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Meaning and name origin

Jama \j(a)-ma\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jama is "he who supplants". Jama is a variant of Jamie (Hebrew): originally a pet form of James, now also used as a feminine form of James. Only rarely used as a baby name.


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


Jama is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4242 out of 4276, Top 99%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jama and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jamie (#489), Jaymie, Jammie, Jaimie and Jami. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jaimie, Jamie, Jaymie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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