Submitted Names Starting with J

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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).
Janiza f Bulgarian (Germanized, Rare)
Variant transcription of Яница (see Yanitsa).
Janjak m Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole form of Jean-Jacques.
Janjão m Portuguese
Diminutive of João.
Janjira f Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai จันทร์จิรา (see Chanchira).
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.
Jankiel m Yiddish (Polonized)
Polish spelling of Yankel.
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.
Janmarie f English (American)
Combination of Jan 2 and Marie.
Janmatî m Ladin
Ladin form of Johann Matthäus.
Janmey m Indian (Rare, ?)
This is a rare Indian given name. It means intelligent, strong, and great lover.
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.
Janob m Tajik
From a word of Persian origin used as a polite title meaning "Excellency".
Janocas m & f Portuguese
Diminutive of Joana and João.
Janos m Banat Swabian
Banatswabian form of János.
Janosch m German (Modern), Transylvanian Saxon
German borrowing of János. Today it is mostly known as the pseudonym of the German children's book author and illustrator Horst Eckert (creator of Tigerente).
Jânotte f Norman
Norman feminine diminutive of John.
Janou f Dutch
A blend of the name Janna with Malou or Milou.
Janouk f Dutch (Modern, Rare)
Possibly a contraction of Jana 1 and Anouk (compare Janou).
Janpolad m Persian (Rare), Armenian (Archaic)
Derived from the Persian noun جان (jan) meaning "soul" (ultimately from Middle Persian gyān) combined with the Persian noun پولاد (polad) or (pulad) meaning "steel" (ultimately from Middle Persian pōlāwad).
Janq´u Khunu f Aymara
Means "white snow" in Aymara.
Janq´u Qinaya f Aymara
Means "white cloud" in Aymara.
Janrik m Swedish
Combination of Jan and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
Jans f Literature
'Jan, Jans en de kinderen'
Janseiıt m Kazakh
Alternate transcrpition of Жансейіт (see Janseyit)
Jansemina f Gascon
Gascon form of Jasmine.
Jansen m & f American (Rare)
Variant of Jensen.
Janseyit m Kazakh
From жан (jan) meaning "soul, life" and the given name Seit
Jansine f Swedish, Danish
Feminine form of Jan 1.
Janson m & f English
From the surname Janson.
Jansug m Georgian
Variant transcription of Jansugh. A known bearer of this name was the late Georgian conductor Jansug Kakhidze (1935-2002).
Jansugh m Georgian
Georgian form of the Persian given name Jahansuz (see Jahansouz).
Jansula f Mari
Mari form of Jansylu.
Jansý f Faroese
Pet form of Jana (the ending probably inspired by Nancy).
Janta m Vilamovian
Variant of Jaontek.
Jantek m Polish
Diminutive of Antoni, found in the Kielce region.
Janther m & f Hindi
It means to be brave and loyal.
Jantien f Medieval Dutch, Dutch
This given name originated in medieval times as a variant spelling (or even a misspelling) of Jantjen, as the letter 'j' was regularly written as an 'i' in medieval records... [more]
Jantin m Occitan
Diminutive of Jan 1.
Jantina f Dutch
Variant form of Jantine. A known bearer of this name was the Dutch botanist and geneticist Jantina Tammes (1871-1947).
Jantipa f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Xanthippe.
Jantipo m Spanish
Spanish form of Xanthippos via its latinized form Xanthippus.
Jantjen f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
This name is a variant of Johanna, where the diminutive suffix -tjen is included in the name. Since -tjen is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -tje, we can actually say that Jantjen is the medieval Dutch form of Jantje.... [more]
Janto m German (Modern, Rare)
Maybe a German form of Ianto.
Jantraa f Buryat
Possibly from the Buryat янтаар (jantaar) meaning "amber".
Jänu m German (Swiss)
Bernese German version of Jan.
Janu f & m Indian
Janu m Sicilian
Short form of Bastianu, Vastianu and Mistianu.
Január m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Januarius.
Januari m Swedish, Dutch
Swedish and Dutch form of Januarius.
Januaria f Ancient Roman, Polish
Feminine form of Januarius. This was the name of an early Christian martyr.
Janugg m Medieval Romansh
Diminutive of Jan 1.
Janulka f Kashubian
Diminutive of Janina.
Januot m Romansh
Diminutive of Jan 1.
Januri m Indonesian
Given to a male who is born in the month of January.
Janus m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish, Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish and West Frisian short form of Adrianus and sometimes also of Johannes (which is also found spelled as Johannus)... [more]
Januša f Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene diminutive of Jana 1 and Croatian diminutive of Jana 2... [more]
Januška f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of Jana 1. Also compare Januša.
Janut m Romansh
Diminutive of Jan 1, traditionally found in the Surselva region.
Janvi f Hindi
It means daughter.
Janwar m & f Pashto, Kazakh, Hindi, Afghan, Urdu
Means "animal" in Pashto, Kazakh, Hindi, & Urdu.
Jany m & f English
Diminutive of Jan
Jany f German (Modern, Rare)
Diminutive of Jana 1.... [more]
Janya f American (Modern)
Either an invented name by combining Jane with the -anya suffix found in names Tanya and Sonya or else a variant of Janiyah/Jania.
Janya f Thai
Alternate transcription of Chanya.
Janyce f English
Variant of Janice.
Janyse f English (Rare)
Variant of Janice. A notable bearer is Canadian voice actress Janyse Jaud (1969-).
Janytė f Lithuanian
Diminutive form of Janina.
Jão m Portuguese
Diminutive of João.
Jao m Malagasy
Means "big, large, great" in Malagasy.
Jáoìn m Irish
Irish form of John.
Jaona m Malagasy
Malagasy form of John.
Jaontek m Vilamovian
Vilamovian form of Anthony.
Jâosé m Norman
Cotentinais Norman form of Joseph.
Jâoséphin m Norman
Diminutive of Jâosé.
Jaouen m Breton
Variant of Joévin.
Jaoven m Breton
Variant of Joévin.
Jap m Dutch (Rare)
Variant of Jaap.
Japako f Japanese
From Japanese 蛇 (ja) meaning "snake, large snake, serpent", 派 (pa) meaning "clique; faction; school" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Japar m Indonesian, Malay, Georgian (Archaic)
Indonesian, Malay and Georgian form of Jafar. This name is archaic in Georgia and now only survives in the patronymic surname ჯაფარიძე (Japaridze) meaning "son of Japar".... [more]
Japet m Spanish
Form of Iapet.
Japhia m Biblical
Japhia was the king of Lachish, one of the five kings of the Amorites whose battle against the settling Israelites led by Joshua is reported in Joshua 10:1–15.
Japhy m English
Diminutive of Japheth. Most commonly associated with Japhy Ryder, a character in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums.
Japie m & f Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Diminutive of Jaap.
Japji f Indian (Sikh)
The name Japji is a girl's name meaning "holy chanting of word". Japji Sahib is the Sikh thesis, that appears at the beginning of the Guru Granth Sahib – the scripture of the Sikhs.
Japneet f & m Indian (Sikh)
The spelling of JUP is used indian prayers.
Japonica f English (American, Modern, Rare)
japonica is a Neo-Latin word meaning "japanese". As such, it is part of the name of several cultivated plants (e.g., Pieris japonica, Camellia japonica, or Skimmia japonica).
Japoy m Filipino, Tagalog
Diminutive of Javier.
Jappe m & f West Frisian, Low German, Literature
West Frisian and Low German form of Jacob, or a variant of Gabbe.... [more]
Jaq m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Jack and a diminutive and Jacqueline.
Jaqee f English
Diminutive of Jaquelin.
Jaqen m Literature
Created by author George R. R. Martin for a character in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire" and the television adaptation "Game of Thrones". In the series, Jaqen H'ghar is a criminal from the Free Cities in Essos who is arrested and recruited to join the Night's Watch.
Jaqi f English
Nickname of Jacqueline and a variant of Jackie.
Jaqipbek m Kazakh
From the given name Zhakyp and the turkic military title beg meaning "chieftan, master"
Jaquan m Romansh
Variant of Giachen, traditionally found in the Lower Engadine region.
Jaquanda f African American (Rare)
Combination of the phonetic elements ja, quan and da. It can be spelled JaQuanda or Jaquanda.
Jaquantay m African American (Rare)
Combination of the phonetic elements ja, quan and tay.
Jaquavious m African American (Modern)
An invented name, probably based on Jaquan and Octavius.
Jaque m Picard
Picard form of Jacques.
Jaquelyne f English (Rare)
Variant spelling of Jacqueline.
Jaquema f Medieval French
Recorded in 16th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
Jaquemina f Medieval French (Latinized)
Variant of Jacquemine, recorded in 14th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
Jaquen m Romansh
Variant of Jaquan.
Jaquenetta f Theatre
A feminine form of Jaques. Jaquenetta is a character from Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost'.
Jaqui m English
Variant of Jackie or Jacqui
Jaquie m & f English
Variant of Jackie.
Jaquim m Portuguese
Short form of Joaquim.
Jaquin m Spanish
Possibly derived from "Joaquin".
Jaquinot m Norman
Diminutive of Jaques.
Jaquonthin m African American
Possibly a blend of Jaquan and Jonathan.
Jára f Hungarian
Short form of Jarmila and Jaroslava.
Jara f Slovak
Feminine form of Jaro as well as a short form of names beginning with the element Jar-.
Jara f Spanish (Modern)
Directly taken from Spanish jara "rockrose".
Jara m Biblical Hebrew
The name יַעְרָה (yaʿrâ) is most likely a spelling mistake from יַעְדָּה (yaʿdâ), which is shortened form יְהוֹעַדָּה (yəhōʿdâ), meaning "Yahweh knows", "Yahweh recognized".... [more]
Jaracz m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Horacy.
Jarad m English
Variant of Jared.
Jarallah m Arabic (Rare)
Means "neighbour of Allah", from Arabic جار (jār) meaning "neighbour, refugee" combined with اللّٰه (allāh) "Allah".
Jaramar f Mexican
“Goddess of the Sea” ... [more]
Jaramogi m Luo
"very courageous"
Jaran m Thai
Alternate transcription of Charan.
Jarand m Norwegian
Variant of Hjarrand and Jørund.
Jarand m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Arnold.
Jarang f & m Korean (Modern, Rare)
From native Korean 자랑 (jarang) meaning "pride, boast."
Jaras m Polish
Diminutive of Jarosław.
Jarča f Czech
Czech feminine diminutive of the given names Jaroslava or Jarmila.
Jard m & f West Frisian
Masculine and feminine form of Jarich.
Jardani m Romani (Caló)
Caló form of John.
Jardar m Norwegian
Modern form of Jarðarr.
Jardel m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the French surname Jardel. In Rio Grande do Sul the name Jardel is common due to the reference to the player Mário Jardel Almeida Ribeiro, known only as Jardel, who was an idol of Grêmio Futebol Clube in the 1990s.
Jarden m Hebrew
Means "to flow down; descend".
Jare m Finnish
Variant of Jari. Famous bearers are Finnish rappers Jare "Cheek" Tiihonen and Jare Brand of the rap duo JVG.
Jare f Basque
Derived from Basque jare "free; to set free; to liberate".
Jareczek m Polish
Diminutive of Jarosław.
Járed m Biblical Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jared.
Jarede m Biblical Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jared
Jarella f Popular Culture
Name of a character who appeared in classic issues of the Incredible Hulk from 1971 to 1976.
Jaren m Hebrew, English
To sing or talk out loud
Jaret m English
Variant of Jarrett.
Jargalmaa f Mongolian
From Mongolian жаргал (jargal) meaning "happiness, blessing" and the feminine suffix маа (maa).
Jargalsaikhan m & f Mongolian
From Mongolian жаргал (jargal) meaning "happiness, blessing" and сайхан (saikhan) meaning "nice, beautiful, handsome".
Jarha m Biblical
Jarha was an Egyptian slave of Sheshan who was married to Sheshan's daughter according to 1 Chronicles 2:34-35.
Jari m Norse Mythology, Old Norse, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse jara "quarrel". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
Jari m & f Korean
Jariana f Creek
this name is Creek and it mean love and peace
Jaribi m Biblical (Hellenized)
Variant transcription of Jeribai.... [more]
Jarich m West Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Gothic element gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear."
Jarid m English
Variant of Jared.
Jariel m Spanish
It either means god strength or god sees.
Jarifa f Literature
Meaning unknown, although it is likely taken from Spanish jarifa meaning "healthy; attractive", which is ultimately derived from Classical Arabic šarīf "noble" and thus be connected to the Arabic name Sharifah... [more]
Jarig m West Frisian, East Frisian
Variant spelling of Jarich.
Jarik m West Frisian
Variant of Jari influenced by Jorik.
Jarina f Czech
Diminutive of Jaromira.
Jarinee f Thai
Alternate transcription of Charini.
Jarisleif m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Yaroslav.
Jariya f Thai
Alternate transcription of Chariya.
Jariyaña f & m Aymara
Means "hurry" in Aymara.
Jar-jar m Popular Culture (Modern)
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the Star Wars movie saga, created by George Lucas, who first appeared in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace as a comic relief character, banished from his people for his clumsiness, who goes on to unite the Gungan and Naboo people and become Junior Representative, representing his people in the Senate.
Jarji m Georgian
Derived from the Persian noun جارچی (jârči) meaning "herald, messenger", which is ultimately of Turkic origin.
Jark m Kashubian
Short form of names beginning with Jar-, such as Jarosłôw and Jarosz.