Submitted Names Starting with J

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Jeko m Georgian
Contracted form of Jemiko, which is a diminutive of Jemal.
Jekub m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Jakub.
Jekuna m Georgian (Rare)
Diminutive of Jeka and Jeko, as it contains the Georgian diminutive suffix -უნა (-una).
Jekuthiel m Biblical, Jewish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Means "hope of the Lord" or "congregation of the Lord" in Hebrew.
Jêla f Kurdish
Means "upward" or "from above" in Kurdish.
Jelani m Swahili
Jelda f East Frisian
Short form of names that contained the Old Frisian name elements jelda "to pay; to return; to yield; to repay; to owe a dept" or gelda/hjeld "money". The name Jelda was most commonly used in the 16th and 17th centuries and finally revived in the 20th century.
Jeldau f West Frisian
Variant spelling of Geldau.
Jeldert m West Frisian
Frisian form of Ethelhard (see Adalhard), or a variant spelling of Geldert.
Jeldrik m East Frisian, North Frisian
Derived from Old Frisian jeld "money; sacrifice", ultimately from Proto-Germanic *geldą "reward, gift, money", and from Old Frisian rīke "rich; powerful", ultimately from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz "mighty".
Jelen f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of Helen reflecting the English pronunciation.
Jelenka f Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of Jelena.
Jelenko m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian masculine form of Jelenka.
Jeli f Finnish
Finnish dialectal pet form of Jelena.
Jelija f Russian
Russian form of Aelia.
Jelimir m Croatian, Serbian
The first element of this name is derived from Serbo-Croatian jelen "deer, stag, buck", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic (j)elenъ "deer, stag". The second element is either derived from Slavic mir "peace" or Slavic mer "great, famous".
Jelina f East Frisian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Archaic elaboration of East Frisian Jela that was recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Jelina f Luxembourgish (Archaic)
Vernacular diminutive of Angela and Angèle.
Jelisa f English (American, Rare)
Corruption of names like Melissa or Alyssa but starting with a 'j'. It may also take influence from Jessica.
Jelisava f Serbian
Short from of Jelisaveta.
Jelislav m Croatian
The first element of this name is derived from Serbo-Croatian jelen "deer, stag, buck", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic (j)elenъ "deer, stag". The second element is derived from Slavic slav "glory".
Jelislava f Slovene
Feminine form of Jelislav.
Jelita f Indonesian
Means "pretty, beautiful, lovely" or "angelic" in Indonesian.
Jelizaveta f Russian
Varian transliteration of Elizaveta.
Jelizawieta f Russian (Polonized)
Polish transcription of Russian Елизавета (see Yelizaveta).
Jelke m Dutch
Masculine form of Jelka.
Jelkica f Croatian
Diminutive of Jelka.
Jella f West Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), German (Rare), Hungarian (Rare, Archaic)
Frisian feminine form of Jelle and German short form of Gabriella as well as a Hungarian borrowing of both names.... [more]
Jelle m & f East Frisian
For boys a version of Gelle and for girls Jela.
Jellia f English (Archaic), Literature
Character in the Wizard of Oz novel.
Jelly f & m English
Pet form of names with the syllable -gel or -jel, such as Angel, Angelica and Angelie.
Jellyn f Filipino
Variant of Jelyn.
Jelmer m West Frisian, Dutch
Modern West Frisian form of Adalmar via Ethelmer, but it is also possible that it is a variant form of Gelmer (see also my comment for Jelle) in some cases.
Jelscha f Romansh
Variant of Elisabet.
Jelte m West Frisian, Dutch, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Jelle.
Jelto m Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Jelle.
Jelyzaveta f Ukrainian
Variant transcription of Єлизавета (see Yelyzaveta).
Jem f Popular Culture, English (Rare)
Variant of Gem and a short form of Jemima or possibly Jerrica. This name was used for the name of the title character in the 80s American animated TV series: JEM.... [more]
Jemaine m English (New Zealand, Rare)
Most likely a variant of Jermaine or possibly a name of Maori origin. A famous bearer of this name is New Zealand actor Jemaine Clement (1974-).
Jemal m Abkhaz, Amharic, Georgian
Abkhaz, Amharic and Georgian form of Jamal.
Jemal f Turkmen
Means "beautiful" in Turkmen.
Jemala f Turkmen
Variation of Jemal.
Jemaliko m Georgian (Rare)
Georgian diminutive of Jemal.
Jemar m Filipino
Combination of Jesus and Maria or Mary.
Jemda m & f Dagbani
Means "worshipper" in Dagbani.
Jemeljan m Estonian
Estonian transcription of Russian Емельян (see Yemelyan).
Jemell f Filipino, English (Modern)
Perhaps a variant of Jamel or Gemelle.
Jemere m Amharic
Means "he began" in Amharic.
Jemerson m Brazilian
Transferred use of the surname Jemerson.... [more]
Jemialjan m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Aemilianus (see Emiliano).
Jemiina f Finnish
A variant spelling of Jemina.
Jemiko m Georgian
Diminutive of Jemal and Jemo.
Jemila f Muslim (Rare), Judeo-Spanish, Jewish (?)
Rare variant transcription of Jamila.
Jemily f English
A combination of Jemma and Emily
Jêmîn m Jèrriais
Jèrriais cognate of Jamie.
Jemina f Finnish, Swedish (Rare), English (Rare), Literature
Cognate form of Jemima (perhaps by association with the Latin name Gemina). F. Scott Fitzgerald used this in his short story Jemina, the Mountain Girl (1921).
Jeminah f Hebrew
Variant of Jemima.
Jemira f Arabic (?)
Combination of "Jemma" and "Mira".
Jemmahor f Coptic
Means "treasure-hunter" or "finder of treasures" in Coptic, from ϫⲉⲙ- (čem-), itself from ϫⲓⲙⲓ (čimi) "to find", and ⲁϩⲱⲣ (ahōr) "treasures".
Jemmica f English (American)
Possible variant of "Jennica".
Jemmie m Scots
Variant of Jamie.
Jemmy f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Jemma and Jemima.
Jemmye f English (Rare, ?)
Feminine form of Jemmy.
Jemo m Georgian
Short form of Jemal.
Jemp m Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish form of Jean 1-Pierre.
Jémpe m Aguaruna
Means "hummingbird" in Awajún.
Jemuël m Dutch
Dutch form of Jemuel.
Jemuel m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "day of god".... [more]
Jemuka m Georgian (Rare)
Diminutive of Jemal and Jemo.
Jen m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Jan 1.
Jen m Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 堅 (jen) meaning "hard, firm" or 健 (jen) meaning "healthy, strong" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way. ... [more]
Jéňa f Czech
Diminutive of Jenovefa.
Jenai f Chinese (Anglicized)
Possibly from Chinese 仁愛 (Rén'ài) meaning "kindhearted". It is used as the Chinese nickname for the main character in the movie "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness", where it is said to mean "the one who loves people".
Jenaida f Filipino
Probably a variant of either Junaidah (also found spelled as Jonaida and Junaida) or Zenaida.
Jenalise f English (American, Rare)
Jenalise is a rare American feminine name combined of Jessica,Jena, and Lisa.
Jenalyn f Filipino (Modern), English (Modern)
Combination of Jena and the popular suffix lyn.
Jenan f Arabic
Variant of Jinan.
Jenara f Basque, Spanish
Feminine form of Jenaro.
Jenay f English (Modern)
Elaborated form of Jen or variant of Janae.
Jenaya f English (Australian)
Variant of Janae, influenced by Jennifer.... [more]
Jencarlos m Spanish
A combination of Jean and Carlos. ... [more]
Jencyn f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Perhaps a feminine variant of Jensen, or an invented name combining Jen and the suffix cyn from Alicyn.
Jenda m Czech
Diminutive of Jan 1, not used as a given name in its own right.
Jenda m & f Dagbani
It means Outstanding or exceptional when used as a verb, but when used as a noun it means responsibility
Jendayi m Zimbabwean
Means thankful.
Jène m Walloon
Walloon form of Eugène.
Jene m East Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian short form of Johannes, recorded between the 16th and the 19th centuries.
Jenefer f Cornish
Variant of Jenifer.
Jenel m Romanian
Diminutive of Jean 1.
Jenell f English
Variant of Jenelle.
Jenella f English
A variant of Janella, a diminutive of Jenelle, or a combination of the name Jen and the popular suffix 'ella'.
Jenene f English
Variant of Janene.
Jenephie f Medieval English
Etymology uncertain, although it may be a corrupted form of Jennifer or Genevieve.
Jenerous f & m Obscure
Variant of Generous.
Jenet f Scots, Cornish (Archaic)
Scots and Cornish form of Janet.
Jenette f English
Variant of Jeanette.
Jeneum m Mormon
Nephite commander.
Jeneva f English
Variant of Geneva.
Jenevie f Filipino
Variant of Genevie.
Jenghis m Chinese
Variant of Genghis.
Jenia f Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Женя (see Zhenya).
Jenica f Romanian
Originally a diminutive of Eugenia, used as a given name in its own right.
Jenica f English
Variant of Jennica.
Jenică m Romanian
Diminutive of Eugen.
Jenick m Medieval Romansh
Diminutive of Jan 1.
Jenicka f English (Modern)
Spelling variant of Jennica, which is a modern name that was created by combining popular names Jennifer and Jessica.
Jenico m Medieval Occitan
Medieval Gascon form of Ignatius.
Jénie f French (Archaic)
Local diminutive of Eugénie found in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.
Jeniel m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare)
Combination of Jesús with any name ending in -iel, such as Daniel and Gabriel... [more]
Jenifry f Cornish
Cornish form of Gwenfrewi.
Jeník m Czech
Diminutive form of Jan.
Jenikka f Filipino (Rare)
Variant of Jennica used in the Philippines.
Jenilee f English (Modern), South African
Probably a combination of Jenny and the popular phonetic suffix lee. This name was popularized by the American television actress Jenilee Harrison (1958-).
Jenin f Arabic
It is a city in Palestine
Jenina f Finnish (Rare)
A variant spelling of Jennina.
Jenine f English
Variant of Jeannine.
Jenique f African American
Combination of Jen and the suffix -ique.
Jenis m Faroese
Faroese younger form of Jænis.
Jenis f Obscure
Variant of Janice.
Jenisa f Albanian (Rare)
Feminine form of Jenis.
Jenise f English
Rhyming variant of Denise.
Jenissa f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Combination of Jen and the popular name suffix -issa from Melissa. Possibly a variant of Jenessa.
Jeniver f English (Modern, Rare)
Originally an obsolete form of Juniper, ultimately derived from French genèvre, this name has resurfaced in recent times, likely influenced by the popularity of Jennifer.
Jenjen f Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Diminutive of Jennifer, Jeanette and similar names.
Jenkin m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of John. This is the source of the surname Jenkins.
Jenkins m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Jenkins. The surname Jenkins is derived from the given name Jenkin, a diminutive of Jen, itself a Middle English form of John.
Jenna f Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Joanna via the form Janna.
Jenna f Cornish
Cornish form of Jane.
Jennabeth f American (South, Americanized)
Combination of Jenna and Beth used mostly in the Appalachian region of the United States.
Jennag f Scots
Caithness Scots diminutive of Jenet.
Jennah f English
Variant of Jenna.
Jennalee f English (Modern)
Combination of Jenna and Lee.
Jennaline f English
Elaboration of Jenna with the popular name suffix -line (see: Caroline).
Jennalyn f Filipino (Modern), English (Modern)
Combination of Jenna and the popular suffix -lyn.
Jennasee f English
Variant of Genesee.
Jennavieve f English (American)
Variant of Genevieve that was given to 14 girls in 2017.
Jenne m & f Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Masculine and feminine (short) form of Johannes.
Jenne f English
Diminutive of Jennifer.
Jenneke f & m Dutch, West Frisian
Variant of Jenne, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
Jennel f Hebrew
Means “God is gracious.”
Jennelle f English
Variant of Jenelle.
Jennene f English
Variant of Janine.
Jenner m & f English (Rare), Brazilian
Transferred use of the surname Jenner. As a feminine name, it can also be a contracted form of Jennifer.
Jennesa f English
Variant of Janessa.
Jennese f English
A variant of Janice or Janeese
Jennet f English (Archaic), Medieval English, Medieval Scottish, Scottish (Archaic)
Variant of Janet found in medieval documents from England, Scotland and Ireland.
Jennia f English (American, Rare)
Originally a diminutive of Eugenia, this is now considered a Latinate variant of Jennie.
Jenniflore f Haitian Creole
Variant of Jenny Flore, a combination of Jenny and Flore probably modelled on Jennifer.
Jennifry m Polish (Rare)
Polish masculine form of Jennifer.
Jenniina f Finnish (Modern)
A variant spelling of Jennina.
Jennika f English (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
English variant of Jennica, as well as a Swedish diminutive of Jenny, influenced by Annika.
Jennîn f Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of Jeannine.
Jennina f Finnish (Modern, Rare), Swedish (Rare)
A diminutive of Jenni, used independently.
Jennings m English
Transferred use of the surname Jennings.
Jennise f American (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Janise influenced by names that begin with the element Jen-, such as Jennifer and Jenny.
Jennison m & f English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Jennison.
Jennleyg f Faroese
Combination of names beginning with the element Jen-, particularly Jenný, and the Old Norse element laug, itself most likely derived from Proto-Germanic *-lauʒ- "to celebrate marriage, to swear a holy oath; to be dedicated, promised (in names)".
Jenno f Scots
Orcadian Scots diminutive of Jenet.
Jennsen f Literature
Character from Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth books.
Jenny f Greek (Anglicized, Modern)
Anglicized form of Tzeni. It is used as a diminutive of Evgenia, influenced by the unrelated English name Jenny.
Jennyanydots f Theatre
It is the name of a principal cat in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. She is a seemingly lazy Jellicle cat, who is active only by night.
Jennylyn f Filipino
Combination of Jenny and the popular suffix -lyn.
Jeno m Banat Swabian
Variant of Jenö.
Jenö m Banat Swabian
Banatswabian form of Jenő.
Jenoah m English
Variant of Genoa.
Jenócrates m Spanish
Spanish form of Xenokrates via Xenocrates.
Jenófanes m Spanish
Spanish form of Xenophanes.
Jenofonte m Spanish
Spanish form of Xenophon.
Jenőke f Hungarian
Feminine form of Jenő.
Jenovéfa f Czech
Czech form of Genovefa.
Jenovefa f Breton, Czech
Czech variant of Jenovéfa and Breton form of Geneviève (via Celtic Genovefa).
Jenoveffa f Sicilian
Sicilian form of Genoveffa.
Jenrych m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of both Emeryk and Henryk.
Jensa f Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Faroese, English (Rare)
Feminine form of Jens which also saw some usage in the English-speaking world.
Jenseraq m Greenlandic
Possibly a combination of Jens and the Greenlandic suffix -raq meaning "young animal".
Jensi m English
Invented for a character in the "Keeper of the Lost Cities" series by Shannon Messenger.
Jensia f Faroese, Danish (Rare)
Feminine form of Jens.
Jensína f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Jens.
Jensine f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of Jens.
Jenta f Yiddish
Polish and German Yiddish variant of Yente.