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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. 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)
Masculine FormJamey(English)
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) Jēkabs(Latvian) 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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