Masculine Names

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INNOCENT m History
From the Late Latin name Innocentius, which was derived from innocens "innocent". This was the name of several early saints. It was also borne by 13 popes including Innocent III, a politically powerful ruler and organizer of the Fourth Crusade.
INNOCENZO m Italian
Italian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Иннокентий (see INNOKENTIY).
INNOKENTIY m Russian
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Иннокентий (see INNOKENTIY).
INOCENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INTI m Native American, Quechua, Incan Mythology
Means "sun" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca god of the sun.
INTO m Finnish
Means "enthusiasm" in Finnish.
INYENE m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
IOAB m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek and Latin form of JOAB.
IOAKEIM m Judeo-Christian Legend
Greek form of JOACHIM, found in the apocryphal Gospel of James.
IOAN m Romanian, Welsh, Bulgarian
Romanian and Welsh form of JOHN. This is also an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йоан (see YOAN (2)).
IOANE m Georgian (Archaic)
Older Georgian form of JOHN.
IOANN m Russian
Older Russian form of JOHN.
IOANNES m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
IOANNIS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Ιωαννης (see JOHN).
IOANNU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOB m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IODOCUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IOEL m Biblical Greek
Form of JOEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOHANNES m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of JOEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IOKUA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOSHUA.
IOLO m Welsh
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
IOLYN m Welsh
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
ÍOMHAR m Irish
Irish form of IVOR.
IOMHAR m Scottish
Scottish form of IVOR.
ION (1) m Basque, Romanian
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
ION (2) m Greek Mythology
Of unknown etymology, possibly pre-Greek. According to Greek mythology he was a son of Creusa and Xuthus (or alternatively the god Apollo). He was said to be the ancestor of the Greek tribe of the Ionians.
IONA (2) m Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as the Russian and Georgian form.
IONAS m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Greek Bible. It is also the form used in the Latin New Testament.
IONATÁN m Irish
Irish form of JONATHAN.
IONATHAN m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONATHAN and JEHONATHAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IONEL m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IONUȚ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IORAM m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JORAM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IORDAN m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йордан (see YORDAN).
IORWERTH m Welsh
Means "handsome lord" from Welsh ior "lord" and berth "handsome". This name is used in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, where it belongs to a son of Maredudd. This name is sometimes used as a Welsh form of EDWARD.
IOSAPHAT m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSEB m Georgian
Georgian form of JOSEPH.
IOSEPH m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
IOSEPHUS m Late Roman
Latin form of JOSEPH.
IOSES m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSES.
IOSIAS m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOSIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSIF m Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IOSIFU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
IOSUE m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JOSHUA.
IOU m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEHU.
IOUBAL m Biblical Greek
Form of JUBAL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOUDAS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDAH.
IOVIANUS m Ancient Roman
Older form of JOVIAN.
IOVIS m Roman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
IOVITA m & f Ancient Roman
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
IPATI m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ипатий (see IPATIY).
IPATIY m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of the Greek name ‘Υπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.
IPPOLIT m Russian
Russian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IPPOLITO m Italian
Italian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IQBAL m Arabic
Means "fortunate" in Arabic. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a poet, philosopher, and scholar from Pakistan.
'IRA' m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of IRA (1).
IRA (1) m Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where remained moderately common into the 20th century.
IRAKLI m Georgian
Georgian form of HERAKLES.
IRAKLIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
IRAKLIY m Russian
Russian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS).
IRAMEEL m Biblical Greek
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IRENAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ειρηναιος (Eirenaios), which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.
IRÉNÉE m French
French form of IRENAEUS.
IRENEUSZ m Polish
Polish form of IRENAEUS.
İRFAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IRFAN.
IRFAN m Arabic
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
IRINEI m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ириней (see IRINEY).
IRINEY m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of IRENAEUS.
IRNERIUS m History
Possibly from Wernerius, a Latinized form of the Germanic name WERNER. This was the name of a 12th-century Italian scholar and jurist.
IRVIN m English
From a surname that was a variant of either IRVING or IRWIN.
IRVING m English, Scottish, Jewish
From a Scottish surname that was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah. A famous bearer was the Russian-American songwriter and lyricist Irving Berlin (1888-1989), whose birth name was Israel Beilin.
IRWIN m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name EOFORWINE.
İSA m Turkish
Turkish form of JESUS.
ISA (1) m Arabic
Arabic form of JESUS.
ISA (3) m Frisian, Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element is "ice, iron".
ISAAC m English, Spanish, Catalan, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17), and later Sarah laughed when overhearing the same prophecy (see Genesis 18:12). When Isaac was a boy, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. Isaac went on to become the father of Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca.... [more]
ISAAK m Russian, German, Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISAAKU m Old Church Slavic
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
ISAC m Romanian, Swedish
Romanian form of ISAAC, as well as a Swedish variant form.
ISACCO m Italian
Italian form of ISAAC.
ISADORE m English
Variant of ISIDORE.
ISAGANI m Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the novel El Filibusterismo (1891) by José Rizal.
ISAIA m Italian
Italian form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAH m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC, at a time when Assyria threatened the Kingdom of Judah. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
ISAÍAS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAS m Biblical
Late Latin form of ISAIAH used in some versions of the Bible.
ISAIJA m Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of ISAIAH.
ÍSAK m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ISAAC.
ISAK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
'ISAM m Arabic
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
ISAMU m Japanese
From Japanese (isamu) meaning "brave" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
ISAQUE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ISAAC.
ISAURUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
ISAY m Russian
Russian form of ISAIAH.
ISBRAND m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IJSBRAND.
ISER m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of ISRAEL.
ISEUL f & m Korean
Means "dew" in Korean.
ISHA f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Hinduism
Means "master, lord" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ईशा and the masculine form ईश (an epithet of the Hindu god Shiva). It is also the name of one of the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
ISHKUR m Sumerian Mythology
Meaning unknown, of Sumerian origin. This was the name of a Sumerian storm god, later identified by the Akkadians with Adad.
ISHMAEL m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear", from the roots שָׁמַע (shama') meaning "to hear" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Abraham. He is the traditional ancestor of the Arab people. Also in the Old Testament, it is borne by a man who assassinates Gedaliah the governor of Judah. The author Herman Melville later used this name for the narrator in his novel Moby-Dick (1851).
ISHMERAI m Biblical
Means "he guards" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ISHVI m Biblical
Means "he resembles me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Asher in the Old Testament.
ISI m & f Native American, Choctaw
Means "deer" in Choctaw.
ISIAH m English
Variant of ISAIAH.
ISIDOR m German, Russian (Rare)
German and Russian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORE m English, French, Georgian (Rare), Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) meaning "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]
ISIDORO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORUS m Late Roman
Latin form of ISIDOROS.
ISIDRO m Spanish
Spanish variant of ISIDORE.
ISINGOMA m Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
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) meaning "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 that means "below the grove" from Welsh is "below" and llwyn "grove".
ISMAEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
ISMAËL m French
French form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAEL m Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Greek
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAELE m Italian
Italian form of ISHMAEL.
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, Malay, Uyghur, Albanian
Malay, Uyghur and Albanian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
'ISMAT m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
İSMET m Turkish
Turkish form of 'ISMAT.
ISMET m Bosnian, Albanian
Bosnian and Albanian form of 'ISMAT.
ISMO m Finnish
Finnish form of ISHMAEL.
ISOCRATES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ισοκρατης (Isokrates) meaning "equal power", derived from ισος (isos) meaning "equal" and κρατος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian orator.
ISRAEL m Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contends", from the roots שָׂרָה (sarah) meaning "to contend, to fight" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see 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) meaning "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.
ISSOUF m Western African
Form of YUSUF used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
ISSOUFOU m Western African
Form of YUSUF used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
ISSUR m Yiddish (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Yiddish איסר (see ISER).
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
Modern 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").
ITHAI m Biblical
From a Hebrew name spelled variously אִתַּי ('Ittai) or אִיתַי ('Itai) 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 "date 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
Possibly means "God is with me" in Hebrew. This is 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יִצְחָק (see 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.
IUSTINUS m Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTIN.
IUSTUS m Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTUS.
IVAILO m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Ивайло (see 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, Romanian, 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.
IVER m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of IVAR.
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).
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 that 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
Modern 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.
IZAK m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ISAAC.
IZAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of ETHAN, reflecting the English pronunciation.
IZANAGI m Japanese 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.
IZSÁK m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ISAAC.
IZTOK m Slovene
Derived from a South Slavic word meaning "east".
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزّ الدين (see 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
Alternate transcription of Arabic جبريل (see 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. It was also the name of one of the two pillars that stood outside Solomon's Temple, Boaz being the other.
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.... [more]
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.
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).
JAD m Arabic
Means "serious" in Arabic. This name is most common in Lebanon.
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 den 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 (1) m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (jae) meaning "talent, ability" or (jae) meaning "wealth, riches", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
JAE (2) m & f English (Rare)
Variant of JAY (1).
JAE-SEONG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jae) meaning "located at, exist" or (jae) meaning "kill, rule" combined with (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "sincere, honest, true". Other hanja combinations are possible.
JAFAR m Arabic, Persian
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see JAFAR).
JAFFE m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see YAFE).
JAFFER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see JAFAR).
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.
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 will divide" in Hebrew. This is the son of Naphtali in the Old Testament.
JAI m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi जय (see JAY (2)), as well as 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 Iacomus (see JAMES).
JAÍR m Biblical Spanish
Spanish form of JAIR.
JAIR m Biblical, Biblical Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
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).
JAKOB m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Slovene
Form of JACOB (or JAMES) used in several languages.
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.