Masculine Names

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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.
JALMARI m Finnish
Finnish form of HJALMAR.
JALO m Finnish
Means "noble, gracious" in Finnish.
JAM m Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Yima meaning "twin" (related to Sanskrit Yama). This was the name of a mythological king, more commonly called Jamshid.
JAMAAL m Arabic, African American
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمال (see JAMAL).
JAMAL m Arabic, African American
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
JAMAL AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "beauty of the faith" from Arabic جمال (jamal) meaning "beauty" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith". Jamal al-Din al-Afghani (1839-1897) was a political activist who promoted pan-Islamism.
JAMALUDDIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمال الدين (see JAMAL AL-DIN).
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميل (see 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 & f English
Variant of JAMIE.
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
Alternate transcription of Persian جمشید (see JAMSHID), as well as the regular Tajik form.
JAMSHEED m Persian, Persian Mythology
Alternate transcription of Persian جمشید (see JAMSHID).
JAMSHID m Persian, Uzbek, 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, Sorbian
Form of JOHANNES used in various languages. This name was borne by the 15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck and the 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
JAN (3) m Medieval English
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.
JANCSI m Hungarian
Diminutive of JÁNOS.
JANEK m Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of JAN (1).
JANEZ m Slovene
Slovene form of JOHANNES.
JANI m Finnish, Hungarian
Finnish form and Hungarian diminutive of JOHN.
JĀNIS m Latvian
Latvian form of JOHN.
JANKIN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JAN (3).
JANKO m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Slovak
Diminutive of JANEZ or JÁN.
JANNE (1) m Finnish, Swedish
Finnish form of JOHN, as well as a Swedish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNICK m Danish
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNIK m Danish
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
JÁNOS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOHN.
JANUARIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "January" in Latin. The name of the month derives from the name of the Roman god Janus. Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples, was a bishop who was beheaded during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
JANUS m Roman Mythology
Means "archway" in Latin. Janus was the Roman god of gateways and beginnings, often depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. The month of January is named for him.
JANUSZ m Polish
Polish form of JOHN.
JANVIER m French
French form of JANUARIUS. Though now rare in France, it is more common in French-speaking parts of Africa.
JAOUAD m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواد (see JAWAD) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
JAPHETH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יֶפֶת (Yefet) meaning "enlarged". In the Old Testament he is one of the three sons of Noah, along with Shem and Ham. He was the ancestor of the peoples of Europe and Northern Asia.
JAPIK m Frisian (Rare)
Frisian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAQUAN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Ja and quan.
JARAH m Biblical
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a descendant of Saul.
JARED m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent". This is the name of a close descendant of Adam in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popularized in the 1960s by the character Jarrod Barkley on the television series The Big Valley.
JAREK m Polish, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru meaning "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW or JAROSLAV.
JARETH m Popular Culture
Probably a blend of JARED and GARETH. This was the name of the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, in the movie Labyrinth (1986).
JARI m Finnish
Short form of JALMARI.
JARKKO m Finnish
Diminutive of JARMO.
JARL m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "chieftain, nobleman, earl" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Jarl was the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.
JARLATH m Irish
Anglicized form of IARFHLAITH.
JARLE m Norwegian
Variant of JARL.
JARMIL m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
JARMO m Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JAROD m English
Variant of JARED.
JAROGNIEW m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".
JAROMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "peace, world".
JAROMIR m Polish
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
JARON (1) m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָרוֹן (see YARON).
JARON (2) m English (Modern)
Invented name, probably based on JARED and DARREN.
JAROPEŁK m Polish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and pulku meaning "people, host".
JAROSLAV m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSLAVAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSŁAW m Polish
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".
JARRED m English
Variant of JARED.
JARRETT m English
From a surname that was a variant of GARRETT.
JARROD m English
Variant of JARED.
JARVIS m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name GERVAIS.
JAŠA m Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JAKOB.
JASE m English (Modern)
Short form of JASON.
JASKA m Finnish
Diminutive of JAAKKO.
JASMIN (2) m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of JASMINE.
JASON m English, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason) meaning "healer", derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) meaning "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
From Latin Gaspar, perhaps from the biblical Hebrew word גִּזְבָּר (gizbar) meaning "treasurer", derived from Persian ganzabara. 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.
JASUR m Uzbek
Means "brave" in Uzbek.
JASVINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Gurmukhi ਜਸਵਿੰਦਰ (see JASWINDER).
JASWINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
JATAU m Western African, Hausa
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
JAUME m Catalan
Catalan form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
JAUMET m Catalan (Rare)
Diminutive of JAUME.
JAVAD m Persian
Persian form of JAWAD.
JAVAID m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu جاوید (see JAVED).
JAVAN m Biblical
Means "Greece" in Hebrew, possibly related to ION (2). In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Noah and the ancestor of the Greek peoples.
JAVED m Persian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
JAVI m Spanish
Short form of JAVIER.
JAVIER m Spanish
Spanish form of XAVIER.
JAVOHIR m Uzbek
Means "jewels" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian.
JAVOR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JAWAD m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic.
JAWDAT m & f Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JAX m English (Modern)
Short form of JACKSON.
JAXTON m English (Modern)
Variant of JAXON influenced by similar-sounding names such as Paxton and Braxton.
JAXX m English (Modern)
Short form 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.
JAYDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN. This spelling continued to rapidly rise in popularity in the United States past 2003, unlike Jaden, which stalled. It peaked at the fourth rank for boys in 2010, showing tremendous growth over only two decades. It has since declined.
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), Dutch (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
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
Modern French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Since the 12th century it has consistently been the most common male name in France. It finally dropped from the top rank in 1958, unseated by Philippe.... [more]
JEAN-BAPTISTE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
JEAN-CHARLES m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and CHARLES.
JEAN-CLAUDE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and CLAUDE.
JEAN-JACQUES m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and JACQUES. This name was borne by the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778).
JEAN-LUC m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and LUC. A famous bearer is the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (1930-).
JEAN-MARC m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARC.
JEAN-MARIE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARIE.
JEAN-MICHEL m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MICHEL.
JEANNOT m French
Diminutive of JEAN (1).
JEAN-PAUL m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and PAUL. A famous bearer was the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).
JEAN-PHILIPPE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and PHILIPPE.
JEAN-PIERRE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and PIERRE.
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 "YAHWEH will establish" 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, derived from יָדִיד (yadid) meaning "beloved, friend" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. 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
Alternate transcription of Hindi जितेन्द्र or Marathi जितेंद्र (see 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 will live" 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 "YAHWEH establishes" 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) meaning "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.
JEHOSHEBA m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֶׁבַע (Yehosheva') meaning "YAHWEH is an oath". In the Old Testament she is the daughter of King Jehoram of Judah. With her husband Jehoiada she rescued the future king Joash, her nephew, from a purge.
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, ultimately referring to a person from the tribe of Judah. In the Old Testament this is the name of a servant of King Jehoiakim.
JĒKABS m Latvian
Latvian form of JACOB.
JELANI m African American
Possibly a form of the Arabic surname الجيلاني (al-Jilani), notably borne by the 12th-century Persian Sufi leader Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (or Abdul Qadir Gilani), indicating he came from the town of Gilan near Baghdad.
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.
JENSEN m English (Modern)
From a Danish surname meaning "son of JENS".
JEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", as well as other characters that 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.
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 that meant "son of JEP".
JERAHMEEL m Biblical
From Hebrew יְרַחְמְאֵל (Yerachme'el) meaning "God will have pity". This name is borne by a few minor characters in the Old Testament.
JERALD m English
Variant of GERALD.
JERE m Finnish, Croatian, English
Finnish diminutive of JEREMIAS (usually used independently), as well as a Croatian diminutive of JERONIM and an English diminutive of JERALD or JEREMIAH.
JEREMI m Polish
Polish form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIAH m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִרְמְיָהוּ (Yirmiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH will exalt", from the roots רוּם (rum) meaning "to exalt" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. 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.
JEREMIASZ m Polish
Polish form of JEREMIAH.
JÉRÉMIE m French
French form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIEL m Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
From Latin Hieremihel, probably from the Hebrew name Yerachme'el (see JERAHMEEL). Jeremiel (also called Remiel or Uriel) is named as an archangel in some verions of the apocryphal book of 2 Esdras (preserved in Latin) in the Old Testament.
JÉRÉMY m French
French form of JEREMIAH.
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 English (Modern)
From the name of a city in Israel that 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) meaning "sacred" and ονομα (onoma) meaning "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.
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 that was a variant of JARVIS.
JERZY m Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JESPER m Danish, Swedish
Danish form of JASPER.
JESS m & f English
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
JESSE m English, Dutch, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשַׁי (Yishai), 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.
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 that 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 that 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 that are pronounced similarly.
JIEMBA m Indigenous Australian, Wiradjuri
Means "star" or perhaps "laughing star" in Wiradjuri.
JI-HOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지훈 (see 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.
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 Japanese 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. This was the usual name of American actor James Stewart (1908-1997).
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.
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