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Yasmin is pronounced Yas-meen. The name is Arabic, not from any particular part or culture. It is also a fairly common name in Pakistan where Islam is practiced.
yazzie31  2/15/2005
Yasmin is indeed pronounced Yas-meen. While Yasmin is Persian for Jasmine it is more common in Pakistan, Afghanistan and neighbouring Arabian countries. In Iran Jasmin is much more common.
Maree  7/11/2005
The meaning of the name is flower in Arabic or Persian. It is used in nearly all Muslim countries and has become a popular name for English people as well. Indian and Pakistani's also use the name. The variations of the spellings are Yasmin, Yasmine, Yazmin, Yazmine, Yasmeen and Yazmeen.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2005
In Danish "min" means "my" so as a Dane I think it sounds very sweet to say min Yasmin. I love this name as I love flowers too.
elliebeth  5/7/2006
Yasmin Levy is a famous singer from Israel. She revives beautiful and romantic songs from her Ladino/Judeo-Spanish heritage.
Ylva  8/28/2006
The name of that stupid Bratz doll.
libbygirl  9/22/2006
I think this name is different and unique and is a name of a Bratz Doll.
AlexisHaberly  10/9/2006
Yasmin is an Hebrew name and it appears in the Old Testament in the Hebrew language.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2006
Yasmin LeBon is a model/mother/wife to Simon le Bon.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2006
In London it is not unique. I know more Yasmin's, Jasmine's and the like than I do Jennifer's. Nice name though, not trendy or made up, just popular.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2007
Yasmin is the brand name of an oral contraceptive (i.e. birth control pill) in the U.S.
Isla  3/10/2007
Near Croatia Yasmin is also used as a name for boys.
Saciel  10/22/2007
It is pronounced ya- ("ya wanna?") -s -min (like the "min" in "minor").
Saciel  10/22/2007
In the flower language, Yasmin means "you are enchanting".
Saciel  10/22/2007
The Turkish version of this name is Yasemin (pronounced yass-eh-meen). There is a little girl, whose parents are from Turkey, in my preschool class named this. I think its a very pretty version of Jasmine.
Arieanne  1/24/2009
I could never name my daughter Yasmin simply because it immediately makes me think of the contraceptive by the same name.
ICEyun  2/25/2009
This name is ugly. It reminds me of yaks or birth control. Ew.
becca_marciano  4/7/2009
Yasmin Aga Khan (1949-) is the daughter of Rita Hayworth and her third husband, Prince Aly Khan. She is a Pakistani-American philanthropist who has helped raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2009
I understand an Arabic person using this name, but just to be kre8tiv is ridiculous. Stick with Jasmine, please.
Dawson  12/22/2010
This name has been in use across the middle-east for centuries and essentially means 'beautiful fragrant flower' - a reference to the Jasmine flower.
Nininska  5/18/2011
Why would you spell it with a y?!?!?! It should be Jasmine! Yasmin is a yucky-yuck name and it reminds me of someone who is very boring and has a dumb voice. But sometimes it reminds me of a chav who has massive hoop earrings...
― Anonymous User  2/6/2012
I LOVE this name! It is gorgeous and classy :)
― Anonymous User  5/3/2012
Pronounced YAZ-min.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2012
Yasmin Siraj (born 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American figure skater.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
Beautiful Arabic name, but it's very common. I have at least 5 female relatives with this name. I also know a lot of other people with it.
zaki95  9/11/2012
I want to like this name, but I know a Yasmin who is a stuck-up snob. Thus, it makes me think of a snooty popular girl. It's also the name of one of those icky Bratz dolls.
Buneary  11/9/2012
Yasmin is much prettier than Jasmine.
pearljam  1/4/2013
As a matter of principal, the origin of a name should not be based on how a person chooses to spell the name in English based on a foreign language.

Immigrants choose a spelling based on how they think that a name will be pronounced. The name itself is a cultural and traditional choice from their native country, culture and language.

I believe that Yasmine, Yasmin and Yasmin are all originally arabic, but have been adapted and adopted as Persian or Hebrew. It means Jasmine.
nedaalsaadi85  3/30/2014
I think the spelling Yasmeen is better.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2014
Yasmin Zarine Shahmir, who performs under the mononym Yasmin, is a British DJ, singer and songwriter.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2015
Sounds like the name of a belly dancer. Or a teen mother.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/14/2016
Hi, my sister is called Yasmin and I love the name. It's cute and everybody at school thinks that my sister is cute.
Anne fisk  3/4/2016
I think it's a beautiful, distinguished and elegant name. I would pronounce it Yaz-meen but spell it this way.
siennak  3/5/2016
My name is Yassmin and I think it's cute, and also my best friend called Yassmin.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2016
Yasmin Verheijen is a Dutch designer, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Nederland 2014 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant and Placed 3rd Runner-Up.
cutenose  5/28/2016
The Arabic spelling is ياسمين, not يسمين. [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/2/2017
The name Yasmin comes from an African Princess from the Muyanfata Kingdom. It means The Flower Princess. Yasmin's dad died when she was 2. She was split from her family and now lives in U.S.
younyas  2/8/2017
The name Yasmin was given to 291 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Yasmin are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Yasmin Abshir Warsame is a Canadian model and activist of Somali origin. In 2004, she was named "The Most Alluring Canadian" in a poll by Fashion magazine.
lilolaf  6/10/2017
Yasmin Brunet is a Brazilian model and actress who appeared in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She owns a home in Ipanema and has a tattoo on her left foot. She is the daughter of model Luíza Brunet.
lilolaf  6/10/2017
Personally I love my name although spelled quite differently and elaborately, Yaasmiyn Ashaki. The name is beautiful! And a wonderful gift from my parents. THANK YAH that he gave them a mind to choose it for me! Shalom!
― Anonymous User  10/19/2017
My name is spelt Yasmin. As I'm Somali my family say Yasmeen as in the Arabic way. In my opinion it's a nice name named after the Persian flower, Jasmine but the problem is I've had people spell it with an e at the end, a z where the s is meant, and a double ee. I pronounce it as Yas-min. Due to living in the UK it's not commonly hard to spell but I guess they probably met someone with one of those spellings.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2018

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