Jemima

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Jemima mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Jemima

"Jemima" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Dove". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From the name of a minor biblical character, from Hebrew יְמִימָה "dove". By folk etymology also used as a feminine form of James.

  1. A female given name.
  2. An elastic-sided boot.

Jemima was also found in the following language(s): Faroese

Notable Persons Named Jemima

Jemima Kirke is an artist and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Jemima was born as the child of Simon Kirke on April 26th, 1985.

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Jemima Goldsmith is a journalist and campaigner. Jemima was given the name Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith by her parents James Goldsmith and Lady Annabel Goldsmith on January 30th, 1974 in Westminster, London. Jemima is also known as Jemima Khan.

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Jemma Redgrave is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 1988. Jemma was given the name Jemima Rebecca Redgrave by her parent Corin Redgrave on January 14th, 1965 in London, England, UK.

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Jemima West is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Jemima was born on August 11th, 1987 in France.

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Jemima Rooper is an actress. She has been prominent since 1993. Jemima was born on October 24th, 1981 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Jemima was born on December 21st, 1984 in Nandi District, Kenya.

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How popular is the baby name Jemima in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 5 0
1882 5 5 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 9 9 0
1885 10 10 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 6 6 0
1889 5 5 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 10 10 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 13 13 0
1895 8 8 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 11 11 0
1898 5 5 0
1900 11 11 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 6 6 0
1903 5 5 0
1905 6 6 0
1908 8 8 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 8 8 0
1913 6 6 0
1914 5 5 0
1915 12 12 0
1916 16 16 0
1917 18 18 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 8 8 0
1921 8 8 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 7 7 0
1924 10 10 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 7 7 0
1928 7 7 0
1929 7 7 0
1932 8 8 0
1935 8 8 0
1938 8 8 0
1941 6 6 0
1949 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1969 5 5 0
1970 6 6 0
1972 8 8 0
1973 5 5 0
1974 15 15 0
1975 13 13 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 9 9 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 10 10 0
1984 11 11 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 9 9 0
1988 17 17 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 13 13 0
1991 17 17 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 11 11 0
1995 18 18 0
1996 29 29 0
1997 14 14 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 28 28 0
2000 23 23 0
2001 24 24 0
2002 20 20 0
2003 34 34 0
2004 32 32 0
2005 28 28 0
2006 35 35 0
2007 43 43 0
2008 33 33 0
2009 50 50 0
2010 33 33 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 42 42 0
2013 43 43 0
2014 54 54 0
2015 35 35 0
2016 44 44 0

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Popularity of Jemima as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Jemima

  • How Popular is the name Jemima? Jemima is the 8,478th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jemima have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,375 babies born with the first name Jemima in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jemima to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jemima? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jemima first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jemima is Friday, February 26th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Jemima born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jemima was in 2014 with a total of 54 babies.
  • Random Jemima Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jemima is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Jemima: Your name in reverse order is Amimej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jmmeai. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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