General Population: Where did you get the name?
And Jason has written the perfect explanation:
A baby name book... Joyce wanted something "different". We wanted a "Z" name. We started with "B" for Ben, then "A" for Aaron, so going backwards, "Z" was next. I didn't like Zoe, Zeta, or Zena. Then, while looking at a baby name book I saw this...
Zemirah: Joyous Melody, Hebrew
Well, Joyce means joyous too, and she's half-Hebrew. So, it was different, started with a Z, and names her after her Mommy...
Perfect for us.
Genevieve is what she was going to be named before we found Zemi. We liked it so much we still wanted to use it, so it became the middle name.