Jemima

Gender:girl

Meaning:Handsome

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:je MYE ma

Variations:Jemimah, Gemima

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Jemima is a very traditional name that is perfect for any parent looking for a name full of rich history. However, it can be made to sound quite fresh and modern with its many nick name options.

Detailed Meaning

In the Old Testament, Jemima was the eldest daughter of Job. Although its peak of popularity was in the 19th century, it is still used today.

Famous People With This Name

Jemima Goldsmith is a British journalist and campaigner who edits “New Statesmen” and “Vanity Fair.” Jemima Kirke is a British actress known for her role on the television show, “Girls.” Jemima Blackburn was a 19th century Scottish painter.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames for Jemima include Jem, Jemmy/Jemmi, Jemma, JemJem or even Mima.

Related Names

Jemima can also be spelt Gemima and Jemimah.

Stories Featuring This Name

Jemima is one of the cat characters on the musical, “Cats.” Jemima Potts is a character in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Jemima is the main character in the children’s book “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” by Beatrix Potter.

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