Jemima - girls name

Jemima name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Jemima name meaning:

The name Jemima has Hebrew origins and holds several possible meanings. One interpretation suggests that Jemima means "dove," symbolizing peace and innocence. In the Bible, Jemima is mentioned as one of Job's daughters, known for her beauty and prosperity, further emphasizing the positive connotations associated with the name.

Jemima also possesses historical significance. It is a name often associated with the early American colonies, particularly during the Puritan era. In this context, Jemima represented the virtues of purity, modesty, and grace. The name experienced a resurgence in popularity during the Victorian era, reflecting a romanticized view of the past.

Today, Jemima evokes a sense of timeless elegance and femininity. It is a name that exudes beauty, gentleness, and tranquility. Parents who choose the name Jemima for their daughter may be drawn to its biblical roots, its historical connections, or simply its melodic sound. Overall, Jemima is a name that carries a sense of charm and carries with it a legacy of grace and purity.

Origin: Hebrew

A dove.


Victorian names

Related names

Jemima , Mima

Other girls names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 371 out of 5581

124 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Jemima

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