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JANNICKE   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
JANNIK   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNIKE   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
JANNINE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JANINE.
JÁNOS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOHN.
JANTINE   f   Dutch
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
JANTJE   f   Dutch
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
JANUARIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "January" in Latin. The name of the month derives from the name of the Roman god Janus. Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples, was a bishop who was beheaded during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
JANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "archway" in Latin. Janus was the Roman god of gateways and beginnings, often depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. The month of January is named for him.
JANUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of JOHN.
JAPHETH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יֶפֶת (Yefet) meaning "enlarged". In the Old Testament he is one of the three sons of Noah, along with Shem and Ham. He was the ancestor of the peoples of Europe and Northern Asia.
JAPIK   m   Frisian (Rare)
Frisian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAQUAN   m   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Ja and quan.
JARAH   m   Biblical
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a descendant of Saul.
JARED   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent". This is the name of a close descendant of Adam in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popularized in the 1960s by the character Jarrod Barkley on the television series 'The Big Valley'.
JAREK   m   Polish, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW.
JARETH   m   Popular Culture
Probably a blend of JARED and GARETH. This was the name of the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, in the movie 'Labyrinth' (1986).
JARI   m   Finnish
Short form of JALMARI.
JARKA   f   Czech
Feminine form of JAREK.
JARKKO   m   Finnish
Diminutive of JARMO.
JARL   m   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "chieftain, nobleman, earl" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Jarl was the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.
JARLATH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of IARFHLAITH.
JARLE   m   Norwegian
Variant of JARL.
JARMIL   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and milu "gracious, dear".
JARMILA   f   Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
JARMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JAROD   m   English
Variant of JARED.
JAROGNIEW   m   Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu "anger".
JAROMÍR   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and miru "peace, world".
JAROMIR   m   Polish
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
JARON (1)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YARON.
JARON (2)   m   English (Modern)
Invented name, probably based on JARED and DARREN.
JAROPEŁK   m   Polish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and pulku "people, host".
JAROSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSLAVA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSLAVAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSŁAW   m   Polish
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and slava "glory".
JAROSŁAWA   f   Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
JARRED   m   English
Variant of JARED.
JARRETT   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of GARRETT.
JARROD   m   English
Variant of JARED.
JARVIS   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name GERVAIS.
JAŠA   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JAKOB.
JASKA   m   Finnish
Diminutive of JAAKKO.
JASLYN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JAZLYN.
JASMIJN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of JASMINE.
JASMIN (1)   f   German, Finnish, English
German and Finnish form of JASMINE, as well as an English variant.
JASMIN (2)   m   French (Rare)
French masculine form of JASMINE.
JASMINA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of JASMINE.
JASMINE   f   English, French
From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers which is used for making perfumes. It is derived from Persian یاسمن (yasamen) (which is also a Persian name).
JASMINKA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
JASMYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JASMINE.
JASNA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic jasno meaning "clear, sharp".
JASON   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal". In Greek mythology Jason was the leader of the Argonauts. After his uncle Pelias overthrew his father Aeson as king of Iolcos, Jason went in search of the Golden Fleece in order to win back the throne. During his journeys he married the sorceress Medea, who helped him gain the fleece and kill his uncle, but who later turned against him when he fell in love with another woman.... [more]
JASPER   m   English, Dutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "treasurer" in Persian. This name was traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since the Middle Ages. The name can also be given in reference to the English word for the gemstone.
JASVINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant transcription of JASWINDER.
JASWINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
JATHBIYYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
JATHIBIYYA   f   Arabic
Means "charm, attractiveness" in Arabic.
JAUME   m   Catalan
Catalan form of JAMES.
JAUMET   m   Catalan (Rare)
Diminutive of JAUME.
JAVAID   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of JAVED.
JAVAN   m   Biblical
Means "Greece" in Hebrew, possibly related to ION (2). In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Noah and the ancestor of the Greek peoples.
JAVED   m   Persian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
JAVIER   m   Spanish
Spanish form of XAVIER.
JAVIERA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of XAVIER.
JAVOR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JAWAHIR   f   Arabic
Means "jewels" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) "jewel, essence".
JAWDAT   m & f   Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) "to be excellent".
JAXON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of JACKSON.
JAXSON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of JACKSON.
JAY (1)   m   English
Short form of names beginning with the sound J, such as JAMES or JASON. It was originally used in America in honour of founding father John Jay (1749-1825), whose surname was derived from the jaybird.
JAY (2)   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern (northern Indian) masculine form of JAYA.
JAYA   f & m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts). As a modern personal name, this transcription is both feminine and masculine in southern India, but typically only feminine in the north.
JAYADEV   m   Indian, Kannada
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAYADEVA   m   Sanskrit
Means "divine victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" and देव (deva) meaning "god". This was the name of a 13th-century Indian poet.
JAYANT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of JAYANTA.
JAYANTA   m   Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit जयन्त (jayanta) meaning "victorious". This is the name of a son of the Hindu god Indra, as well as other figures in Hindu mythology.
JAYANTHI   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
JAYANTI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JAYASHRI   f   Indian, Marathi
Means "goddess of victory" in Sanskrit.
JAYCE   m   English
Short form of JASON.
JAYCOB   m   English (Rare)
Variant of JACOB.
JAYDA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JADA (1).
JAYDE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JADE.
JAYDEN   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAYDON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAYE   f   English
Feminine variant of JAY (1).
JAYENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" combined with the name of the god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
JAYESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
JAYLA   f   English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix la.
JAYLEE   f   English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and LEE.
JAYLEN   m & f   African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLENE   f   English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lene.
JAYLIN   m & f   African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLYN   f   English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lyn.
JAYMA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JAMIE.
JAYME   f   English
Variant of JAMIE.
JAYMES   m   English (Modern)
Variant of JAMES.
JAYNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JANE.
JAYNE   f   English
Variant of JANE.
JAYNIE   f   English
Diminutive of JAYNE.
JAYSON   m   English
Variant of JASON.
JAYWANT   m   Indian, Marathi
Means "possessing victory" in Sanskrit.
JĀZEPS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of JOSEPH.
JAZLYN   f   English (Modern)
Modern name, a combination of the popular name elements Jaz and lyn.
JÁZMIN   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JASMINE.
JAZMIN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JASMINE.
JAZMINE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JASMINE.
JAZMYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JASMINE.
JEAN (1)   m   French
French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The French philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) were two well-known bearers of this name. It was also borne by the German-French Dadaist artist Jean Arp (1886-1966).
JEAN (2)   f   English, Scottish
Medieval English variant of Jehanne (see JANE). It was common in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages, but eventually became rare in England. It was reintroduced to the English-speaking world from Scotland in the 19th century.
JEANA   f   English
Variant of JEAN (2).
JEAN-BAPTISTE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
JEANE   f   English
Variant of JEAN (2).
JEANIE   f   English
Diminutive of JEAN (2).
JEANINE   f   French, English, Dutch
Variant of JEANNINE.
JEAN-MARIE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARIE.
JEANNA   f   English
Variant of JEAN (2).
JEANNE   f   French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEANNETTE   f   French, English, Dutch
French diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNIE   f   English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNINE   f   French, English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNOT   m   French
Diminutive of JEAN (1).
JEB   m   English
Sometimes a diminutive of JACOB. This name may have also resulted from a nickname of James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), a Confederate general in the American Civil War, which was formed from the initial letters of his three given names.
JECONIAH   m   Biblical
Means "established by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is another name (with the same meaning) of the Judean king Jehoiachin.
JED   m   English
Short form of JEDIDIAH.
JEDIDAH   f   Biblical
Means "beloved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of King Amon of Judah and the mother of Josiah.
JEDIDIAH   m   Biblical
Means "beloved of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is a name given to Solomon by Nathan.
JĘDRZEJ   m   Polish
An old Polish form of ANDREW.
JEETENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of JITENDRA.
JEF   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
JEFF   m   English
Short form of JEFFREY.
JEFFERSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of JEFFREY". It is usually given in honour of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
JEFFERY   m   English
Variant of JEFFREY.
JEFFREY   m   English
Medieval variant of GEOFFREY. In America, Jeffrey has been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
JEFFRY   m   English
Variant of JEFFREY.
JEFIMIJA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
JEHAN   m   Medieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHANNE   f   Medieval French
Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God lives" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament, including one of King David's lute players.
JEHOASH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹאָשׁ (Yeho'ash), an extended form of יוֹאָשׁ (see JOASH). According to the Old Testament, this was the name of a king of Israel. He probably reigned in the 8th century BC.
JEHOHANAN   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name Yehochanan, an extended form of Yochanan (see JOHN). It is borne by a few minor characters in the English Old Testament.
JEHOIACHIN   m   Biblical
Means "established by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah. Also known as Jeconiah, he was imprisoned in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar after a brief reign in the early 6th century BC.
JEHOIAKIM   m   Biblical
Means "raised by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah. He lived in the 7th century BC, and was the son of Josiah and the father of Jehoiachin.
JEHONA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian jehonë meaning "echo".
JEHONATHAN   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan), the full form of JONATHAN. This is the name of a few minor characters in the Old Testament.
JEHORAM   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹרָם (Yehoram) which meant "exalted by YAHWEH". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah and a king of Israel, both of whom ruled at about the same time in the 9th century BC.
JEHOSHAPHAT   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the fourth king of Judah, noted for having a generally peaceful and prosperous reign.
JEHOVAH   m   Theology
Form of YAHWEH used in older translations of the Bible, produced by blending the letters of the tetragrammaton with the vowels from ADONAI.
JEHU   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is he" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Israel. He ruled in the 9th century BC, coming to power by overthrowing Jehoram. This was also the name of a prophet during the reign of the king Baasha.
JEHUDI   m   Biblical
Means "Jew" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a servant of king Jehoiakim.
JEKATERINA   f   Russian
Variant transcription of YEKATERINA.
JELA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JELANI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
JEĻENA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YELENA.
JELENA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELICA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of JELA.
JELISAVETA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
JELKA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
JELLE   m   Frisian, Dutch
Originally a Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element gild "sacrifice, value". It can also be a Dutch diminutive of WILLEM.
JELTJE   f   Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JELTSJE   f   Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JEM   m   English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JEMIMA   f   Biblical, English
Means "dove" in Hebrew. This was the oldest of the three daughters of Job in the Old Testament. As an English name, Jemima first became common during the Puritan era.
JEMMA   f   English (British)
Variant of GEMMA.
JEMMY   m   English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JEN   f   English
Short form of JENNIFER.
JENA   f   English
Diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENAE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENARO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JENCI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of JENŐ.
JENELLE   f   English
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix elle.
JENESSA   f   English (Rare)
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix essa.
JENGO   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
JENI   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JENNY.
JENIFER   f   English, Cornish
Variant of JENNIFER.
JENN   f   English
Short form of JENNIFER.
JENNA   f   English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.
JENNI   f   English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY.
JENNICA   f   English (Rare)
Combination of JENNIFER and JESSICA.
JENNIE   f   English, Swedish
Variant of JENNY. Before the 20th century this spelling was more common.
JENNIFER   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish
From a Cornish form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (see GUINEVERE). This name has only been common outside of Cornwall since the beginning of the 20th century, after it was featured in George Bernard Shaw's play 'The Doctor's Dilemma' (1906).
JENNIGJE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNA.
JENNY   f   English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Spanish
Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENNÝ   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JENNY.
JENŐ   m   Hungarian
From the name of an ancient Hungarian tribe. Since the 19th century it has been used as a Hungarian form of EUGENE.
JENS   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Danish form of JOHN.
JEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
JEONG-HO   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (ho) meaning "good, excellent" or (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JEONG-HUI   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with (hui) meaning "beauty" or (hui) meaning "bright, splendid, glorious". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JEONG-HUN   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" and (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank", as well as other hanja character combinations.
JEONG-SUK   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal" or (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.
JEP   m   English (Archaic)
Medieval diminutive of GEOFFREY.
JEPHTHA   m   Biblical
Variant of JEPHTHAH.
JEPHTHAH   m   Biblical
Means "he opens" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to a ruling judge. He successfully defended Israel from the Ammonites, but was then obliged to sacrifice his daughter because of a vow he had made.
JEPPE   m   Danish
Diminutive of JAKOB.
JEPSON   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "son of JEP".
JEPTHA   m   English (Archaic)
Variant of JEPHTHAH.
JERALD   m   English
Variant of GERALD.
JERE   m   Finnish, English
Diminutive of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִרְמְיָהוּ (Yirmiyahu) which meant "YAHWEH has uplifted". This is the name of one of the major prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Lamentations (supposedly). He lived to see the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in the 6th century BC.... [more]
JEREMÍAS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIAS   m   German, Portuguese, Finnish
German, Portuguese and Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JÉRÉMIE   m   French
French form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God uplifts" in Hebrew. Jeremiel is named as an archangel in the apocryphal books of Esdras and Enoch in the Old Testament.
JEREMY   m   English, Biblical
Medieval English form of JEREMIAH, and the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.
JERI   f   English
Variant of JERRY.
JERIAH   m   Biblical
Means "taught by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Jeriah is a descendant of Hebron.
JERICHO   m   Biblical
From the name of a city in Israel which is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The meaning of the city's name is uncertain, but it may be related to the Hebrew word יָרֵחַ (yareach) meaning "moon", or otherwise to the Hebrew word רֵיחַ (reyach) meaning "fragrant".
JERK   m   Swedish
Old Swedish variant of ERIK.
JERKER   m   Swedish
Old Swedish variant of ERIK.
JERKO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
JERMAINE   m   English
Variant of GERMAIN. The name was popularized in the 1970s by Jermaine Jackson (1954-), a member of the singing group The Jackson 5.
JERNEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of BARTHOLOMEW.
JERNEJA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of BARTHOLOMEW.
JEROBOAM   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָרָבְעָם (Yarav'am) meaning "the people contend". According to the Old Testament, this was the name of the leader of the revolt against King Rehoboam of Israel. The kingdom was split into Judah in the south and Israel in the north, with Jeroboam becoming the first king of the latter.
JEROEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JEROME.
JEROLD   m   English
Variant of GERALD.
JÉRÔME   m   French
French form of JEROME.
JEROME   m   English
From the Greek name ‘Ιερωνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name", derived from ‘ιερος (hieros) "sacred" and ονομα (onoma) "name". Saint Jerome was responsible for the creation of the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible, in the 5th century. He is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. The name was used in his honour in the Middle Ages, especially in Italy and France, and has been used in England since the 12th century.
JERONIM   m   Croatian
Croatian form of JEROME.
JERÓNIMO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JEROME.
JERÔNIMO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of JEROME.
JERRARD   m   English (Rare)
Variant of GERARD.
JERRED   m   English (Rare)
Variant of JARED.
JERRI   f   English
Variant of JERRY.
JERRIE   f   English
Variant of JERRY.
JERRIK   m   Danish
Danish variant of ERIK.
JERROD   m   English
Variant of JARED.
JERROLD   m   English
Variant of GERALD.
JERRY   m & f   English
Diminutive of JEREMY, JEROME, GERALD, GERALDINE, and other names beginning with the same sound.
JERUSHA   f   Biblical
Means "possession" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Uzziah of Judah and the mother of Jotham.
JERVIS   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of JARVIS.
JERZY   m   Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JESCHA   f   Biblical
Form of ISCAH found in the medieval Wycliffe Bible. This name was probably the basis for Shakespeare's created name Jessica.
JESPER   m   Danish
Danish form of JASPER.
JESS   m & f   English
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
JESSA   f   English
Diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSALYN   f   English (Rare)
Combination of JESSIE (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
JESSAMINE   f   English (Rare)
From a variant spelling of the English word jasmine (see JASMINE), used also to refer to flowering plants in the cestrum family.
JESSAMYN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JESSAMINE.
JESSE   m   English, Dutch, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשַׁי (Yishay) which possibly means "gift". In the Old Testament Jesse is the father of King David. It began to be used as an English given name after the Protestant Reformation. A famous bearer was Jesse James (1847-1882), an American outlaw who held up banks and stagecoaches. He was eventually shot by a fellow gang member for a reward. Another famous bearer was the American athlete Jesse Owens (1913-1980), whose real name was James Cleveland (or J. C.) Owens.
JESSÉ   m   French
French form of JESSE.
JESSI   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JESSIE (1).
JÉSSICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JESSICA.
JESSICA   f   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).
JESSIE (1)   f   Scottish, English
Originally a Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2). In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSIE (2)   m   English
Variant of JESSE.
JESSIKA   f   German, English (Modern)
German and English variant of JESSICA.
JESSYE   f   English
Variant of JESSIE (1).
JESÚS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
JESUS   m   Theology, Biblical
English form of Ιησους (Iesous), which was the Greek form of the Aramaic name יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a). Yeshu'a is itself a contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA). Yeshua ben Yoseph, better known as Jesus Christ, was the central figure of the New Testament and the source of the Christian religion. The four gospels state that he was the son of God and the Virgin Mary who fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah. He preached for three years before being crucified in Jerusalem.
JESUSA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of JESÚS.
JET   f   Dutch
Short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
JETHRO   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִתְרוֹ (Yitro), which was derived from the Hebrew word יֶתֶר (yeter) meaning "abundance". According to the Old Testament, Jethro was a Midianite priest who sheltered Moses when he fled Egypt. He was the father of Zipporah, who became Moses's wife. A famous bearer of the name was Jethro Tull (1674-1741), an English inventor and agriculturist.
JETT   m   English (Modern)
From the English word jet, which denotes either a jet aircraft or an intense black colour (the words derive from different sources).
JETTA   f   Dutch
Dutch short form of HENRIETTA.
JETTE   f   Dutch
Dutch short form of HENRIETTE.
JEUNESSE   f   Various
Means "youth" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
JEVGĒŅIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGEŅIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGĒŅIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JEVGEŅIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JEVREM   m   Serbian
Serbian form of EPHRAIM.
JEWEL   f & m   English
In part from the English word jewel, a precious stone, derived from Old French jouel, which was possibly related to jeu "game". It is also in part from the surname Jewel or Jewell (a derivative of the Breton name JUDICAËL), which was sometimes used in honour of the 16th-century bishop of Salisbury John Jewel. It has been in use as a given name since the 19th century.
JEWELL   f & m   English
Variant of JEWEL.
JEZ   m   English (British)
Diminutive of JEREMY.
JEZEBEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew אִיזֶבֶל ('Izevel) which probably means "where is the prince?", a ritual question spoken in ceremonies honouring Baal. Alternatively, it may mean "not exalted". In the Old Testament Jezebel is the evil wife of Ahab, king of Israel. After she was thrown from a window to her death her body was eaten by dogs, fulfilling Elijah's prophecy.
JEZZA   m   English (British)
Diminutive of JEREMY.
JI   m & f   Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
JIA   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "good, auspicious, beautiful", (jiā) meaning "home, family", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JIAHAO   m   Chinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "home, family" combined with (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
JIAN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jiàn) meaning "build, establish", (jiàn) meaning "strong, healthy", or other characters which are pronounced in a similar fashion.
JIANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "river, Yangtze", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
JIANHONG   m   Chinese
From Chinese (jiàn) meaning "build, establish" combined with (hóng) meaning "wide, spacious, great, vast". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
JIBRIL   m   Arabic
Arabic form of GABRIEL.
JIE   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jié) meaning "heroic, outstanding" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JI-EUN   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "branch, limb", (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JI-HOON   m   Korean
Variant transcription of JI-HUN.
JI-HU   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (hu) meaning "thick". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JI-HUN   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JI-HYE   f   Korean
From a Sino-Korean compound meaning "wisdom", formed of the hanja characters (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
JILL   f   English
Short form of GILLIAN.
JILLIAN   f   English
Variant of GILLIAN.
JILLIE   f   English
Diminutive of JILL.
JILLY   f   English
Diminutive of JILL.
JIM   m   English
Medieval diminutive of JAMES.
JIMENA   f   Spanish
Variant of XIMENA.
JIMENO   m   Spanish (Rare)
Variant of XIMENO.
JIMI   m   English
Diminutive of JAMES. A famous bearer was the rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).
JI-MIN   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (min) meaning "gentle, affable", (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "jade, stone resembling jade". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JIMMIE   m & f   English
Diminutive or feminine form of JAMES.
JIMMU   m   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "divine warrior", from Japanese (jin) meaning "god" and (mu) meaning "military, martial". In Japanese legend this was the name of the founder of Japan and the first emperor, supposedly ruling in the 7th century BC.
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