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National Jamie Day – February 13, 2023

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

1978
“Halloween”

Jamie Lee Curtis makes her movie debut on "Halloween."

February 13, 1986
Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray is born in Glasgow, Scotland.

2016
Order of the British Empire

Jamie Murray is appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

2019
2019 W. Series

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  1. Jamie Anderson

    Jamie Louise Anderson is an American professional snowboarder, becoming the first female snowboarder to win more than one Olympic gold medal.

  2. Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    American actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler is best known for playing Meadow Soprano in the H.B.O. series "The Sopranos."

  3. Jamie Foxx

    Eric Marlon Bishop, who played Django Freeman in the film "Django Unchained," goes by the stage name Jamie Foxx.

  4. Jamie O'Neill

    Jamie O'Neill is an Irish novelist, the author of “At Swim, Two Boys” (2001).

  5. Jamie Parker

    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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

National Jamie Day dates

YearDateDay
2023February 13Monday
2024February 13Tuesday
2025February 13Thursday
2026February 13Friday
2027February 13Saturday

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