Jaime

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Jaime
Pronunciation /ˈmi/; Spanish: [ˈxajme]; Portuguese: [ʒaɪm], Portuguese: [ʒaɪmiː], Portuguese: [ʒɐ̃ĩ̯m], Portuguese: [ʒɐ̃ĩ̯miː]
Gender Male and female
Language(s) Spanish, Portuguese, English
Other names
Cognate(s) Jaume, Iago, Tiago, Diego
Anglicisation(s) James, Jacob

Jaime is a common Spanish and Portuguese masculine given name for Jacob, James, Jamie, or Jacques. In eastern Spain, Jacobus became Jacome or Jaime; in Catalonia, it became Jaume. In western Spain it became Iago, in Portugal it became Tiago. The name Saint James developed in Spanish to Santiago, in Portuguese to São Tiago. The name Diego is also an Iberian version of Jaime.

In the United States, Jaime is used as an independent masculine given name, along with given name Jimmy.[1]

For females, it remains less popular, not appearing on the top 1000 U.S. female names for the past 5 years.[1] It is an alternative spelling of Jamie.

Among Jews in Spanish-speaking countries, "Jaime" is often used as a naturalized version of the unrelated Hebrew name Haim.

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  1. ^ a b "Popular Baby Names". Social Security Online. Retrieved 6 December 2010.