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This is the name of a character in the musical Cats.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2005
Sarah Brightman (and in the video, Veerle Casteleyn) played the role of Jemima in Cats. This is a pretty name, but I don't like the pronunciation "je- MIE-ma"; it sounds too much like Aunt Jemima. I pronounce it "je-MEE-ma".
gaelruadh19  8/5/2005
A character from Beatrix Potter is Jemima Puddle-duck.
― Anonymous User  8/11/2005
I think Jemima sounds lovely, but unfortunately it is occasionally used as a racial slur towards African-Americans. This is reason enough for me to put it on my "if only" list.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2005
Aunt Jemima's maple syrup.
Erica30588  12/10/2005
Jemima was a character in the novel "Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Melusine  5/2/2006
There is Jeremy and Gimima in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! HONK HONK - that was lame.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2006
In Britain, Jemima is viewed as an upper class name.

Famous bearers are Jemima Khan (nee Goldsmith) and Jemima French (FrostFrench fashion).
― Anonymous User  5/12/2006
The only pronunciation of this name I have ever heard is je-MIME-a which I think is really pretty but also quite posh.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
I think it's a name that should be used only for cats. Doesn't it sound good as a name for a cat?
― Anonymous User  9/3/2006
British actress Jemima Rooper bears the name.
Maggie_Simpson  10/2/2006
I think the first thing people think of is Aunt Jemima.
LimeGreen  12/14/2006
I just adore this name - it's perfect.
Surreal  12/27/2006
I like this name, but Aunt Jemima kind of ruins it for me.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2007
Jemima is a doll on the popular Australian toddler television show "Play School". She has friends Big Ted and Little Ted (among others).
― Anonymous User  6/3/2007
Daniel Boone's daughter was named Jemima. Her capture by and rescue from Native Americans was the historical basis for James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans". In the Thomas Pitt series by Anne Perry, Pitt's daugter is named Jemima.
tyro49  7/8/2007
I'm astounded nobody's mentioned Jemima Puddleduck, from the Beatrix Potter books.
Bellula  7/27/2007
The daughter in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is named Jemima.
RedGyl  8/26/2007
I think this is a lovely name. I think of the girl in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when I read this name, all sweet and innocent and charmingly British. And I really like the meaning, "dove," too.
RedGyl  8/26/2007
One too many m's. Feels like you're stuttering.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2007
Despite being Biblical, this name is actually quite nice. I think the name Jemina, however, is a prettier version of this name, and it's actually a Finnish name (pronounced YE-mina), although not a very common one. The only Jemina I've heard of is the lead singer Jemina Pearl from the crappy teen band Be Your Own Pet, unfortunately enough. You could use that one if this one sounds too much like the Aunt Jemima character, which I, as a Finn born in the mid-80s, am unfamiliar with.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
Aside from the Aunt Jemima syrup there is Jemima Brown from The Eiger Sanction.
yohevid  8/2/2008
Pronounced "Ye-mee-ma".
Emilie007  8/8/2008
This name is hilariously horrible- it's so bad, it made me laugh out loud!
― Anonymous User  8/27/2008
No. Just - no! It's a cute name, granted, but in the real world little Jemima will probably be teased mercilessly for having such a goofy, upper-class, old-fashioned name. Do you really want to lumber your child with the nickname "Jemima Puddleduck" for life?!
Sophannagh  10/3/2008
I know four girls (born late 80s/early 90s) named Jemima and they all go almost exclusively by the nickname Jem. Younger children tend to say Mima or Mimey. I really like this name.
Mondays Child  12/15/2008
The name Jemima reminds me of the puddleduck from Beatrix Potter's children's stories. I think it's an old-fashioned, but sweet, name.
walesgal92  2/17/2009
This name is quite beautiful. I love the meaning, and it's not overused. However, I don't like the association with Aunt Jemima, which has pretty much ruined this gorgeous name in America.
bananarama  9/5/2009
Jemima Khan [born 1974] is an English socialite, daughter of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart and James Stewart.
vomiting  9/10/2009
Pronounced: je-mee-ma in English.
MaggieSimpson  5/22/2010
Myself being the only Jemimah I've ever known, I can say from these comments that I wish I had lived in Britain to have been dubbed with the upperclass mark or at least the association with Jemima Puddleduck. Having grown up in the States and constantly chastized about pancakes, my name became J, which later in my college and professional life I converted to Jae.
jpalsce  11/12/2010
I wouldn't use this name, at all. It reminds me too much of maple syrup, the word "mime" is in it (mimes can be really, really creepy), and it's TOO old fashioned. A kid would be teased constantly if they had this one. A variation might work, like some of the ones listed above.
fayeday  11/28/2010
Jemima is a cute name, but reminds me of Jemima the doll from Playschool.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2011
I am all for out-of-the-spotlight names... But perhaps "Jemima" is out for good reason. It simply has a very classless feel and pronunciation. Not to mention the ever-so evident "Aunt Jemima Maple Syrup," which I am unable to free my mind of (it is not even true syrup-- ick). As always, I would much prefer this name over many others that parents have dubbed their poor children.
Francesca  4/27/2011
I don't like this name. It makes me think of Aunt Jemima.
PaperPlague  2/23/2012
Does anyone else google name combinations of children that haven't been conceived yet? Today I googled Jemima Pearl thinking what a cute little baby she'd be. Turns out she's a punk singer- not a bad one though, kind of an early Go-Go's sound to her, but still. I can't name my pretend daughter that anymore. Sigh.
nutmeg77  10/11/2012
This is my best friends name and personally I LOVE it. I am from england where it isn't associated with Aunt Jemima or anything else. When I hear the name Jemima I think of the sweet innocnt girl from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It is very unique and british and I think it is a brilliant name. My friend Jemima has never been teased or bullied about her name before and she is the only one I know - unique.
sdalton.12  1/19/2013
One of the blonde twins from Catherine Jinks' "Evil Genius" is named Jemima and nicknamed Jem. Her sister is named Niobe and nicknamed Ni, so when they are introduced by their nicknames it sounds similar to Gemini. They seem to enjoy introducing themselves as Gemini, actually.
P.O.A.R.  11/9/2013
I may very well be wrong, but I was always told by my mother that the reason we have "Aunt Jemima" syrup in the U.S. is that Brits and those that colonized the early United States named their servants and slaves Christian names from their own tradition, such as Jemima. As such, I think it is a beautiful name for all that has contributed to its history. Also, my parents almost named me Jemima and I often wonder if they perhaps should have gone through with it. Beautiful, unique name!
― Anonymous User  1/3/2014
A sweet, underused name that sounds lovely and IS lovely. =)
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Despite the strong syrup association... lol
Every Jemima\Jemimah I have met, have all been sweethearts.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2014
I love this name. It is so sweet and warm. It's a real classic and I'm surprised more girls aren't called Jemima.
The Midnight-Rose  3/23/2015
I'm called Jemima and although I've never been teased because of it it's always embarrassing to tell people my full name. I usually stick to the nickname Mima (although this is childish) because I've grown up with it, even to the extent that most people don't know my full name. There aren't many nicknames for Jemima, Jem, Mima, and Jay(this is my favourite and is American). Sometimes it's also easier to shorten it to Jemma to be less embarrassing.
mr123  4/5/2015
This is such a unique, pretty, always-overlooked name! Jem or Mimi could be good nicknames.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  4/26/2015
This name is very befitting an African-American woman.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/10/2015
A very ugly name. Anyone with this name in the USA would be teased mercilessly, especially if they were black. Other black people would be all like "daaang... was your mama tryin' to say you're some kinda kitchen negro who cooks for massah?!?"
― Anonymous User  3/9/2016
The name Jemima was given to 35 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
This is the birth name of English actress Jemma Redgrave, best known for her role as Kate Stewart in "Doctor Who".
― Anonymous User  9/15/2016
Personally, I love the sweetness and warmth of this name; there's something so lovely and classic about it. Unfortunately cultural associations have largely ruined it for me, especially in the US. If I remain in the UK, however, I could very well see myself considering it as a middle name.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2016
Jemima Rooper is an English actress. Born in Hammersmith, London, Rooper is the daughter of TV journalist Alison Rooper. She attended Redcliffe Primary School in Chelsea and the Godolphin and Latymer School. While working on The Famous Five, she passed eight GCSEs with A* and A grades. From there she went to MPW sixth form college where she got three A-grade A levels. Rooper bought her first home at the age of 19.
cutenose  1/28/2017
I love the name Jemima. It sounds elegant. After losing everything Job was blessed with three of the most beautiful daughters ever. Jemima was one of them. I too lost family and I would love to name my daughter this name that holds so much meaning for me. However, The racism and meanness in America is such that I won't be able to call my daughter Jemima, for her sake.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2017
Jemima Kirke is a British-born American artist and actress best known for her role as Jessa Johansson on the television series Girls. She made her feature-length debut in the independent film Tiny Furniture, as a favour for her childhood friend Lena Dunham, although her actual film debut was in the indie short film Smile for the Camera.
cutenose  8/9/2017
I hate my name, the constant chanting "Jemima puddle duck, Jemima puddle duck, Jemima puddle duck".
― Anonymous User  3/18/2018

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