Names Starting with J

Filter Results       more options...
Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAKmEstonian, Flemish
Estonian form of JACOB or JAMES, and a Flemish short form of JACOB.
Finnish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAKOBmFinnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAKOPPImFinnish (Rare)
Finnish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a servant of Solomon.
Estonian form of JOHN.
Short form of MARJAANA and other names ending in jaana.
Short form of JACOB.
Means "they will do" in Hebrew. This was the name of a descendant of Bani in the Old Testament.
Means "powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الجبّار (al-Jabbar) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Means "sorrow" in Hebrew. This is the name of a character in the Old Testament who is blessed by God.
Means "perceptive" in Hebrew. This name was borne by two kings of Hazor in the Old Testament.
Means "comforter" in Arabic.
Means "consolation, assistance" in Arabic.
Variant transcription of JIBRIL.
Short form of JASON.
Modern form of JACENTY.
JACENTYmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of HYACINTHUS. Saint Jacenty was a 13th-century Dominican monk from Krakow who was said to have taken missionary journeys throughout northern Europe and Asia.
Means "he establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Simeon in the Old Testament.
Czech form of JOACHIM.
JACI (2)f & mNative American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
JACINTAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
JACINTHfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the orange precious stone, originating from the same source as Hyacinth.
JACINTHAfDutch (Rare)
Latinate form of JACINTHE.
French cognate of HYACINTH (2).
JACINTOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
JACIRAfNative American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy "moon" and ira "honey".
Derived from Jackin (earlier Jankin), a medieval diminutive of JOHN. It is often regarded as an independent name. During the Middle Ages it was very common, and it became a slang word meaning "man". It was frequently used in fairy tales and nursery rhymes, such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Jack Horner', and 'Jack Sprat'. American writers Jack London (1876-1916) and Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) were two famous bearers of this name. It is also borne by American actor Jack Nicholson (1937-).
Diminutive of JACQUELINE.
JACKIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JACK or JACQUELINE. A notable bearer was baseball player Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.
From an English surname meaning "son of JACK". A famous bearer of the surname was American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).
Diminutive of JACQUES.
Contracted variant of JACQUELINE.
Portuguese form of JACOB.
JACOBmEnglish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov). In the Old Testament Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter", because he twice deprived his brother of his rights as the firstborn son (see Genesis 27:36). Other theories claim that it is in fact derived from a hypothetical name like יַעֲקֹבְאֵל (Ya'aqov'el) meaning "may God protect".... [more]
Feminine form of JACOB.
Feminine form of JACOB.
JACOBINEfNorwegian, Danish, Dutch
Norwegian, Danish and Dutch feminine form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JACOBUSmDutch, Late Roman
Latin form of JACOB, also used in Dutch.
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
JACQUELINEfFrench, English
French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
French form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JACQUETTAfEnglish (British)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JACQUETTEfFrench (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JADA (1)fEnglish
Possibly an elaborated form of JADE. This name came into general use in the 1960s, and was popularized in the 1990s by actress Jada Pinkett Smith (1971-).
JADA (2)mBiblical
Means "he knows" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Jada is a son of Onam.
JADEf & mEnglish, French
From the name of the precious stone that is often used in carvings. It is derived from Spanish (piedra de la) ijada meaning "(stone of the) flank", relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic. As a given name, it came into general use during the 1970s. It was initially unisex, though it is now mostly feminine.
JADENm & fEnglish (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. This name first became common in American in the 1990s when similar-sounding names were increasing in popularity. It is sometimes considered a variant of JADON.
Possibly means either "thankful" or "he will judge" in Hebrew. This name is borne by a minor character in the Old Testament.
JADRANmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene feminine form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
Lithuanian form of HEDWIG.
Polish form of HEDWIG. This was the name of a 14th-century ruling queen of Poland who has recently been canonized as a saint.
Diminutive of JADWIGA.
JAE (1)m & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (jae) meaning "talent, ability" or (jae) meaning "wealth, riches", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
From the Hebrew name יָעֵל (Ya'el) meaning "ibex, mountain goat". This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to the wife of Heber the Kenite. After Sisera, the captain of the Canaanite army, was defeated in battle by Deborah and Barak he took refuge in Heber's tent. When he fell asleep Jael killed him by hammering a tent peg into his head.
From Sino-Korean (jae) meaning "located at, exist" or (jae) meaning "kill, rule" combined with (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "sincere, honest, true". Other hanja combinations are possible.
JAFARmArabic, Iranian
Means "stream" in Arabic. Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed fighting against Byzantium in the 7th century. Another notable bearer was Jafar al-Sadiq, the sixth Shia imam.
Spanish form of JAPHETH.
Variant transcription of JAFAR.
JAFFEm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
Variant transcription of JAFAR.
JAGAfCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.
Means "ruler of the world" from Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
Means "master of the world" from Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world" and नाथ (natha) meaning "master". This is a title of the Hindu gods Vishnu and Krishna.
Diminutive of AGNIESZKA.
JAGJITmIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world, universe" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
Diminutive of AGNIESZKA.
Cornish form of JACOB.
JAGODAfCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "strawberry" in South Slavic, and "berry" in Polish.
Means "world" in Persian. This name was borne by Shah Jahan, a 17th-century Mughal emperor who is best known as the builder of the Taj Mahal.
JAHANGIRmPersian, Urdu
Means "world conqueror" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor.
Variant of JAEL.
Means "God waits" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Means "God will divide" in Hebrew. This is the son of Naphtali in the Old Testament.
JAImIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of JAY (2) and a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAIDEVmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAIME (1)mSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JAMES.
JAIME (2)fEnglish
Variant of JAMIE. The character Jaime Sommers from the television series 'The Bionic Woman' (1976-1978) helped to popularize the name. It can sometimes be given in reference to the French phrase j'aime meaning "I love", though it is pronounced differently.
Variant of JAMIE.
Means "he shines" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Manasseh and one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
From Ιαιρος (Iairos), the Greek form of JAIR used in the New Testament, where it belongs to the father of a young girl brought back to life by Jesus.
Slovene form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Hungarian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Medieval variant of JACK. It is also sometimes used as a short form of JACOB.
Basque form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JÁKOBmHungarian (Rare)
Hungarian variant form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKOVmSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKŠAmCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JAKOV.
JAKUBmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Faroese form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JALALmArabic, Persian
Means "greatness" in Arabic.
Turkish form of ZHALEH.
Variant transcription of ZHALEH.
JALENmAfrican American (Modern)
An invented name. In America it was popularized in the 1990s by basketball player Jalen Rose (1973-), whose name was a combination of those of his father James and maternal uncle Leonard.
JALILmArabic, Persian
Means "important, exalted" in Arabic.
Feminine form of JALIL.
Finnish form of HJALMAR.
Means "noble, gracious" in Finnish.
JAMmPersian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Yima meaning "twin" (related to Sanskrit Yama). This was the name of a mythological king, more commonly called Jamshid.
Variant transcription of JAMAL.
Means "beauty" in Arabic. Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was a political activist who promoted pan-Islamism in the 19th century.
JAMARmAfrican American
Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.
Variant transcription of JAMIL.
Variant transcription of JAMILA.
JAMESmEnglish, Biblical
English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (see JACOB). This was the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded under Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.... [more]
Feminine form of JAMES.
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
Diminutive of JAMES.
JAMI (2)mFinnish
Diminutive of VILJAMI.
JAMIEm & fScottish, English
Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
Feminine form of JAMIL.
Feminine form of JAMIL.
Means "right hand" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Simeon.
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
JAMSHEDmPersian, Tajik, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of JAMSHID, as well as the regular Tajik form.
JAMSHEEDmPersian, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of JAMSHID.
JAMSHIDmPersian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining JAM". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia. He is known as either Jamshid or Jam, where Jamshid is a combination of his original name and an honourific.
JAMYANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
Slovak form of JOHANNES.
JAN (1)mDutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Polish, Slovene, German, Catalan, Sorbian
Form of JOHANNES. This name was borne by the 15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck and the 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
JAN (2)fEnglish
Short form of JANET, JANICE, and other names beginning with Jan.
JAN (3)mMedieval English
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.
JANA (2)fCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
JANAEfEnglish (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE.
Means "heart" or "soul" in Arabic.
Diminutive of JÁNOS.
Medieval English form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This became the most common feminine form of John in the 17th century, surpassing Joan.... [more]
JANEKmPolish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of JAN (1).
JANEKAfEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of JANE.
Variant of JANELLE.
Diminutive of JANE. It has been in use only since the 20th century.
Variant of JANINE.
JANESSAfEnglish (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE, influenced by VANESSA.
Medieval diminutive of JANE.
JANETTAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of JANET.
Variant of JANET.
Diminutive of JANE.
Slovene form of JOHANNES.
JANImFinnish, Hungarian
Finnish form and Hungarian diminutive of JOHN.
Elaborated form of JANE, created by Paul Leicester Ford for his novel 'Janice Meredith' (1899).
Diminutive of JANA (1).
Diminutive of JANE.
Finish feminine form of JANI.
JANINEfFrench, English, Dutch, German
Variant of JEANNINE. It has only been in use since the 20th century.
Latvian form of JOHN.
Variant of JANICE.
JANJAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of AGNES. It also may be inspired by Serbo-Croatian janje meaning "lamb".
Slovak diminutive of JANA (1).
JANKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of JAN (3).
JANNAfDutch, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of JAN (1). As an English name, it is an elaboration of JAN (2).
JANNAHfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of JANNA, influenced by HANNAH.
JANNE (1)mFinnish, Swedish
Finnish form of JOHN, as well as a Swedish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNE (2)fDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of JOHANNA.
Dutch feminine form of JAN (1).
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNICKEfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
JANNIKEfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian feminine diminutive of JAN (1), from Low German.
Hungarian form of JOHN.
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
JANUARIUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "January" in Latin. The name of the month derives from the name of the Roman god Janus. Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples, was a bishop who was beheaded during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
JANUSmRoman Mythology
Means "archway" in Latin. Janus was the Roman god of gateways and beginnings, often depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. The month of January is named for him.
Polish form of JOHN.
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.
JAPIKmFrisian (Rare)
Frisian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAQUANmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Ja and quan.
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a descendant of Saul.
JAREDmEnglish, 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'.
JAREKmPolish, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru meaning "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW or JAROSLAV.
JARETHmPopular 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).
Short form of JALMARI.
Diminutive of JARMO.
JARLmNorwegian, 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.
Anglicized form of IARFHLAITH.
Variant of JARL.
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
JARMILAfCzech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
Finnish form of JEREMIAH.
Variant of JARED.
JAROGNIEWmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
Feminine form of JAROMÍR.
JARON (1)mHebrew
Variant transcription of YARON.
JARON (2)mEnglish (Modern)
Invented name, probably based on JARED and DARREN.
JAROPEŁKmPolish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and pulku meaning "people, host".
JAROSLAVmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSLAVAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
Lithuanian form of JAROSŁAW.
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".
Variant of JARED.
From a surname which was a variant of GARRETT.
Variant of JARED.
From a surname which was derived from the given name GERVAIS.
Slovene diminutive of JAKOB.
Diminutive of JAAKKO.
Dutch form of JASMINE.
JASMIN (1)fGerman, Finnish, English
German and Finnish form of JASMINE, as well as an English variant.
JASMIN (2)mFrench (Rare)
French masculine form of JASMINE.
JASMINAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of JASMINE.
JASMINEfEnglish, French
From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers which is used for making perfumes. It is derived from Persian یاسمن (yasamen) (which is also a Persian name).
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
JASNAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic jasno meaning "clear, sharp".
JASONmEnglish, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "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]
JASPERmEnglish, 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.
JASVINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant transcription of JASWINDER.
JASWINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
JATAUmWestern African, Hausa
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
Means "charm, attractiveness" in Arabic.
Catalan form of JAMES.
Variant transcription of JAVED.
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.
JAVEDmPersian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
Spanish form of XAVIER.
Spanish feminine form of XAVIER.
JAVORmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
Means "jewels" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence".
JAWDATm & fArabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JAY (1)mEnglish
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)mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern (northern Indian) masculine form of JAYA.
JAYAf & mHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts). As a modern personal name, this transcription is both feminine and masculine in southern India, but typically only feminine in the north.
JAYADEVmIndian, Kannada
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
Means "divine victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" and देव (deva) meaning "god". This was the name of a 13th-century Indian poet.
JAYANTmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of JAYANTA.
JAYANTAmHinduism, 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.
JAYANTHIfTamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
JAYANTIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JAYASHRIfIndian, Marathi
Means "goddess of victory" in Sanskrit.
Short form of JASON.
Feminine variant of JAY (1).
JAYENDRAmIndian, Hindi
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" combined with the name of the god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
JAYESHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
JAYLAfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix la.
JAYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and LEE.
JAYLENm & fAfrican American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLENEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lene.
JAYLINm & fAfrican American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lyn.
Variant of JAMIE.
Variant of JANE.
Diminutive of JAYNE.