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Pronunciation /ˈmi/; Spanish: [ˈxaime]; Portuguese: [ˈʒaim(ɨ)], Portuguese: [ˈʒɐ̃ĩmi], Portuguese: [ˈʒɐ̃ĩmɪ], Portuguese: [ˈʒɐ̃ĩme]
Gender Gender neutral (unisex)
Male (Spanish, Portuguese)
Language(s) Spanish, Portuguese, English
Other names
Cognate(s) Chaime, Jaume, Iago, Tiago, Diego, Diogo
Anglicisation(s) James, Jamie, Jacob

Jaime is a common Spanish and Portuguese masculine given name for Jacob, James, Jamie, or Jacques. In Occitania Jacobus became Jacome and later Jacme. In east Spain Jacme became Jaime; in Aragon it became Chaime, in Catalonia it became Jaume. In western Spain Jacobus 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 1,000 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 naturalised version of the unrelated but similar-sounding Hebrew name Haim.


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