Jamaica: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jamaica

Jamaica

Pronunciation: jah-MAY-kə (key)

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Given name derived from the name of an island in the Caribbean Sea. Indigenous Taíno inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water", or the "Land of Springs."
Pronounced: jah-MEY-kuh

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