Submitted Names Starting with J

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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).
Janrik m Swedish
Combination of Jan and ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich".
Jans f Literature
'Jan, Jans en de kinderen'
Jansemina f Gascon
Gascon form of Jasmine.
Jansen m & f American (Rare)
Variant of Jensen.
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.
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 Since -tjen is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -tje, we can actually say that Jantjen is the medieval Dutch form of Jantje....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]
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.
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
West Frisian form of Jacob, or a variant of Gabbe.
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.
Jaquan m Romansh
Variant of Giachen, traditionally found in the Lower Engadine region.
Jaquanda f African American (Rare)
Combination of the name elements Ja and Quanda
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'.
Jaques m French, Theatre
Variant of Jacques. Jaques is a character in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'.
Jaquie m & f English
Variant of Jackie.
Jaquim m Portuguese
Short form of Joaquim.
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".
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.
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 m & f Mongolian
Means "happiness" in Mongolian.
Jargalsaikhan m Mongolian
From Mongolian жаргал (zhargal) meaning "happiness" combined with сайхан (saikhan) "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.
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.
Jarkki m Finnish
Variant of Jarkko.
Jarko m Finnish
Rare variant of Jarkko.
Järl m Old Swedish
Variant of Jærl.
Jarla f Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Jarl.
Jarlabanke m Old Swedish
Combination of Jarl and Old Swedish banka, a verb meaning "to beat, to hammer, to thwack".
Jarlaug f Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse elements jarl "chieftain, nobleman" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman". This is a relatively modern name first used in the early 20th century.
Järle m Old Swedish
Old Swedish form of Jarl.
Jarleiv m Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse elements jarl "chieftain, nobleman" and leifr "descendant, heir".
Jarleivur m Faroese
Faroese form of Jarleiv.
Jarlfrid f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Combination of the Old Norse elements jarl "chieftain, nobleman" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Jarli m Indigenous Australian
Means "barn owl" in the Jiwarli language. While the last speaker of Jiwarli passed away in 1986 a dictionary was able to be made and many people continue speak words or phrases in the language.
Jarlstein m Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse name elements jarl "chieftain, nobleman, earl" and steinn "stone".
Jarluf m Norwegian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Jarleiv.
Jarm m Scots
Shetlandic Scots form of Jerome.
Jarma f American (South, Rare)
Borne by the American actress Jarma Lewis (1931-1985), whose name was said to be of Czech origin.
Jarman m Manx
Manx form of Germanus.
Jarmecca f African American (Modern)
Not sure of the history or origin.
Jarmiła f Polish
Polish adoption of Jarmila.
Jarmo m Dutch
Dutch form of Jermo.
Jarmon m Manx
Variant of Jarman.
Jarmundur m Faroese
Faroese variant of Hjørmundur.
Jarna f & m Finnish
Finnish theater and movie director Edvin Laine invented it as female variant of Jarmo (391 female children between 1940-2009). As male name, it's pretty unique (4 male children between 1980-2009).
Jarne m Dutch, Flemish
Dutch variant of Jarmo.
Járngrímur m Icelandic (Rare)
Means "iron mask", composed of Old Norse járn meaning "iron" and grímr meaning "mask, helmet".
Jarno m Finnish
Variant of Jarmo.
Járnsaxa f Norse Mythology, Astronomy
From Old Norse járn "iron" and sax "dagger, short sword".... [more]
Jaro m Finnish
Variant of Jari.
Jaro m Slovak, German (Modern)
Short form of Jaroslav and Jaromír. Since the 1960s, the name has found occasional usage as a stand alone name in German-speaking countries.
Jaro m Medieval German
Recorded in German-speaking Switzerland in the early 1400s.... [more]
Jaroen m Thai
Alternate transcription of Charoen.
Jaroenchai m Thai
Alternate transcription of Charoenchai.
Jaroensak m Thai
Alternate transcription of Charoensak.
Jarolím m Slovak (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Slovak and Czech form of Hieronymos (see Jerome). In the Czech Republic, Jeroným is the standard form and as a result, Jarolím is not as common there.
Jarolin f & m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Feminine form of Járol, based on Carolin (compare Harolin)... [more]
Jarom m Mormon
A prophet from The Book of Mormon, Jarom was one of many authors and has his own book, The Book of Jarom. He was the son of Enos and father of Omni.
Jaromar m Polabian, History
Polabian cognate of Jaromir. This name was borne by several Princes of Rügen.
Jaroměr m Sorbian
Sorbian cognate of Jaromír.
Jaromil m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare)
Czech variant and Slovak form of Jarmil.
Jaromira f Polish
Polish form of Jaromíra.
Jaronas m Romansh
Romansh form of Jerome, traditionally used in the Engadine valley.
Jaroni m Friulian
Friulian form of Jerome.
Jaroslavka f Slovak
Diminutive of Jaroslava.
Jarosłôw m Kashubian
Kashubian form of Jarosław.
Jarovit m Slavic Mythology
Wendish and Polabian form of Jarylo.
Jarp m Old Norwegian
Norwegian form of Jarpr.
Jarpr m Old Norse
Originally a by-name meaning "brown" in Old Norse. Later also found as a proper given name.
Jarpur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jarpr.
Jarrad m English
Variant of Jared.
Jarrah m Indigenous Australian, Nyungar
From the Nyungar word djarraly referred to a kind of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus marginata). Nyungar language is spoken in the southwest of Western Australia, near Perth.
Járre m Sami
Sami diminutive of Jakob.
Jarre m West Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Gothic element gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear." See also Jarich.
Jarredine f Obscure (?)
Feminization of Jared.
Jarren m English
Variant of Jaron 2.
Jarret m English
Variant of Jarrett.
Járri m Sami
Sami variant of Járre.
Jarrin m & f Caribbean, English
Variant of Jaron 2.
Jarron m English
Variant of Jaron 2.
Järrsi m Sami (Skolt)
Skolt Sami form of Gerasim.
Jarryd m & f English
Variant of Jared.
Jarðarr m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse jǫrð "earth" combined with Old Norse harja or herr "army."
Jarþrúður f Icelandic
Combination of either Old Norse jǫrð "earth" or jara "battle, fight", with *þrúðr "strength, force, power". It could also be a variant of Geirþrúðr.
Jaruby f American (Hispanic)
Meaning: "Perfection"... [more]
Jarún f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements jara "battle; fight; quarrel" and rún "secret; secret lore". As this is a newer name, however, the first element might also be inspired by the elements jarn, jard or hjarn.
Jaruś m Polish
Diminutive of Jarosław.
Jaruša f Croatian (Rare), Czech, Slovak
Croatian, Czech and Slovak diminutive of Jarmila and Jaroslava. Also compare Jaruška.
Jaruše f Czech
Diminutive form of Jarmila.
Jaruska m Chuvash, Mari
Chuvash and Mari masculine name derived from the Chuvash jaru meaning "free" and the name suffix -ska.
Järve m & f Finnish
Variant of Järvi.
Järvi m & f Finnish
Means "lake" in Finnish.
Jarylo m Slavic Mythology
Derived from the Proto-Slavic root *jarъ (jar), from Proto-Indo-European *yōr-, *yeh₁ro-, ultimately from *yeh₁r-, meaning "spring; summer; strong; furious". This is the name of an East and South Slavic god of vegetation, fertility and springtime, son to lightning god Perun.... [more]
Jaryna f Belarusian
Variant of Iryna.
Jarzysław m Polish
Means "glowing glory", derived from Polish jarzyć (się) "to glow" combined with Slavic slav "glory".