Jemima

July 31, 2014 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
From Hebrew, meaning “dove”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jem, Mimi, Yemima, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Jemima Pinkerton, the more good-natured of the two sisters who run Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for young ladies in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

WRITERS:
Jemima Condict (1754-1779), American diarist.
Jemima Hunt (b. 1969), English author, journalist, and novelist.

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