Feminine Names

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IVONNEfSpanish, German, Dutch
Spanish, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IVORYm & fAfrican American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance which comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
From the English word for the climbing plant that has small yellow flowers. It is ultimately derived from Old English ifig.
Polish feminine form of YVON.
IXCHELfMayan Mythology, Native American, Mayan
Means "rainbow lady" in Mayan. Ixchel was the Maya goddess of the earth, the moon, and medicine. She was often depicted with a snake in her hair and crossbones embroidered on her skirt.
Short form of IZABELA.
IZABELfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) variant of ISABEL.
Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZABELLAfHungarian, Polish
Hungarian and Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZANAMIfFar Eastern Mythology
Means "female who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology she was a creator goddess, the wife of Izanagi. She died giving birth to Kagututi, the god of fire.
Means "star" in Basque.
Meaning unknown, from the name of a small island off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Biscay.
Means "blossoming, prospering" in Arabic.
IZEBELfBiblical Italian
Form of JEZEBEL used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
IZOLDAfGeorgian, Polish (Rare)
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
From Japanese (izumi) meaning "fountain, spring". This name can also be constructed from other combinations of kanji.
IZZYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABEL, ISRAEL, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
Short form of MARJAANA and other names ending in jaana.
JACI (2)f & mNative American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
JACINTAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
JACINTHfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the orange precious stone, originating from the same source as Hyacinth.
JACINTHAfDutch (Rare)
Latinate form of JACINTHE.
French cognate of HYACINTH (2).
JACIRAfNative American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy "moon" and ira "honey".
Diminutive of JACQUELINE.
JACKIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JACK or JACQUELINE. A notable bearer was baseball player Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.
Contracted variant of JACQUELINE.
Feminine form of JACOB.
Feminine form of JACOB.
JACOBINEfNorwegian, Danish, Dutch
Norwegian, Danish and Dutch feminine form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
JACQUELINEfFrench, English
French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
JACQUETTAfEnglish (British)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JACQUETTEfFrench (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JADA (1)fEnglish
Possibly an elaborated form of JADE. This name came into general use in the 1960s, and was popularized in the 1990s by actress Jada Pinkett Smith (1971-).
JADEf & mEnglish, French
From the name of the precious stone that is often used in carvings. It is derived from Spanish (piedra de la) ijada meaning "(stone of the) flank", relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic. As a given name, it came into general use during the 1970s. It was initially unisex, though it is now mostly feminine.
JADENm & fEnglish (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.
JADRANKAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene feminine form of ADRIAN.
Lithuanian form of HEDWIG.
Polish form of HEDWIG. This was the name of a 14th-century ruling queen of Poland who has recently been canonized as a saint.
Diminutive of JADWIGA.
JAE (1)m & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (jae) meaning "talent, ability" or (jae) meaning "wealth, riches", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
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.
JAFFEm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
JAGAfCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.
Diminutive of AGNIESZKA.
Diminutive of AGNIESZKA.
JAGODAfCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "strawberry" in South Slavic, and "berry" in Polish.
Variant of JAEL.
JAIME (2)fEnglish
Variant of JAMIE. The character Jaime Sommers from the television series 'The Bionic Woman' (1976-1978) helped to popularize the name. It can sometimes be given in reference to the French phrase j'aime meaning "I love", though it is pronounced differently.
Variant of JAMIE.
Turkish form of ZHALEH.
Variant transcription of ZHALEH.
Feminine form of JALIL.
Variant transcription of JAMILA.
Feminine form of JAMES.
JAMIEm & fScottish, English
Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.
Feminine form of JAMIL.
Feminine form of JAMIL.
JAMYANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
JAN (2)fEnglish
Short form of JANET, JANICE, and other names beginning with Jan.
JANA (2)fCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
JANAEfEnglish (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE.
Means "heart" or "soul" in Arabic.
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]
JANEKAfEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of JANE.
Variant of JANELLE.
Diminutive of JANE. It has been in use only since the 20th century.
Variant of JANINE.
JANESSAfEnglish (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE, influenced by VANESSA.
Medieval diminutive of JANE.
JANETTAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of JANET.
Variant of JANET.
Diminutive of JANE.
Elaborated form of JANE, created by Paul Leicester Ford for his novel 'Janice Meredith' (1899).
Diminutive of JANA (1).
Diminutive of JANE.
Finish feminine form of JANI.
JANINEfFrench, English, Dutch, German
Variant of JEANNINE. It has only been in use since the 20th century.
Variant of JANICE.
JANJAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of AGNES. It also may be inspired by Serbo-Croatian janje meaning "lamb".
Slovak diminutive of JANA (1).
JANNAfDutch, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of JAN (1). As an English name, it is an elaboration of JAN (2).
JANNAHfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of JANNA, influenced by HANNAH.
JANNE (2)fDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of JOHANNA.
Dutch feminine form of JAN (1).
JANNICKEfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
JANNIKEfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
JARMILAfCzech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
Feminine form of JAROMÍR.
JAROSLAVAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
Dutch form of JASMINE.
JASMIN (1)fGerman, Finnish, English
German and Finnish form of JASMINE, as well as an English variant.
JASMINAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of JASMINE.
JASMINEfEnglish, French
From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers which is used for making perfumes. It is derived from Persian یاسمن (yasamen) (which is also a Persian name).
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
JASNAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic jasno meaning "clear, sharp".
JASVINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant transcription of JASWINDER.
JASWINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
Means "charm, attractiveness" in Arabic.
Spanish feminine form of XAVIER.
Means "jewels" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence".
JAWDATm & fArabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JAYAf & mHinduism, 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.
JAYANTHIfTamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
JAYANTIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JAYASHRIfIndian, Marathi
Means "goddess of victory" in Sanskrit.
Feminine variant of JAY (1).
JAYLAfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix la.
JAYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and LEE.
JAYLENm & fAfrican American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLENEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lene.
JAYLINm & fAfrican American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lyn.
Variant of JAMIE.
Variant of JANE.
Diminutive of JAYNE.
JAZLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Modern name, a combination of the popular name elements Jaz and lyn.
Hungarian form of JASMINE.
JEAN (2)fEnglish, 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.
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
Diminutive of JEAN (2).
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
JEANNEfFrench, 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.
JEANNETTEfFrench, English, Dutch
French diminutive of JEANNE.
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNINEfFrench, English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
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.
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
JEHANNEfMedieval French
Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Derived from Albanian jehonë meaning "echo".
Variant transcription of YEKATERINA.
JELAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
Latvian form of YELENA.
JELENAfSerbian, 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".
JELICAfSerbian, Croatian
Diminutive of JELA.
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
JELKAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
JELTJEfFrisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JELTSJEfFrisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JEMIMAfBiblical, 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.
Short form of JENNIFER.
Diminutive of JENNIFER.
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix elle.
JENESSAfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix essa.
Short form of JENNIFER.
JENNAfEnglish, Finnish
Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.
JENNIEfEnglish, Swedish
Variant of JENNY. Before the 20th century this spelling was more common.
JENNIFERfEnglish, 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).
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNA.
JENNYfEnglish, 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.
Icelandic form of JENNY.
JEONGf & mKorean
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.
JEONG-HUIf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with (hui) meaning "beauty" or (hui) meaning "bright, splendid, glorious". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal" or (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.
Variant of JERRY.
Slovene feminine form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Variant of JERRY.
Variant of JERRY.
JERRYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JEREMY, JEROME, GERALD, GERALDINE, and other names beginning with the same sound. A notable bearer was American comedian Jerry Lewis (1926-2017).
From Hebrew יָרַשׁ (yarash) meaning "possession". In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Uzziah of Judah and the mother of Jotham.
Form of ISCAH found in the medieval Wycliffe Bible. This name was probably the basis for Shakespeare's created name Jessica.
JESSm & fEnglish
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
Diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSALYNfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of JESSIE (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
JESSAMINEfEnglish (Rare)
From a variant spelling of the English word jasmine (see JASMINE), used also to refer to flowering plants in the cestrum family.
Portuguese form of JESSICA.
JESSICAfEnglish, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish
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)fScottish, English
Originally a Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2). In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSIKAfGerman, English (Modern)
German and English variant of JESSICA.
Feminine form of JESÚS.
Short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
Dutch short form of HENRIETTA.
Dutch short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
Means "youth" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEWELf & mEnglish
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.
JEWELLf & mEnglish
Variant of JEWEL.
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.
JIm & fKorean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
JIAm & fChinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "good, auspicious, beautiful", (jiā) meaning "home, family", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JIANm & fChinese
From Chinese (jiàn) meaning "build, establish", (jiàn) meaning "strong, healthy", or other characters which are pronounced in a similar fashion.
JIANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "river, Yangtze", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
JIEm & fChinese
From Chinese (jié) meaning "heroic, outstanding" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "branch, limb", (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JI-HUm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (hu) meaning "thick". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
From a Sino-Korean compound meaning "wisdom", formed of the hanja characters (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Short form of GILLIAN.
Diminutive of JILL.
Diminutive of JILL.
Variant of XIMENA.
JI-MINf & mKorean
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.
JIMMIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive or feminine form of JAMES.
JINm & fChinese
From Chinese (jīn) meaning "gold, metal, money", (jǐn) meaning "tapestry, brocade, embroidered" or (jīn) meaning "ferry". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
JINANm & fArabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
JINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle", (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit", (jīng) meaning "clear, crystal" or (jīng) meaning "capital city". Other characters can also form this name.
JINGYIm & fChinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
Feminine form of JIŘÍ.
Diminutive of JUDITA.
JI-Uf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "sesame" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (u) meaning "rain" or (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JI-WOOf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JI-U.
JI-YEONGf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" combined with (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YOUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JI-YEONG.
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (yu) meaning "abundant, rich, plentiful". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JOf & mEnglish, German, Dutch
Short form of JOAN (1), JOANNA, JOSEPHINE, or other names that begin with Jo. It is primarily masculine in German and Dutch, short for JOHANNES or JOSEF.
JOAN (1)fEnglish
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]
JOANAfPortuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
Diminutive of JOAN (1).
Portuguese diminutive of JOANA.
JOANNAfEnglish, 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.
Catalan feminine form of JOACHIM.
Spanish feminine form of JOACHIM.
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
JOBETHfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of JO and BETH.
JOCASTAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ιοκαστη (Iokaste), which is of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology she was the mother Oedipus by the Theban king Laius. In a case of tragic mistaken identity, she married her own son.
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
JOCELYNf & mEnglish, 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 Goths, 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.
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
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.
JOCOSAfMedieval English
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
JODENEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine elaboration of JODY.
Feminine variant of JODY.
Feminine variant of JODY.
JODYf & mEnglish
Probably either a variant of JUDY or a diminutive of JOSEPH. It was popularized by the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel 'The Yearling' (1938) and the subsequent film adaptation (1946).
Feminine form of JOEL.
French feminine form of JOEL.
Feminine form of JOEL.
Elaborated form of JO.
JOEYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JOSEPH. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of JOSEPHINE or JOHANNA.
Czech form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
Icelandic form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNEfFrench, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNA.
JOHNAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of JOHN.