Jamaican Patois Submitted Names

Jamaican Patois names are used on the island nation of Jamaica in the Caribbean.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ajani m & f Jamaican Patois, Yoruba
Means "one (we) fought to have" in Yoruba.
Akeria f African American, Jamaican Patois
Unknown meaning. Possibly derived from Akira
Amancia f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), Jamaican Patois
Spanish, Galician, and Jamaican Patois feminine form of Amantius.
Arthlyn f Jamaican Patois (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Possibly intended as a feminization of Arthur.
Asafa m Jamaican Patois
Possibly a variant of Asaf.
Ayanna f Eastern African, African American (Modern), Jamaican Patois
Possibly means "flower" in Amharic.
Aynjel m & f African, African American, Jamaican Patois, Caribbean
A strongly phonetic spelling of the world "angel", especially used by those who speak Jamaican Patois and other English-based dialects of Caribbean Creole.
Cedella f Caribbean, Jamaican Patois
This name is best known for being the name of Cedella Booker (1926-2008), the mother of the Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley (1945-1981). Her full name at birth was Sidilla Editha Malcolm. Given how similar the name Sidilla is to her later name Cedella, it is possible that Cedella is a variant spelling or form of Sidilla... [more]
Daneille f English (Rare), Jamaican Patois
Possibly an anagram of Danielle influenced by Tennille.
Dawnette f English, Jamaican Patois
Possibly an elaborated form of Dawn influenced by Danette.
Ethlyn f English, Jamaican Patois
Contracted form of Ethelyn.
Eulette f English (Rare), Jamaican Patois (Rare)
Likely an elaboration of Eula by way of adding the French diminutive suffix -ette.
Everton m Portuguese (Brazilian), Jamaican Patois, English
Transferred use of the surname Everton.
Evett f American (Rare), Jamaican Patois (Rare), Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Eve and precursor of modern Yvette. See also Evette.
Gillain f Jamaican Patois
Possibly a misspelling of Gillian, a famous bearer of this name is Gillain Berry who is a Jamaican-Aruban model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Aruba 2010 on December 4, 2010 and represented her country in Miss Universe 2011 and Miss World 2011.
Gladstone m English, Brazilian, Jamaican Patois
Transferred use of the surname Gladstone. A famous bearer of the surname was William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), four-time British Prime Minister.
Glenroy m Jamaican Patois, English
Combination of Glen and Roy.
Icilda f Jamaican Patois
Possibly a variant of Izilda.
Ionie f Jamaican Patois, English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ione or Ionia.
Irie m & f Jamaican Patois, African American
Irie is used in the music and culture of Jamaica. The meaning is to have no worries or be at peace with everything around you. You hear the saying feeling Irie in many Regea songs.
Jahseh m Jamaican Patois (Rare)
The name of the deceased rapper XXXTentacion
Jahshara f Jamaican Patois (Modern, Rare)
Religiously, Jah has been a signifier of God. In Sumerian mythology, Shara is a minor god of war. And in Hebrew, it is a verb meaning "she sings"... [more]
Jevaun m Jamaican Patois
Jamaican form of Evan.
Kavell m Jamaican Patois
Name of Jamaican origin, meaning "strong".
Kaymar m Jamaican Patois
"Gift of God"... [more]
Kayona f Jamaican Patois
The name Kayona means "Act Singing".
Larray m & f Jamaican Patois
It comes from the American name Larry and it means hopeful
Lenworth m Jamaican Patois
Transferred use of the surname Lenworth.
Lurline f English, American (South), Jamaican Patois
English poetic variant of Lorelei. William Vincent Wallace used it for the title character, a nymph of the Rhine River, in his opera Lurline (first performed 1860).
Maudeline f English (Archaic), Haitian Creole, Jamaican Patois, Popular Culture
Variant of Magdalene (compare Middle English Maudelen, Maudlin); in some cases, however, it may also be a combination of Maude with Madeline or Line... [more]
Memmalatel m Jamaican Patois
The given name of the reggae percussionist Mr. Mojo Morgan.
Moesha f Popular Culture, African American (Modern), Jamaican Patois, Antillean Creole, South African
Invented name. It was used for the title character of the American television show Moesha (1996-2001), played by singer Brandy.
Norville m Popular Culture, English (Rare), Jamaican Patois (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Norville. The character Shaggy, of Scooby-Doo fame, bears this name.
Oku m Jamaican Patois
From the Igbo word ọku "fire".... [more]
Olivine f English (Rare), French (Rare), Jamaican Patois, Central African
Diminutive or elaborated form of Olive, or directly from the English and French word olivine that denotes a type of gemstone, whose name ultimately goes back to Latin oliva "olive" (so named in the late 18th century for its olive green color).
Omaure m Jamaican Patois (Modern)
True Jamaican chief or king
Omeriah m Caribbean, Jamaican Patois
This name is either derived from (or inspired by) the Hebrew given name Omer, or a corrupted form of the Biblical given name Amariah.... [more]
O'Neil m English, Jamaican Patois
Transferred use of the surname O'Neil.
Pearletta f Jamaican Patois (Rare)
Combination of Pearl and the popular suffix -etta.
Pearlita f English (Rare), American (Hispanic), Jamaican Patois, Trinidadian Creole
Anglicized variant of Perlita, or a combination of Pearl and the Spanish diminutive suffix -ita (to mean "little pearl").
Quasheba f African American (Rare), Afro-American (Slavery-era), Jamaican Patois
Anglicized form of Kwasiba, which is the another form of Kwasi. This was used as an African American name during the slave period.
Quashie m Jamaican Patois, Afro-American (Slavery-era)
Derived from the Jamaican Patois word kwesiada meaning "Sunday", itself from the Akan name Kwasi.
Radcliffe m English (Rare), Jamaican Patois
From a surname, a variant of Radcliff.
Rohan m & f Jamaican Patois, English (Modern)
Jamaican Patois form and English variant of Rowan.
Shamar m African American, Jamaican Patois
Combination of the phonetic elements sha and mar, probably modelled on Lamar or Jamar.
Shanique f African American, Jamaican Patois
Combination of the phonetic element sha and the name suffix nique (from Monique or Dominique)... [more]
Shavell f Jamaican Patois
Name of Jamaican origin, meaning "strong".
Tessanne f Jamaican Patois
Combination of Tess and Anne 1. This is borne by Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin (1985-), who won Season 5 of The Voice in 2013.
Vinette f Jamaican Patois, English (Rare)
Either a diminutive of Vina or a transferred use of the surname Vinette.
Winsome f English, Jamaican Patois
From the English word meaning "charming, engaging", derived from the Old English roots wynn "joy" and sum.
Yendi f African, Jamaican Patois
This is the name of a town in northeastern Ghana. A famous bearer is Yendi Phillips, she is a Jamaican TV Host, model and beauty queen who the winner of the Miss Jamaica World 2007 beauty pageant, as well as the Miss Jamaica Universe 2010 pageant.