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What does Jama mean?

Jama Pronunciation of Jama [ja-ma] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and Jama means "he who supplants". Jama is an alternate spelling of Jamie (Hebrew): originally a pet version of James.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


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

5 more alternative forms via Jamie: Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimey, Jamese and Jayme.

Creative forms:
(female) Joma, Juama, ..

(male) Jaer, Jaro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jama Ophelia (J.O.), ..

How popular is Jama?

Jama is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4242 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#20191 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jama was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #1787 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jama name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, Jamee, Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jamie (#498 in recent rankings), Jammie, Jayme, Jaymee and Jaymie are the popular alternative forms of Jama ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Jama was well-received among parents during the years 1980-1989 (average #1148) and is now significantly diminished, with versions like Jayme becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jama, Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, Jamee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jamie, Jammie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jaymee, Jaymie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jama is alike in pronunciation to Gemma, Jemma and Jemmy. Other suggested similar names are Bama, 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.

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