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Pronunciation /ˈmi/; Spanish: [ˈxaime]; Portuguese: [ˈʒaim(ɨ)], Portuguese: [ˈʒɐ̃ĩmi], Portuguese: [ˈʒɐ̃ĩmɪ], Portuguese: [ˈʒɐ̃ĩme]
Gender Male and female
Language(s) Spanish, Portuguese, English
Other names
Cognate(s) Jaume, Iago, Tiago, Diego, Diogo
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 names Diego (Spanish) and Diogo (Portuguese) are also Iberian versions 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.