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).
Jamie is a classic favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was previously. The name's popularity jumped from the 1930s up to the 1970s. At the modest height of its usage in 1976, 0.283% of baby boys were given the name Jamie. It ranked at #62 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity. In 2012, its usage was only 0.012% and its ranking #845. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Jamie, Jacob was the most popular. In 2012, it was used 76 times more than Jamie. There were times from 1904 to 1975 when more boys than girls were named Jamie, but currently it is more often than not a girl name. In 2011, the name Jamie was given to 3 times as many girls than boys.
Baby names that sound like Jamie include Jaimie, Jayme, Jaymie, Ja'juan, Ja'quan, Jaasan, Jaason, Jacan, Jacen, Jachan, Jachen, Jachim, Jachin, Jachym, Jacin, Jackman, Jackom, Jackome, Jacksen, and Jacksin.
† Pronunciation for Jamie: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Jamie:
Actor Jamie Foxx, born Eric Bishop, 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas.
Musician Jamie Hewlett, born 3 April 1968, Sussex, England.