Names with Relationship "from different language"

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IRIS   f   Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the name of the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
IRMA   f   German, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
IRMENTRUD   f   German (Archaic)
German form of ERMENDRUD.
IRMHILD   f   German
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and hild "battle".
IRMINGARD   f   German
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen meaning "whole, universal" and gard meaning "enclosure".
IRVING   m   English, Scottish, Jewish
From a Scottish surname which was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah. A famous bearer was the Russian-American songwriter and lyricist Irving Berlin (1888-1989), whose birth name was Israel Beilin.
IRYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of IRENE.
İSA   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JESUS.
ISA (1)   m   Arabic
Arabic form of JESUS.
ISA (3)   m   Frisian, Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element is "ice, iron".
ISAAC   m   English, 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.
ISAAKU   m   Old Church Slavic
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
ISABEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German
Medieval Occitan form of ELIZABETH. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and it was subsequently bolstered when Isabella of France married Edward II the following century.... [more]
ISABELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Latinate form of ISABEL.
ISABELL   f   German
German variant of ISABEL.
ISABELLA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian
Latinate form of ISABEL. This name was borne by many medieval royals, including queen consorts of England, France, Portugal, the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary, as well as the powerful ruling queen Isabella of Castile (properly called Isabel).
ISABELLE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of ISABEL.
ISAIA   m   Italian
Italian form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAH   m   English, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC, at a time when Assyria threatened the Kingdom of Judah. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
ISAIAS   m   Biblical
Late Latin form of ISAIAH used in some versions of the Bible.
ISAIJA   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of ISAIAH.
ISAK   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
ISAURA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISAURE   f   French
French form of ISAURA.
ISAY   m   Russian
Russian form of ISAIAH.
ISCAH   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִסְכָּה (Yiskah) which meant "to behold". In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's niece, mentioned only briefly. This is the basis of the English name Jessica.
ISEABAIL   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ISABEL.
ISEUT   f   Medieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
ISHMAEL   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Abraham. He is the traditional ancestor of the Arab people. Also in the Old Testament, it is borne by a man who assassinates Gedaliah the governor of Judah. The author Herman Melville later used this name for the narrator in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851).
ISHMERAI   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH guards" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ISIBÉAL   f   Irish
Irish form of ISABEL.
ISIDOR   m   German, Russian, Macedonian
German, Russian and Macedonian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
ISIDORE   m   English, French, Georgian, Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]
ISIDORO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of ISIDOROS.
ISIDRO   m   Spanish
Spanish variant of ISIDORE.
ISKANDAR   m   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
İSKENDER   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ALEXANDER.
ISMAEL   m   Spanish, Biblical Greek
Spanish form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
İSMAİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ISHMAEL.
ISMA'IL   m   Arabic
Arabic form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAIL   m   Arabic, Uyghur
Uyghur form of ISHMAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ISMA'IL.
İSMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of 'ISMAT.
ISMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ISHMAEL.
ISOBEL   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ISABEL.
ISOLDE   f   English (Rare), German, Arthurian Romance
The origins of this name are uncertain, though some Celtic roots have been suggested. It is possible that the name is ultimately Germanic, perhaps from a hypothetic name like Ishild, composed of the elements is "ice, iron" and hild "battle".... [more]
ISOTTA   f   Italian
Italian form of ISOLDE.
ISRAEL   m   Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
ISRAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ISRAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
ISSACHAR   m   Biblical
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.
ISTVÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of STEPHEN. This is the name of the patron saint of Hungary.
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.
ITHAMAR   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
ITTAI   m   Biblical
Variant of ITHAI.
ITZIAR   f   Basque, Spanish
From the name of a Basque village which contains an important shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "old stone".
IUDAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDAH.
IUDITH   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDITH.
IÚILE   f   Irish
Irish form of JULIA.
IULIA   f   Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIA.
IULIAN   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
IULIANA   f   Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
IULIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of JULIUS.
IURI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of YURIY.
IVÁN   m   Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
IVAN   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVANE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of JOHN.
IVANO   m   Italian
Italian form of IVAN.
IVAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of IVOR.
IVET   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of YVETTE.
IVETA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YVETTE.
IVETTE   f   Spanish
Spanish form of YVETTE.
IVO (1)   m   German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
IVONA   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Macedonian
Czech, Slovak, Croatian and Macedonian form of YVONNE.
IVONNE   f   Spanish, German, Dutch
Spanish, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IVOR   m   Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English (British)
From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
IWAN   m   Welsh, Polish
Welsh form of JOHN and a Polish form of IVAN.
IWO   m   Polish
Polish form of IVO (1).
IWONA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of YVON.
IZAÄK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ISAAC.
IZAAK   m   Polish
Polish form of ISAAC.
IZABELA   f   Polish
Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZABELLA   f   Hungarian, Polish
Hungarian and Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZIDOR   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ISIDORE.
IZIDÓRA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of ISIDORA.
IZOLDA   f   Georgian, Polish
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
IZSÁK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ISAAC.
IZUDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of IZZ AL-DIN.
IZYDOR   m   Polish
Polish form of ISIDORE.
JAAGUP   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAK   m   Estonian, Flemish
Estonian form of JACOB or JAMES, and a Flemish short form of JACOB.
JAAKKIMA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOACHIM.
JAAKOB   m   Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAKOPPI   m   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAN   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
JACENTY   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of HYACINTHUS. Saint Jacenty was a 13th-century Dominican monk from Krakow who was said to have taken missionary journeys throughout northern Europe and Asia.
JACHIN   m   Biblical
Means "he establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Simeon in the Old Testament.
JÁCHYM   m   Czech
Czech form of JOACHIM.
JACINDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JACINTA.
JACINTHA   f   Dutch (Rare)
Latinate form of JACINTHE.
JACINTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
JACÓ   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JACOB.
JACOB   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov). In the Old Testament Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter", because he twice deprived his brother of his rights as the firstborn son (see Genesis 27:36). Other theories claim that it is in fact derived from a hypothetical name like יַעֲקֹבְאֵל (Ya'aqov'el) meaning "may God protect".... [more]
JACOBO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JACOBUS   m   Dutch, Late Roman
Latin form of JACOB, also used in Dutch.
JACOMINA   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
JACOPO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
JACQUELINE   f   French, English
French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
JACQUES   m   French
French form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JACQUETTA   f   English (British)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
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.
JADVYGA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of HEDWIG.
JADWIGA   f   Polish
Polish form of HEDWIG. This was the name of a 14th-century ruling queen of Poland who has recently been canonized as a saint.
JAEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָעֵל (Ya'el) meaning "ibex, mountain goat". This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to the wife of Heber the Kenite. After Sisera, the captain of the Canaanite army, was defeated in battle by Deborah and Barak he took refuge in Heber's tent. When he fell asleep Jael killed him by hammering a tent peg into his head.
JAFET   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JAPHETH.
JAGADISH   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAGANNATH   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAGANNATHA.
JAGDISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAGO   m   Cornish
Cornish form of JACOB.
JAHANGIR   m   Persian, Urdu
Means "world conqueror" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal Emperor.
JAHEL   f   Biblical
Variant of JAEL.
JAI   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of JAY (2) and a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAIDEV   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAIME (1)   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JAMES.
JAIR   m   Biblical
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.
JAKAB   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKES   m   Basque
Basque form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JÁKOB   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKOV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
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.
JALE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of ZHALEH.
JALIL   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "important, exalted" in Arabic.
JALMARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of HJALMAR.
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]
JAMESINA   f   Scottish
Feminine form 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.
JAMSHED   m   Persian, Tajik, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of JAMSHID, as well as the regular Tajik form.
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
Form of JOHANNES. 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.
JANE   f   English
Medieval English form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This became the most common feminine form of John in the 17th century, surpassing Joan.... [more]
JANEZ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JOHANNES.
JANI   m   Finnish, Hungarian
Finnish form and Hungarian diminutive of JOHN.
JANINA   f   Polish, Finnish, German, Swedish, Lithuanian
Latinate form of JEANNINE.
JANINE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
Variant of JEANNINE. It has only been in use since the 20th century.
JĀNIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of JOHN.
JANJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of AGNES. It also may be inspired by Serbo-Croatian janje meaning "lamb".
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.
JANUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of JOHN.
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).
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'.
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.
JARLE   m   Norwegian
Variant of JARL.
JARMIL   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and milu "gracious, dear".
JARMILA   f   Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
JAROGNIEW   m   Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu "anger".
JAROMÍR   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and miru "peace, world".
JAROMIR   m   Polish
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
JAROPEŁK   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru "fierce, energetic" and pulku "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 "fierce, energetic" and slava "glory".
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]
JASPER   m   English, Dutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "treasurer" in Persian. 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.
JAUME   m   Catalan
Catalan form of JAMES.
JAVED   m   Persian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
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.
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.
JAYANTHI   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
JAYANTI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JĀZEPS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of JOSEPH.
JEAN (2)   f   English, Scottish
Medieval English variant of Jehanne (see JANE). It was common in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages, but eventually became rare in England. It was reintroduced to the English-speaking world from Scotland in the 19th century.
JEANINE   f   French, English, Dutch
Variant of JEANNINE.
JEANNE   f   French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEANNETTE   f   French, English, Dutch
French diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNINE   f   French, English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JECONIAH   m   Biblical
Means "established by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is another name (with the same meaning) of the Judean king Jehoiachin.
JEDIDAH   f   Biblical
Means "beloved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of King Amon of Judah and the mother of Josiah.
JEDIDIAH   m   Biblical
Means "beloved of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is a name given to Solomon by Nathan.
JĘDRZEJ   m   Polish
An old Polish form of ANDREW.
JEFFREY   m   English
Medieval variant of GEOFFREY. In America, Jeffrey has been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
JEFIMIJA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
JEHAN   m   Medieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God lives" 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 "established by YAHWEH" 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) which meant "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.
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. In the Old Testament this is the name of a servant of king Jehoiakim.
JELA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JEĻENA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YELENA.
JELENA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELISAVETA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
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.
JELTJE   f   Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JELTSJE   f   Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JEMIMA   f   Biblical, English
Means "dove" in Hebrew. This was the oldest of the three daughters of Job in the Old Testament. As an English name, Jemima first became common during the Puritan era.
JENARO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JENIFER   f   English, Cornish
Variant of JENNIFER.
JENNA   f   English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.
JENNI   f   English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY.
JENNIE   f   English, Swedish
Variant of JENNY. Before the 20th century this spelling was more common.
JENNIFER   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish
From a Cornish form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (see GUINEVERE). This name has only been common outside of Cornwall since the beginning of the 20th century, after it was featured in George Bernard Shaw's play 'The Doctor's Dilemma' (1906).
JENNY   f   English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Spanish
Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENNÝ   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JENNY.
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.
JEPHTHA   m   Biblical
Variant of JEPHTHAH.
JEPHTHAH   m   Biblical
Means "he opens" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to a ruling judge. He successfully defended Israel from the Ammonites, but was then obliged to sacrifice his daughter because of a vow he had made.
JEREMIAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִרְמְיָהוּ (Yirmiyahu) which meant "YAHWEH has uplifted". This is the name of one of the major prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Lamentations (supposedly). He lived to see the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in the 6th century BC.... [more]
JEREMÍAS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIAS   m   German, Portuguese, Finnish
German, Portuguese and Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JÉRÉMIE   m   French
French form of JEREMIAH.
JERIAH   m   Biblical
Means "taught by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Jeriah is a descendant of Hebron.
JERK   m   Swedish
Old Swedish variant of ERIK.
JERKER   m   Swedish
Old Swedish variant of ERIK.
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.
JÉRÔME   m   French
French form of JEROME.
JEROME   m   English
From the Greek name ‘Ιερωνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name", derived from ‘ιερος (hieros) "sacred" and ονομα (onoma) "name". Saint Jerome was responsible for the creation of the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible, in the 5th century. He is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. The name was used in his honour in the Middle Ages, especially in Italy and France, and has been used in England since the 12th century.
JERONIM   m   Croatian
Croatian form of JEROME.
JERÓNIMO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JEROME.
JERÔNIMO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of JEROME.
JERRIK   m   Danish
Danish variant of ERIK.
JERUSHA   f   Biblical
Means "possession" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Uzziah of Judah and the mother of Jotham.
JERZY   m   Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JESCHA   f   Biblical
Form of ISCAH found in the medieval Wycliffe Bible. This name was probably the basis for Shakespeare's created name Jessica.
JESPER   m   Danish
Danish form of JASPER.
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.
JESSICA   f   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).
JESSIE (1)   f   Scottish, English
Originally a Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2). In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSIKA   f   German, English (Modern)
German and English variant of JESSICA.
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.
JEVGĒŅIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGEŅIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGĒŅIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JEVGEŅIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JEVREM   m   Serbian
Serbian form of EPHRAIM.
JEZEBEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew אִיזֶבֶל ('Izevel) which probably means "where is the prince?", a ritual question spoken in ceremonies honouring Baal. Alternatively, it may mean "not exalted". In the Old Testament Jezebel is the evil wife of Ahab, king of Israel. After she was thrown from a window to her death her body was eaten by dogs, fulfilling Elijah's prophecy.
JIBRIL   m   Arabic
Arabic form of GABRIEL.
JINDŘICH   m   Czech
Czech form of HENRY.
JIŘÍ   m   Czech
Czech form of GEORGE.
JOAB   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is father" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, he was the commander of King David's army. In separate incidents he killed both Abner and Absalom. When Solomon came to power he was executed.
JOACHIM   m   French, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary. Due to his popularity in the Middle Ages, the name came into general use in Christian Europe (though it was never common in England).
JOAKIM   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Serbian, Macedonian
Scandinavian, Macedonian and Serbian form of JOACHIM.
JOAN (1)   f   English
Medieval English form of Johanne, an Old French form of Iohanna (see JOANNA). This was the usual English feminine form of John in the Middle Ages, but it was surpassed in popularity by Jane in the 17th century.... [more]
JOAN (2)   m   Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOANA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOANNA   f   English, Polish, Biblical
English and Polish form of Latin Iohanna, which was derived from Greek Ιωαννα (Ioanna), the feminine form of Ioannes (see JOHN). This is the spelling used in the English New Testament, where it belongs to a follower of Jesus who is regarded as a saint. In the Middle Ages in England it was used as a Latinized form of Joan (the usual feminine form of John) and it became common as a given name in the 19th century.
JÓANNES   m   Faroese
Faroese form of JOHN.
JOÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOAQUIM   m   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JOACHIM.
JOASH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאָשׁ (Yo'ash) which possibly meant either "fire of YAHWEH" or "YAHWEH has given". In the Old Testament this name was borne by several characters including the father of Gideon, a king of Judah, and a son of King Ahab of Israel.
JOB   m   Biblical, Dutch
From the Hebrew name אִיּוֹב ('Iyyov) which means "persecuted, hated". In the Book of Job in the Old Testament he is a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.
JOCELYN   f & m   English, French
From a Germanic masculine name, variously written as Gaudelenus, Gautselin, Gauzlin, along with many other spellings. It was derived from the Germanic element Gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Gauts, combined with a Latin diminutive suffix. The Normans brought this name to England in the form Goscelin or Joscelin, and it was common until the 14th century. It was revived in the 20th century primarily as a feminine name, perhaps an adaptation of the surname Jocelyn (a medieval derivative of the given name). In France this is a masculine name only.
JOCHEBED   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹכֶבֶד (Yokheved) which meant "YAHWEH is glory". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses.
JOCHEM   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JOACHIM.
JOCHEN   m   German
German form of JOACHIM.
JOCHIM   m   German
German variant form of JOACHIM.
JOCK   m   Scottish
Scottish form of JACK.
JODOCUS   m   Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JOËL   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of JOEL.
JOEL   m   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God". Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.
JOERI   m   Dutch
Dutch form of YURIY.
JOHAN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Scandinavian and Dutch form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHANA   f   Czech
Czech form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANAN   m   Biblical
Form of Yochanan (see JOHN) used in the English Old Testament. It was the name of a military leader in the time of the prophet Jeremiah.
JÓHANN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHANN   m   German
German form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Famous bearers include German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), German novelist and poet Johann Goethe (1749-1832), and Austrian composers Johann Strauss the Elder (1804-1849) and his son Johann Strauss the Younger (1825-1899).
JÓHANNA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, English, Late Roman
Latinate form of Ioanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JÓHANNES   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JOHANNES   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Late Roman
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
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