96 Jamaican Baby Names With Meanings


Located east of Mexico, south of Florida, and north of South America, Jamaica is a beautiful Caribbean island boasting of breathtaking beaches, perfect temperatures, and plentiful of natural beauty. If you’ve ever visited the place, you’ll surely want a baby name inspired by this beautiful location.

Jamaican baby names are as beautiful as the locales in this stunning country. While most of the Jamaican names are influenced by colonizing nations like France and Spain, some are uniquely their own.

A basic Jamaican name consists of a given name and surname. Middle name is personal. Traditional Jamaican parents name their children after the days of the week. This tradition stems from the Akan language, where children are named after days and the order they are born. They believe that the soul and character of a person are related in some way or the other to the day the child is born. The middle names could refer to the twin status, an ancestor, or birth order. Modern parents pick any name they like for their kids.

Below is MomJunction's collection of Jamaican names to help you select the perfect one for your newborn. We’ve arranged the names in a way to help you seamlessly navigate through the choices available.

AjaniAfrican : One who fights for possession; Sanskrit: Noble Birth; A variant of name AjahniBoy
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
BriannaA strong ascending womanGirl
DanielA ProphetBoy
GabrielleGod is my strengthGirl
JadaShe was a God's giftGirl
JadenHebrew - Thankful; Spanish - Jade is Green Gemstone; A variant of JadeBoy
JaydenVariation of Jaden which means God has heardUnisex
JoshuaJoshua means God is SalvationBoy
JustinThe name Justin means Upright,LawfulBoy
TiannaFrom Christiana, which means Follower of Jesus ChristGirl
AbigayAbigay is the Jamaican version of Abigail. It means 'the joy or happiness of Yahweh' or father of rejoicing.Girl
AdioThe name inspires one to be righteous and walk on the correct path.Boy
AgweSpirit of the seaBoy
AkoniSomeone who is a brave warrior and has excellent leadership qualities.Boy
AldaneSome who is a wise protector of the realm or land he is living in.Boy
AlvitaOne who is vivacious and lively, or the one who spreads vivacity .Girl
AmanciaLover, someone who loves unconditionallyGirl
AmoyBeautiful goddessGirl
ApceSomeone who is swift or fast in whatever he does.Boy
AzaccaAzacca is the name of the spirit guide of agriculture.Boy
BadrickOne who is mighty and powerful in the battle.Boy
BarkleyFrom the Birch Tree Meadow; Place Name; Where Birches GrowBoy
BarttSon of Talmai or the farmerBoy
BembeBembe is a Spanish name, but it's highly popular in Jamaica. The name means 'a prophet'.Boy
BrantlyProud and gratified in whatever he does. It also means firebrand.Boy
CedellaShe is a beautiful princessGirl
ChandiceOne who is extremely smart and talentedGirl
DajuanGod is gracious and merciful.Boy
DameraeA boy of joy, someone who brings joy and happiness wherever he goes.Boy
DelyseDelightful, a girl with a delightful disposition.Girl
DeshaneGod is merciful or Yahweh is gracious.Girl
DevanDivine, divinity or like a godBoy
DureneSomeone with an enduring and everlasting personality.Girl
DymondAnother name for Diamond. Precious stone or gem.Girl
EdgerinWealthy spear or owner of many spears.Boy
EggbertSword or as sharp as sword.Boy
EraliaA woman who is well spoken.Girl
FayardA popular and strong magician.Boy
GlenmoreGlenmore is a place name extremely popular in Jamaica.Boy
IfeLove, someone who is born with an innate desire to love and be loved.Boy
IonieIonie is the name of a violet colored stone.Girl
IrieCool, or the one who believes in spreading peace or harmony.Girl
IriyeCool, or the one who believes in spreading peace or harmony.Girl
JaqweshiaHalf part of a queenGirl
JavelClear and transparent like waterBoy
JevaunJevaun is the Jamaican form of Evan and means young warrior.Boy
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