Ancient Sanskrit word Jambu (Sanskrit जम्बु) denotes an island that is covered by ocean on its three sides. It is also a rose apple tree.
Reference of Jambu is found in the Mahabharata and Kaushik-Sutra (कौशिक-सूत्र) it refers to rose apple tree. This name also founds to be mentioned in the Epic Panini (पाणिनि) where Jambu is the name of the rose apple fruit.
Mention of Jambu is found in the Bhagvat Puran also where it is the name of a river flowing from the mountain Meru (मेरु). It is also said that the river is formed by the juice of the fruits of the Jambu tree.
Jambu is a bit popular name in India. Jambu is not a name used by the people of USA as the name of their children.
In our opinion Jambu is a short name but sounds like a fruit name. It has a nice meaning attached to it.
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