Masculine Names

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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. A notable bearer was American comedian Jerry Lewis (1926-2017).
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.
JESSÉ   m   French
French form of JESSE.
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.
JIEMBA   m   Indigenous Australian, Wiradjuri
Means "star" or perhaps "laughing star" in Wiradjuri.
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, Biblical French, 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 Goths, 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 (Rare)
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.
JOFRE   m   Catalan
Catalan 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, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, 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.
JOKIN   m   Basque
Basque form of JOACHIM.
JOKTAN   m   Biblical
Means "small" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Eber in the Old Testament.
JOKŪBAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JOKUM   m   Danish
Danish form of JOACHIM.
JOLYON   m   English (Rare)
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).
JÓN   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JON (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Basque
Scandinavian and Basque form of JOHN.
JON (2)   m   English
Short form of JONATHAN, or sometimes a variant of JOHN.
JONAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove". This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Jonah was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh, but instead fled by boat. After being caught in a storm, the other sailors threw Jonah overboard, at which point he was swallowed. He emerged from the fish alive and repentant three days later.... [more]
JÓNAS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONAH.
JONÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JONAS (1)   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOHN.
JONAS (2)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Biblical
From Ιωνας (Ionas), the Greek form of JONAH. This spelling is used in some English translations of the New Testament.
JÓNATAN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONATHAN.
JONATAN   m   Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Spanish form of JONATHAN, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.
JÔNATAS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JONATHAN.
JONATHAN   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan),contracted to יוֹנָתָן (Yonatan), meaning "YAHWEH has given". According to the Old Testament, Jonathan was the eldest son of Saul. His relationship with his father was strained due to his close friendship with his father's rival David. Along with Saul he was killed in battle with the Philistines.... [more]
JONATHON   m   English
Variant of JONATHAN.
JONE (2)   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of JON (1).
JONG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG.
JONG-SU   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jong) meaning "lineage, ancestry" and (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.
JONI (2)   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JONNY   m   English
Diminutive of JONATHAN.
JONTY   m   English (British)
Diminutive of JONATHAN.
JOOLS   m & f   English
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOON   m   Korean
Variant transcription of JUN (1).
JOONA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JONAH.
JOONAS   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of JONAS (2).
JOON-HO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of JUN-HO.
JOOP   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNES or JOZEF.
JOORD   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JORDAN.
JOOS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of JODOCUS, JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOOSEP   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOSEPH.
JOOSEPPI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOSEPH.
JOOST   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Iudocus (see JOYCE), sometimes used as a diminutive of JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOO-WON   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of JU-WON.
JORAM   m   Biblical
Contracted form of Yehoram (see JEHORAM). This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament, as well as being another name for the kings Jehoram of Israel and Jehoram of Judah.
JÖRAN   m   Swedish
Variant of GÖRAN.
JORDAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JORDAN.
JORDÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JORDAN.
JORDAN   m & f   English, Macedonian
From the name of the river which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". In the New Testament John the Baptist baptizes Jesus Christ in its waters, and it was adopted as a personal name in Europe after crusaders brought water back from the river to baptize their children. There may have been some influence from the Germanic name JORDANES, notably borne by a 6th-century Gothic historian.... [more]
JORDANES   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, probably related to the Norse element jord meaning "land". This name was borne by a 6th-century Roman author of Gothic background, who wrote a history of the Goths. It is possible that the spelling of his name was influenced by that of the Jordan River.
JORDÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JORDAN.
JORDI   m   Catalan
Catalan form of GEORGE.
JORDON   m   English
Variant of JORDAN.
JÖRG   m   German
German short form of GEORGE.
JØRG   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of JØRGEN.
JORGE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GEORGE.
JÖRGEN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of JÜRGEN.
JØRGEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of JÜRGEN.
JORGINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JORGE.
JORIS   m   Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GEORGE.
JORMA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JØRN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Short form of JØRGEN.
JORRIT   m   Frisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JORY   m   Cornish
Cornish form of GEORGE.
JOS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
JOSAPHAT   m   Biblical
Contracted form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in some English versions of the New Testament.
JOSCELIN   m   Old Norman
Norman form of JOCELYN.
JOSÉ   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH.
JOSEBA   m   Basque
Basque form of JOSEPH.
JOSEF   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech form of JOSEPH.
JOSEMARÍA   m   Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and MARÍA.
JOSÈP   m   Occitan
Occitan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEP   m   Catalan
Catalan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPE   m   Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of JOSEPH.
JOSEPH   m   English, French, German, Biblical
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add". In the Old Testament Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob and the first with his wife Rachel. Because he was the favourite of his father, his older brothers sent him to Egypt and told their father that he had died. In Egypt, Joseph became an advisor to the pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled with his brothers when they came to Egypt during a famine. This name also occurs in the New Testament, belonging to Saint Joseph the husband of Mary, and to Joseph of Arimathea.... [more]
JOSEPHUS   m   Dutch, History
Latin form of JOSEPH. This form is used by Dutch Catholics. In English, it is used primarily to refer to the 1st-century Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus.
JOSES   m   Biblical
From Ιωσης (Ioses), a Greek variant of JOSEPH used in the New Testament to distinguish Joseph the brother of James from the many other characters of that name.
JOSH   m   English
Short form of JOSHUA.
JOSHUA   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". As told in the Old Testament, Joshua was a companion of Moses. He went up Mount Sinai with Moses when he received the Ten Commandments from God, and later he was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan. After Moses died Joshua succeeded him as leader of the Israelites and he led the conquest of Canaan. His original name was Hoshea.... [more]
JOSIAH   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
JOSIAS   m   Biblical
Latinized form of JOSIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
JOSIF   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOSEPH.
JOSIP   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JÓSKA   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of JÓZSEF.
JOŠKO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of JOSIP.
JOSO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JOSS   f & m   English
Short form of JOCELYN.
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSSELIN   m   French
French variant of JOCELYN.
JOŠT   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOST   m   German
German form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSU   m   Basque
Basque form of JESUS.
JOSUÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JOTHAM   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is upright" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Gideon and a king of Judah.
JOTHI   f & m   Tamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
JOUKAHAINEN   m   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a youth who challenges Väinämöinen to a chanting (or spellcasting) duel. Joukahainen loses, and must promise his sister Aino to Väinämöinen.
JOUKO   m   Finnish
Short form of JOUKAHAINEN.
JOUNI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JOURDAIN   m   French
French form of JORDAN.
JOVAN   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOHN.
JOVE   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.
JOVIAN   m   Ancient Roman (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovianus, a Roman cognomen which was a derivative of Iovis (see JOVE). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor.
JOWAN   m   Cornish
Cornish form of JOHN.
JOYCE   f & m   English
From the medieval masculine name Josse, which was derived from the earlier Iudocus, which was a Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name belonged to a 7th-century Breton saint, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 14th century, but was later revived as a feminine name, perhaps because of similarity to the Middle English word joise "to rejoice". This given name also formed the basis for a surname, as in the case of the Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941).
JOZAFAT   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of JOSAPHAT. This was the name of a 17th-century Polish saint and martyr who attempted to reconcile the Catholic and Eastern Churches.
JOŽE   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JOSEPH.
JÓZEF   m   Polish
Polish form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEF   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOZEF   m   Slovak, Dutch
Slovak and Dutch form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of JOSEPH.
JOZO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JÓZSEF   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOSEPH.
JÓZSI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of JÓZSEF.
JÓZSUA   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOSHUA.
JOZUA   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JOSHUA.
JU   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chrysanthemum" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "big, enormous" (usually only masculine), besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JUAN (1)   m   Spanish, Manx
Spanish and Manx form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This name is borne by Don Juan, a character from Spanish legend who, after killing his lover's father, is dragged to hell by the father's ghost.
JUANITO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of JUAN (1).
JUANNE   m   Sardinian
Variant of GIUANNE.
JUBAL   m   Biblical
Means "stream" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in Genesis in the Old Testament as belonging to the first person to be a musician.
JUDA   m   Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) "to be excellent".
JUDAH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדָה (Yehudah), probably derived from יָדָה (yadah) meaning "praise". In the Old Testament Judah is the fourth of the twelve sons of Jacob by Leah, and the ancestor of the tribe of Judah. An explanation for his name is given in Genesis 29:35. His tribe eventually formed the Kingdom of Judah in the south of Israel. King David and Jesus were among the descendants of him and his wife Tamar. This name was also borne by Judah Maccabee, the Jewish priest who revolted against Seleucid rule in the 2nd century BC, as told in the Books of Maccabees.... [more]
JUDAS   m   Biblical
From Ιουδας (Ioudas), the Greek form of JUDAH. This is the name of several characters in the New Testament including the infamous Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities in exchange for money.
JUDD   m   English, Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JORDAN. Modern use of this name is inspired by the surname that was derived from the medieval name.
JUDE (1)   m   English, Biblical
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. He was supposedly the author of the Epistle of Jude. In the English-speaking world, Jude has occasionally been used as a given name since the time of the Protestant Reformation.
JUDICAËL   m   French, Breton
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iud "lord, prince" and cael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
JUDIKAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of JUDICAËL.
JUDOC   m   Breton, Ancient Celtic
Breton form of JOYCE.
JUDOCUS   m   Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JUHA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUHÁN   m   Sami
Northern Sami form of JOHN.
JUHAN   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
JUHANA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUHANI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUHO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUKKA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JULEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of JULIUSZ.
JULEN   m   Basque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULES (1)   m   French
French form of JULIUS. A notable bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905), author of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' and other works of science fiction.
JULES (2)   f & m   English
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JULIÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIAN   m   English, Polish, German
From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).
JULIEN   m   French
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JULIUS.
JÚLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JULIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JULIUS.
JÚLIUS   m   Slovak
Slovak form of JULIUS.
JULIUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, German
From a Roman family name which was possibly derived from Greek ιουλος (ioulos) meaning "downy-bearded". Alternatively, it could be related to the name of the Roman god JUPITER. This was a prominent patrician family of Rome, who claimed descent from the mythological Julus, son of Aeneas. Its most notable member was Gaius Julius Caesar, who gained renown as a military leader for his clever conquest of Gaul. After a civil war he became the dictator of the Roman Republic, but was eventually stabbed to death in the senate.... [more]
JULIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JULYAN   m   English (Rare)
Medieval variant of JULIAN.
JUMAANE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
JUN (1)   m & f   Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (jūn) meaning "king, ruler", (jùn) meaning "talented, handsome" (which is usually only masculine) or (jūn) meaning "army" (also usually only masculine). This is also a single-character Korean name, often from the hanja meaning "talented, handsome". This name can be formed by other characters besides those shown here.
JUN (2)   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "pure", (jun) meaning "moisture", (jun) meaning "pure, clean, simple", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
JUNAID   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JUNAYD.
JUNAYD   m   Arabic
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) "army, soldiers".
JUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG.
JUNG-HEE   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG-HUI.
JUNG-HOON   m   Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG-HUN.
JUN-HO   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JUN'ICHI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
JUNIOR   m   English
From a nickname which was originally used for a boy who had the same name as his father.
JUNÍPERO   m   Various
This was the name assumed by the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan monk Miguel José Serra, a missionary to California. He named himself after one of Saint Francis's companions, who was named from Latin iuniperus "juniper".
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