JAAZANIAHmBiblical Meaning "Jehovah Has Given Ear". Toward the end of the kingdom of JUDAH it seems that this was a rather common name; all four men mentioned in the Bible by this name lived within the same short period of time... [more]
JABRUmNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of an obscure but very old god in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of his name was in the Elamite language. Most sources equate him with the Babylonian god Anu1, so he must have been a god of the heavens... [more]
JACINTmCatalan, Lengadocian, Provençal Catalan. Languedocian and Provençal form of HYACINTHUS. Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló (1845 – 1902) was a writer, regarded as one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature and a prominent literary figure of the Renaixença, a cultural revival movement of the late Romantic era... [more]
JACQUETmMedieval French Medieval French diminutive of JACQUES. Known bearers of this name include the French composer Jacquet of Mantua (1483-1559) and the Franco-Flemish composer Jacquet de Berchem (c... [more]
JACYf & mEnglish Popular in Westerns and Western romances for both male and female, white and Native American characters. It is probably a variant of Jessie or JESSE, a name popular in the American West for both men and women.
JADISfLiterature The author C. S. Lewis used this name for the White Witch in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of books. He may have based it on the French word jadis meaning "long ago, of old" or Persian jadu "witch".