Meaning and Origin of: Jamar

Boy name origins & meanings

  • African American : Handsome

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 ofgamal ‘old’ or gaman ‘joy’; the second elementhard 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’.