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What does Jemima mean?

Jemima \j(e)-mi-ma\ as a girls' name is pronounced je-MYE-mah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jemima is "dove". Biblical: eldest of the three daughters of Job (see also Keren and Kezia), renowned as the most beautiful women of their time. The name has been recorded from the early 1700s in England. It is now also familiar because of the "Aunt Jemima" brand name for pancake mix and syrup, and Beatrix Potter's foolish heroine in "Jemima Puddleduck".


Variations

Jemima has 8 variants: Jamina, Jemimah, Jeminah, Jemmie, Jemmimah, Jemmy, Mima and Mimma.

Jemima has 12 more related forms via Keren, Kezia: Kazia, Kerena, Kerensa, Kessie, Kessy, Ketzia, Ketziah, Keziah, Kezzie, Kissie, Kizzie and Kizzy.


Popularity

Jemima is an uncommon given name for women. Jemima is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jemima for girls. Jemima reached its highest position of #958 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jemima name in U.S.

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

Kizzie, Kizzy and Mima are the popular varying forms of Jemima. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during 1880-1889 and is now lower, with the form Kizzie becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Jemima and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jemima, Kizzie, Kizzy, Mima in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jemima and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Jemila, Jemma and Jenina. Like Jemima, these names are not commonly used.

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