National Jamie Day is celebrated on February 13 as an appreciation for everyone who shares the name. Once a boy’s name, Jamie is now a name for males and females. As a diminutive form of James, Jamie is a name in its own right. The name Jamie has Hebrew and Scottish origin, meaning ‘supplanter.’ There are other related names to Jamie, such as Jaime and Jaimie. When it comes to notable people, there are a large number of Jamies, including Jamie Murray, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jamie Foxx. So, to all Jamies, happy National Jamie Day.
History of National Jamie Day
National Jamie Day falls on February 13 as a day of celebration and appreciation to all the people named Jamie. The date was chosen after the birthdate of a notable Jamie, Jamie Robert Murray, born on February 13, 1986. Murray, a Scottish-born professional tennis player who represents the U.K, focuses on doubles. In the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honors, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to tennis and charity. Murray is a seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion and a Davis Cup winner, and he was a former doubles world No. 1.
James was a boy’s name, and Jamie was created in Scotland as a diminutive of James. The name became unisex as girls were bestowed the name Jamie in the 19th century. The name James itself is the English equivalent of the Hebrew name Jacob, derived from the ancient Hebrew ‘Yaakov.’ Jacob was traditionally thought to be derived from the word ‘akev,’ which translates to ‘at the heel.’ Jacob was one of the twin sons, and according to the Bible, he “came out with his hand holding Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob.”
In the U.S., Jamie has a long history as a gender-neutral name, and it’s almost always been more popular for boys than girls. The name Jamie for males had high popularity in the 1970s, while the female Jamies were popular from the late ‘70s to ‘80s. Jamie is said to be one of the unisex names that equally suit males and females. Some notable female Jamies include the American actress and producer Jamie Lee Curtis, the Australian country singer and songwriter Jamie O’Neal, and the British racing driver Jamie Chadwick.
National Jamie Day timeline
Jamie Lee Curtis makes her movie debut on "Halloween."
Jamie Murray is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Jamie Murray is appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Jamie Laura Chadwick wins the inaugural motor racing season of the W. Series.
National Jamie Day FAQs
Is Jamie a popular boy’s name?
Reportedly, Jamie can be found on the Top 20 list of most favorite boy names in Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland today.
Is it Jaime or Jamie?
Both Jaime and Jamie are a name in their own right.
Who is the most famous Jamie?
Jamie Murray is said to be the most famous person named Jamie.
National Jamie Day Activities
Appreciate a Jamie
Congratulations to the Jamies around the globe. National Jamie Day is one of your special days. Treat yourself to some nice things to appreciate yourself on this day.
Spread the word
Let others know about National Jamie Day. If you have a family member or a friend named Jamie, tell them about the day in case they don't know yet.
Connect with the Jamies
You may be interested in celebrating National Jamie Day with other Jamies as a Jamie. Meet with Jamies around your neighborhood or connect with Jamies through social media.
5 Notable Persons Called Jamie
Jamie Louise Anderson is an American professional snowboarder, becoming the first female snowboarder to win more than one Olympic gold medal.
American actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler is best known for playing Meadow Soprano in the H.B.O. series "The Sopranos."
Eric Marlon Bishop, who played Django Freeman in the film "Django Unchained," goes by the stage name Jamie Foxx.
Jamie O'Neill is an Irish novelist, the author of “At Swim, Two Boys” (2001).
English actor and singer Jamie Parker is best known for playing Harry Potter in the original cast of the West End production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Why We Love National Jamie Day
It’s a day of appreciation
We all need appreciation in our lives for our work, service to other people, or achievements. It's the turn of the Jamies to be celebrated and appreciated on National Jamie Day.
It’s a day to connect
Connecting with other people is one of our needs as human beings. National Jamie Day is here to accommodate connections among the Jamies worldwide.
It’s a day to be grateful
A day of celebration and appreciation like National Jamie Day can mean a lot for some people — the day is named after them. It can also be a chance to be grateful for everything we have.
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