Masculine Names

gender
usage
JON (2) m English
Short form of JONATHAN, or sometimes a variant of JOHN.
JONAH m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove". This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Jonah was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh, but instead fled by boat. After being caught in a storm, the other sailors threw Jonah overboard, at which point he was swallowed. He emerged from the fish alive and repentant three days later.... [more]
JÓNÁS m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of JONAH.
JÓNAS m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JONAH.
JONÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JONAS (1) m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOHN.
JONAS (2) m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Biblical
From Ἰωνᾶς (Ionas), the Greek form of JONAH. This spelling is used in some English translations of the New Testament.
JÓNATAN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONATHAN.
JONATÁN m Biblical Spanish
Spanish form of JONATHAN, referring to the biblical character.
JONATAN m Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German (Rare)
Spanish and Polish form of JONATHAN, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.
JÓNATAS m Portuguese (European)
Portuguese form of JONATHAN, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Jônatas is more common).
JÔNATAS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of JONATHAN.
JONATHAN m English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan), contracted to יוֹנָתָן (Yonatan), meaning "YAHWEH has given", derived from the roots יְהוֹ (yeho) referring to the Hebrew God and נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give". According to the Old Testament, Jonathan was the eldest son of Saul. His relationship with his father was strained due to his close friendship with his father's rival David. Along with Saul he was killed in battle with the Philistines.... [more]
JONE (2) m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of JON (1).
JONG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JONG-SU m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jong) meaning "lineage, ancestry" and (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.
JONI (2) m Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JONNY m English
Diminutive of JONATHAN.
JÖNS m Swedish
Short form of JOHANNES.
JOOA m Finnish
Finnish short form of JOAKIM.
JOOLS m & f English
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JUN (1)).
JOONA m Finnish
Finnish form of JONAH.
JOONAS m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of JONAS (2).
JOON-HO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 준호 (see JUN-HO).
JOOP m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNES or JOZEF.
JOORD m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JORDAN.
JOOS m Dutch
Dutch short form of JODOCUS, JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOOSEP m Estonian
Estonian form of JOSEPH.
JOOSEPPI m Finnish
Finnish form of JOSEPH.
JOOST m Dutch
Dutch form of Iudocus (see JOYCE), sometimes used as a diminutive of JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOO-WON m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 주원 (see JU-WON).
JORAH m Biblical, Literature
From the Hebrew name יוֹרָה (Yorah) meaning either "he teaches" or "rain". This name is mentioned briefly in the Book of Ezra in the Old Testament. It was used by George R. R. Martin for a character in his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (first published 1996) and the television adaptation Game of Thrones (2011-2019). It is not known if Martin took the name from the Bible.
JORAM m Biblical
Contracted form of Yehoram (see JEHORAM). This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament, as well as being another name for the kings Jehoram of Israel and Jehoram of Judah.
JÖRAN m Swedish
Variant of GÖRAN.
JORDÀ m Catalan
Catalan form of JORDAN.
JORDAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of JORDAN.
JORDÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of JORDAN.
JORDAN m & f English, French, Macedonian, Serbian
From the name of the river that flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". In the New Testament John the Baptist baptizes Jesus Christ in its waters, and it was adopted as a personal name in Europe after crusaders brought water back from the river to baptize their children. There may have been some influence from the Germanic name JORDANES, notably borne by a 6th-century Gothic historian.... [more]
JORDANES m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, probably related to the Norse element jord meaning "land". This name was borne by a 6th-century Roman author of Gothic background, who wrote a history of the Goths. It is possible that the spelling of his name was influenced by that of the Jordan River.
JORDÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of JORDAN.
JORDI m Catalan
Catalan form of GEORGE.
JORDON m English
Variant of JORDAN.
JÖRG m German
German short form of GEORGE.
JØRG m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of JØRGEN.
JORGE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GEORGE.
JÖRGEN m Swedish
Swedish form of JÜRGEN.
JØRGEN m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of JÜRGEN.
JORGINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JORGE.
JORIS m Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GEORGE.
JORMA m Finnish
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
JØRN m Danish, Norwegian
Short form of JØRGEN.
JORRIT m Frisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JORY m Cornish
Cornish form of GEORGE.
JOS m Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
JOSAPHAT m Biblical
Contracted form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in some English versions of the New Testament.
JOSCELIN m Old Norman
Norman form of JOCELYN.
JOSCHKA m German (Rare)
German form of JÓSKA.
JOSE m Spanish (Americanized, Filipinize)
Unaccented form of JOSÉ used mainly in America and the Philippines.
JOSÉ m & f Spanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH, as well as a French variant. In Spanish-speaking regions it is occasionally used as a feminine middle name (or the second part of a double name), often paired with María. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain for the first half of the 20th century.
JOSÉ ÁNGEL m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and ÁNGEL.
JOSÉ ANTONIO m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and ANTONIO.
JOSEBA m Basque
Basque form of JOSEPH.
JÓSEF m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOSEPH.
JOSEF m German, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Czech and Scandinavian form of JOSEPH.
JOSÉ LUIS m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and LUIS.
JOSÉ MANUEL m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and MANUEL.
JOSÉ MARÍA m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and MARÍA, the names of the parents of Jesus.
JOSÉ MARIA m Portuguese
Combination of JOSÉ and MARIA, the names of the parents of Jesus.
JOSÈP m Occitan
Occitan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEP m Catalan
Catalan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPE m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of JOSEPH.
JOSEPH m English, French, German, Biblical
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ἰωσήφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add", from the root יָסַף (yasaf). In the Old Testament Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob and the first with his wife Rachel. Because he was the favourite of his father, his older brothers sent him to Egypt and told their father that he had died. In Egypt, Joseph became an advisor to the pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled with his brothers when they came to Egypt during a famine. This name also occurs in the New Testament, belonging to Saint Joseph the husband of Mary, and to Joseph of Arimathea.... [more]
JOSEPHUS m Dutch, History
Latin form of JOSEPH. This form is used by Dutch Catholics. In English, it is used primarily to refer to the 1st-century Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus.
JOSEP MARIA m Catalan
Combination of JOSEP and MARIA, the names of the parents of Jesus.
JOSES m Biblical
From Ἰωσῆς (Ioses), a Greek variant of JOSEPH used in the New Testament to distinguish Joseph the brother of James from the many other characters of that name.
JOSH m English
Short form of JOSHUA.
JOSHUA m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יְהוֹ (yeho) referring to the Hebrew God and יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save". As told in the Old Testament, Joshua was a companion of Moses. He went up Mount Sinai with Moses when he received the Ten Commandments from God, and later he was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan. After Moses died Joshua succeeded him as leader of the Israelites and he led the conquest of Canaan. His original name was Hoshea.... [more]
JOSIAH m Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
JOSIAS m Biblical
Latinized form of JOSIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
JOSIF m Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOSEPH.
JOSIP m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JÓSKA m Hungarian
Diminutive of JÓZSEF.
JOŠKO m Croatian
Diminutive of JOSIP.
JOSO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JOSS f & m English
Short form of JOCELYN.
JOSSE m French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSSELIN m French
French variant of JOCELYN.
JOŠT m Slovene
Slovene form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOST m German
German form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSTEIN m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Jósteinn, derived from the elements jór "horse" and steinn "stone".
JOSU m Basque
Basque form of JESUS.
JOSUÉ m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JOTHAM m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is perfect" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Gideon and a king of Judah.
JOTHI f & m Tamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
JOUKAHAINEN m Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Finnish epic the Kalevala this is the name of a youth who challenges Väinämöinen to a chanting (or spellcasting) duel. Joukahainen loses, and must promise his sister Aino to Väinämöinen.
JOUKO m Finnish
Short form of JOUKAHAINEN.
JOUNI m Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JOURDAIN m French
French (traditional) form of JORDAN.
JOVAN m Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOHN.
JOVE m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.
JOVIAN m Ancient Roman (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovianus, a Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Iovis (see JOVE). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor.
JOVICA m Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of JOVAN.
JOWAN m Cornish
Cornish form of JOHN.
JOYCE f & m English
From the medieval masculine name Josse, which was derived from the earlier Iudocus, which was a Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name belonged to a 7th-century Breton saint, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the 14th century, but was later revived as a feminine name, perhaps because of similarity to the Middle English word joise "to rejoice". This given name also formed the basis for a surname, as in the case of the Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941).
JOZAFAT m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of JOSAPHAT. This was the name of a 17th-century Polish saint and martyr who attempted to reconcile the Catholic and Eastern Churches.
JOŽE m Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JOSEPH.
JÓZEF m Polish
Polish form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEF m Slovene
Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOZEF m Slovak, Dutch
Slovak and Dutch form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of JOSEPH.
JOZO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JÓZSEF m Hungarian
Hungarian form of JOSEPH.
JÓZSI m Hungarian
Diminutive of JÓZSEF.
JÓZSUA m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of JOSHUA.
JOZUA m Dutch
Dutch form of JOSHUA.
JU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chrysanthemum" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "big, enormous" (usually only masculine), besides other characters that are pronounced similarly.
JUAN (1) m Spanish, Manx
Spanish and Manx form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Like other forms of John in Europe, this name has been extremely popular in Spain since the late Middle Ages. It is borne by Don Juan, a character from Spanish legend who, after killing his lover's father, is dragged to hell by the father's ghost.
JUAN BAUTISTA m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and BAUTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
JUAN CARLOS m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and CARLOS.
JUANCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of JUAN (1).
JUANITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JUAN (1).
JUAN JOSÉ m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and JOSÉ.
JUANMA m Spanish
Contraction of JUAN MANUEL.
JUAN MANUEL m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and MANUEL.
JUANNE m Sardinian
Variant of GIUANNE.
JUAN PABLO m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and PABLO.
JUANTXO m Spanish
Diminutive of JUAN (1).
JUBAL m Biblical
Means "stream" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in Genesis in the Old Testament as belonging to the first person to be a musician.
JUDA m Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JUDAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדָה (Yehudah), probably derived from יָדָה (yadah) meaning "praise". In the Old Testament Judah is the fourth of the twelve sons of Jacob by Leah, and the ancestor of the tribe of Judah. An explanation for his name is given in Genesis 29:35. His tribe eventually formed the Kingdom of Judah in the south of Israel. King David and Jesus were among the descendants of him and his wife Tamar. This name was also borne by Judah Maccabee, the Jewish priest who revolted against Seleucid rule in the 2nd century BC, as told in the Books of Maccabees.... [more]
JUDAS m Biblical
From Ἰούδας (Ioudas), the Greek form of JUDAH. This is the name of several characters in the New Testament including the infamous Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities in exchange for money.
JUDD m English, Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JORDAN. Modern use of this name is inspired by the surname that was derived from the medieval name.
JUDE (1) m English, Biblical
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. He was supposedly the author of the Epistle of Jude. In the English-speaking world, Jude has occasionally been used as a given name since the time of the Protestant Reformation.
JUDICAËL m French, Breton
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iudd "lord, prince" and hael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
JUDIKAEL m Breton
Breton form of JUDICAËL.
JUDOC m Breton, Medieval Breton
Breton form of JOYCE.
JUDOCUS m Dutch (Archaic), Medieval Breton (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
JUHA m Finnish
Finnish short form of JUHANI, now used independently.
JUHÁN m Sami
Northern Sami form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JUHAN m Estonian
Estonian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JUHANA m Finnish
Finnish form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JUHANI m Finnish
Finnish form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JUHO m Finnish
Finnish short form of JUHANI, now used independently.
JUKKA m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES, now used independently.
JULEK m Polish
Diminutive of JULIUSZ or JULIAN.
JULEN m Basque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULES (1) m French
French form of JULIUS. A notable bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905), author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and other works of science fiction.
JULES (2) f & m English
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JULIÀ m Catalan
Catalan form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIAN m English, Polish, German
From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).
JULIANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIEN m French
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIJ m Slovene
Slovene form of JULIUS.
JÚLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JULIO m Spanish
Spanish form of JULIUS.
JÚLIO CÉSAR m Portuguese
Combination of JÚLIO and CÉSAR, referring to the Roman general Julius Caesar.
JULIO CÉSAR m Spanish
Combination of JULIO and CÉSAR, referring to the Roman general Julius Caesar.
JÚLIUS m Slovak
Slovak form of JULIUS.
JULIUS m Ancient Roman, English, German, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech
From a Roman family name that was possibly derived from Greek ἴουλος (ioulos) meaning "downy-bearded". Alternatively, it could be related to the name of the Roman god JUPITER. This was a prominent patrician family of Rome, who claimed descent from the mythological Julus, son of Aeneas. Its most notable member was Gaius Julius Caesar, who gained renown as a military leader for his clever conquest of Gaul. After a civil war he became the dictator of the Roman Republic, but was eventually stabbed to death in the senate.... [more]
JULIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JULYAN m English (Rare)
Medieval variant of JULIAN.
JUMAANE m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
JUN (1) m & f Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (jūn) meaning "king, ruler", (jùn) meaning "talented, handsome" (which is usually only masculine) or (jūn) meaning "army" (also usually only masculine). This is also a single-character Korean name, often from the hanja meaning "talented, handsome". This name can be formed by other characters besides those shown here.
JUN (2) m & f Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "pure", (jun) meaning "moisture", (jun) meaning "pure, clean, simple", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
JUNAID m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جنيد (see JUNAYD).
JUNAYD m Arabic
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) meaning "army, soldiers".
JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JUNG-HEE f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정희 (see JEONG-HUI).
JUNG-HOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정훈 (see JEONG-HUN).
JUN-HO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JUN'ICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
JUNIOR m English
From a nickname that was originally used for a boy who had the same name as his father.
JUNÍPERO m Various
This was the name assumed by the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan monk Miguel José Serra, a missionary to California. He named himself after one of Saint Francis's companions, who was named from Latin iuniperus "juniper".
JUNIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from the name of the Roman goddess JUNO. It was borne by Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic in the 6th century BC. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman politician Marcus Junius Brutus, commonly known as Brutus, who was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.
JUNPEI m Japanese
From Japanese (jun) or (jun) both meaning "pure" combined with (pei) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
JUN-SEO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" or (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JUOZAPAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOSEPH.
JUOZAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian short form of JOSEPH.
JUPITER m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. This is also the name of the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.
JUPP m German
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
JURAJ m Slovak, Croatian
Slovak and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURE m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JUREK m Polish
Diminutive of JERZY.
JÜRGEN m Low German, German
Low German form of GEORGE.
JURGEN m Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURĢIS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JURGIS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GEORGE.
JÜRI m Estonian
Estonian form of GEORGE.
JURIAN m Medieval Low German
Medieval Low German form of GEORGE.
JURICA m Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of JURAJ or JURIJ.
JURIJ m Slovene, Sorbian
Slovene and Sorbian form of GEORGE.
JURIS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JŪRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "ten" and () meaning "son". Traditionally this name was given to the tenth son. Other combinations of kanji characters are possible as well.
JURO (1) m Croatian
Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURO (2) m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JŪRŌ).
JUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JŪRŌ).
JURRE m Frisian
Short form of JURRYT.
JURRIAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURRYT m Frisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JUSSI m Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUSTAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JUSTUS.
JUSTE m French
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTICE m & f English
From an occupational surname meaning "judge, officer of justice" in Old French. This name can also be given in direct reference to the English word justice.
JUSTIN m English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).
JUSTINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JUSTIN.
JUSTINIAN m History
From the Latin name Iustinianus, which was derived from Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This was the name of a 6th-century Byzantine emperor who attempted to restore the borders of the Roman Empire.
JUSTINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTO m Spanish
Spanish form of JUSTUS.
JUSTUS m German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Latin name meaning "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
JUSTY m & f English
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
JUSTYN m Polish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSUF m Bosnian, Indonesian
Bosnian and Indonesian form of YUSUF.
JUUL f & m Dutch
Dutch short form of JULIA or JULIUS.
JUUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JŪRŌ).
JUUSO m Finnish
Finnish short form of JOSEPH.
JUVENAL m History, Portuguese
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis, which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.
JU-WON m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ju) meaning "circumference" combined with (won) meaning "first, origin" or (won) meaning "beautiful woman". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JYOTHI f & m Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Telugu and Malayalam form of JYOTI.
JYOTI f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit ज्योतिस् (jyotis) meaning "light". This is a transcription of both the feminine form ज्योती and the masculine form ज्योति.
JYRGAL m & f Kyrgyz
Means "happiness" in Kyrgyz.
JYRI m Finnish
Finnish form of YURIY.
JYRKI m Finnish
Finnish form of JÖRG.
KAAN m Turkish
Variant of KAĞAN.
KAAPO m Finnish
Finnish form of GABRIEL.
KAAPRO m Finnish
Finnish form of GABRIEL.
KAAREL m Estonian
Estonian form of CHARLES.
KAARLE m Finnish
Finnish form of CHARLES.
KAARLO m Finnish
Finnish form of CHARLES.
KABELO m Southern African, Sotho
Means "given" in Sotho.
KACPER m Polish
Polish form of JASPER.
KADEK m & f Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KADER (1) m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قادر or قدير (see QADIR).
KADİR m Turkish
Turkish form of QADIR.
KADMOS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of CADMUS.
KADRİ m Turkish
Means "value" in Turkish.
KAEDE f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
KAĞAN m Turkish
From a Turkish title meaning "king, ruler", ultimately of Mongolian origin. The title is usually translated into English as Khan.
KAGISO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KAHURANGI f & m Maori
From the name of a type of green gemstone found in New Zealand, meaning "sky blue" in Maori.
KAI (1) m Frisian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Frisian diminutive of GERHARD, NICOLAAS, CORNELIS or GAIUS.
KAI (3) m & f Hawaiian
Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
KAI (4) m Chinese
From Chinese (kǎi) meaning "triumph, victory, music of triumph", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
KAILASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva. It possibly means "crystal" in Sanskrit.
KAIMANA m & f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KAIN m Biblical Greek
Form of CAIN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KAINAN m Biblical Greek
Form of CAINAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KAIPO m & f Hawaiian
Means "the sweetheart" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and ipo "sweetheart".
KAIS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قيس (see QAYS).
KAISER m Various
German form of the Roman title Caesar (see CAESAR). It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
KAITO m Japanese
From Japanese (kai) meaning "sea, ocean" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KAJETÁN m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJETAN m Polish
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GAIUS.
KALANI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KALE m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHARLES.
KALEB m English (Modern)
English variant of CALEB.
KALEI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the flowers" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lei "flowers, lei, child".
KALEO m Hawaiian
Means "sound, voice" from Hawaiian ka "the" and leo "sound, voice".
KALEV (1) m Estonian
Estonian form of KALEVA. This was the name of a hero in Estonian mythology.
KALEVA m Finnish
From the name of the mythological ancestor of the Finns, which is of unknown meaning. The name of the Finnish epic the Kalevala means "the land of Kalevi".
KALEVI m Finnish
Variant of KALEVA.
KÁLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "calf" in Old Norse.
KALI (1) f & m Hinduism, Bengali, Tamil
Means "the black one" in Sanskrit. The Hindu goddess Kali is the fierce destructive form of the wife of Shiva. She is usually depicted with black skin and four arms, holding a severed head and brandishing a sword. As a personal name, it is generally masculine in India.
KALIDAS m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of KALIDASA.
KALIDASA m Sanskrit
Means "servant of Kali" from the name of the Hindu goddess KALI (1) combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". This was the name of a 4th-century Indian poet and dramatist, the author of the Abhijnanashakuntalam.
KALIN m Bulgarian
Masculine form of KALINA.
KALJU m Estonian
Means "rock, boulder" in Estonian.
KALLE m Swedish, Finnish, Estonian
Swedish diminutive of KARL. It is used in Finland and Estonia as a full name.
KALLIAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty". This was the name of an Athenian who fought at Marathon who later became an ambassador to the Persians.
KALLIKRATES m Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful power", derived from the Greek elements κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power".
KALLINIKOS m Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful victory" from Greek κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and νίκη (nike) meaning "victory".
KALLIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful horse", derived from the Greek elements κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
KÁLMÁN m Hungarian
Probably of Turkic origin, meaning "remainder". This was the name of a 12th-century king of Hungary. It was also borne in the 13th-century by the first king of Galicia-Volhynia, who was also a member of the Hungarian Árpád royal family. This name has been frequently confused with Koloman.
KALOYAN m Bulgarian
From Greek καλός Ἰωάννης (kalos Ioannes) meaning "handsome JOHN", the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade.
KALYAN m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit.
KALYANA m Indian, Telugu
Variant of KALYAN.
KAM m & f English (Modern)
Short form of KAMERON.
KAMA m Hinduism
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
KƏMAL m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of KAMAL (1).
KAMAL (1) m Arabic
Means "perfection" in Arabic.
KAMALA f & m Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Nepali
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. In Sanskrit this is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल, though in modern languages it is only a feminine form. This is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades, in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
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