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What does Jama mean?

Jama Pronunciation of Jama as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and Jama means "he who supplants". Jama is an alternate spelling of Jamie (Hebrew): originally a nickname of James.


ASSOCIATED WITH supplants (victory)


VARIANTS Jaymie, Jaymee, Jammie, Jamia, Jami, Jamey, Jamei, Jamee, Jaimy, Jaimie, Jaimi, Jaima

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA JAMIE Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimey, Jamese, Jayme



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How popular is Jama?

Jama is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4242 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#20191 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Jama was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #1787 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, Jamee, Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jamie (#614 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Jammie, Jayme, Jaymee and Jaymie are the popular alternative forms of Jama ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Jama was well-received among parents during the years 1980-1989 (AVERAGE #1148) and is now significantly diminished, with versions like Jamie becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jama, Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimie, Jamee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jamie, Jammie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jaymee, Jaymie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jama is alike in pronunciation to Gemma, Jemma and Jemmy. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bama, Cama, Dama, Jada, Jaena, Jaina, Jan, Jana, Janae, Janah, Janai, Janay, Jane, Janea, Jania, Jann, Janna, Jany, Jaya, Jayna, Jazma, Jeana, Jena, Jiana, Jina, Joana, Jona, Juana, Kama, Pama, Rama and Tama. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jama.

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