Meaning and Origin of: Jamar

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First name origins & meanings:

  • African American : Handsome

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Probably an altered spelling of the French surname Jamard, from the Germanic personal name Gamhard, of which the first element gam- may be a shortened form of gamal ‘old’ or gaman ‘joy’; the second element hard means ‘hardy’, ‘strong’.
  • Northern Slovenian : topographic name for someone who lived in a cave or pit, from an agent derivative of jama ‘pit’, ‘cave’, ‘hole’.