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    Jamie?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Ragdoll, Jul 30, 2010.

    Is Jamie a boy's or a girl's name? I've got the impression that it can be used for both, but I'm not sure..
     
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    It can be used for both.
     
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    It can be used for both. There are actresses with the name as well as males like Jamie Carragher and whatnot. However, with males, it's generally short for 'James', although not necessarily.

    Edit: Cogito posted before me.
     
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    Thanks guys :D
     
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    jamie lee curtis [female: major film actress, daughter of janet leigh and tony curtis]
    jamey sheriden [male: L&O]
    jamie oliver [male: celeb chef]
    jamie lynn spears [female: sister of britney]

    'nuff said?
     
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    I've definitely heard it used for both.
     
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    My cat's name is Jamie, and he's a boy. :)

    It can be used for both, but I feel like Jamie as a male name is perhaps more common in the UK? Not 100% sure on that, but I feel like in North America "James" would more likely be shortened to "Jim."

    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!
     
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    Jamie Kennedy is a male American comedian/actor
     
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    'Jamie', like 'Jim' or 'Jimmy' is a diminutive form of James, which is only a male name traditionally, never female. Of course, it may have morphed into other uses, as many other names have done. I prefer unmorphed names personally.
     
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    I have a male cousin named James, and everyone calls him Jamie instead of Jim.
     

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