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What does Jama mean?

Jama \j(a)-ma\ as a girls' name. Jama's root is Hebrew, and Jama means "he who supplants". Jama is a variation of Jamie (Hebrew): originally a pet form of James. Rare as a given name.


Jama has 12 variants: Jaima, Jaimi, Jaimie, Jaimy, Jamee, Jamei, Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jammie, Jaymee and Jaymie.

Jama has 8 more alternative forms via Jamie: Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimelynn, Jaimey, Jamese, Jamielee, Jamilyn and Jayme.


Jama is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4242 out of 4276, Top 99%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Jama and related names. Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, Jami, Jamie (#489 in 2014), Jammie and Jayme are the popular alternative forms of Jama (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1980-1989 and is now significantly less, with the versions Jaime, Jaimie, Jami and Jayme becoming less stylish. Jamie (#489) is the most trendy birth name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, Jami, Jamie, Jammie, Jayme in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jamie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jama is alike in pronunciation to Jemma. Other suggested similar baby names are Cama, Dama, Jada, Jaena, Jaina, Jan, Jana, Janae, Janah, Janai, Janay, Jane, Janea, Jania, Jann, Janna, Jany, Jaya, Jayna, Jazma, Jeana, Jena, Jiana, Jina, Joana, Jona, Juana, Kama, Pama, Rama and Tama. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jama.