Masculine Names

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ISKANDAR   m   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
İSKENDER   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ALEXANDER.
İSLAM   m   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ISLAM.
ISLAM   m   Arabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) which means "submission (to God)".
ISLAMBEK   m   Chechen
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ISLAY   m   Scottish
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.
ISLOM   m   Uzbek
Uzbek form of ISLAM.
ISLWYN   m   Welsh
From the name of a mountain in Wales which means "below the grove" from Welsh is "below" and llwyn "grove".
ISMAEL   m   Spanish, Biblical Greek
Spanish form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
İSMAİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ISHMAEL.
ISMA'IL   m   Arabic
Arabic form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAIL   m   Arabic, Uyghur
Uyghur form of ISHMAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ISMA'IL.
'ISMAT   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
İSMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of 'ISMAT.
ISMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ISHMAEL.
ISOCRATES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ισοκρατης (Isokrates) which meant "equal power", derived from ισος (isos) "equal" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian orator.
ISOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ISOCRATES.
ISRAEL   m   Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
ISRAFIL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Islamic tradition this is the name of the angel who will blow the trumpet that signals the coming of Judgement Day. He is sometimes equated with the angels Raphael or Uriel from Judeo-Christian tradition.
ISRAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ISRAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
ISSA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ISA (1).
ISSAC   m   English
Variant of ISAAC.
ISSACHAR   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.
ISSUR   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
ISSY   m & f   English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABELLA and other names beginning with Is.
ISTVÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of STEPHEN. This was the name of the first king of Hungary. Ruling in the 11th century, he encouraged the spread of Christianity among his subjects and is considered the patron saint of Hungary.
ITAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITALO   m   Italian
Italian form of ITALUS.
ITALUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "of Italy" in Latin. In Roman legend Italus was the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. He supposedly gave his name to the region known as Italia or Italy (in fact the region may have gotten its name from Oscan Víteliú meaning "land of bulls").
ITAMAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
ITHAI   m   Biblical
From a Hebrew name spelled variously אִתַּי ('Ittay) or אִיתַי ('Itay) meaning "with me". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ITHAMAR   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
ITHEL   m   Welsh
Means "generous lord" from the Welsh elements udd "lord, prince" and hael "generous".
ITHIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God is with me" in Hebrew. This was the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
I'TIMAD   f & m   Arabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
ITORO   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
ITRI   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "star" in Tamazight.
ITSUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (itsuki) meaning "tree", using the kanji's nanori reading. Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
ITTAI   m   Biblical
Variant of ITHAI.
'ITTAY   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITUMELENG   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
ITZAL   m   Basque
Means "shadow" in Basque.
ITZHAK   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YITZHAK.
IUDAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDAH.
IUDICAEL   m   Ancient Celtic
Old Breton form of JUDICAËL.
IUDOCUS   m   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IULIAN   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
IULIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIAN.
IULIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of JULIUS.
IULIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIUS.
IUNIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of JUNIUS.
IUPPITER   m   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
IURI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of YURIY.
IUSTINIANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTINIAN.
IUSTINUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTIN.
IUSTUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTUS.
IUVENALIS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of JUVENAL.
IVAILO   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of IVAYLO.
IVÁN   m   Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
IVAN   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVANE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of JOHN.
IVANO   m   Italian
Italian form of IVAN.
IVAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of IVOR.
ÍVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of IVOR.
IVAYLO   m   Bulgarian
Perhaps derived from an old Bulgar name meaning "wolf". This was the name of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. It is possible that this spelling was the result of a 15th-century misreading of his real name Vulo from historical documents.
IVES   m   History
English form of YVES, used to refer to Saint Ives (also called Ivo) of Huntingdonshire, a semi-legendary English bishop.
IVICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of IVAN.
IVO (1)   m   German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
IVO (2)   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Diminutive of IVAN.
IVOR   m   Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English (British)
From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
IVORY   m & f   African American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance which comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
IWAN   m   Welsh, Polish
Welsh form of JOHN and a Polish form of IVAN.
IWO   m   Polish
Polish form of IVO (1).
IYOV   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOB.
'IYYOV   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of JOB.
IZAÄK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ISAAC.
IZAAK   m   Polish
Polish form of ISAAC.
IZANAGI   m   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "male who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology the god Izanagi was the husband of Izanami. When she died he unsuccessfully journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her. In the purifying rites that followed his return the gods of the sun, moon and wind were created.
IZEM   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "lion" in Tamazight.
IZIDOR   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ISIDORE.
IZOTZ   m   Basque
Means "ice" in Basque.
IZRAIL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Arabic form of AZRAEL.
IZSÁK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ISAAC.
IZUDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of IZZ AL-DIN.
IZYDOR   m   Polish
Polish form of ISIDORE.
IZZ AL-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "glory of religion", derived from Arabic عزّ ('izz) meaning "glory, power" and دين (din) meaning "religion". In the 13th century Izz al-Din Aybak became the first Mamluk ruler of Egypt. The Mamluks were a warrior caste who were originally slaves.
İZZET   m   Turkish
Means "glory, might" in Turkish.
IZZ UD-DIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of IZZ AL-DIN.
IZZY   m & f   English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABEL, ISRAEL, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
JAAGUP   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAK   m   Estonian, Flemish
Estonian form of JACOB or JAMES, and a Flemish short form of JACOB.
JAAKKIMA   m   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of JOACHIM.
JAAKKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAKOB   m   Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAKOPPI   m   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAALA   m   Biblical
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a servant of Solomon.
JAAN   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
JAAP   m   Dutch
Short form of JACOB.
JAASAU   m   Biblical
Means "they will do" in Hebrew. This was the name of a descendant of Bani in the Old Testament.
JABBAR   m   Arabic
Means "powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الجبّار (al-Jabbar) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
JABEZ   m   Biblical
Means "sorrow" in Hebrew. This is the name of a character in the Old Testament who is blessed by God.
JABIN   m   Biblical
Means "perceptive" in Hebrew. This name was borne by two kings of Hazor in the Old Testament.
JABIR   m   Arabic
Means "comforter" in Arabic.
JABR   m   Arabic
Means "consolation, assistance" in Arabic.
JABRIL   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JIBRIL.
JACE   m   English
Short form of JASON.
JACEK   m   Polish
Modern form of JACENTY.
JACENTY   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of HYACINTHUS. Saint Jacenty was a 13th-century Dominican monk from Krakow who was said to have taken missionary journeys throughout northern Europe and Asia.
JACHIN   m   Biblical
Means "he establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Simeon in the Old Testament.
JÁCHYM   m   Czech
Czech form of JOACHIM.
JACI (2)   f & m   Native American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
JACINTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
JACK   m   English
Derived from Jackin (earlier Jankin), a medieval diminutive of JOHN. It is often regarded as an independent name. During the Middle Ages it was very common, and it became a slang word meaning "man". It was frequently used in fairy tales and nursery rhymes, such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Jack Horner', and 'Jack Sprat'. American writers Jack London (1876-1916) and Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) were two famous bearers of this name. It is also borne by American actor Jack Nicholson (1937-).
JACKIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of JACK or JACQUELINE. A notable bearer was baseball player Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.
JACKIN   m   Medieval English
Variant of JANKIN.
JACKSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of JACK". A famous bearer of the surname was American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).
JACKY   m   French
Diminutive of JACQUES.
JACÓ   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JACOB.
JACOB   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov). In the Old Testament Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter", because he twice deprived his brother of his rights as the firstborn son (see Genesis 27:36). Other theories claim that it is in fact derived from a hypothetical name like יַעֲקֹבְאֵל (Ya'aqov'el) meaning "may God protect".... [more]
JACOBO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JACOBUS   m   Dutch, Late Roman
Latin form of JACOB, also used in Dutch.
JACOPO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
JACQUES   m   French
French form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JADA (2)   m   Biblical
Means "he knows" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Jada is a son of Onam.
JADE   f & m   English, French
From the name of the precious stone that is often used in carvings. It is derived from Spanish (piedra de la) ijada meaning "(stone of the) flank", relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic. As a given name, it came into general use during the 1970s. It was initially unisex, though it is now mostly feminine.
JADEN   m & f   English (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. This name first became common in American in the 1990s when similar-sounding names were increasing in popularity. It is sometimes considered a variant of JADON.
JADON   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "thankful" or "he will judge" in Hebrew. This name is borne by a minor character in the Old Testament.
JADRAN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JADYN   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of JAY (1).
JAFAR   m   Arabic
Means "stream" in Arabic. Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed fighting against Byzantium in the 7th century. Another notable bearer was Jafar al-Sadiq, the sixth Shia imam.
JAFET   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JAPHETH.
JAFFAR   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JAFAR.
JAFFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
JAFFER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JAFAR.
JAGADISH   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAGADISHA   m   Hinduism
Means "ruler of the world" from Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
JAGANNATH   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAGANNATHA.
JAGANNATHA   m   Hinduism
Means "master of the world" from Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world" and नाथ (natha) meaning "master". This is a title of the Hindu gods Vishnu and Krishna.
JAGDISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAGJIT   m   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world, universe" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
JAGO   m   Cornish
Cornish form of JACOB.
JAHAN   m   Persian
Means "world" in Persian. This name was borne by Shah Jahan, a 17th-century Mughal Emperor who is best known as the builder of the Taj Mahal.
JAHANGIR   m   Persian, Urdu
Means "world conqueror" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal Emperor.
JAHLEEL   m   Biblical
Means "God waits" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
JAHZEEL   m   Biblical
Means "God apportions" in Hebrew. This was the son of Naphtali in the Old Testament.
JAI   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of JAY (2) and a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAIDEN   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAIDEV   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAIME (1)   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JAMES.
JAIR   m   Biblical
Means "he shines" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Manasseh and one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
JAIRUS   m   Biblical
From Ιαιρος (Iairos), the Greek form of JAIR used in the New Testament, where it belongs to the father of a young girl brought back to life by Jesus.
JAKA   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKAB   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKE   m   English
Medieval variant of JACK. It is also sometimes used as a short form of JACOB.
JAKES   m   Basque
Basque form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JÁKOB   m   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian variant form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKOV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKŠA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JAKOV.
JAKUB   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JÁKUP   m   Faroese
Faroese form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JALAL   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "greatness" in Arabic.
JALEN   m   African American (Modern)
An invented name. In America it was popularized in the 1990s by basketball player Jalen Rose (1973-), whose name was a combination of those of his father James and maternal uncle Leonard.
JALIL   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "important, exalted" in Arabic.
JALMARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of HJALMAR.
JALO   m   Finnish
Means "noble, gracious" in Finnish.
JAM   m   Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Yima meaning "twin" (related to Sanskrit Yama). This was the name of a mythological king, more commonly called Jamshid.
JAMAAL   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JAMAL.
JAMAL   m   Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic. Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was a political activist who promoted pan-Islamism in the 19th century.
JAMAR   m   African American
Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.
JAMEEL   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JAMIL.
JAMES   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (see JACOB). This was the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded under Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.... [more]
JAMESON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
JAMEY   m   English
Diminutive of JAMES.
JAMI (2)   m   Finnish
Diminutive of VILJAMI.
JAMIE   m & f   Scottish, English
Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.
JAMIL   m   Arabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
JAMIN   m   Biblical
Means "right hand" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Simeon.
JAMISON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
JAMSHED   m   Persian, Tajik, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of JAMSHID, as well as the regular Tajik form.
JAMSHEED   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of JAMSHID.
JAMSHID   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining JAM". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia. He is known as either Jamshid or Jam, where Jamshid is a combination of his original name and an honourific.
JAMYANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
JÁN   m   Slovak
Slovak form of JOHANNES.
JAN (1)   m   Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Polish, Slovene, German, Catalan
Form of JOHANNES. This name was borne by the 15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck and the 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
JAN (3)   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.
JANCSI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of JÁNOS.
JANEK   m   Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of JAN (1).
JANEZ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JOHANNES.
JANI   m   Finnish, Hungarian
Finnish form and Hungarian diminutive of JOHN.
JĀNIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of JOHN.
JANKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JAN (3).
JANKO   m   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Slovak
Diminutive of JANEZ or JÁN.
JANNE (1)   m   Finnish, Swedish
Finnish form of JOHN, as well as a Swedish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNICK   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNIK   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
JÁNOS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOHN.
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 meaning "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW or JAROSLAV.
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.
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 meaning "fierce, energetic" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
JARMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JAROD   m   English
Variant of JARED.
JAROGNIEW   m   Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".
JAROMÍR   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "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 meaning "fierce, energetic" and pulku meaning "people, host".
JAROSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSLAVAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSŁAW   m   Polish
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".
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.
JASMIN (2)   m   French (Rare)
French masculine form of JASMINE.
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.
JATAU   m   Western African, Hausa
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
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.
JAVOR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JAWDAT   m & f   Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "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.
JAYCE   m   English
Short form of JASON.
JAYCOB   m   English (Rare)
Variant of JACOB.
JAYDEN   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAYDON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
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".
JAYLEN   m & f   African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLIN   m & f   African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYMES   m   English (Modern)
Variant of JAMES.
JAYSON   m   English
Variant of JASON.
JAYWANT   m   Indian, Marathi
Means "possessing victory" in Sanskrit.
JĀZEPS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of JOSEPH.
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-BAPTISTE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
JEAN-MARIE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARIE.
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.
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.
JEHAN   m   Medieval French
Old French 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.
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.
JELANI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
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.
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