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Son of James
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Jamison
Like Jameson, Jamison is the transferred use of a patronymic surname meaning, quite literally, son of James. James is ultimately derived from the ancient Hebrew “Yaakov” (which gave us Jacob), traditionally thought to be derived from the word "akev" - which literally translates to "at the heel". In Genesis 25:26, Jacob was born the younger twin to Isaac and Rebecca and he "came out with his hand holding Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob." The Lord told Rebecca that the younger would be stronger, and that the older would serve the younger. As the Biblical story progresses, the cunning Jacob eventually supplants his older brother by stealing his birthright and his father's blessing. "Is he not rightly named Jacob?" Esau asks in Genesis 27:36. "For he has supplanted me these two times." Therefore, the name Jacob is also associated with the verb ‘to supplant.’ The Greek form of the name Jacob (Iakobos) was given to the Latin (Iacomus) which eventually got anglicized to James. The first recoded spelling of the surname came in the 14th century as Jamesson. As a given male name, both Jameson and Jamison have much more modern roots and are mostly popular in the United States.
Popularity of the Name Jamison
The near identical names Jameson and Jamison both appeared on the U.S. male naming charts for the first time in the exact same year: 1969. At first Jamison was the more popular spelling, but then Jameson became the preference in the mid-1980s. They flip-flopped again when Jamison overtook Jameson in the 1990s (but not by much). Now that we’ve crossed the threshold into the 21st century, Jameson is emerging as the preferred spelling (probably because it looks more like James than Jamie). In fact, Jameson is about 2.5x more popular than Jamison. In any case, both spellings follow in the footsteps of the ϋber-popular Jackson. Even Harrison is a bit more popular than Jameson, although Jefferson trails both of these. It’s the American love affair with the surname trend – and all of these “-son” suffix names put a modern spin onto old, timeless classics. Jameson or Jamison are obvious choices for baby boys born to Daddy’s named James/Jamie – although many people consider the Jamison spelling to be the more androgynous or unisex sounding of the two (comic actor James Belushi named his daughter Jamison in 1999). One thing to consider if you are a teetotaler: the name is often associated with the whiskey.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jamison
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jamison
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jamison
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Popular Songs on Jamison
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Jamison
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Famous People Named Jamison
Famous People Named Jamison - Jamison Brewer (basketball player)
Children of Famous People Named Jamison
Famous People Who Named Their Child Jamison - James Belushi (actor/comic)
Jamison - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Jamison
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jamison