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PronouncedPron.JAY-mee
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Meaning & History

Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.
VariantsJaime, Jaimie, Jami, Jayme, Jayma English
Feminine FormJamesina Scottish
Other Languages & CulturesYakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub Arabic Hagop, Hakob Armenian Jakes Basque Jacob, James Biblical Iakobos Biblical Greek Yaakov Biblical Hebrew Iacobus Biblical Latin Yakov Bulgarian Jaume, Jaumet Catalan Jago Cornish Jakov Croatian Jakub Czech Jacob, Jakob Danish Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Sjaak Dutch Jaagup, Jaakob Estonian Jákup Faroese Jaakob, Jaakoppi Finnish Jacques French Iago, Xacobe, Xaime Galician Iakob, Koba Georgian Jakob German Iakovos Greek Yakubu Hausa Iakopa, Kimo Hawaiian Yaakov, Yakov, Akiba, Akiva Hebrew Jakab, Jákob Hungarian Jakob Icelandic Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas Irish Giacomo, Iacopo, Jacopo, Giacobbe Italian Jacob Jewish Iacomus, Jacobus Late Roman Jokūbas Lithuanian Jakov Macedonian Hemi Maori Jacob, Jakob Norwegian Jakub Polish Iago, Jaime, Jacó Portuguese Iacob Romanian Yakov Russian Jakov Serbian Jakub Slovak Jakob Slovene Jacobo, Jaime, Yago Spanish Jacob, Jakob Swedish Yakup Turkish Yakiv Ukrainian Iago Welsh

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Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute