Proper Noun

  • country Caribbean (region)
  • island comprising most of that country
  • Jamaica Plain, Boston, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Jamaica, Vermont, town Vermont (state).
  • Jamaica, Queens, neighborhood Queens (borough) New York (state).


  • From Taíno Xaymaca ("land of wood and water").
  • After Kuchamakin, a Massachusett leader; from Massachusett.
  • From the Massachusett word for “beaver”. Compare next etymology.
  • Originally Jameco, from beaver. Compare previous etymology.

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