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JOJOm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JOSEPH, JOLENE, and other names that begin with Jo.
JOKINmBasque
Basque form of JOACHIM.
JOKTANmBiblical
Means "small" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Eber in the Old Testament.
JOKŪBASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JOKUMmDanish
Danish form of JOACHIM.
JOLAfPolish
Short form of JOLANTA.
JOLÁNfHungarian
Short form of JOLÁNKA.
JOLANAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOLANDAfDutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOLÁNKAfHungarian (Rare)
Created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel 'Jólánka, Etelkának Leánya' (1803). He may have based it on Hungarian jóleán meaning "good girl" or possibly on the name YOLANDA.
JOLANTAfPolish, Lithuanian
Polish and Lithuanian form of YOLANDA.
JOLEENfEnglish
Variant of JOLENE.
JOLENEfEnglish
Formed from JO and the popular name suffix lene. This name was created in the 20th century.
JOLIEfEnglish
Means "pretty" in French. This name was popularized by American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-), whose surname was originally her middle name. It is not used as a given name in France.
JOLYONmEnglish (Rare)
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).
JÓNmIcelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JON (1)mSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Basque
Scandinavian and Basque form of JOHN.
JON (2)mEnglish
Short form of JONATHAN, or sometimes a variant of JOHN.
JÓNAfIcelandic
Icelandic feminine form of JOHN.
JONAHmEnglish, 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]
JÓNASmIcelandic
Icelandic form of JONAH.
JONÁŠmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JONAS (1)mLithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOHN.
JONAS (2)mSwedish, 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.
JÓNATANmIcelandic
Icelandic form of JONATHAN.
JONATANmSpanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Spanish form of JONATHAN, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.
JÔNATASmPortuguese
Portuguese form of JONATHAN.
JONATHANmEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan), contracted to יוֹנָתָן (Yonatan), meaning "YAHWEH has given", derived from the roots יְהוֹ (yeho) referring to the Hebrew God and נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give". 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]
JONE (1)fBasque
Basque feminine form of JON (1).
JONE (2)mNorwegian
Norwegian variant of JON (1).
JONELLEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of JOHN.
JONETTEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of JON (1).
JONGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JEONG.
JONG-SUmKorean
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 (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of JOAN (1).
JONI (2)mFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JONIEfEnglish
Diminutive of JOAN (1).
JONNYmEnglish
Diminutive of JONATHAN.
JONQUILfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, derived ultimately from Latin iuncus "reed".
JOOLSm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOONmKorean
Variant transcription of JUN (1).
JOONAmFinnish
Finnish form of JONAH.
JOONASmFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of JONAS (2).
JOON-HOmKorean
Variant transcription of JUN-HO.
JOOPmDutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNES or JOZEF.
JOORDmDutch
Dutch diminutive of JORDAN.
JOOSmDutch
Dutch short form of JODOCUS, JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOOSEPmEstonian
Estonian form of JOSEPH.
JOOSEPPImFinnish
Finnish form of JOSEPH.
JOOSTmDutch
Dutch form of Iudocus (see JOYCE), sometimes used as a diminutive of JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOO-WONm & fKorean
Variant transcription of JU-WON.
JORAMmBiblical
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.
JÖRANmSwedish
Variant of GÖRAN.
JORDÀmCatalan
Catalan form of JORDAN.
JORDAANmDutch
Dutch form of JORDAN.
JORDÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of JORDAN.
JORDANm & fEnglish, French, 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]
JORDANESmAncient 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.
JORDÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of JORDAN.
JORDImCatalan
Catalan form of GEORGE.
JÖRDISfGerman
German form of HJÖRDÍS.
JORDONmEnglish
Variant of JORDAN.
JORDYNfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of JORDAN.
JÖRGmGerman
German short form of GEORGE.
JØRGmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of JØRGEN.
JORGEmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GEORGE.
JÖRGENmSwedish
Swedish form of JÜRGEN.
JØRGENmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of JÜRGEN.
JORGINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JORGE.
JORIEfEnglish
Short form of MARJORIE.
JORISmDutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GEORGE.
JORMAmFinnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JØRNmDanish, Norwegian
Short form of JØRGEN.
JORRITmFrisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JORUNNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Jórunnr, derived from the elements jór "horse" and unna "love".
JORYmCornish
Cornish form of GEORGE.
JOSmDutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
JOSAPHATmBiblical
Contracted form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in some English versions of the New Testament.
JOSCELINmOld Norman
Norman form of JOCELYN.
JOSCHKAmGerman
German form of JÓSKA.
JOSÉmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH.
JOSEBAmBasque
Basque form of JOSEPH.
JOSÉEfFrench
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFAfSpanish, Portuguese, Czech
Spanish, Portuguese and Czech feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFIINAfFinnish
Finnish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFINAfSpanish, Portuguese, Swedish
Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFINEfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian, German
Scandinavian and German form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSEMARÍAmSpanish
Combination of JOSÉ and MARÍA.
JOSÈPmOccitan
Occitan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPmCatalan
Catalan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPEmSpanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of JOSEPH.
JOSEPHmEnglish, French, German, Biblical
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add", from the root יָסַף (yasaf). 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]
JOSÈPHEfFrench
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPHINAfEnglish (Rare)
Latinate variant of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSÉPHINEfFrench
French feminine form of JOSEPH. A notable bearer of this name was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814).
JOSEPHINEfEnglish, German, Dutch
English, German and Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSEPHUSmDutch, 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.
JOSESmBiblical
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.
JOSETTEfFrench
Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSHmEnglish
Short form of JOSHUA.
JOSHUAmEnglish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יְהוֹ (yeho) referring to the Hebrew God and יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save". 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]
JOSIAHmBiblical, 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.
JOSIANEfFrench
Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSIASmBiblical
Latinized form of JOSIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
JOSIEfEnglish
Short form of JOSEPHINE.
JOSIFmSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOSEPH.
JOSIPmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOSIPAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JÓSKAmHungarian
Diminutive of JÓZSEF.
JOŠKOmCroatian
Diminutive of JOSIP.
JOSOmCroatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JOSSf & mEnglish
Short form of JOCELYN.
JOSSEmFrench (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSSELINmFrench
French variant of JOCELYN.
JOSSELINEfFrench
French feminine variant of JOCELYN.
JOŠTmSlovene
Slovene form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSTmGerman
German form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSUmBasque
Basque form of JESUS.
JOSUÉmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JOSUNEfBasque
Feminine form of JOSU.
JOTHAMmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH is perfect" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Gideon and a king of Judah.
JOTHIf & mTamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
JOUKAHAINENmFinnish 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.
JOUKOmFinnish
Short form of JOUKAHAINEN.
JOUNImFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JOURDAINmFrench
French (traditional) form of JORDAN.
JOURNEYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, derived via Old French from Latin diurnus "of the day".
JOVANmSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOHN.
JOVANAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of JOHN.
JOVEmRoman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.
JOVIANmAncient 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.
JOVITAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the Roman name Iovita (masculine), which was derived from the name of the god JOVE. This was the name of an early saint and martyr, the brother of Faustinus.
JOVKAfMacedonian
Diminutive of JOVANA.
JOWANmCornish
Cornish form of JOHN.
JOWITAfPolish
Polish form of JOVITA.
JOYfEnglish
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
JOYCEf & mEnglish
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).
JOYEfEnglish
Variant of JOY.
JOZAFATmPolish (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.
JOŽEmSlovene
Slovene diminutive of JOSEPH.
JÓZEFmPolish
Polish form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEFmSlovene
Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFmSlovak, Dutch
Slovak and Dutch form of JOSEPH.
JÓZEFAfPolish
Polish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEFAfSlovene
Slovene feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFAfHungarian, Slovene
Hungarian and Slovene feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFIENfDutch
Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE.
JÓZEFINAfPolish
Polish form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOZEFÍNAfSlovak
Slovak form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOZEFINAfCroatian
Croatian form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOZEFOmEsperanto
Esperanto form of JOSEPH.
JOŽICAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZOmCroatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JÓZSEFmHungarian
Hungarian form of JOSEPH.
JÓZSImHungarian
Diminutive of JÓZSEF.
JÓZSUAmHungarian
Hungarian form of JOSHUA.
JOZUAmDutch
Dutch form of JOSHUA.
JUf & mChinese
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)mSpanish, 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.
JUAN (2)fChinese
From Chinese (juān) meaning "beautiful, graceful" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JUANAfSpanish
Spanish form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of JUAN (1). This name was borne by Juana the Mad, a 16th-century queen of Castile.
JUANITAfSpanish
Diminutive of JUANA.
JUANITOmSpanish
Diminutive of JUAN (1).
JUBALmBiblical
Means "stream" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in Genesis in the Old Testament as belonging to the first person to be a musician.
JUDAmArabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) "to be excellent".
JUDAHmBiblical
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]
JUDASmBiblical
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.
JUDDmEnglish, Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JORDAN. Modern use of this name is inspired by the surname that was derived from the medieval name.
JUDDAfAncient Germanic
Probably derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Jutes, who originated in Denmark and later invaded and settled in England. The name of the tribe, recorded in Latin as Iutae and Old English as Eotas, is of uncertain origin.
JUDE (1)mEnglish, 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.
JUDE (2)fEnglish
Short form of JUDITH.
JUDIfEnglish
Diminutive of JUDITH.
JUDICAËLmFrench, 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.
JUDIEfEnglish
Diminutive of JUDITH.
JUDIKAELmBreton
Breton form of JUDICAËL.
JUDITAfLithuanian, Czech, Slovak
Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak form of JUDITH.
JUDITEfPortuguese
Portuguese form of JUDITH.
JUDITHfEnglish, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית (Yehudit) meaning "Jewish woman", feminine of יְהוּדִי (yehudi), ultimately referring to a person from the tribe of Judah. In the Old Testament Judith is one of the Hittite wives of Esau. This is also the name of the main character of the apocryphal Book of Judith. She killed Holofernes, an invading Assyrian commander, by beheading him in his sleep.... [more]
JUDYfEnglish
Diminutive of JUDITH. A well-known bearer of this name was singer and actress Judy Garland (1922-1969).
JUDYTAfPolish
Polish form of JUDITH.
JUHAmFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUHÁNmSami
Northern Sami form of JOHN.
JUHANmEstonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
JUHANAmFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUHANImFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUHOmFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUKKAmFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JULEKmPolish
Diminutive of JULIUSZ.
JULENmBasque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULES (1)mFrench
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 & mEnglish
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JULIfHungarian
Hungarian short form of JULIA.
JÚLIAfPortuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman, Biblical
Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... [more]
JULIÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIANmEnglish, 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).
JULIANAfDutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
JULIANEfGerman, French
German and French feminine form of JULIAN.
JULIANNAfHungarian, Polish, English
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIANNEfEnglish
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIEfFrench, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULIENmFrench
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIETfEnglish
Anglicized form of JULIETTE or GIULIETTA. This spelling was first used by Shakespeare for the lover of Romeo in his play 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
JULIETTEfFrench
French diminutive of JULIE.
JULIJmSlovene
Slovene form of JULIUS.
JŪLIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of JULIA.
JULIJAfSlovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian and Lithuanian form of JULIA.
JULIJANAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JULINHAfPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JÚLIA.
JÚLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JULIOmSpanish
Spanish form of JULIUS.
JULISKAfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of JULIA.
JULITAfPolish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JULITTAfHistory
Diminutive of JULIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Tarsus with her young son Quiricus.
JÚLIUSmSlovak
Slovak form of JULIUS.
JULIUSmAncient 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]
JULIUSZmPolish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JULIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
JULYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the month, which was originally named for Julius Caesar.
JULYANmEnglish (Rare)
Medieval variant of JULIAN.
JUMAANEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
JUMANAfArabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAHfArabic
Variant transcription of JUMANA.
JUN (1)m & fChinese, 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 & fJapanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "pure", (jun) meaning "moisture", (jun) meaning "pure, clean, simple", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
JUNAIDmArabic
Variant transcription of JUNAYD.
JUNAYDmArabic
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) "army, soldiers".
JUNEfEnglish
From the name of the month, which was originally derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
JUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JEONG.
JUNG-HEEf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JEONG-HUI.
JUNG-HOONmKorean
Variant transcription of JEONG-HUN.
JUNG-SOOKfKorean
Variant transcription of JEONG-SUK.
JUN-HOmKorean
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.
JUNIAfBiblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of JUNIUS. This was the name of an early Christian mentioned in the New Testament (there is some debate about whether the name belongs to a man or a woman).
JUN'ICHImJapanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
JUNIORmEnglish
From a nickname which was originally used for a boy who had the same name as his father.
JUNIPERfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the type of tree, derived ultimately from Latin iuniperus.
JUNÍPEROmVarious
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".
JUNIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the name of the Roman goddess JUNO. It was borne by Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic in the 6th century BC. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman politician Marcus Junius Brutus, commonly known as Brutus, who was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.
JUNKOfJapanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obedience" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
JUNOfRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to an Indo-European root meaning "youth", or possibly of Etruscan origin. In Roman mythology Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. She was the protectress of marriage and women, and was also the goddess of finance.
JUN-SEOmKorean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" or (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JUOZAPASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOSEPH.
JUOZASmLithuanian
Lithuanian short form of JOSEPH.
JUPITERmRoman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. This is also the name of the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.
JURAJmCroatian, Slovak
Croatian and Slovak form of GEORGE.
JUREmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JUREKmPolish
Diminutive of JERZY.
JÜRGENmLow German
Low German form of GEORGE.
JURGENmDutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURGISmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GEORGE.
JURIANmMedieval Low German
Medieval Low German form of GEORGE.
JURICAmCroatian, Slovene
Diminutive of JURAJ or JURIJ.
JURIJmSlovene, Sorbian
Slovene and Sorbian form of GEORGE.
JURISmLatvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JURO (1)mCroatian
Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURO (2)mJapanese
Variant transcription of JUUROU.
JUROUmJapanese
Variant transcription of JUUROU.
JURREmFrisian
Short form of JURRYT.
JURRIAANmDutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURRYTmFrisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JUSSImFinnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUSTEmFrench
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTICEm & fEnglish
From an occupational surname which meant "judge, officer of justice" in Old French. This name can also be given in direct reference to the English word justice.
JUSTINmEnglish, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).
JUSTÍNAfSlovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINAfEnglish, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of JUSTIN.
JUSTINEfFrench, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This is the name of the heroine in the novel 'Justine' (1791) by the Marquis de Sade.
JUSTINIANmHistory
From the Latin name Iustinianus, which was derived from Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This was the name of a 6th-century Byzantine emperor who attempted to restore the borders of the Roman Empire.
JUSTUSmGerman, Dutch, Late Roman
Latin name which meant "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
JUSTYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
JUSTYNmPolish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTÝNAfCzech
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTYNAfPolish
Polish feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSUFmBosnian, Indonesian
Bosnian and Indonesian form of YUSUF.
JUTTAfGerman
Probably a medieval Low German form of JUDITH. It might also derive from a Germanic name such as JUDDA.
JUTURNAfRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Juturna was the Roman goddess of fountains and springs. According to Virgil she was the sister of Turnus.
JUUROUmJapanese
From Japanese (juu) meaning "ten" and (rou) meaning "son". Traditionally this name was given to the tenth son. Other combinations of kanji characters are possible as well.
JUUSOmFinnish
Finnish short form of JOSEPH.
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