[ 3 syll. ja-mai-ca, jam-a-ica ] The baby girl name Jamaica is pronounced as JHAHMEYKAH †. Jamaica's language of origin is English and it is also predominantly used in the English language. The name is of the meaning 'from Jamaica'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name as a given name.
Jamaica has 21 derivatives. Derivatives include Jamacia, Jamaeca, Jamaeka, Jamaika, Jamaka, Jamana, Jamea, Jamecia, Jameica, Jameika, Jameka, Jamekia, Jamica, Jamieka, Jamika, Jamiqua, Jamyka, Jemaeka, Jemaica, and Jemayka. The short form Jama is another English variant.
See also the related category geographic.
Jamaica is an infrequently used baby name for girls. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Jamaica include Jaakina, Jaakkina, Jachana, Jachanna, Jacinna, Jacqueena, Jacquena, Jahana, Jahanna, Jahnaya, Jakeama, Jakeima, Jakima, Jakina, Jakkina, Jakyma, Jakyna, Jamaeca, Jamaeka, and Jamaka.
† Pronunciation for Jamaica: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"