Submitted Names Starting with J

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Jodea f East Frisian (Archaic)
19th-century feminine form of Jodocus.
Jodeci m & f African American, English (Modern)
In the case of the R&B quartet which helped popularise the name in the early 1990s, it is taken from the names of its members, Joel "JoJo" Hailey, Donald "DeVanté Swing" DeGrate, Dalvin "Mr. Dalvin" DeGrate and Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey.
Jodeci m & f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Combination of Jo-, from names beginning with that pattern like José and João, -de-, likely taken from names like Valdemiro and Aldemiro, and -ci, taken from names ending with that pattern, e.g. Juraci.
Jodee m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Jody.
Jødel m Norwegian (Archaic)
Norwegian form of Ludolf via Old Norse Ljóðolfr.
Jodelle f English
Possibly a variant of Joelle, or an elaboration of Jodie with the name suffix -elle, or a combination of Jo and Dell, or from the French surname of unknown meaning.... [more]
Joder m German (Swiss)
Dialectal form of Theodore.
Jodhi f English (Rare)
Variant of Jody, apparently influenced by the name of Jodhi Bibi (or Jodha Bai, Jodhabai), the Rajput wife of Mughal Emperor Akbar "the Great". Bearers include Australian fashion designer Jodhi Meares (1971-), who was born Jodie (supposedly adopting this spelling on the advice of a numerologist), and English actress Jodhi May (1975-).
Jodiel m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Yodiel.
Jodine f English
Variant of Jodene.
Jódís f Old Norse, Icelandic
Combination of Old Norse jór "horse" and dís "goddess".
Jódis f Faroese
Faroese younger form of Jódís.
Jodokus m German (Rare)
Germanised spelling of Jodocus.
Jodyann f English (Australian)
Combination of Jody and Ann.
Joeanna f English (Rare)
Combination of Joe and Anna or variant of Joanna.
Joebert m Filipino
Short form of Jose or Joseph and Roberto, Robert, Alberto, and any other name containing bert.
Joedson m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Apparently a variant of Joelson influenced by Edson.
Joejo m English
Variant of Jojo.
Jóel m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Joel.
Jøel m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Ludolf via Old Norse Ljóðolfr.
Joèl m Provençal
Provençal form of Joel.
Joèla f Occitan
Feminine form of Joèl.
Joëla f Provençal
Provençal cognate of Joëlle.
Joela f English, German
Feminine form of Joel.
Joeli m Finnish
Finnish variant of Joel.
Joeliane f Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Allegedly coined as a feminine form of Joel.
Joelie f English
Variant of Joely.
Joelina f German (Modern)
Formed from Jo and the popular name suffix lina. It was most likely inspired by the English name Jolene. Its use might have been further popularized due to its closeness to the French word "jolie", meaning "beautiful"... [more]
Joeline f English (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Joelene, which is probably a feminine form of Joel, or perhaps a variant of Jolene... [more]
Joëlla f Dutch (Modern)
Feminine form of Joël.
Joellen f English
Combination of Jo and Ellen 1.
Joellyn f English
Variant of Joellen.
Joels m Latvian (Modern, Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Joel.
Joelson m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Joelson.
Joely f English (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Joel.... [more]
Joelyn f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Joelynn.
Joelynn f English (Modern)
Formed from Joel and popular name suffix lynn, perhaps inspired by Jolene. It is probably used as a feminine form of Joel.
Joemar m Filipino
Variant of Jomar 2.
Joemarie m & f Filipino
Variant of Jomar 2, sometimes used as a feminine form.
Joen m Dutch (Rare)
Short form of Jeroen. This was one of the names (along with Jeroen) that the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) went by in daily life. The name Joen was more common in his day than it is in modern times: for example, in 2010, there were only 20 bearers (of all ages) in all of the Netherlands.
Joenel m Filipino
Variant of Jonel.
Joes m Dutch, German
Short form of both Josef and Johannes.
Joesef m English
Variant of Josef.
Joeseph m English
Variant of Joseph.
Joesoef m Indonesian, Afrikaans (Rare)
Indonesian variant transcription of Jusuf (based on Dutch orthography) and Afrikaans form of Joseph.
Joestje f East Frisian
Variation of Joest.
Joeta f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Variant of Joiette via the variant Joieta.
Joèu m Provençal
Provençal form of Joel.
Jo-eun f & m Korean
From the present determiner form of adjective 좋다 (jota) meaning "good, great, excellent, superior." The name is more commonly written in hangul as 조은. It can also be written with hanja, combining a jo hanja, like 助 meaning "help, assistance, aid" or 祚 meaning "good luck/fortune," with an eun hanja, such as 恩 meaning "favour, grace" or 誾 meaning "mild, temperate; amicable."
Joevanna f Obscure
Variant of Jovanna.
Joévin m Breton
Rare Breton form of Jean 1. It can also derive from Jove.... [more]
Joezer m Ancient Hebrew
Meaning "Yahweh is help."
Joffre m French (Rare), English
Transferred use of the surname Joffre. It was popularised during World War I thanks to French marshal Joseph Joffre, best known for his regrouping of the retreating allied armies that led to the defeat the Germans at the First Battle of the Marne in September of 1914.
Joffré m French (Quebec)
Québécois form of Joffre.
Joffrette f French (Rare)
Feminine form of Joffre.
Jofiel m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Spanish, Portuguese and Polish form of Jophiel.
Jófk m Kashubian
Diminutive of Józef.
Jofranka f Romani
Romani form of Frances.
Jofrid f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse jór "stallion" combined with Old Norse friðr "beautiful; fair; peace".
Jófríður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jofrid.
Jofroi m Medieval French, Anglo-Norman, French (Belgian, Rare)
Medieval French and Anglo-Norman variant of Geoffroy. Jofroi is a 1934 French drama film directed by Marcel Pagnol.
Jǫfurr m Old Norse
From Old Norse jǫfurr meaning "chief, king" (originally "wild boar").
Jogaila m Lithuanian, History
Derived from the Lithuanian verb joti meaning "to ride horseback" combined with old Lithuanian gailas, which usually means "strong, potent" but has also been found to mean "sharp, jagged" as well as "angry, fierce, violent" and "miserable, sorrowful, remorseful"... [more]
Jogailė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Jogaila.
Jogan m Old Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of Johan.
Jogaudas m Lithuanian
The first element of this name is derived from the Lithuanian verb joti meaning "to ride horseback". The second element is either derived from the Lithuanian verb gaudyti meaning "to take" as well as "to catch, to hunt" or from the Lithuanian adjective gaudus meaning "sonorous, resonant, ringing, loud, echoing".
Joginder m Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Jagendra used by Sikhs.
Jogintas m Lithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian verb joti meaning "to ride horseback" combined with Lithuanian ginti meaning "to defend, to protect".
Jogintė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Jogintas.
Jogirdas m Lithuanian
The first element of this name is derived from the Lithuanian verb joti meaning "to ride horseback". The second element is derived from the Lithuanian noun girdas meaning "rumour", which is ultimately derived from the Lithuanian verb girdėti meaning "to hear"... [more]
Jogli m Biblical Hebrew
Jogli was the father of Bukki, a prince of the Tribe of Dan. (Num. 34:22)
Jógrímr m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse iór "horse" and grímr "person wearing a face mask".
Joh m & f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Truncated form of Johan, Johannes and its feminine equivalents. It's used as a short form of Johannesevangeliet (Gospel of John) in the Scandinavian translations of the Bible... [more]
Joha m Biblical
A biblical name possibly meaning "Jehovah gives life".... [more]
Johá m Sami
Sami form of Johan.
Johaima f Maranao
Variant of Juhaima.
Johain m Vlach
Vlach form of John.
Johairah f Maranao
Probably derived from an Arabic name.
Jóhan m Faroese
Faroese form of Johan.
Johan f Scottish
Variant of Joan 1.
Johan m Malay, Indonesian
Means "champion, winner, hero" in Malay and Indonesian, ultimately from Persian جهان (jahan) meaning "world".
Johánas m Sami
Sami form of Johannes.
Johanas m Sami
Sami form of Johannes.
Johani m Nyakyusa
Nyakyusa form of John.
Johanika f Afrikaans (Rare)
Diminutive of Johanna (compare Johanneke).
Johanis m Indonesian
Indonesian form of John.
Johann f Scottish
Variant of Joanne.
Johánná f Sami
Sami form of Johanna.
Johannah f English
Variant of Joanna.
Jóhannis m Faroese
Faroese variant of Jóhannes.
Johans m Medieval Baltic
Medieval Latvian form of Johannes.
Johara f Arabic
Variant of Jawahir.
Johari m Malay, Indonesian, Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
From the name of Turkic lexicographer Abu Nasr al-Jawhari, who authored an Arabic dictionary. His name was probably derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) meaning "jewels, precious stones, gems".
Joharto m Maguindanao
Meaning uncertain.
Johary m Malagasy
Means "chief" or "young man, youth" in Malagasy.
Johiehon f Mohawk
Johiehon is used for a fictional Mohawk young woman in the fourth series of 'Outlander'. She is played by Sera-Lys McArthur.
Jóhild f Faroese
Faroese form of Johild.
Johild f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Combination of jór "horse" and hildr "battle; fight".
Johnamaria m English
Combination of John and Maria.
John Baptist m English (Rare)
This name was used in reference to Saint John the Baptist, where his stories can be found on some of the New Testament books, such as Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Acts. Notable bearer of this name including John Baptist Purcell (1800-1883), an American prelate of the Catholic Church... [more]
Johnchris m English, Filipino
Combination of John and Chris.
Johncock m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of John, formed using the Middle English diminutive suffix cok.
Johnda f American (Rare)
Feminization of John.
Johnella f American (Modern, Rare)
Feminization of John using the Italian feminine suffix -ella.
Johnelle f American (Modern, Rare)
A feminine form of John using the French feminine diminutive suffix -elle
Johnet f Manx
Manx form of Jonet.
Johnetta f African American (Modern)
Feminine diminutive of John.
Johnette f American (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of John.
Johney m & f American
Variant of Johnny.
Johnisha f English (American)
Feminine form of John.
Johnita f English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of John
Johnlloyd m Filipino, English (American, Rare)
Combination of John and Lloyd, used primarily in the Philippines. It is likely to be used in honor of Saint John Lloyd, a Welsh priest who was martyred among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.... [more]
Johnmichael m English (Rare), Filipino
Combination of John and Michael
Johnnah f English (Modern)
Variant of Johnna influenced by Hannah.
Johnne m Medieval Scottish
Medieval variant of John.
Johnney m English
Variant of Johnny.
Johnni f & m English (Rare), Brazilian
Variant of Johnnie (See also Jonnie).
Johnniqua f African American
Possibly a feminine form of John influenced by Shaniqua.
Johnny m Greek (Modern)
Variant of Tzonis influenced by the unrelated English name Johnny.
Johnpeter m English (American)
Combination of John and Peter.
Johnquan m African American
Elaboration of John with the popular suffix -quan.
Johnquil m Obscure
Masculine form of Jonquil influenced by John.
Johns m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Johns.
Johnsie f & m English (American)
Johnsie is a feminine or masculine name of Hebrew origin, that means "God has favored."
Johnston m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Johnston.
Johnsy f English, Literature
Diminutive of Joanna. A character in O. Henry's short story "The Last Leaf" bears this name.
Johntelle f English (American, Rare)
Variant of Shontelle, probably influenced by John.
Johona f Navajo
Sunny "jóhonaaʼéí"
Johor m Veps
Veps form of Yegor.
Jói m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Joey.
Joia f Catalan (Modern, Rare)
Derived from both Catalan joia "joy" (ultimately from Classical Latin gaudium via Late Latin gaudia and Old Occitan joia) and Catalan joia "jewel, gem" (ultimately derived from from Latin iocus "game; playing; joke" via Vulgar Latin *jocale "graceful object" and Old French joiel).
Joia f Medieval English, Medieval French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-French, English (American, Modern, Rare)
Derived from Old French joie "joy", ultimately from Late Latin gaudia and Classical Latin gaudium. As a Jewish name, Joia was occasionally used as a translation of Simcha.
Joia f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian joi "Thursday", possibly associated with Joia Mare "Maundy Thursday".
Joiaquim m Catalan
Catalan form of Jehoiakim.
Joiarib m Biblical Hebrew
Means "God will contend" in Hebrew.
Joice m & f Medieval English, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Joyce. As a Brazilian Portuguese name, it is predominantly feminine.
Joicia f Medieval English
Latinization of Joyce.
Joie m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Joey.
Joie f Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-French
Derived from Old French joie "joy", ultimately from Late Latin gaudia and Classical Latin gaudium. This name was occasionally used as a translation of Simcha.
Joii m & f English (American)
Possibly a variant of Joey.
Joikea f African
Means "joy" in the Nuer language.
Joiner m Romani (Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Joiner.
Joiya f Arabic
1 Seeking, Enquiring... [more]
Jo'jagul f Uzbek
Derived from jo'ja meaning "chick" or "kid, darling" and gul meaning "rose, flower".
Jójákim m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jehoiakim.
Jojakim m Biblical Dutch, Dutch (Rare), Biblical German, Biblical Norwegian, Biblical Polish, Biblical Swedish
Dutch, German, Norwegian, Polish and Swedish form of Jehoiakim. This name is not used in Norway or Sweden, but it appears in the Swedish and Norwegian translations of the Bible.
Jójákin m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jehoiachin.
Jojakin m Norwegian, Polish, Biblical Swedish
Norwegian, Polish and Swedish form of Jehoiachin. This name appears in the Swedish and Norwegian translations of the Bible, but is not used as a given name in Sweden or Norway.
Jojen m Literature
Literary name created by George R.R. Martin.... [more]
Joji m Japanese
From Japanese roots, its meaning is 'hand over peace'.
Joji m Fijian
Fijian form of George.
Jojje m Swedish (Rare)
Diminutive of Jöns and Georg.
Jojji m Yi
Means "flying eagle" in Yi.
Jojo m Akan
variant of Kwadwo
Jok m Dinka, African Mythology
Jok is the Supreme God in Lango, Dinka and Alur Mythologies. In A Dictionary of African Mythology, Jok, the supreme being, is described like moving air; he is omnipresent, like the wind, but is never seen, though his presence may be felt in whirlwinds or eddies of air, in rocks and hills, in springs and pools of water, and he is especially connected with rainmaking... [more]
Jokanaan m Theatre
Form of Yochanan used by Oscar Wilde for John the Baptist in his play 'Salomé' (1891). Unlike most depictions of John the Baptist, Jokanaan is young and clean-shaven, with black hair, white skin and red lips... [more]
Jokasta f Polish
Polish form of Jocasta.
Joke f Dutch, Limburgish, German
Dutch and German pet form of Johanna (via its diminutive Johanneke).
Jokeb m Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Jakob.
Jokébed f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jochebed.
Jokebed f Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Jochebed.
Jokelien f Dutch (Rare)
Combination of Joke with -lien (which comes from names ending in -lien, such as Carolien and Evelien)... [more]
Jokelyn f Dutch (Rare)
Variant form or spelling of Jokelien. This name is best known for being the name of the Dutch handball player Jokelyn Tienstra (1970-2015).
Joker m & f Filipino
Probably derived from the name of the playing card.... [more]
Joki m Konkani
Konkani form of Joachim.
Jōkichi m Japanese (Rare)
A rare Japanese given name from the kanji (譲, transfer) and kichi (吉, fortune). One known bearer of this name is Jōkichi Morita (森田譲吉, Morita Jōkichi), an alternate name for the Disney cartoon character Goofy, which is rarely used in television, although some broadcasting networks across Japan could not go by this name.
Jokimas m Lithuanian
Variant form of Joakimas, which is the Lithuanian form of Joachim.
Jokiñe f Basque
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a feminine form of Jokin.
Jokke m Finnish
Diminutive of Jouko, Joakim or other male names beginning with 'Jo-'.
Jökla f Icelandic
Feminine form of Jökull.
Joko m Javanese
From Javanese jaka meaning "young man, boy". A notable bearer is Joko Widodo (1961-), the current president of Indonesia.
Joko m Low German
Low German short form of names beginning in Jo- like Joachim or Johannes.... [more]
Jokob m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Jakub.
Jokub m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Jakub.
Jøkul m Faroese
Faroese form of Jökull.
Jǫkull m Old Norse
Directly taken from Old Norse jǫkull "ice; icicle; glacier".
Jökulrós f Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse jǫkull meaning "ice; icicle; glacier" and rós meaning "rose". Also compare Jökull and Rós.
Jøl m Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian form of Ludolf via Old Norse Ljóðolfr.
Jola f Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Iole.
Jola f Uzbek
Means "tears" in Uzbek.
Jolaine f English
Either a variant of Jolene, or a combination Jo and Elaine. It could also be derived from the French name Marjolaine.
Jolan m English
It may possibly be used as a combination of Joel and Nolan in English speaking countries.
Jolan f Banat Swabian
Banatswabian borrowing of Jolán.
Joland m Dutch (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It might perhaps be a masculinization of Jolanda, or a combination of a name starting with Jo- (such as Johan) with a name that contains the Germanic element lant meaning "land" (such as Roeland).
Jolanka f Czech, Slovene
Diminutive of Jolana, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
Jolánta f Hungarian
Older Hungarian form of Jolanda.
Jolańta f Kashubian
Kashubian form of Yolanda.
Jolča f Czech
Diminutive form of Jolana.
Jolcia f Polish
Diminutive of Jolanta.
Jolda m Medieval Polish
Diminutive of Aldmir.
Joldwin m Medieval English
Found on the Henry III Fine Rolls.
Jole f Italian
Variant of Iole.
Jole m Manx
Manx form of Jólfr and sometimes treated as a Manx form of Yule (via Old Norse jól).
Jóleán f Medieval Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian "good" and leány "girl; daughter". This name has been considered to be the inspiration for András Dugonics' coinage of Jolánka.
Jolean f English
Variant of Jolene.
Joleczka f Polish
Diminutive of Jolanta.
Jolee f English
Variant of Jolie or a combination of Jo and Lee.
Joleigh f American (Rare)
Combination of Jo and Leigh or a variant of Jolie.
Jolenta f Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish form of Jolanta.
Jolet f English
Transferred use of the surname Jolet. A famous namesake is fashion designer Jolet Ucchino.
Joleth f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a variant of Jolette.
Jolette f English, Afrikaans
Likely a combination of the name Jo and the suffix -lette.
Joley f English
Variant of Jolie.
Jolf m East Frisian (Rare)
Contracted form of Joleff.
Jólgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse variant of Ígulgæirr.
Joli m Provençal
Provençal form of Julius.
Joli f Hungarian
Diminutive of Jolán.