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HANNE (1)   f & m   Danish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).
HANNU   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES.
HAPPY   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HARAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "hill, mountain" in Hebrew. This is the name of the brother of Abraham and father of Lot in the Old Testament.
HARDY   m   English
From a surname which was derived from Middle English hardi "brave, hardy".
HARIS (1)   m   Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
HARIS (2)   m & f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARRI   m   Finnish, Welsh
Finnish and Welsh form of HARRY.
HARRY   m   English
Medieval English form of HENRY. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and HAROLD. A famous bearer was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books, first released in 1997.
HARSH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARTA   m   Indonesian
Means "wealth, treasure, property" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit अर्थ (artha).
HARUN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of 'The 1001 Nights'.
HARVE   m   English
Short form of HARVEY.
HASAN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
HAŞİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HASHIM.
HASIM   m   Arabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HASİP   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HASIB.
HASSE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HATIM   m   Arabic
Means "determined, decisive" in Arabic.
HAVEL   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HAVEN   f & m   English
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAYDN   m   English (British)
From a German surname meaning "heathen". It is used in honour of the Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
HAYIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAYRİ   m   Turkish
Means "useful man" in Turkish.
HEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Short form of various Old English names containing the element heard meaning "brave, hardy".
HEATH   m   English
From an English surname which denoted one who lived on a heath. It was popularized as a given name by the character Heath Barkley from the 1960s television series 'The Big Valley'.
HEBEL   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of HEVEL.
HEBER (1)   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ÉIBHEAR.
HEBER (2)   m   Biblical
Means "enclave" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a great-grandson of Jacob and also by the husband of Jael.
HEFIN   m   Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HEIKE   f & m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HEIKO   m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEINO   m   German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Estonian
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
HEINZ   m   German
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HELGE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning "holy, blessed".
HELGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HELGE.
HELMO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELMO.
HENNY   m & f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENRI   m   French, Finnish
French form of HENRY.
HENRY   m   English
From the Germanic name Heimirich which meant "home ruler", composed of the elements heim "home" and ric "power, ruler". It was later commonly spelled Heinrich, with the spelling altered due to the influence of other Germanic names like Haganrich, in which the first element is hagan "enclosure".... [more]
HEROD   m   Biblical
From the Greek name ‘Ηρωιδης (Heroides), which probably means "song of the hero" from ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior" combined with ωιδη (oide) "song, ode". This was the name of several rulers of Judea during the period when it was part of the Roman Empire. This includes two who appear in the New Testament: Herod the Great, the king who ordered the slaughter of the children, and his son Herod Antipas, who had John the Baptist beheaded.
HERON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek inventor (also known as Hero) from Alexandria.
HERRY   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of HENRY. Unlike Harry, this form is no longer used.
HERSH   m   Yiddish
Means "deer" in Yiddish. The deer is particularly associated with the tribe of Naphtali (see Genesis 49:21).
HERVÉ   m   French
French form of HARVEY.
HEVEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HEWIE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HUGHIE.
HIDDE   m   Frisian
Frisian short form of names containing the Germanic element hild meaning "battle".
HIRAH   m   Biblical
Means "splendour" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father-in-law of Judah in the Old Testament.
HIRAM   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Probably of Phoenician origin, though it could be from Hebrew meaning "exalted brother". This was the name of a king of Tyre in the Old Testament. As an English given name, Hiram came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where it gained some currency.
HIRSH   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSH.
HODEI   m   Basque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
HOMER   m   English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage, pledge". Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the 'Iliad', about the Trojan War, and the 'Odyssey', about Odysseus's journey home after the war. There is some debate about when he lived, or if he was even a real person, though most scholars place him in the 8th century BC. In the modern era, Homer has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world (chiefly in America) since the 18th century. This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
HONZA   m   Czech
Czech form of HANS.
HOREA   m   Romanian
From Romanian horă, a type of circle dance. This was the nickname of Vasile Ursu Nicola (1731-1785), a leader of a peasant rebellion in Romania. He was eventually captured, tortured and executed.
HORIA   m   Romanian
Variant of HOREA.
HOROS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Heru (see HORUS).
HORSA   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse". Horsa and his brother Hengist were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers to arrive in Britain.
HORST   m   German
Means "wood, thicket" in German. Alternatively, it may derive from the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse".
HORUS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Ωρος (Horos), the Greek form of Egyptian Hrw (reconstructed as Heru) possibly meaning "falcon" or "high". In Egyptian mythology Horus was the god of light, often depicted as a man with the head of a falcon. The son Osiris and Isis, he avenged his father's murder by killing Seth.
HOSEA   m   Biblical
Variant transcription of Hoshe'a (see HOSHEA). Hosea is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Hosea. Written in the northern kingdom, it draws parallels between his relationship with his unfaithful wife and the relationship between God and his people.
HOSNI   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HOVIK   m   Armenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOWIE   m   English
Diminutive of HOWARD.
HRAFN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HROLF   m   Ancient Germanic
Contracted form of HRODULF.
HUANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "bright, shining, luminous" (which is usually only masculine) or (huáng) meaning "phoenix" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
HUDDE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
HUGUO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUGH.
HUNOR   m   Hungarian
Derived from the ethnic term Hun, which refers to the nomadic people from Central Asia who expanded into Europe in the 4th century. The word Hun is from Latin Hunnus, which is possibly of Turkic origin.
HUSAM   m   Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic, a derivative of the verb حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HUSNI   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic حسن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HÜSNÜ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HUSNI.
HYDER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HYEON   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
HYMAN   m   Yiddish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish man "man".
HYMIE   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of HYMAN.
HYNEK   m   Czech
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HYRAM   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM.
HYRUM   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM. This name was borne by Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), an early leader within the Mormon church.
HYWEL   m   Welsh
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.
IACOB   m   Romanian
Romanian form of JACOB.
IAGAN   m   Scottish
Variant of Aodhagán, a diminutive of AODH.
IAKOB   m   Georgian
Georgian form of JACOB.
IANCU   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IANTO   m   Welsh
Diminutive of IFAN.
IANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IARED   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IDOWU   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
İDRİS   m   Turkish
Turkish form of IDRIS (1).
IDRIS (1)   m   Arabic
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Qur'an this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.
IDRIS (2)   m   Welsh
Means "ardent lord" from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with ris "ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive".
IDWAL   m   Welsh
Means "lord of the wall", derived from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with gwal "wall, rampart".
IEFAN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IESUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of Iesous (see JESUS).
IEUAN   m   Welsh
Old Welsh form of JOHN.
IGNÁC   m   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAC   m   Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZ   m   German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
İHSAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of IHSAN.
IHSAN   m & f   Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IIKKA   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
IKAIA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ISAIAH.
İKBAL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of IQBAL.
IKRAM   f & m   Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic.
ILARI   m   Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
İLDAR   m   Tatar
Tatar form of ELDAR.
ILHAM   m & f   Arabic
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
İLHAN   m   Turkish
From the Mongolian title il-Khan meaning "subordinate Khan", which was first adopted by Genghis Khan's grandson Hulagu, who ruled a kingdom called the Ilkhanate that stretched from modern Iran to eastern Turkey.
ILIAS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
ILIJA   m   Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of ELIJAH, and a Bulgarian variant transcription of ILIYA.
ILIYA   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ELIJAH.
İLKAY   f & m   Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
İLKER   m   Turkish
Means "first man" in Turkish.
İLKİN   m   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "first" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
ILLÉS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELIAS.
İLYAS   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ELIJAH.
ILYAS   m   Arabic
Arabic form of ELIJAH.
IMAMU   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (Imam).
IMANI   f & m   Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IMEDA   m   Georgian
Derived from Georgian იმედი (imedi) meaning "hope".
IMRAM   m   Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
IMRAN   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
IMRUS   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of IMRE.
IÑAKI   m   Basque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
INDRA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) meaning "a drop" and (ra) meaning "acquiring, possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Hindu text the Rigveda.
ÍÑIGO   m   Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS.
INIGO   m   English (Rare)
English form of ÍÑIGO. It became well-known in Britain due to the 17th-century English architect Inigo Jones. He was named after his father, a Catholic who was named for Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
INNES   m & f   Scottish
Anglicized form of AONGHUS, also used as a feminine name.
IOANE   m   Georgian (Archaic)
Older Georgian form of JOHN.
IOANN   m   Russian
Older Russian form of JOHN.
IOHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of JOEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IOKUA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOSHUA.
IOLYN   m   Welsh
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
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.
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.
IOSEB   m   Georgian
Georgian form of JOSEPH.
IOSES   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSES.
IOSIF   m   Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IOSUE   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JOSHUA.
IOVIS   m   Roman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
IPATI   m   Russian (Rare)
Variant transcription of IPATIY.
IQBAL   m   Arabic
Means "fortunate" in Arabic. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a poet, philosopher, and scholar from Pakistan.
İRFAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of IRFAN.
IRFAN   m   Arabic
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
IRVIN   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of either IRVING or IRWIN.
IRWIN   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name EOFORWINE.
ISAAC   m   English, 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). 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.
ISAIA   m   Italian
Italian form of ISAIAH.
ISAMU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (isamu) meaning "brave" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
ISEUL   f & m   Korean
Means "dew" in Korean.
ISHVI   m   Biblical
Means "he resembles me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Asher in the Old Testament.
ISIAH   m   English
Variant of ISAIAH.
ISLAY   m   Scottish
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.
'ISMAT   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
İSMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of 'ISMAT.
ISSAC   m   English
Variant of ISAAC.
ISSUR   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
ITALO   m   Italian
Italian form of ITALUS.
ITHAI   m   Biblical
From a Hebrew name spelled variously אִתַּי ('Ittay) or אִיתַי ('Itay) meaning "with me". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ITHEL   m   Welsh
Means "generous lord" from the Welsh elements udd "lord, prince" and hael "generous".
ITTAI   m   Biblical
Variant of ITHAI.
'ITTAY   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITZAL   m   Basque
Means "shadow" in Basque.
IUDAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDAH.
IULIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of JULIUS.
IVANE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of JOHN.
IVANO   m   Italian
Italian form of IVAN.
ÍVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of IVOR.
IVICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of IVAN.
IVORY   m & f   African American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance which comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
'IYYOV   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of JOB.
IZAÄK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ISAAC.
IZAAK   m   Polish
Polish form of ISAAC.
IZOTZ   m   Basque
Means "ice" in Basque.
IZSÁK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ISAAC.
İZZET   m   Turkish
Means "glory, might" in Turkish.
JAALA   m   Biblical
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a servant of Solomon.
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.
JACEK   m   Polish
Modern form of JACENTY.
JACKY   m   French
Diminutive of JACQUES.
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]
JADEN   m & f   English (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. This name first became common in American in the 1990s when similar-sounding names were increasing in popularity. It is sometimes considered a variant of JADON.
JADON   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "thankful" or "he will judge" in Hebrew. This name is borne by a minor character in the Old Testament.
JADYN   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAFAR   m   Arabic
Means "stream" in Arabic. Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed fighting against Byzantium in the 7th century. Another notable bearer was Jafar al-Sadiq, the sixth Shia imam.
JAFET   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JAPHETH.
JAFFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
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.
JAIME (1)   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JAMES.
JAKAB   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKES   m   Basque
Basque form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JÁKOB   m   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian variant form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKOV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKŠA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JAKOV.
JAKUB   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JÁKUP   m   Faroese
Faroese form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JALAL   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "greatness" in Arabic.
JALEN   m   African American (Modern)
An invented name. In America it was popularized in the 1990s by basketball player Jalen Rose (1973-), whose name was a combination of those of his father James and maternal uncle Leonard.
JALIL   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "important, exalted" in Arabic.
JAMAL   m   Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic. Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was a political activist who promoted pan-Islamism in the 19th century.
JAMAR   m   African American
Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.
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]
JAMEY   m   English
Diminutive of JAMES.
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.
JANEK   m   Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of JAN (1).
JANEZ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JOHANNES.
JĀNIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of JOHN.
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).
JÁNOS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOHN.
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.
JAPIK   m   Frisian (Rare)
Frisian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JARAH   m   Biblical
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a descendant of Saul.
JARED   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent". This is the name of a close descendant of Adam in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popularized in the 1960s by the character Jarrod Barkley on the television series 'The Big Valley'.
JAREK   m   Polish, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW.
JARLE   m   Norwegian
Variant of JARL.
JARMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JAROD   m   English
Variant of JARED.
JARON (1)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YARON.
JARON (2)   m   English (Modern)
Invented name, probably based on JARED and DARREN.
JASKA   m   Finnish
Diminutive of JAAKKO.
JASON   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal". In Greek mythology Jason was the leader of the Argonauts. After his uncle Pelias overthrew his father Aeson as king of Iolcos, Jason went in search of the Golden Fleece in order to win back the throne. During his journeys he married the sorceress Medea, who helped him gain the fleece and kill his uncle, but who later turned against him when he fell in love with another woman.... [more]
JAUME   m   Catalan
Catalan form of JAMES.
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.
JAVOR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JAXON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of JACKSON.
JAYCE   m   English
Short form of JASON.
JEHAN   m   Medieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
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.
JEMMY   m   English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JENCI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of JENŐ.
JENGO   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
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.
JEPPE   m   Danish
Diminutive of JAKOB.
JERKO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
JERRY   m & f   English
Diminutive of JEREMY, JEROME, GERALD, GERALDINE, and other names beginning with the same sound.
JERZY   m   Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
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.
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.
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.
JEZZA   m   English (British)
Diminutive of JEREMY.
JIANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "river, Yangtze", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
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.
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.
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.
JINAN   m & f   Arabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
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.
JI-WOO   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JI-U.
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.
JOĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of JOHN or JOSEPH.
JOCKY   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
JODOC   m   Breton
Variant of JUDOC.
JOERI   m   Dutch
Dutch form of YURIY.
JOFRE   m   Catalan
Catalan form of GEOFFREY.
JOHAN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Scandinavian and Dutch form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOKIN   m   Basque
Basque form of JOACHIM.
JOKUM   m   Danish
Danish form of JOACHIM.
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.
JONNY   m   English
Diminutive of JONATHAN.
JONTY   m   English (British)
Diminutive of JONATHAN.
JOOLS   m & f   English
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOONA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JONAH.
JOORD   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JORDAN.
JOOST   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Iudocus (see JOYCE), sometimes used as a diminutive of JUSTUS or JOZEF.
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.
JORDI   m   Catalan
Catalan form of GEORGE.
JORGE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GEORGE.
JORIS   m   Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GEORGE.
JORMA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JOSEF   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech form of JOSEPH.
JOSÈP   m   Occitan
Occitan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEP   m   Catalan
Catalan form of JOSEPH.
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.
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.
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSUÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
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