Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. JAZ-min(English)
ZHAS-MEEN(French)
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Meaning & History

From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers that is used for making perfumes. It is derived via Arabic from Persian یاسمین (yasamin), which is also a Persian name. In the United States this name steadily grew in popularity from the 1970s, especially among African Americans [1]. It reached a peak in the early 1990s shortly after the release of the animated Disney movie Aladdin (1992), which featured a princess by this name.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesYasmeen, Yasmin, Yasmine, Yasmina(Arabic) Jasmina(Bosnian) Jasmina, Jasminka(Croatian) Jasmína(Czech) Jasmijn(Dutch) Jasmin(Finnish) Jasmin(German) Yasmin(Hebrew) Jázmin(Hungarian) Gelsomina(Italian) Jasmina(Macedonian) Yasaman, Yasamin(Persian) Yasmin(Portuguese) Jasmina(Serbian) Jasmina(Slovene) Jazmín, Yasmin, Yasmina(Spanish) Yasemin(Turkish) Yasmeen, Yasmin(Urdu)

People think this name is

youthful   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange  

Images

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

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Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 460.
Entry updated January 21, 2022