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Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts जया, जय(Sanskrit) ஜெயா, ஜெய(Tamil) జయ(Telugu) जया(Hindi, Marathi)

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

Masculine FormsJayanta(Hinduism) Jai(Tamil) Jai, Jay, Jayant(Hindi) Jai, Jay, Jayant(Marathi)
Other Languages & CulturesJayanthi(Kannada)

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