Submitted Names Starting with J

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Jamin m Spanish
Diminutive of Benjamin.
Jamina f Various (Rare)
Feminine form of Jamin.
Jaminka f Vlach
Vlach form of Jasmine.
Jamique m & f English (Rare)
Elaboration of James.
Jamira f African American (Rare)
Elaboration of Mira 2 with the popular prefix Ja-.
Jamiroquai m English (Modern, Rare)
In the case of the band of the same name, which influenced first name usage in the 1990s and 2000s, they conceived it as a combination of jam and iroquai (the latter of the two is based on the Native American confederacy, the Iroquois).
Jamiya f African American
Possibly an invented name, as a feminine form of Jamie
Jamjen m Marshallese
Marshallese form of Samson.
Jamlet m Georgian (Rare)
Meaning and origin unknown. It might perhaps be a Georgian variant of Hamlet, which is used in both Georgia and its neighbouring country Armenia. However, it is probably more likely that Jamlet is of Persian origin, in which case the first element is likely the same as the one in either Jambulat or Jamshid.... [more]
Jamlong m & f Thai
Alternate transcription of Chamlong.
Jamma m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Jáma.
Jammal m Arabic (Rare), Urdu (Rare), African American
Alternate transcription of Jamal.
Jammey f English (American)
This name is linked to Jammie, Jamie, James. Which makes her a 3rd Generational Favorite Young Achievable Woman!.. L.L.L.JMJ³
Jammi m Finnish
Variant form of Jami.
Jammie f & m English
Variant of Jamie.
Jammu m Finnish
Finnish variant form of Jammi.
Jammy f & m English
Variant of Jamie.
Jamol m Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Jamal.
Jamolbibi f Uzbek
Derived from jamol meaning "beauty" and bibi meaning "learned woman".
Jamoloy f Uzbek
Derived from jamol meaning "beauty" and oy meaning "moon".
Jampa m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བྱམས་པ (byams pa) meaning "kindness, benevolence".
Jamphel m Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan འཇམ་དཔལ ('jam dpal) meaning "gentle splendour", derived from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "soft" and དཔལ (dpal) "splendour, glory, magnificence".
Jamppa m Finnish
Finnish variant form of Jami.
Jamrych m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Emeryk.
Jâms m Welsh (Rare)
Welsh borrowing of James.
Jamuel m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Form of Jemuel used in the Douay-Rheims Bible (1582-1610; English) and the Clementine Vulgate (1592; Latin). The latter was the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church for nearly four centuries: from the year it was published until 1979... [more]
Jāmun f & m Hindi, Indian
From Hindi जामुन (jāmun) meaning "Java plum, berry, blackberry".
Jamuna f Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Tamil, Assamese, Telugu
From the name of the Yamuna River, a tributary of the Ganges that flows through northern India. The name is probably derived from Sanskrit यम (yama) meaning "twin", so named because the river flows parallel to the Ganges.
Jamy f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Jamie.
Jamya f English (Modern)
An invented name; either a contracted form of Jemima, or a variant of Jayma, or simply a combination of the popular prefix Ja and the name Mya.
Jamyleth f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Presumably a rare variant of Yamileth.
Jamyron m African American (Rare)
Possibly a blend of Jamie or Jamar and Myron.
Jamys m Manx
Manx form of James.
Jan m & f Kazakh, Persian
Kazakh word that translates to "soul" (ultimately derived from Persian). Often used in the same context as "dear" in Kazakh and other Islamic languages, as in the Kazakh name Muhammedjan, which translates to "dear Muhammed" in Kazakh.
Jana f Arabic
Old Arabic name meaning gifts or bounty from the harvest.
Jana f Swahili
Means "yesterday" in Swahili.
Jana f Spanish
Diminutive of Alejandra.
Jana f Portuguese
Diminutive of Joana.
Jana f Persian
Jana is a Persian name which means "my darling" or "my soul".
Janah f Indonesian
Variant of Jannah.
Janai m Ancient Hebrew
Meaning "God answers."
Janak m Indian
Father of Sita Devi, wife of Lord Ram of the Indian epic Ramayana. Means "Father" in the sense of a patron(?)
Janaki f & m Indian
Meaning uncertain. This is an epithet of the Hindu heroine Sita, daughter of King Janaka.
Janalee f Hebrew (Rare)
Janalee as a girl name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Janalee is "God is gracious".
Janalyn f English (Rare)
Possibly a combination of Jana and Lyn or an elaboration of Jana.
Janaq m Albanian
Probably the Albanian form of Yannakis (see Giannakis). Also compare the similar names Kristaq and Petraq.... [more]
Janar m Estonian
Variant of Jaan via the feminine form Jana 1.
Janasia f English
May be a contraction of Janet or Jane and Asia.
Janavi f Indian
the beauty of the water
Janay f English (Modern, Rare)
Apparently a variant of Janae.
Janay f Karachay-Balkar
From the Persian جان (jân) meaning "soul" and Karachay-Balkar ай (ay) meaning "moon".
Janaya f English
An elaborated spelling variant of Janae.
Jancey f Scots
Diminutive of Janet.
Jancie f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Jancis.
Jančis f Czech (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of Jana 1.
Jancis f English (Rare)
Blend of Jan 2 and Francis. This name is most notably borne by Jancis Robinson (b. 1950), an English wine critic, journalist and author who has won multiple awards for her work.
Jancis m Latvian
Diminutive of Jānis.
Jancke f Afrikaans
Variant of Janke.
Jancora m Mari
From Mari jano meaning "flint" and cora meaning "boy".
Jancy f Faroese
Variant of Jansý.
Janczysława f Medieval Polish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a misreading of the name Pęcisława.
Jandaia f Tupi
Means "parrot" in Tupi.
Jandar m Mari
Means "clean, tidy" in Mari.
Jander m German (Silesian, Archaic), Silesian (Archaic), Medieval Slavic
Medieval Silesian German and medieval Silesian form of Andrew.
Jandet f Karachay-Balkar
From the Arabic جنّة (jannah) meaning "garden".
Jan-di f Korean
Jan-di (surname is Geum) is one of the main characters of well-known 2009 South-Korean drama Boys Over Flowers. She is the main character's love interest.
Jandira f Tupi, Brazilian, New World Mythology
Derived from Old Tupi jurandira, itself derived from jura "mouth" and ndieira "honey bee", and thus commonly interpreted as "she who says sweet words".... [more]
Jandra f Spanish
Diminutive of Alejandra.
Jandro m Spanish
Diminutive of Alejandro.
Jandro m Croatian
Variant of Andrija via Andro.
Jandry m Spanish
Spanish, Cuban. 19th century.
Jáne m Greenlandic
Greenlandic variant of Jan 1.
Jâne f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Jane.
Jane f Slovene (Rare)
Feminine form of Janez.
Jane f Estonian
Variant of Janne 2.
Janė f Lithuanian
Short form of Janina.
Janeane f English
Variant spelling of Janine. A known bearer of this name is the American stand-up comedian Janeane Garofalo (b. 1964).
Janeck m Danish, Swedish
Variant of Janek.
Janeczek m Polish
Diminutive of Jan 1.
Janed f Medieval Breton
Breton form of Jeanne.
Janeen f English
Variant of Janine.
Janeene f English
Variant of Jeanine.
Janeice f English
Combination of Janice and Berneice.
Janeiro m Various (Rare), Portuguese
Means "January" in Portuguese.
Janej m Croatian
Croatian form of Jannaeus.
Janeka f Estonian
Feminine form of Janek.
Janeli f Estonian
Combination of Estonian Jane and the syllable -li-, most commonly derived from Eliisabet.
Janell f English
Variant of Janelle.
Janelys f American (Hispanic, Modern)
A variant of the Zapotec name Nayeli. It means "loved".
Janequa f Guanche (Rare)
From Guanche *jəneqa, meaning "hopeless". This was recorded as the name of a 9-year-old Guanche girl from La Palma who was sold at the slave market in Valencia in 1494.
Janerik m Swedish
Combination of Jan 1 and Erik. Most often spelled with a hyphen, Jan-Erik.
Janesse f English (Modern, Rare)
Possibly a variant or elaboration of Janessa.
Janet m Romansh (Archaic)
Diminutive of Jan 1.
Janet f Sorbian
Sorbian borrowing of Jeannette.
Janeta f Bulgarian, Romanian
Bulgarian and Romanian borrowing of Jeannette.
Janete f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese borrowing of Janet and Janette.
Janeu m Portuguese (Archaic)
Portuguese form of Jannaeus.
Janfrid f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of the masculine name Jan 1 and the Old Norse name element fríðr "beautiful" (originally "beloved").
Jang m Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish form of Jean 1.
Jang m Korean, History
Meaning unknown. This was the personal name of Crown Prince Uigyeong (1438-1457), son of King Sejo and father of King Seongjong.
Jang-hwa f Literature
Means "rose flower" from Sino-Korean 薔花. Jang-hwa is the name of one of the heroines in the Korean folktale "The Story of Jang-hwa and Hong-ryeon".
Janghwan m Korean
From 장 and 煥 "shining, brilliant, lustrous".
Jang-mi f Korean
From Sino-Korean 薔薇 "rose".
Jang-mi f Korean
From Sino-Korean 薔薇 (jang-mi) meaning "rose", or 张 (jang) meaning "stretch, spread, open" or 章 (jang) meaning "chapter, section, seal, stamp, badge" combined with combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beauty"... [more]
Jango m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Django.
Jangwa m Swahili
Means "desert" in Swahili.
Jangyoung m Korean
From 장 and 永 meaning "long, lengthy," 英 meaning "floral decoration; excellent, outstanding" or 榮 meaning "prosperity, glory,".
Janhild f Faroese
Combination of the masculine name Jan 1 and the Old Norse name element hildr "battle, fight".
Jañhr m Kalmyk
Meaning unknown. Jañhr was a hero to the Kalmyk people of Russia.
Jania f Kazakh
Variant transliteration of Жания (see Zhaniya).
Janibek m Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Zhanibek.
Janica f Croatian, Slovene
Originally a diminutive of Jana, used as a given name in its own right.
Janica f Finnish
A variant of Janika.
Janicia f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Elaboration of Janice influenced by Alicia or else a variant of Janisha.
Janick m & f Breton, French
Variant of Yanick.
Janíčko m Slovak
Diminutive of Jan.
Janiece f English
Variant of Janice.
Janiek f & m Dutch
Variant spelling of Janique, which is more phonetical in nature. Like Janique, this name has been in use in the Netherlands since at least 1964.
Janiel m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Yaniel (in the Spanish Caribbean) and the Portuguese form of Yaniel (in Brazil). A known bearer of this name is Janiel Simon (b... [more]
Janiela f Polish (Rare)
Dialectal variant of Aniela.
Janielcia f Polish
Diminutive of Janiela.
Janiele f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Janelle.
Janier m Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of Yanier. A known bearer of this name is Janier Acevedo (b. 1985), a Colombian professional road racing cyclist.
Janig f Breton
Technically a diminutive of Janed and thus a Breton cognate of Jeannette, this name is now used as the Breton form of Jeanne.
Janihtá f Sami
Sami form of Janita.
Janiinná f Sami
Sami form of Janina.
Janík m Slovak
Diminutive of Ján.
Janik m Slovene
Slovene form of John.
Janika f Slovene
Originally a diminutive of Jana 1, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
Janilee f English
combination of JANA and Lee
Janinka f Czech
Diminutive of Jana 1, not used as a given name in its own right.
Janiqua f African American (Modern)
Elaborated form of Jane, formed from the popular name suffix qua (see also Shaniqua, Janeka).
Janique f & m Dutch
In the Netherlands, this name has been in use since at least 1964 and is predominantly borne by females. For male bearers, this name is a blend of Jan 1 with a masculine French name that ends in -ique, such as Dominique... [more]
Janira f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of Ianeira.
Janire f Basque
Basque form of Janira.
Janis m Dutch
Variant of Jannis.
Janisha f English (American, Rare), African American
Elaboration of Jane using the suffix -isha. Possibly inspired by the sound of Tanisha.
Janislav m Bulgarian, Croatian (Rare), Slovene (Rare)
Variant transcription of Янислав (see Yanislav).
Janisław m Polish
Polish form of Janislav.
Janislaw m Bulgarian (Germanized)
German transcription of Yanislav.
Janisława f Polish
Feminine form of Janisław.
Janislawa f Bulgarian (Germanized)
German transcription of Yanislava.
Janison f & m English (Rare)
Of unknown meaning. Possibly from a rare American surname (see Janison) that means son of Jane... [more]
Janissa f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Combination of Jane with the -issa suffix from Melissa. Possibly a variant of Janessa.
Janita f Finnish
Possibly a Finnish form of Juanita.
Janita f Dutch, Flemish (Rare), Afrikaans
Feminine diminutive of Jan 1.
Janita f Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Янита (see Yanita).
Janiyah f African American (Modern)
Elaborated form of Jane, possibly influenced by the sound of the name Shania.
Janiza f Bulgarian (Germanized, Rare)
Variant transcription of Яница (see Yanitsa).
Janjão m Portuguese
Diminutive of João.
Jánka f Medieval Hungarian
Medieval Hungarian name recorded in the Hungarian territory of Levedia in the 8th and 9th centuries. The name is allegedly an older form of lányka, itself a diminutive of lány "girl, maiden; daughter".
Janka m Medieval Hungarian
Medieval Hungarian diminutive of János.
Janka m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Ioannes (see John), diminutive of Jan 1. A notable bearer is Ivan Daminikavič Lucevič, the Belarusian poet and writer better known by his pen name Janka Kupala (1882-1942)... [more]
Janke f Frisian
Frisian short form of Jannike.
Janke m Frisian
Frisian pet form of Jan.
Janken m Frisian
Frisian variant of Janke.
Jankó m Hungarian
Diminutive of János.
Janmari m Dutch
From the movie 'Le moindre geste' (F. DELIGNY) the character of Jean-Marie is called Janmari.
Janmatî m Ladin
Ladin form of Johann Matthäus.
Jann m Romansh
Variant of Jan 1.
Janna f Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Joanna.
Jannaeus m Hebrew (Latinized)
Variant spelling of Iannaeus, which is in turn a latinized form of Iannaios. This name was borne by Alexander Jannaeus, a Judean king from the 1st century BC.
Jannah f Arabic, Indonesian
Means "garden, paradise" in Arabic. In Islam this term refers to the concept of heaven.
Jannai m & f Biblical, English
The name of one of Jesus' ancestors in Luke 3:24.
Jannali f Indigenous Australian
Allegedly an Aboriginal name from the Northern Territory, meaning “the moon”.
Jannatātūnn f Balochi
Derived from jannat meaning "paradise" and (h)ātūnn meaning "lady".
Jannatoy f Uzbek
Derived from Uzbek jannat meaning "heaven" and oy meaning "moon".
Jannatul f Bengali
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with جنات ال (Jannat al) meaning "gardens of the" (such as Jannatul Ferdous).
Jannäus m German
German form of Jannaeus.
Jannechien f Dutch
This is one of the many female Dutch varieties of 'Jan'.
Jannelien f Dutch (Rare)
Combination of Janne 2 with -lien (which comes from names ending in -lien, such as Carolien and Evelien)... [more]
Jannell f English
Variant of Janelle.
Jannelo f French (Archaic)
Archaic diminutive of Jeanne found in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region as late as the 1700s.
Janneman m & f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), Literature
Medieval Dutch pet form of Jan 1 and Janne 2, as the Germanic element man has been used as a suffix for pet forms of both masculine and feminine names since the 7th century AD.... [more]
Janneo m Spanish
Spanish form of Jannaeus.
Janner m Literature
Janner is a character from Andrew Peterson's Wingfeather Saga. It calls to mind the Biblical names Jannai and Jaanai... [more]
Jannes m Dutch, Flemish, German (Rare), Limburgish, East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian, Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Frisian, Limburgish and (Low) German short form of Johannes, which has also seen some use in Scandinavia.
Jannetin m & f Medieval English
Diminutive of Jannet.
Jannetje f Dutch
Diminutive of Johanna.
Janni f Danish
Pet form of the female name Janne.
Janni m Greek, Italian
Variant transcription of Gianni.
Janni m Kven
Kven variant of Jan 1.
Janni f Finnish
Finnish name day April 12.
Jannic m Danish
Variant of Jannik.
Jannie m Afrikaans
Diminutive of Johannes.
Jannie f Danish
Variant of Janni.
Jannie f Dutch, Flemish
Feminine form of Jan 1. This name is occasionally also considered a feminine form of Adrianus.
Jannigje f Dutch
Dutch form of Jannicke.
Jannika f Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), German (Modern)
Scandinavian variant of Jannike and German feminine form of Jannik.
Jannis m Greek, Dutch, Frisian
Greek variant transliteration of Γιάννης (see Yannis) and Dutch and Frisian short form of Johannes.
Janniting m & f Medieval English
Diminutive of Jannet.
Janno m Estonian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), German (Rare)
Estonian variant of Jaan as well as a Dutch and West Frisian variant of Janne, all of which are names that are ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan (see John).
Janny f Scots
Shetlandic Scots diminutive of Janet.
Janny m Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Columbian football player: Janny Rivera (born 16 August 1988) is a masculine bearer of this name.
Jano m Georgian
Short form of Jansugh and other masculine names that start with ჯან- (Jan-).
Jano m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of John.
Jano m Spanish
Diminutive of Alejandro.
Janoah m & f Dutch (Modern, Rare)
From jano'hah meaning "rest" or ja-no'-a (yanoach) meaning "resting place". It is mentioned in the Bible as a town north-east of Ephraim in the Jordan valley, sometimes identified with the present day city Yanun in Palestine.