twin by just moments, having been born holding Esau’s heel, thus the meaning of the Hebrew name Ya-akov: “at the heel.” The New Testament Greek form of Jacob was Iakobos, which evolved to the Latin Iacomus, and later to the English form James. Two apostles were named James in the New Testament, and James was also the brother of Jesus.

Jamie is a Scottish pet name for James, and in the 19th century, it started being used for girls as well as boys.

POPULARITY OF THE NAME Jamie

Jamie is more popular as a boys’ name than a girls’ name in all English-speaking countries other than the United States, where it has almost always been more popular for girls than for boys. The name was in popular use for both boys and girls well over 100 years ago. For boys, the name peaked in popularity in the U.S. in the 1970s, reaching as high as #62 in 1975 and 1976. The late 1970s and early 1980s were the best time for the female Jamie, with Top 20 rankings between 1976 and 1979.

FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED Jamie

We’ll start our list of famous Jamies with the female ones. The daughter of two huge celebs, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis made a name for herself as an actress in her own right. She has also gone on to a notable career as an author and blogger. She is joined on our list of famous Jamies by actress Jamie Lynn Spears (younger sister of Britney) and actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, of the Sopranos. Some male Jamies join the list, notably Jamie Farr, well-known for his role as the quirky cross-dressing Corporal Klinger on MASH, and actor Jamie Foxx.

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