The name Jamaica is a girl's name of Native American origin meaning "rich in springs". Jamaica and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory Themed Girls".
From the experts:
Among the least gimmicky, most appealing and colorful of all the names found in the atlas, Jamaica almost sings out the exotic rhythms of the West Indies.
Part of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean, Jamaica is an eminently usable place name. Namesake writer Jamaica Kincaid was born not in Jamaica but on another Caribbean island, Antigua, and her birth name was the more prosaic Elaine Cynthia.
Jamaica's capital city, Kingston, has become a popular name for boys, thanks to its use by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.