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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.

Related Names

VariantsJaime, Jaimie, Jami, Jayme, Jayma(English)
Feminine FormJamesina(Scottish)
Masculine FormJamey(English)
Other Languages & CulturesYacoub, Yakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub(Arabic) Hagop, Hakob(Armenian) Jakes(Basque) Yakau(Belarusian) Jacob, James(Biblical) Iakob, Iakobos(Biblical Greek) Yaakov(Biblical Hebrew) Iacob, Iacobus(Biblical Latin) Yakov(Bulgarian) Jaume, Jaumet(Catalan) Jago(Cornish) Jakov(Croatian) Jakub(Czech) Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe(Danish) Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Sjaak, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos(Dutch) Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob(Estonian) Jákup(Faroese) Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi(Finnish) Jacques, Jacky(French) Iago, Xacobe, Xaime(Galician) Iakob(Georgian) Jakob, Jockel(German) Iakovos(Greek) Yaƙubu(Hausa) Iakopa, Kimo(Hawaiian) Yaakov, Yakov(Hebrew) Jakab(Hungarian) Jakob(Icelandic) Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas(Irish) Giacomo, Iacopo, Jacopo, Lapo(Italian) Jacob(Jewish) Iacomus, Jacobus(Late Roman) Jēkabs(Latvian) Jokūbas(Lithuanian) Jakov(Macedonian) Hemi(Maori) Jacob, Jakob(Norwegian) Jakub, Kuba(Polish) Iago, Jaime(Portuguese) Iacob(Romanian) Yakov(Russian) Jakov(Serbian) Jakub(Slovak) Jakob, Jaka, Jaša(Slovene) Jacobo, Jaime, Yago(Spanish) Jacob, Jakob(Swedish) Yakup(Turkish) Yakiv(Ukrainian) Iago(Welsh) Yacouba(Western African)

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