Masculine Names

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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
Hungarian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKOV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKŠA   m   Croatian
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, possibly meaning either "twin" or "river". 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.
JANIKA   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of JÁNOS.
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 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.
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".
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
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and pulku "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 "fierce, energetic" and slava "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.
JAUME   m   Catalan
Catalan form of JAMES.
JAUMET   m   Catalan
Diminutive of JAUME.
JAVAID   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of JAVED.
JAVAN   m   Biblical
Means "Greece" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Noah and the ancestor of the Greek people.
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) "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.
JEM   m   English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JEMMY   m   English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JENARO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JENCI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of JENŐ.
JENGO   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JERVIS   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of JARVIS.
JERZY   m   Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JESPER   m   Danish
Danish form of JASPER.
JESS   m & f   English
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
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.
JESSIE (2)   m   English
Variant of JESSE.
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.
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).
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.
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-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.
JIM   m   English
Medieval diminutive of JAMES.
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.
JIMMY   m   English
Diminutive of JAMES.
JIN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jīn) meaning "gold, metal, money", (jǐn) meaning "tapestry, brocade, embroidered" or (jīn) meaning "ferry". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
JINAN   m & f   Arabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
JINDŘICH   m   Czech
Czech form of HENRY.
JING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle", (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit", (jīng) meaning "clear, crystal" or (jīng) meaning "capital city". Other characters can also form this name.
JINGYI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.
JIRAIR   m   Armenian
Variant transcription of ZHIRAYR.
JIŘÍ   m   Czech
Czech form of GEORGE.
JIRO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of JIROU.
JIROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (ji) meaning "two" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the second son. Other combinations of kanji characters can also be possible.
JITENDER   m   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of JITENDRA used by Sikhs.
JITENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "conqueror of Indra" from Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering" combined with the name of the god INDRA.
JI-U   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "sesame" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (u) meaning "rain" or (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JI-WOO   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JI-U.
JI-YEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" combined with (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YOUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JI-YEONG.
JO   f & m   English, German, Dutch
Short form of JOAN (1), JOANNA, JOSEPHINE, or other names that begin with Jo. It is primarily masculine in German and Dutch, short for JOHANNES or JOSEF.
JOAB   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is father" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, he was the commander of King David's army. In separate incidents he killed both Abner and Absalom. When Solomon came to power he was executed.
JOACHIM   m   French, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary. Due to his popularity in the Middle Ages, the name came into general use in Christian Europe (though it was never common in England).
JOAKIM   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Serbian, Macedonian
Scandinavian, Macedonian and Serbian form of JOACHIM.
JOAN (2)   m   Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JÓANNES   m   Faroese
Faroese form of JOHN.
JOANNES   m   Late Roman
Latin variant of JOHANNES.
JOÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOÃOZINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOÃO.
JOAQUIM   m   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JOACHIM.
JOASH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאָשׁ (Yo'ash) which possibly meant either "fire of YAHWEH" or "YAHWEH has given". In the Old Testament this name was borne by several characters including the father of Gideon, a king of Judah, and a son of King Ahab of Israel.
JOB   m   Biblical, Dutch
From the Hebrew name אִיּוֹב ('Iyyov) which means "persecuted, hated". In the Book of Job in the Old Testament he is a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.
JOBY   m   English (Rare)
Diminutive of JOB.
JOCELYN   f & m   English, French
From a Germanic masculine name, variously written as Gaudelenus, Gautselin, Gauzlin, along with many other spellings. It was derived from the Germanic element Gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Gauts, combined with a Latin diminutive suffix. The Normans brought this name to England in the form Goscelin or Joscelin, and it was common until the 14th century. It was revived in the 20th century primarily as a feminine name, perhaps an adaptation of the surname Jocelyn (a medieval derivative of the given name). In France this is a masculine name only.
JOCHEM   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JOACHIM.
JOCHEN   m   German
German form of JOACHIM.
JOCHIM   m   German
German variant form of JOACHIM.
JOĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of JOHN or JOSEPH.
JOCK   m   Scottish
Scottish form of JACK.
JOCKEL   m   German
Diminutive of JAKOB, JÖRG or JOACHIM.
JOCKIE   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
JOCKY   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
JODOC   m   Breton
Variant of JUDOC.
JODOCUS   m   Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JODY   f & m   English
Probably either a variant of JUDY or a diminutive of JOSEPH. It was popularized by the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel 'The Yearling' (1938) and the subsequent film adaptation (1946).
JOE   m   English
Short form of JOSEPH. Five famous sports figures who have had this name are boxers Joe Louis (1914-1981) and Joe Frazier (1944-), baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), and football quarterbacks Joe Namath (1943-) and Joe Montana (1956-).
JOËL   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of JOEL.
JOEL   m   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God". Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.
JOEP   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOZEF.
JOERI   m   Dutch
Dutch form of YURIY.
JOEY   m & f   English
Diminutive of JOSEPH. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of JOSEPHINE or JOHANNA.
JOFFREY   m   French
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
JOHAN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Scandinavian and Dutch form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHANAN   m   Biblical
Form of Yochanan (see JOHN) used in the English Old Testament. It was the name of a military leader in the time of the prophet Jeremiah.
JÓHANN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHANN   m   German
German form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Famous bearers include German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), German novelist and poet Johann Goethe (1749-1832), and Austrian composers Johann Strauss the Elder (1804-1849) and his son Johann Strauss the Younger (1825-1899).
JÓHANNES   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JOHANNES   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Late Roman
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
JOHANO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of JOHN.
JOHN   m   English, Biblical
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious". The Hebrew form occurs in the Old Testament (spelled Johanan or Jehohanan in the English version), but this name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first is John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who is considered the forerunner of Jesus. He baptized Jesus and was later executed by Herod Antipas. The second is the apostle John, who is traditionally regarded as the author of the fourth gospel and Revelation. With the apostles Peter and James (his brother), he was part of the inner circle of Jesus.... [more]
JOHNATHAN   m   English
Variant of JONATHAN.
JOHNATHON   m   English
Variant of JONATHAN.
JOHNIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
JOHNNIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
JOHNNY   m   English
Diminutive of JOHN. A famous bearer is American actor Johnny Depp (1963-).
JOJO   m & f   English
Diminutive of JOSEPH, JOLENE, and other names that begin with Jo.
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