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What does Jamaica mean?

Jamaica Pronunciation of Jamaica as a girls' name is pronounced ja-MAY-kah. Place name: the West Indies island. The name is from an Indian word meaning "isle with many springs". Author Jamaica Kincaid.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ja-, -ca, springs


VARIANTS Jamaeca, Jamaika, Jemaica, Jemayka



Jamaica Leanne (J.L.), ..

How popular is Jamaica?

Jamaica is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#61855 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Jamaica has not been recorded in the list thus far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Jamaica is alike in pronunciation to Jameka and Jamika. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Amica, Danaca, Danica, Dannica, Farica, Jadira, Jadwiga, Jaina, Jakayla, Jakira, Jalaina, Jalaine, Jalayna, Jaleisa, Jalisa, Jaliza, Jama, Jamaine, Jamari, Jameela, Jamei, Jameila, Jameisha, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamesha, Jamesina, Jamia, Jamie, Jamila, Jamilah, Jamilia, Jamilla, Jamina, Jamisha, Jammie, Janaea, Janai, Janais, Janaya, Jania, Janica, Janice, Janicia, Janika, Janina, Janita, Jannice, Jareeca, Jareika (see Jarica), Jarica, Jarika, Jarmaine, Jarrica, Jasmaine, Jasmina, Jassica, Jazmaine, Jazmina, Jemila, Jemima, Jenica, Jennica, Jerica, Jerrica, Jesica, Jessica, Jezica (see Jessica), Jumana, Jumanna, Lamonica, Laranca (see Laura) and Tamica. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jamaica.