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Meaning and name origin

Jemima \j(e)-mi-ma\ as a girl's 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".


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


Jemima is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jemima for girls. Jemima reached its highest rank of #958 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jemima and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mima and Jemima. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jemima, 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.