All About The Name Jemima

Jemima or Jemimah is the biblical name borne by the eldest daughter of Joab. Her two younger sisters are Keziah and Keren-happuch. In the book of Job it is stated that there were no women in the land more fair (Job 42:15). Jemimah is derived from either of the Arabic nouns hamama or yemema, both meaning dove. Alternatively, the most ancient translations of the Bible, derive the name Jemimah from the noun yom, meaning “day” from yomam meaning by day, or during daylight (Numbers 10:34, Job 24:16, Jeremiah 15:9).

Meaning: Dove or bright as day

Origin: Hebrew

Gender: Girl

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Pearl


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