Masculine Names

gender
usage
JANVIER m French
French form of JANUARIUS. Though now rare in France, it is more common in French-speaking parts of Africa.
JAOUAD m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواد (see JAWAD) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
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).
JAQUAN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Ja and quan.
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.
JAREK m Polish, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru meaning "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW or JAROSLAV.
JARETH m Popular Culture
Probably a blend of JARED and GARETH. This was the name of the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, in the movie Labyrinth (1986).
JARI m Finnish
Short form of JALMARI.
JARKKO m Finnish
Diminutive of JARMO.
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.
JARLATH m Irish
Anglicized form of IARFHLAITH.
JARLE m Norwegian
Variant of JARL.
JARMIL m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
JARMO m Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JAROD m English
Variant of JARED.
JAROGNIEW m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".
JAROMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "peace, world".
JAROMIR m Polish
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
JARON (1) m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָרוֹן (see YARON).
JARON (2) m English (Modern)
Invented name, probably based on JARED and DARREN.
JAROPEŁK m Polish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and pulku meaning "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 meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".
JARRED m English
Variant of JARED.
JARRETT m English
From a surname that was a variant of GARRETT.
JARROD m English
Variant of JARED.
JARVIS m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name GERVAIS.
JAŠA m Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JAKOB.
JASE m English (Modern)
Short form of JASON.
JASKA m Finnish
Diminutive of JAAKKO.
JASMIN (2) m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of JASMINE.
JASON m English, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Greek name Ἰάσων (Iason) meaning "healer", derived from Greek ἰάομαι (iaomai) meaning "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
From Latin Gaspar, perhaps from the biblical Hebrew word גִּזְבָּר (gizbar) meaning "treasurer", derived from Persian ganzabara. 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.
JASUR m Uzbek
Means "brave" in Uzbek.
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.
JATAU m Western African, Hausa
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
JAUME m Catalan
Catalan form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
JAUMET m Catalan (Rare)
Diminutive of JAUME.
JAVAD m Persian
Persian form of JAWAD.
JAVAID m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu جاوید (see JAVED).
JAVAN m Biblical
Means "Greece" in Hebrew, possibly related to ION (2). In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Noah and the ancestor of the Greek peoples.
JAVED m Persian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
JAVI m Spanish
Short form of JAVIER.
JAVIER m Spanish
Spanish form of XAVIER.
JAVOHIR m Uzbek
Means "jewels" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian.
JAVOR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JAWAD m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic.
JAWDAT m & f Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JAX m English (Modern)
Short form of JACKSON.
JAXTON m English (Modern)
Variant of JAXON influenced by similar-sounding names such as Paxton and Braxton.
JAXX m English (Modern)
Short form of JACKSON.
JAY (1) m English
Short form of names beginning with the sound J, such as JAMES or JASON. It was originally used in America in honour of founding father John Jay (1749-1825), whose surname was derived from the jaybird.
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.
JAYADEVA m Sanskrit
Means "divine victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" and देव (deva) meaning "god". This was the name of a 13th-century Indian poet.
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.
JAYCE m English
Short form of JASON.
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 & m English
Variant or feminine form of JAY (1).
JAYENDRA m Indian, Hindi
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" combined with the name of the god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
JAYESH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
JAYLEN m & f African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLIN m & f African American (Modern), English (Modern), Dutch (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYME f & m English
Variant of JAMIE.
JAYSON m English
Variant of JASON.
JAYWANT m Indian, Marathi
Means "possessing victory" in Sanskrit.
JĀZEPS m Latvian
Latvian form of JOSEPH.
JEAN (1) m French
Modern French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Since the 12th century it has consistently been the most common male name in France. It finally dropped from the top rank in 1958, unseated by Philippe.... [more]
JEAN-BAPTISTE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
JEAN-CHARLES m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and CHARLES.
JEAN-CLAUDE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and CLAUDE.
JEAN-JACQUES m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and JACQUES. This name was borne by the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778).
JEAN-LUC m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and LUC. A famous bearer is the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (1930-).
JEAN-MARC m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARC.
JEAN-MARIE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARIE.
JEAN-MICHEL m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MICHEL.
JEANNOT m French
Diminutive of JEAN (1).
JEAN-PAUL m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and PAUL. A famous bearer was the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).
JEAN-PHILIPPE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and PHILIPPE.
JEAN-PIERRE m French
Combination of JEAN (1) and PIERRE.
JEB m English
Sometimes a diminutive of JACOB. This name may have also resulted from a nickname of James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), a Confederate general in the American Civil War, which was formed from the initial letters of his three given names.
JECONIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH will establish" in Hebrew. This is another name (with the same meaning) of the Judean king Jehoiachin.
JED m English
Short form of JEDIDIAH.
JEDIDIAH m Biblical
Means "beloved of YAHWEH" in Hebrew, derived from יָדִיד (yadid) meaning "beloved, friend" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is a name given to Solomon by Nathan.
JĘDRZEJ m Polish
Old Polish form of ANDREW.
JEETENDRA m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi जितेन्द्र or Marathi जितेंद्र (see JITENDRA).
JEF m Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
JEFF m English
Short form of JEFFREY.
JEFFERSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of JEFFREY". It is usually given in honour of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
JEFFERY m English
Variant of JEFFREY.
JEFFREY m English
Medieval variant of GEOFFREY. In America, Jeffrey has been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
JEFFRY m English
Variant of JEFFREY.
JEHAN m Medieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHIEL m Biblical
Means "God will live" 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 "YAHWEH establishes" 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) meaning "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.
JEHOVAH m Theology
Form of YAHWEH used in older translations of the Bible, produced by blending the letters of the Tetragrammaton with the vowels from ADONAI.
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, ultimately referring to a person from the tribe of Judah. In the Old Testament this is the name of a servant of King Jehoiakim.
JĒKABS m Latvian
Latvian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JELANI m African American
Possibly a form of the Arabic surname الجيلاني (al-Jilani), notably borne by the 12th-century Persian Sufi leader Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (or Abdul Qadir Gilani), indicating he came from the town of Gilan near Baghdad.
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.
JEM m English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JEMMY m English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JENARO m Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JENCI m Hungarian
Diminutive of JENŐ.
JENGO m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
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.
JENSEN m English (Modern)
From a Danish surname meaning "son of JENS".
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-HO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (ho) meaning "good, excellent" or (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
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-HUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" and (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank", as well as other hanja character combinations.
JEP m English (Archaic)
Medieval diminutive of GEOFFREY.
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.
JEPPE m Danish
Diminutive of JAKOB.
JEPSON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "son of JEP".
JERAHMEEL m Biblical
From Hebrew יְרַחְמְאֵל (Yerachme'el) meaning "God will have pity". This name is borne by a few minor characters in the Old Testament.
JERALD m English
Variant of GERALD.
JERE m Finnish, Croatian, English
Finnish diminutive of JEREMIAS (usually used independently), as well as a Croatian diminutive of JERONIM and an English diminutive of JERALD or JEREMIAH.
JEREMI m Polish
Polish form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIAH m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִרְמְיָהוּ (Yirmiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH will exalt", from the roots רוּם (rum) meaning "to exalt" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. 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 (Rare), Portuguese, Finnish
German, Portuguese and Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIASZ m Polish
Polish form of JEREMIAH.
JÉRÉMIE m French
French form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMIEL m Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
From Latin Hieremihel, probably from the Hebrew name Yerachme'el (see JERAHMEEL). Jeremiel (also called Remiel or Uriel) is named as an archangel in some verions of the apocryphal book of 2 Esdras (preserved in Latin) in the Old Testament.
JÉRÉMY m French
French form of JEREMIAH.
JEREMY m English, Biblical
Medieval English form of JEREMIAH, and the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.
JERIAH m Biblical
Means "taught by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Jeriah is a descendant of Hebron.
JERICHO m English (Modern)
From the name of a city in Israel that is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The meaning of the city's name is uncertain, but it may be related to the Hebrew word יָרֵחַ (yareach) meaning "moon", or otherwise to the Hebrew word רֵיחַ (reyach) meaning "fragrant".
JERK m Swedish
Old Swedish variant of ERIK.
JERKER m Swedish
Old Swedish variant of ERIK.
JERKO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
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 Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JEROLD m English
Variant of GERALD.
JÉRÔME m French
French form of JEROME.
JEROME m English
From the Greek name Ἱερώνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name", derived from ἱερός (hieros) meaning "sacred" and ὄνομα (onoma) meaning "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 Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JERÓNIMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JERÔNIMO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JERONÝM m Czech
Czech form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JERRIK m Danish
Danish variant of ERIK.
JERROD m English
Variant of JARED.
JERROLD m English
Variant of GERALD.
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).
JERVIS m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of JARVIS.
JERZY m Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JESPER m Danish, Swedish
Danish form of JASPER.
JESS m & f English
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
JESSE m English, Dutch, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשַׁי (Yishai), 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.
JESSÉ m French
French form of JESSE.
JESSIE (2) m English
Variant of JESSE.
JESÚS m Spanish
Spanish form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
JESUS m Theology, Biblical, Portuguese
English form of Ἰησοῦς (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.
JETHRO m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִתְרוֹ (Yitro), which was derived from the Hebrew word יֶתֶר (yeter) meaning "abundance". According to the Old Testament, Jethro was a Midianite priest who sheltered Moses when he fled Egypt. He was the father of Zipporah, who became Moses's wife. A famous bearer of the name was Jethro Tull (1674-1741), an English inventor and agriculturist.
JETT m English (Modern)
From the English word jet, which denotes either a jet aircraft or an intense black colour (the words derive from different sources).
JEVGĒŅIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JEVGEŅIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JEVREM m Serbian
Serbian form of EPHRAIM.
JEWEL f & m English
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.
JEWELL f & m English
Variant of JEWEL.
JEZ m English (British)
Diminutive of JEREMY.
JI m & f Korean (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.
JIA m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "good, auspicious, beautiful", (jiā) meaning "home, family", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
JIAHAO m Chinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "home, family" combined with (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
JIAN m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jiàn) meaning "build, establish", (jiàn) meaning "strong, healthy", or other characters that are pronounced in a similar fashion.
JIANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "river, Yangtze", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
JIANHONG m Chinese
From Chinese (jiàn) meaning "build, establish" combined with (hóng) meaning "wide, spacious, great, vast". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
JIBRIL m Arabic
Arabic form of GABRIEL.
JIE m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jié) meaning "heroic, outstanding" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
JIEMBA m Indigenous Australian, Wiradjuri
Means "star" or perhaps "laughing star" in Wiradjuri.
JI-HOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지훈 (see JI-HUN).
JI-HU m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (hu) meaning "thick". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JI-HUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JIM m English
Medieval diminutive of JAMES.
JIMI m English
Diminutive of JAMES. A famous bearer was the rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).
JI-MIN f & m Korean
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.
JIMMIE m & f English
Diminutive or feminine form of JAMES.
JIMMU m Japanese Mythology
Means "divine warrior", from Japanese (jin) meaning "god" and (mu) meaning "military, martial". In Japanese legend this was the name of the founder of Japan and the first emperor, supposedly ruling in the 7th century BC.
JIMMY m English
Diminutive of JAMES. This was the usual name of American actor James Stewart (1908-1997).
JIN m & f Chinese
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.
JINAN m & f Arabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
JINDRA f & m Czech
Diminutive of JINDŘIŠKA or JINDŘICH.
JINDŘICH m Czech
Czech form of Heinrich (see HENRY).
JING m & f Chinese
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.
JINGYI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.
JIP m & f Frisian, Dutch
Frisian short form of Germanic names such as GIJSBERT or GIJSBERTA. This is the name of a boy in the Dutch children's book series Jip and Janneke, first published 1952.
JIRAIR m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ժիրայր (see ZHIRAYR).
JIŘÍ m Czech
Czech form of GEORGE.
JIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 二郎 (see JIRŌ).
JIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ji) meaning "two" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the second son. Other combinations of kanji characters can also be possible.
JIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 二郎 (see JIRŌ).
JI-SOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지수 (see JI-SU).
JI-SU f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JITENDER m Indian (Sikh)
Variant of JITENDRA used by Sikhs.
JITENDRA m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "conqueror of Indra" from Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering" combined with the name of the god INDRA.
JI-U f & m Korean
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-WON f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (won) meaning "beautiful woman" or (won) meaning "first, origin". This name can also be formed from many other hanja combinations.
JI-WOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지우 (see JI-U).
JI-YEONG f & m Korean
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-YOUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지영 (see JI-YEONG).
JO f & m English, German, Dutch, Norwegian
Short form of JOAN (1), JOANNA, JOSEPHINE, or other names that begin with Jo. It is primarily masculine in German, Dutch and Norwegian, short for JOHANNES or JOSEF.
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 German, French, 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).
JOAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is brother" in Hebrew. This is the name of four people in the Old Testament.
JOAKIM m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Serbian, Macedonian
Scandinavian, Macedonian and Serbian form of JOACHIM.
JOAN (2) m Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JÓANNES m Faroese
Faroese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOANNES m Late Roman
Latin variant of JOHANNES.
JOAN PAU m Catalan
Combination of JOAN (2) and PAU.
JOÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOÃO PAULO m Portuguese
Combination of JOÃO and PAULO.
JOÃOZINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOÃO.
JOAQUIM m Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUIN m Spanish (Americanized)
Unaccented form of JOAQUÍN used mainly in America.
JOASH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאָשׁ (Yo'ash), possibly meaning "fire of YAHWEH". 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, Biblical French, 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.
JOBY m English (Rare)
Diminutive of JOB and other names beginning with Jo.
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 Geats or 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.
JOCHEM m Dutch
Dutch form of JOACHIM.
JOCHEN m German
German form of JOACHIM.
JOCHIM m German (Rare)
German variant form of JOACHIM.
JOĈJO m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of JOHN or JOSEPH.
JOCK m Scottish
Scottish form of JACK.
JOCKEL m German
Diminutive of JAKOB, JÖRG or JOACHIM.
JOCKIE m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
JOCKY m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
JODOC m Breton
Variant of JUDOC.
JODOCUS m Dutch (Archaic), Medieval Breton (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JODY f & m English
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).
JOE m English
Short form of JOSEPH. Five famous sports figures who have had this name are boxers Joe Louis (1914-1981) and Joe Frazier (1944-), baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), and football quarterbacks Joe Namath (1943-) and Joe Montana (1956-).
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", from the elements יוֹ (yo) and אֵל ('el), both referring to the Hebrew 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.
JOEP m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOZEF.
JOERI m Dutch
Dutch (and Flemish) form of YURIY.
JOEY m & f English
Diminutive of JOSEPH. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of JOSEPHINE or JOHANNA.
JOFFREY m French
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
JOFRE m Catalan
Catalan form of GEOFFREY.
JÓGVAN m Faroese
Faroese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHAN m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Scandinavian and Dutch form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
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).
JOHANN BAPTIST m German
Combination of JOHANN and BAPTIST, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
JÓHANNES m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHANNES m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Late Roman
Latin form of Greek 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).
JOHANO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHN m English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Biblical
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ἰωάννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious", from the roots יוֹ (yo) referring to the Hebrew God and חָנַן (chanan) meaning "to be gracious". The Hebrew form occurs in the Old Testament (spelled Johanan or Jehohanan in the English version), but this name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first is John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who is considered the forerunner of Jesus. He baptized Jesus and was later executed by Herod Antipas. The second is the apostle John, who is traditionally regarded as the author of the fourth gospel and Revelation. With the apostles Peter and James (his brother), he was part of the inner circle of Jesus.... [more]
JOHNATHAN m English
Variant of JONATHAN influenced by JOHN.
JOHNATHON m English
Variant of JONATHAN influenced by JOHN.
JOHNIE m & f English
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
JOHNNIE m & f English
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
JOHNNY m English
Diminutive of JOHN. A famous bearer is American actor Johnny Depp (1963-).
JOHN PAUL m English
Combination of JOHN and PAUL.
JOJO m & f English
Diminutive of JOSEPH, JOLENE, and other names that begin with Jo.
JOKIN m Basque
Basque form of JOACHIM.
JOKTAN m Biblical
Means "small" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Eber in the Old Testament.
JOKŪBAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JÖKULL m Icelandic
Means "glacier, ice" in Icelandic.
JOKUM m Danish
Danish form of JOACHIM.
JOLYON m English (Rare)
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his Forsyte Saga novels (published between 1906 and 1922).
JÓN m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
JON (1) m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Basque
Scandinavian and Basque form of JOHN.
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