Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Jamar

Jamar is a fusion of two names: the Arabic Jamal and the French Lamar. In Arabic, Jamal (جمال) means “beauty, good-looks”. Lamar is a surname of Norman-French origin derived from the Old French “la mare” which translated to “the pool” or “the pond” (“la mer” means “the sea” in modern French). A case could be made that Jamar means “beautiful sea” or “beautiful water”. In the Somali language, a Jama is one who brings together the people (i.e., an elderman). Perhaps it was this word in mind when Jamar was coined in the early 1970s. In any case, the name Jamar is distinct to African-Americans.

All About the Baby Name – Jamar

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME JAMAR

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME JAMAR

Jamar landed a position on America’s Top 1000 list of most popular boy’s names in 1972. The early 1970s marked a new period of naming styles within the African-American community and Jamar is a product of this emerging development. As Blacks in American society began to establish a stronger national identity after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, names chosen for the little ones started to mirror this new unique voice. African-Americans looked to the continent of Africa for creative names which reflected their African heritage. Names were also chosen in honor of new-founded Islamic beliefs for some (which is why you see a lot of Arabic names in the Black community). Names were also creatively blended together to arrive at original recreations of themselves. Jamar is an example of this particular practice. Not only that, but Jamar even recreated himself into Jamari, Jamarcus and Jamarion. As a name restricted to one section of the population, Jamar has never gotten beyond position #362 out of 1000 (1982). Still, the name was quite successful in its own circles, particularly during the 1980s.

Quick Facts

ON JAMAR

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

897

PRONUNCIATION:

jə-MAHR

SIMPLE MEANING:

Jamal+Lamar

Characteristics

OF JAMAR

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Jamar

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME JAMAR

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Jamar

Popular Songs

ON JAMAR

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Famous People

NAMED JAMAR

Jamar Fletcher (football player)
Jamar Nesbit (football player)
Jamar Williams (football player)
Jamar Adams (football player)
Jamar Adcock (Louisiana businessman/politician)
Jamar Beasley (soccer player)
Jamar Butler (basketball player)
Jamar Davis (streetball player)
Lord Jamar (actor/emcee)

Children of Famous People

NAMED JAMAR

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME JAMAR

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jamar