Jemima Name Meaning & Origin

Jemima

Pronunciation: jə-MIY-mə (key)

Origin of the name Jemima:

Anglicized form of the Hebrew Yemima (dove).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Jemima: | Edit

Jemima is very popular among the upper class in England, but rare in the U.S., although it was common there in the 18th and 19th century. The "Aunt Jemima" brand of maple syrup is probably responsible for the decline.

Personal experiences with the name Jemima: | Edit

My name is Jemima (middle name Frances) and I love it. I have only met 2 other Jemimas in my life, and I love it that my name is so unique, but pretty. People always comment on it when they hear it! The only annoying thing is that people will sometimes 'assume' that my name is 'Jemma' or 'Jemiah'.

Nicknames for Jemima: | Edit

Jem, Jemma, Jim, Mia, Jimmy, Mimi, Mima, Jemi, Jam, Mimey,

Meanings and history of the name Jemima: | Edit

Jemima is the name of one the oldesr daughter born to Job after his tribulations ended, as told in the Bible. Her name means "dove".

Famous real-life people named Jemima: | Edit

Jemima Nicholas, Welsh heroine
Jemima Khan, English socialite
Jemima Rooper, English actress
Jemima Boone, favorite daughter of pioneer Daniel Boone
Jemima West, Anglo-French Actress
Jemima Kirke, actress and artist

Jemima in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Aunt Jemima" is an enduring brand of products, especially syrup, produced by Quaker Oats, known for its often racially stereotyped namesake character.
Jemima Potts, character in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968), young daughter of inventor Caractacus Potts.
Jemima Puddleduck, Beatrix Potter character.
Jemima occurs as the name of various characters in the works of Charles Dickens, including in "Sketches By Boz", "Dombey and Son", and "Little Dorrit".

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