A free online resource crammed with advice about choosing Jamaican baby names...
A Jamaican Name!
See below for the complete selection of nearly 300 Jamaican names to choose from! Still unsure? Then check out over 50,000 others available via the Index.
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It is not always possible to identify a truly Jamaican name. West Indians have European or Asian surnames and first names. The official language of Jamaica is English, but the unofficial language is a patois. Jamaican dialects include Jamaican, English, Creole, Patwa, Patois, Bongo Talk and Quashie Talk. Experts say more than 90% of Jamaican vocabulary is derived from English, with the remaining words largely borrowed from African languages. There are also words taken from Spanish, Arawak, French, Chinese, Portuguese, and East Indian languages. For visitors searching for a specific Jamaican name and Jamaican genealogy we recommend the following site which lists Caribbean names http://www.candoo.com/surnames/caribbean. Our own section on Genealogy will also be of assistance when searching for specific names form Jamaica.
The Importance of a First Name!
We respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of a Jamaican name is, therefore, incredibly important. And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a responsible task!
The Origins of Jamaican baby names
The Jamaican origins of this these include place names, those related to mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins. We then move on to the genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created name's).
Questions about Jamaican baby name's!
At one time or another most of us have posed some the following questions about our own name...
- What does my name mean?
- Why did my parents choose it?
- Are there any strong family connections?
- Where did my name originate?
- Why was I given such a popular name?
- Why was I given such an unusual name?
What Jamaican baby name shall I give to my baby?
Will the Jamaican baby name suit my baby? Should it be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular or cool? Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!"). Will it be appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and ending with old age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased mercilessly about a name? What will your baby think of your choice?
Help is at hand when making a choice from Jamaican baby names!
The various sections included in www. babynames. org. uk accessed via the Site Map will provide answers to all of your questions regarding the choice of first names. And our exclusive Name Evaluator will help you avoid any of the many pitfalls!
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