Names Starting with J

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JUNAID m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جنيد (see JUNAYD).
JUNAYD m Arabic
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) "army, soldiers".
JUNE f English
From the name of the month, which was originally derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JUNG-HEE f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정희 (see JEONG-HUI).
JUNG-HOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정훈 (see JEONG-HUN).
JUNG-SOOK f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정숙 (see JEONG-SUK).
JUN-HO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JUNI f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian cognate of JUNE.
JUNIA f Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of JUNIUS. This was the name of an early Christian mentioned in the New Testament (there is some debate about whether the name belongs to a man or a woman).
JUN'ICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
JUNIOR m English
From a nickname that was originally used for a boy who had the same name as his father.
JUNIPER f English (Modern)
From the English word for the type of tree, derived ultimately from Latin iuniperus.
JUNÍPERO m Various
This was the name assumed by the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan monk Miguel José Serra, a missionary to California. He named himself after one of Saint Francis's companions, who was named from Latin iuniperus "juniper".
JUNIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from the name of the Roman goddess JUNO. It was borne by Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic in the 6th century BC. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman politician Marcus Junius Brutus, commonly known as Brutus, who was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.
JUNKO f Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obedience" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
JUNO f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to an Indo-European root meaning "youth", or possibly of Etruscan origin. In Roman mythology Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. She was the protectress of marriage and women, and was also the goddess of finance.
JUNON f Roman Mythology (French)
French form of Iuno (see JUNO).
JUN-SEO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" or (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JUOZAPAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JOSEPH.
JUOZAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian short form of JOSEPH.
JÚPITER m Roman Mythology (Spanish, Portuguese)
Spanish and Portuguese form of JUPITER.
JUPITER m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. This is also the name of the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.
JURAJ m Slovak, Croatian
Slovak and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURE m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JUREK m Polish
Diminutive of JERZY.
JÜRGEN m Low German, German
Low German form of GEORGE.
JURGEN m Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURĢIS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JURGIS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GEORGE.
JURIAN m Medieval Low German
Medieval Low German form of GEORGE.
JURICA m Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of JURAJ or JURIJ.
JURIJ m Slovene, Sorbian
Slovene and Sorbian form of GEORGE.
JURIS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JURO (1) m Croatian
Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURO (2) m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JUUROU).
JUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JUUROU).
JURRE m Frisian
Short form of JURRYT.
JURRIAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
JURRYT m Frisian
Frisian form of GERARD.
JUSSI m Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JUSTE m French
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTICE m & f English
From an occupational surname meaning "judge, officer of justice" in Old French. This name can also be given in direct reference to the English word justice.
JUSTIN m English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).
JUSTÍNA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINA f English, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JUSTIN.
JUSTĪNE f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINE f French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This is the name of the heroine in the novel 'Justine' (1791) by the Marquis de Sade.
JUSTINIAN m History
From the Latin name Iustinianus, which was derived from Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This was the name of a 6th-century Byzantine emperor who attempted to restore the borders of the Roman Empire.
JUSTUS m German, Dutch, Late Roman
Latin name meaning "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
JUSTY m & f English
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
JUSTYN m Polish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTÝNA f Czech
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTYNA f Polish
Polish feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSUF m Bosnian, Indonesian
Bosnian and Indonesian form of YUSUF.
JUTTA f German
Probably a medieval Low German form of JUDITH. It might also derive from a Germanic name such as JUDDA.
JUTURNA f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Juturna was the Roman goddess of fountains and springs. According to Virgil she was the sister of Turnus.
JUUL f & m Dutch
Dutch short form of JULIA or JULIUS.
JUUROU m Japanese
From Japanese (juu) meaning "ten" and (rou) meaning "son". Traditionally this name was given to the tenth son. Other combinations of kanji characters are possible as well.
JUUSO m Finnish
Finnish short form of JOSEPH.
JUVELA f Esperanto
Means "jewel-like" in Esperanto.
JUVENAL m History, Portuguese
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis, which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.
JUVENTAS f Roman Mythology
Means "youth" in Latin. Juventas was the Roman goddess of youth, equivalent to the Greek goddess Hebe.
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.
JYOTSNA f Indian, Hindi
Means "moonlight" in Sanskrit.
JYRGAL m & f Kyrgyz
Means "happiness" in Kyrgyz.
JYRI m Finnish
Finnish form of YURIY.
JYRKI m Finnish
Finnish form of JÖRG.
JYTTE f Danish
Danish form of JUTTA.