What does Jemima mean?
Jemima /jemi-ma/ [3 sylls.] 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".
How popular is Jemima?
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 was first listed in 1880-1889 and 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)
Kizzie, Kizzy and Mima are the popular varying forms of Jemima. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.1668%) 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)