What does Jemima mean?
Jemima [jemi-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".
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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 history of Jemima for girls. Jemima was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #918 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Keren (#1722 via latest list) and Mima are the popular varying forms of Jemima. Adoption of these relations of Jemima was at its peak a century ago (median #1228) and is now significantly lower.
Suggested similar names are Decima, Demia, Femia, Gemina, Gemma▲, Helima, Jaima, Jamia, Jamika, Jamila, Janina, Jeanina, Jedida, Jeeanima (see Gianina), Jelina, Jelisa, Jemaica, Jemila, Jemma▲, Jemsa, Jenica, Jenika, Jenina, Jenine, Jenita, Jerica, Jerika, Jesica, Jesika, Jezica (see Jessica), Jezika, Jimena▲, Jonina, Jumana, Neima, Selima, Semira, Temika, Temira, Yemina and Zelima. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jemima.See names in meaning and etymology.