Feminine Names

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ISABÈL f Occitan
Occitan form of ISABEL.
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]
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).... [more]
ISADORA f English
Variant of ISIDORA. A famous bearer was the American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927).
ISAURA f Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISAURE f French
French form of ISAURA.
ISCAH f Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִסְכָּה (Yiskah) meaning "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.
ISEBEL f Biblical German
German form of JEZEBEL.
ISET f Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ISIS.
ISEUL f & m Korean
Means "dew" in Korean.
ISEULT f Arthurian Romance
Medieval variant of ISOLDE.
ISEUT f Medieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
ISHA f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Hinduism
Means "master, lord" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ईशा and the masculine form ईश (an epithet of the Hindu god Shiva). It is also the name of one of the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
ISHANI f Indian, Hindi
Means "ruling, possessing" in Sanskrit.
ISHBEL f Scottish
Anglicized form of ISEABAIL.
ISHILD f Ancient Germanic (Hypothetical)
Germanic name, a hypothetical early form of ISOLDE.
ISHITA f Indian, Hindi
Means "supremacy" in Sanskrit.
ISHTAR f Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown. Ishtar was an Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess who presided over love, war and fertility. She was cognate with the Canaanite and Phoenician Ashtoreth, and she was also identified with the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
ISI m & f Native American, Choctaw
Means "deer" in Choctaw.
ISIBÉAL f Irish
Irish form of ISABEL.
ISIDORA f Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
ISIS f Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Ist (reconstructed as Iset or Ueset), which possibly meant "the throne". In Egyptian mythology Isis was the goddess of the sky and nature, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. She was originally depicted wearing a throne-shaped headdress, but in later times she was conflated with the goddess Hathor and depicted having the horns of a cow on her head. She was also worshipped by people outside of Egypt, such as the Greeks and Romans.
ISKRA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
From a South Slavic word meaning "spark".
ISLA f Scottish, English
Variant of ISLAY, typically used as a feminine name. It also coincides with the Spanish word isla meaning "island".
'ISMAT m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
ISMENE f Greek Mythology
Possibly from Greek ισμη (isme) meaning "knowledge". This was the name of the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta in Greek legend.
ISMINI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ISMENE.
ISOBEL f Scottish
Scottish form of ISABEL.
ISOLDA f Arthurian Romance
Latinate form of ISOLDE.
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.
ISRA f Arabic
Means "nocturnal journey", derived from Arabic سرى (sara) meaning "to travel at night".
ISRAA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إسراء (see ISRA).
ISSY m & f English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABELLA and other names beginning with Is.
ITA f Irish
Anglicized form of ÍDE.
ITALA f Italian
Italian feminine form of ITALUS.
ITALIA f Italian
From the Italian name of the country of Italy, Italia (see ITALUS).
IÐUNN f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
I'TIDAL f Arabic
Means "temperance, moderation" in Arabic.
I'TIMAD f & m Arabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
ITORO m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
ITSASNE f Basque
Variant of ITSASO.
ITSASO f Basque
Means "ocean" in Basque.
ITUMELENG m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
ITXARO f Basque
Means "hope" in Basque.
ITXASO f Basque
Diminutive of ITSASO.
ITZEL f Native American, Mayan
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Mayan itz meaning "dew, nectar, fluid". Otherwise, it might be a variant of IXCHEL.
ITZIAR f Basque, Spanish
From the name of a Basque village that contains an important shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "old stone".
IUCUNDA f Late Roman
Latin form of GIOCONDA.
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.
IULIANA f Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
IUNO f Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUNO.
IUSTINA f Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
IVA (1) f Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVA (3) f Czech
Feminine form of IVO (1).
IVAH f Biblical
From the name of a district of Babylon, mentioned in the Old Testament.
IVANČICA f Croatian
Means "daisy" in Croatian.
IVANNA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of IVAN.
IVET f Bulgarian, Catalan
Bulgarian and Catalan form of YVETTE.
IVETA f Czech, Slovak, Latvian
Czech, Slovak and Latvian form of YVETTE.
IVETTE f Catalan
Catalan form of YVETTE.
IVONA f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of YVONNE in several languages.
IVONE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of YVONNE.
IVONNE f Catalan, German, Dutch
Catalan, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IVORY m & f African American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance that comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
IVY f English
From the English word for the climbing plant that has small yellow flowers. It is ultimately derived from Old English ifig.
IWONA f Polish
Polish feminine form of YVON.
IXCHEL f Mayan 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.
IZA f Polish
Short form of IZABELA.
IZABEL f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) variant of ISABEL.
IZABELA f Polish
Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZABELLA f Hungarian, Polish
Hungarian and Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZANAMI f Japanese Mythology
Means "female who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology she was a creator goddess, the wife of Izanagi. She died giving birth to Kagutsuchi, the god of fire.
IZAR f Basque
Means "star" in Basque.
IZARO f Basque
Meaning unknown, from the name of a small island off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Biscay.
IZDIHAR f Arabic
Means "blossoming, prospering" in Arabic.
IZEBEL f Biblical Italian
Form of JEZEBEL used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
IZIDÓRA f Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of ISIDORA.
IZOLDA f Georgian, Polish (Rare)
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
IZUMI f Japanese
From Japanese (izumi) meaning "fountain, spring". This name can also be constructed from other combinations of kanji.
IZZY m & f English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABEL, ISRAEL, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
JAANA f Finnish
Short form of MARJAANA and other names ending in jaana.
JACI (1) f English
Diminutive of JACQUELINE.
JACI (2) f & m Native American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
JACINTA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
JACINTH f English (Rare)
From the English word for the orange precious stone, originating from the same source as Hyacinth.
JACINTHA f Dutch (Rare)
Latinate form of JACINTHE.
JACINTHE f French
French cognate of HYACINTH (2).
JACIRA f Native American, Tupi
Means "honey moon", from Tupi îasy "moon" and ira "honey".
JACKI f English
Diminutive of JACQUELINE.
JACKIE m & f English
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.
JACLYN f English
Contracted variant of JACQUELINE.
JACOBA f Dutch
Feminine form of JACOB.
JACOBINA f Dutch
Feminine form of JACOB.
JACOBINE f Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Norwegian, Danish and Dutch feminine form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JACOMINA f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
JACQUELINE f French, English
French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
JACQUETTA f English (British)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JACQUETTE f French (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JADA (1) f English
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-).
JADE f & m English, 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.
JADEN m & f English (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular den 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.
JADRANKA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene feminine 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.
JADYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JADZIA f Polish
Diminutive of JADWIGA.
JAE (1) m & f Korean
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.
JAE (2) m & f English (Rare)
Variant of JAY (1).
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.
JAFFE m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see YAFE).
JAGA f Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.
JAGIENKA f Polish
Diminutive of AGNIESZKA.
JAGNA f Polish
Originally a diminutive of AGNIESZKA, AGATA or JADWIGA. It is now used independently.
JAGODA f Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "strawberry" in South Slavic, and "berry" in Polish. Also in Poland, this can be a diminutive of JADWIGA.
JAHANARA f Persian (Archaic), Bengali
From Persian جهان (jahan) meaning "world" and آرا (ara) meaning "decorate, adorn". This was the name of the eldest daughter of the 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
JAHEL f Biblical
Variant of JAEL.
JAIDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAIME (2) f English
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.
JAIMIE f English
Variant of JAMIE.
JALƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ZHALEH.
JALE f Turkish
Turkish form of ZHALEH.
JALEH f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian ژاله (see ZHALEH).
JALILA f Arabic
Feminine form of JALIL.
JAMEELA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميلة (see JAMILA).
JAMESINA f Scottish
Feminine form of JAMES.
JAMEY m & f English
Variant of JAMIE.
JAMI (1) f English
Variant of JAMIE.
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.
JAMILA f Arabic
Feminine form of JAMIL.
JAMILLAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميلة (see JAMILA).
JAMYANG m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
JAN (2) f English
Short form of JANET, JANICE, and other names beginning with Jan.
JANA (2) f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
JANAE f English (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE.
JANAN f Arabic
Means "heart" or "soul" in Arabic.
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. In the first half of the 20th century Joan once again overtook Jane for a few decades in both the United States and the United Kingdom.... [more]
JANEKA f English (Rare)
Diminutive of JANE.
JANEL f English
Variant of JANELLE.
JANELLE f English
Diminutive of JANE. It has been in use only since the 20th century.
JANENE f English
Variant of JANINE.
JANESSA f English (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE, influenced by VANESSA.
JANET f English
Medieval diminutive of JANE.
JANETTA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of JANET.
JANETTE f English
Variant of JANET.
JANEY f English
Diminutive of JANE.
JANICE f English
Elaborated form of JANE, created by Paul Leicester Ford for his novel Janice Meredith (1899).
JANIČKA f Czech
Diminutive of JANA (1).
JANIE f English
Diminutive of JANE.
JANIKA f Finnish
Finnish feminine form of JANI.
JANINE f French, English, Dutch, German
Variant of JEANNINE. It has only been in use since the 20th century.
JANIS f English
Variant of JANICE.
JANJA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of AGNES. It also may be inspired by Serbo-Croatian janje meaning "lamb".
JANKA f Slovak, Hungarian, Sorbian
Slovak diminutive of JANA (1), Hungarian feminine form of JÁNOS and Sorbian feminine form of JAN (1).
JANNA f Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of JAN (1). As an English name, it is an elaboration of JAN (2).
JANNAH f English (Rare)
Variant of JANNA, influenced by HANNAH.
JANNAT f Bengali, Urdu
Means "paradise, garden" in Bengali and Urdu, derived from Arabic جنّة (jannah).
JANNATUL FERDOUS f Bengali
From the Arabic phrase جنّات الفردوس (jannat al-firdaws) meaning "gardens of paradise".
JANNE (2) f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of JOHANNA.
JANNEKE f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of JAN (1).
JANNETTE f English
Variant of JANET.
JANNICKE f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
JANNIKE f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
JANTINE f Dutch
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
JANTJE f Dutch
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
JARKA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of JAROSLAVA or JAROMÍRA.
JARMILA f Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
JAROMÍRA f Czech
Feminine form of JAROMÍR.
JAROSLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
JARUŠKA f Czech
Diminutive of JARMILA or JAROSLAVA.
JASMIJN f Dutch
Dutch form of JASMINE.
JASMIN (1) f German, Finnish, English
German and Finnish form of JASMINE, as well as an English variant.
JASMÍNA f Czech
Czech form of JASMINE.
JASMINA f Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Form of JASMINE in several languages.
JASMINE f English, French
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.
JASMINKA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
JASNA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic jasno meaning "clear, sharp".
JASVINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Gurmukhi ਜਸਵਿੰਦਰ (see JASWINDER).
JASWINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
JATHBIYYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see JATHIBIYYA).
JATHIBIYYA f Arabic
Means "charm, attractiveness" in Arabic.
JAVIERA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of XAVIER.
JAWAHIR f Arabic
Means "jewels" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence".
JAWDAT m & f Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
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.
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.
JAYASHRI f Indian, Marathi
Means "goddess of victory" in Sanskrit.
JAYDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN. This spelling continued to rapidly rise in popularity in the United States past 2003, unlike Jaden, which stalled. It peaked at the fourth rank for boys in 2010, showing tremendous growth over only two decades. It has since declined.
JAYE f English
Feminine variant of JAY (1).
JAYLA f English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix la.
JAYLAH f English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix lah.
JAYLEE f English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and LEE.
JAYLEN m & f African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLENE f English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lene.
JAYLIN m & f African American (Modern), English (Modern), Dutch (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLINN f Dutch (Modern)
Variant of JAYLIN popular in the Netherlands.
JAYLYN f English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lyn.
JAYLYNN f English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lynn.
JAYME f English
Variant of JAMIE.
JAYNE f English
Variant of JANE.
JAYNIE f English
Diminutive of JAYNE.
JAZLYN f English (Modern)
Modern name, a combination of the popular name elements Jaz and lyn.
JÁZMIN f Hungarian
Hungarian form of JASMINE.
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.
JEANA f English
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
JEANE f English
Variant of JEAN (2).
JEANIE f English
Diminutive of JEAN (2).
JEANNA f English
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
JEANNE f French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This has been the most reliably popular French name for girls since the 13th century. Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEANNETTE f French, English, Dutch
French diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNIE f English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNINE f French, English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEDIDAH f Biblical
From Hebrew יָדִיד (yadid) meaning "beloved, friend". In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of King Amon of Judah and the mother of Josiah.
JEFIMIJA f Serbian
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
JEHANNE f Medieval French
Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHONA f Albanian
Derived from Albanian jehonë meaning "echo".
JEKATERINA f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).
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, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA in several languages. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELICA f Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of JELA.
JELISAVETA f Serbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
JELKA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
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.
JEN f English
Short form of JENNIFER.
JENA f English
Diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENAE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENELLE f English
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix elle.
JENESSA f English (Rare)
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix essa.
JENN f English
Short form 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.
JENNICA f English (Rare)
Combination of JENNIFER and JESSICA.
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). It barely ranked in the United until the late 1930s, when it began steadily growing in popularity, accelerating into the early 1970s. It was the most popular name for girls in America between 1970 and 1984, though it was not as common in the United Kingdom.... [more]
JENNIGJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNA.
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.
JEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
JEONG-HUI f & m Korean
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.
JEONG-SUK f Korean
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.
JERI f English
Variant of JERRY.
JERNEJA f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of BARTHOLOMEW.
JERRI f English
Variant of JERRY.
JERRIE f English
Variant of JERRY.
JERRY m & f English
Diminutive of JEREMY, JEROME, GERALD, GERALDINE, and other names beginning with the same sound. A notable bearer was American comedian Jerry Lewis (1926-2017).
JERUSHA f Biblical
From Hebrew יָרַשׁ (yarash) meaning "possession". In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Uzziah of Judah and the mother of Jotham.
JESCHA f Biblical
Form of ISCAH found in the medieval Wycliffe Bible. This name was probably the basis for Shakespeare's created name Jessica.
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