Names Starting with J

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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".
JAYLA f English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix la.
JAYLAH f English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix lah.
JAYLEE f English (Modern)
Combination of JAY (1) and LEE.
JAYLEN m & f African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLENE f English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lene.
JAYLIN m & f African American (Modern), English (Modern), Dutch (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLINN f Dutch (Modern)
Variant of JAYLIN popular in the Netherlands.
JAYLYN f English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lyn.
JAYLYNN f English (Modern)
Feminine elaboration of JAY (1) using the popular suffix lynn.
JAYME f & m English
Variant of JAMIE.
JAYNE f English
Variant of JANE.
JAYNIE f English
Diminutive of JAYNE.
JAYSON m English
Variant of JASON.
JAYWANT m Indian, Marathi
Means "possessing victory" in Sanskrit.
JĀZEPS m Latvian
Latvian form of JOSEPH.
JAZLYN f English (Modern)
Modern name, a combination of the popular name elements Jaz and lyn.
JÁZMIN f Hungarian
Hungarian form of JASMINE.
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 (2) f English, Scottish
Medieval English variant of Jehanne (see JANE). It was common in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages, but eventually became rare in England. It was reintroduced to the English-speaking world from Scotland in the 19th century.
JEANA f English
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
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.
JEANE f English
Variant of JEAN (2).
JEANIE f English
Diminutive of JEAN (2).
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.
JEANNA f English
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
JEANNE f French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This has been the most reliably popular French name for girls since the 13th century. Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEANNETTE f French, English, Dutch
French diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNIE f English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNINE f French, English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
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.
JEDIDAH f Biblical
From Hebrew יָדִיד (yadid) meaning "beloved, friend". In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of King Amon of Judah and the mother of Josiah.
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
An 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.
JEFIMIJA f Serbian
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
JEHAN m Medieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHANNE f Medieval French
Old French feminine 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.
JEHONA f Albanian
Derived from Albanian jehonë meaning "echo".
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.
JEHOSHEBA m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֶׁבַע (Yehosheva') meaning "YAHWEH is an oath". In the Old Testament she is the daughter of King Jehoram of Judah. With her husband Jehoiada she rescued the future king Joash, her nephew, from a purge.
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).
JEKATERINA f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).
JELA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
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.
JEĻENA f Latvian
Latvian form of YELENA.
JELENA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA in several languages. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELICA f Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of JELA.
JELISAVETA f Serbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
JELKA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
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.
JELTJE f Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JELTSJE f Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of JELLE.
JEM m English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JEMIMA f Biblical, English
Means "dove" in Hebrew. This was the oldest of the three daughters of Job in the Old Testament. As an English name, Jemima first became common during the Puritan era.
JEMMY m English
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
JEN f English
Short form of JENNIFER.
JENA f English
Diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENAE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENARO m Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JENCI m Hungarian
Diminutive of JENŐ.
JENELLE f English
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix elle.
JENESSA f English (Rare)
Combination of JEN and the popular name suffix essa.
JENGO m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
JENN f English
Short form of JENNIFER.
JENNA f English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series Dallas.
JENNI f English, Finnish
Variant of JENNY.
JENNICA f English (Rare)
Combination of JENNIFER and JESSICA.
JENNIE f English, Swedish
Variant of JENNY. Before the 20th century this spelling was more common.
JENNIFER f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish
From a Cornish form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (see GUINEVERE). This name has only been common outside of Cornwall since the beginning of the 20th century, after it was featured in George Bernard Shaw's play The Doctor's Dilemma (1906). It barely ranked in the United until the late 1930s, when it began steadily growing in popularity, accelerating into the early 1970s. It was the most popular name for girls in America between 1970 and 1984, though it was not as common in the United Kingdom.... [more]
JENNIGJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHANNA.
JENNY f English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Spanish
Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.
JENNÝ f Icelandic
Icelandic form of JENNY.
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.
JENS m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Danish form of JOHN.
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.
JEONG-SUK f Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal" or (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.
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, 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.
JERI f English
Variant of JERRY.
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.
JERNEJA f Slovene
Slovene feminine 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 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 JEROME.
JERÓNIMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JEROME.
JERÔNIMO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of JEROME.
JERONÝM m Czech
Czech form of JEROME.
JERRI f English
Variant of JERRY.
JERRIE f English
Variant of JERRY.
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).
JERUSHA f Biblical
From Hebrew יָרַשׁ (yarash) meaning "possession". In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Uzziah of Judah and the mother of Jotham.
JERVIS m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of JARVIS.
JERZY m Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JESCHA f Biblical
Form of ISCAH found in the medieval Wycliffe Bible. This name was probably the basis for Shakespeare's created name Jessica.
JESPER m Danish, Swedish
Danish form of JASPER.
JESS m & f English
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
JESSA f English
Diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSALYN f English (Rare)
Combination of JESSIE (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
JESSAMINE f English (Rare)
From a variant spelling of the English word jasmine (see JASMINE), used also to refer to flowering plants in the cestrum family.
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.
JÉSSICA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of JESSICA.
JESSICA f English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play The Merchant of Venice (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. It reached its peak of popularity in the United States in 1987, and was the top ranked name for girls between 1985 and 1995, excepting 1991 and 1992 (when it was unseated by Ashley). Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).
JESSIE (1) f Scottish, English
Originally a Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2). In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of JESSICA.
JESSIE (2) m English
Variant of JESSE.
JESSIKA f German, English (Modern)
German and English variant of JESSICA.
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.
JESUSA f Spanish
Feminine form of JESÚS.
JET f Dutch
Short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
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).
JETTA f Dutch
Dutch short form of HENRIETTA.
JETTE f Dutch
Dutch short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
JEUNESSE f Various
Means "youth" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
JEVGĒŅIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGEŅIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
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.
JEZABEL f Biblical Spanish
Spanish form of JEZEBEL.
JEZEBEL f Biblical
From the Hebrew אִיזֶבֶל ('Izevel), which probably means "where is the prince?", a ritual question spoken in ceremonies honouring Baal. Alternatively, it may mean "not exalted". In the Old Testament Jezebel is the evil wife of Ahab, king of Israel. After she was thrown from a window to her death her body was eaten by dogs, fulfilling Elijah's prophecy.
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-EUN f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "branch, limb", (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
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.
JI-HYE f Korean
From a Sino-Korean compound meaning "wisdom", formed of the hanja characters (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
JILL f English
Short form of GILLIAN.
JILLIAN f English
Variant of GILLIAN.
JILLIE f English
Diminutive of JILL.
JILLY f English
Diminutive of JILL.
JIM m English
Medieval diminutive of JAMES.
JIMENA f Spanish
Variant of XIMENA.
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 English
Diminutive 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 HENRY.
JINDŘIŠKA f Czech
Czech feminine form of 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.
JINNY f English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
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.
JIŘINA f Czech
Feminine form of JIŘÍ.
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.
JITKA f Czech
Old Czech variant of JUDITH. This name was borne by an 11th-century duchess of Bohemia, a German noblewoman who was abducted by her husband Duke Bretislav.
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).
JI-YU f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (yu) meaning "abundant, rich, plentiful". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
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 French, German, 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 (1) f English
Medieval English form of Johanne, an Old French form of Iohanna (see JOANNA). This was the usual English feminine form of John in the Middle Ages, but it was surpassed in popularity by Jane in the 17th century. It again became quite popular in the first half of the 20th century, entering the top ten names for both the United States and the United Kingdom, though it has since faded.... [more]
JOAN (2) m Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOANA f Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOANIE f English
Diminutive of JOAN (1).
JOANINHA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOANA.
JOANN f English
Variant of JOAN (1).
JOANNA f English, Polish, Biblical
English and Polish form of Latin Iohanna, which was derived from Greek Ἰωάννα (Ioanna), the feminine form of Ioannes (see JOHN). This is the spelling used in the English New Testament, where it belongs to a follower of Jesus who is regarded as a saint. In the Middle Ages in England it was used as a Latinized form of Joan (the usual feminine form of John) and it became common as a given name in the 19th century.
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.
JOAQUIMA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUIN m Spanish (Americanized)
Unaccented form of JOAQUÍN used mainly in America.
JOAQUINA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of JOACHIM.
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.
JOASIA f Polish
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
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.
JOBETH f English (Rare)
Combination of JO and BETH.
JOBY m English (Rare)
Diminutive of JOB and other names beginning with Jo.
JOCASTA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἰοκάστη (Iokaste), which is of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology she was the mother Oedipus by the Theban king Laius. In a case of tragic mistaken identity, she married her own son.
JOCELINE f French
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
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.
JOCELYNE f French
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
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