Unisex Names

gender
usage
EIKE m & f German
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ag "edge".
EIRIAN f & m Welsh
Means "bright, beautiful" in Welsh.
EJIRO m & f Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EJIROGHENE or other names containing ejiro "praise".
EJIROGHENE m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "praise God" in Urhobo.
EKA (1) m & f Indonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
EKENE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "praise, thanks" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKİN f & m Turkish
Means "harvest, culture" in Turkish.
EKO m & f Javanese
Javanese form of EKA (1).
EKUNDAYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ELIAN m & f Dutch
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.
ELLERY m & f English
From an English surname that was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLINGTON f & m English (Rare)
Derived from the English surname ELLINGTON.
ELLIS (1) m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name ELIJAH.
ELVAN f & m Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
EMEM m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMERSON m & f English
From an English surname meaning "son of EMERY". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
EMERY m & f English
Norman form of EMMERICH. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, now typically feminine, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
EMORY m & f English
Variant of EMERY.
ENFYS m & f Welsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
ENGEL m & f German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
ENIOLA f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENITAN m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
ENU m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ESEN f & m Turkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESEOGHENE m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
ESER f & m Turkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
ESME f & m English (British)
Variant of ESMÉ.
ESMÉ m & f English (British)
Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French. It was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century. It is now more common as a feminine name.
EUN m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
EUN-JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은정 (see EUN-JEONG).
EVELYN f & m English, German
From an English surname that was derived from the given name AVELINE. In the 17th century when it was first used as a given name it was more common for boys, but it is now regarded as mainly feminine due to association with the related name Evelina.
EVREN m & f Turkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
EZHIL m & f Tamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
FANG f & m Chinese
From Chinese (fāng) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
FARAH m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARAI m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FATSANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
FEIDLIMID m & f Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.
FEN (1) f & m Chinese
From Chinese (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume" (which is usually only feminine) or (fèn) meaning "strive, exert" (usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
FERDOUS m & f Bengali
Bengali form of FIRDAUS.
FERGIE m & f Scottish
Diminutive and feminine form of FERGUS.
FINLEY m & f Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.
FIORE f & m Italian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names FLORA and FLORUS.
FLANN m & f Irish
Means "red" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a 9th-century king of Tara in Ireland.
FLANNÁN m & f Irish
Diminutive of FLANN.
FLANNERY f & m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal". The given name Flannghal means "red valour". A famous bearer was American author Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
FLICK f & m English (Rare)
Diminutive of FELICITY. In some cases it can be a nickname from the English word flick.
FLOOR m & f Dutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
FLORENCE f & m English, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
FOLAMI m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
FORTUNE m & f French, English (Rare)
Simply from the word fortune, ultimately from Latin fortuna, a derivative of fors "luck".
FRAN m & f Spanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
FRANCIS m & f English, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus meaning "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used. This name was borne by the 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi, who was originally named Giovanni but was given the nickname Francesco by his father, an admirer of the French. Francis went on to renounce his father's wealth and devote his life to the poor, founding the Franciscan order of friars. Later in his life he apparently received the stigmata.... [more]
FRANKIE m & f English
Diminutive of FRANK or FRANCES.
FRANNY m & f English
Diminutive of FRANCIS or FRANCES.
FREDDIE m & f English
Diminutive of FREDERICK or FREDA.
FU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", () meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or () meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given name was .
FUMNANYA f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNGAI m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
GABBY m & f English
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
GABI f & m German, Romanian, Hungarian
German diminutive of GABRIELE (2) (feminine), Romanian diminutive of GABRIEL (masculine) or GABRIELA (feminine), and Hungarian diminutive of GÁBOR (masculine) or GABRIELLA (feminine).
GAL (1) f & m Hebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GANIZANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GARNET (2) m & f English
From an English surname that either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.
GARNETT m & f English
Variant of GARNET (2).
GAYLE f & m English
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GEFEN f & m Hebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.
GEORGIE f & m English
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GERRY m & f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
GHUFRAN f & m Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GIANG f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
GILI f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GIÒ m & f Italian
Short form of GIOVANNI and other names beginning with Gio.
GIUSI m & f Italian
Short form of GIUSEPPE or GIUSEPPA.
GLAUCIA m & f Ancient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAW m & f Welsh
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
GODA (1) m & f Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
GOHAR f & m Persian, Armenian, Urdu
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone". This name is typically feminine in Iran and Armenia, but masculine in Pakistan.
GÖKSU m & f Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
GOLSHAN f & m Persian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZAR m & f Persian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GOMER m & f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
GRAY m & f English
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GREER f & m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREY m & f English (Modern)
Variant of GRAY.
GUADALUPE f & m Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUANTING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
GUANYU m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
GUIOMAR f & m Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "famous". In the medieval Lancelot-Grail cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
GUIYING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GUL m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GULBAHAR f & m Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULZAR m & f Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GÜNAY f & m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GUO m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
GURDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
GURMEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".
GURPREET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
GWYNEDD f & m Welsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
GYEONG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or 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.
HADAR f & m Hebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADLEY f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HADYN m & f English (Rare)
Variant of HAYDEN.
HAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
HANEUL m & f Korean
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
HANNE (1) f & m Danish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).
HAPPY f & m English (Rare)
From the English word happy, derived from Middle English hap "chance, luck", of Old Norse origin.
HARINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (2) m & f Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARLEY m & f English
From a surname that was derived from a place name, itself from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".
HARLOW f & m English
From a surname derived from a place name, itself derived from Old English hær "rock" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARPER f & m English
From an Old English surname that originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps. A notable bearer was the American author Harper Lee (1926-2016), who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird.
HARPREET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
HARTLEY m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hart clearing" in Old English.
HARU m & f Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HARUKA f & m Japanese
From Japanese (haruka) meaning "distant, remote". It can also come from (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Additionally, other kanji combinations can form this name.
HAVEN f & m English
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAYAT f & m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "life" in Arabic, from حيي (hayiya) meaning "to live". In Arabic and Persian it is a feminine name, while in Urdu it is masculine.
HAYDEN m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from place names meaning either "hay valley" or "hay hill", derived from Old English heg "hay" and denu "valley" or dun "hill".
HE f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "river, stream", () meaning "harmony, peace", or () meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
HED m & f Hebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HEIKE f & m Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HENG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (héng) meaning "constant, persistent", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
HENNIE m & f Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENNY f & m Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of HENRIETTE, HENDRIKA or other names containing hen. In Dutch it can also be masculine as a diminutive of HENDRIK.
HIBIKI m & f Japanese
From Japanese (hibiki) meaning "sound, echo".
HIFUMI m & f Japanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "one", (fu) meaning "two" and (mi) meaning "three".
HIKARI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (hikari) meaning "light". Other kanji can also form this name. It is often written with the hiragana writing system.
HIKARU m & f Japanese
From Japanese (hikaru) meaning "light" or (hikaru) meaning "brightness". Other kanji can also form this name.
HIKMAT m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
HILAL m & f Arabic, Turkish
Means "crescent moon" in Arabic, also referring to the new moon on the Islamic calendar. As a given name it is typically masculine in Arabic and feminine in Turkish.
HILARY f & m English
Medieval English form of HILARIUS or HILARIA. During the Middle Ages it was primarily a masculine name. It was revived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century as a predominantly feminine name. In America, this name and the variant Hillary seemed to drop in popularity after Hillary Clinton (1947-) became the first lady.
HILDRED f & m English
Possibly from the Old English masculine name Hildræd, which was composed of the elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel". This name was revived in the late 19th century, probably because of its similarity to the popular names Hilda and Mildred.
HINATA f & m Japanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written using the hiragana writing system.
HIRA f & m Urdu, Nepali, Punjabi, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit हीर (hira) meaning "diamond". It is typically feminine in Pakistan and unisex in India and Nepal.
HLA m & f Burmese
Means "pretty, favourable" in Burmese.
HOLLIS m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.
HONG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (hóng) meaning "rainbow", (hóng) meaning "enlarge, expand, great" (which is usually only masculine) or 鸿 (hóng) meaning "wild swan, great, vast" (also usually only masculine). Other characters can also form this name.
HONOR f & m English (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HOSNI m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسني (see HUSNI).
HOZAN m & f Kurdish
Means "poet, intellect" in Kurdish.
HUA f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese" or (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
HUAN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
HUANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "bright, shining, luminous" (which is usually only masculine) or (huáng) meaning "phoenix" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
HUI f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters that are pronounced similarly.
HUNTER m & f English
From an occupational English surname for a hunter, derived from Old English hunta. A famous bearer was the eccentric American journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005).
HUSNI m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُسْن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HWAN m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous" or other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character.
HYACINTHE m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
HYEON m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
HYEON-JEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-JU f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYUN m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see HYEON).
HYUN-JOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see HYEON-JU).
HYUN-JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현정 (see HYEON-JEONG).
IDOWU m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
IFIOK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
IHAB m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
IHSAN m & f Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IKRAAM f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إكرام (see IKRAM).
IKRAM f & m Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
ILHAM m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
İLKAY f & m Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
IMAN f & m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic أمُنَ (amuna) meaning "to be faithful". It is typically feminine in Arabic and typically masculine in Persian.
IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IME (1) m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
IME (2) m & f Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen meaning "whole, universal".
INDERJEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Gurmukhi ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ (see INDERJIT).
INDERJIT m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of INDRAJIT used by Sikhs.
INDERPAL m & f Indian (Sikh)
Means "protector of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "protector".
INDIANA f & m English
From the name of the American state, which means "land of the Indians". This is the name of the hero in the Indiana Jones series of movies, starring Harrison Ford.
INDIGO f & m English (Rare)
From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ἰνδικὸν (Indikon) meaning "Indic, from India".
INGE f & m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch, Estonian
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
INIOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's time" in Ibibio.
INNES m & f Scottish
Anglicized form of AONGHUS, also used as a feminine name.
INYENE m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
IOVITA m & f Ancient Roman
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
ISEUL f & m Korean
Means "dew" in Korean.
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.
ISI m & f Indigenous American, Choctaw
Means "deer" in Choctaw.
ISLAY m & f Scottish
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.
'ISMAT m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
ISSY m & f English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABELLA and other names beginning with Is.
I'TIMAD f & m Arabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
ITORO m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
ITUMELENG m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
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.
IZAR f & m Basque
Means "star" in Basque.
IZZY m & f English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABEL, ISRAEL, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
JACI (2) f & m Indigenous American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
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.
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.
JADYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
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).
JAFFE m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see YAFE).
JAIDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAMEY m & 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.
JAMYANG m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
JESS m & f English
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
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.
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.
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.
JIE m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jié) meaning "heroic, outstanding" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
JOEY m & f English
Diminutive of JOSEPH. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of JOSEPHINE or JOHANNA.
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.
JOJO m & f English
Diminutive of JOSEPH, JOLENE, and other names that begin with Jo.
JONG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JOOLS m & f English
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOO-WON m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 주원 (see JU-WON).
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]
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.
JOSS f & m English
Short form of JOCELYN.
JOTHI f & m Tamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
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).
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.
JULES (2) f & m English
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
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.
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).
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.
JUSTY m & f English
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
JUUL f & m Dutch
Dutch short form of JULIA or JULIUS.
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.
KADEK m & f Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KAEDE f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
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 (3) m & f Hawaiian
Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
KAIMANA m & f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KAIPO m & f Hawaiian
Means "the sweetheart" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and ipo "sweetheart".
KALANI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KALEI m & f Hawaiian
Means "the flowers" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka "the" and lei "flowers, lei, child".
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.
KAM m & f English (Modern)
Short form of KAMERON.
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.
KAMALANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly child" or "royal child" from Hawaiian kama "child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KAMON m & f Thai
Means "heart, mind" in Thai.
KANTA f & m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ती (another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi) and the masculine form कान्ति.
KAORU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (kaoru), (kaoru), (kaoru) all meaning "fragrance, fragrant", as well as other kanji having the same reading.
KAPUA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KARAM m & f Arabic
Means "generosity, nobleness" in Arabic.
KARMA m & f Bhutanese
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".
KARSYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of CARSON.
KASEY m & f English
Variant of CASEY.
KATLEGO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KAUʻI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and uʻi "youth, beauty".
KAULANA m & f Hawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAWEHI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
KAYDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
KAYIN (1) m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.