Jared is the English form of Hebrew name Yared or Yered meaning “descent”, so named because in his time angels descended from Heaven down to earth. Jared could also be related to a root word meaning “to rule, command” and I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “rose”, although I don’t know how accurate that last part is. Jared is also a surname though it doesn’t come from Hebrew but from a patrynomic surname meaning “son of Gerard”, Gerard meaning “brave spear” or “hardy spear” from Germanic elements ger (spear) and hard (brave, hardy);
Origin: Hebrew, Ancient Germanic
- Jarod (English)
- Jarrod (English)
- Jarred (English)
- Jerrod (English)
- Jerred (English)
- Jered (English)
- Iared (Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin)
- Yared (Hebrew, Ethiopian)
- Yered (Hebrew)
Jyoti (pr. jo-tee; Forvo) is an Indian unisex name meaning “light” from Sanskrit.
- Jyothi (Malayalam, Telugu)
- Jothi (Tamil)
- Jothi (Tamil)
Jerrin seems to be an invented name, either a creative spin on Jeremiah, a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh has uplifted” or “Yahweh will raise”, or it could be a combination of names Jeremiah and Darren (either an anglicized form of Irish Dara meaning “oak tree” or a variant of Darrell, from French surname D’Airelle meaning “of Airelle”), or Jared (from Hebrew meaning “descent”) and Darren. It’s just as likely that Jerrin is a variant spelling of Jaron, either a variant transcription of Yaron, Hebrew male name meaning “to sing, to shout”, or which also happens to be another spelling of Jerrin.
Origin: English, Hebrew, Irish, French
- Jerin (English)
- Jerron (English)
- Jeron (English)
- Jerren (English)
- Jerryn (English)
- Jaron (Hebrew, English)
Janelle is a variant form of Jane, the medieval English form of Old French Jehanne, the feminine form of Johannes or Iohannes, which comes from the Hebrew name Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Janelle is also a surname, an altered spelling of Janel, a French pet form of Jean which is the French form of John.
- Janel (English)
- Janella (English)
- Janell (English)
Jun is a Japanese unisex name with various meanings of: 純 “innocent, pure, genuine”, 潤 “moisture”, 淳 “pure”, 順 “order, obey”, 準 “conform, imitate, semi-“, 洵 “alike, truth”, 隼 “falcon”, and likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. It can also be used with other name elements such as Junko, a female name, or Junki, a male name.
Johann (pr. yo-hahn) is the German form of John, the English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of Greek Ioannes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”.
- John (English)
- Johannes (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latin)
- Johan (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch)
- Johanna (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, Roman)
- Johanne (French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French)
- Jana (German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Catalan)
- Janina (German, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Lithuanian)
Jade is the name of a semi-precious stone. The name comes from French l’ejade via Spanish piedra de la ijada which means “stone of the colic” because it was believed that it could cure pains in the side. The name itself comes from Vulgar Latin *iliata from Latin ileus (flank or severe colic). Jade is also a surname originating from the given name.
Jade symbolizes bravery, purity, wisdom, loyalty, justice, sincerity, and truth, and used as an emperiel gem by Chinese emperors in the past.
- Jayde (English)
- Jada (English)
- Jayda (English)
- Jaida (English)
- Giada (Italian)
Juliet is the English form of either Juliette, a French diminutive of Julie, or Giulietta, the Italian diminutive of Giulia. Both names are ultimately derived from Julia, the feminine form of Julius, an Ancient Roman name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Greek ioulos (downy-bearded) or it could be related to Jupiter, the name of the Roman god derived from Indo-European *Dyeu-Pater meaning “Zeus father”, Zeus meaning “shine” or “sky”.
Shakespeare used the name twice, the first for Romeo and Juliet (1591-1595) and Measure for Measure (1603-1604).
Origin: Latin, Indo-European
- Juliette (French, English)
- Julietta (English, Polish)
- Juliett (English)
- Giulietta (Italian)
- Giulia (Italian)
- Julia (English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman)
- Juliana (English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman)
- Julianne (English)
- Julie (French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, English)
- Júlia (Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak)
- Yuliya (Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian)
- Ghjulia (Corsican)
- Julija (Croatian, Slovene, Lithuanian)
- Juli (Hungarian)
- Iúile (Irish)
- Jūlija (Latvian)
- Julita (Polish)
- Iulia (Ancient Roman, Romanian)
- Yulia (Russian, Ukrainian)
- Yuliana (Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian)
- Uliana (Russian)
- Julienne (French)
- Juliane (French, German)
- Julius (Ancient Roman, English, German)
- Julian (English, Polish, German)
- Julyan (English)
- Jolyan (English)
- Iulius (Ancient Roman)
- Iulian (Romanian)
- Jules (French)
- Giulio (Italian)
- Giuliano (Italian)
- Julien (French)
- Julián (Spanish)
- Julio (Spanish, Portuguese)
- Yuliy (Russian)
- Juliusz (Polish)
- Yulian (Russian, Bulgarian)
Jovanni is a phonetic spelling of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Jovanni also seems to be a surname, probably as an Anglicized spelling of Giovanni.
Nicknames: Giannino, Gianni, Gian, Nino, and Vanni are Italian nicknames for Giovanni
- Jovani (English)
- Jovanny (English)
- Jovany (English)
- Giovanni (Italian)
- Giovanna (Italian)
- Jovanna (English)
- Jovana (English)
Jumal is the name of the Estonian god of the sky; the name means “god” in Estonian and Finnish, likely borrowed from the Proto-Indo-Iranian *diyumna, a cognate of Sanskrit dyuman (heavenly, shining, radiant). Jumal has also been used as a generic word used to refer to a god as well as also being used for the Christian God. Another possible meaning of the name is “twins” or it could be related to Mordvinic jondol meaning “lightning”.
Jumal could also be a variant transcription of Jamal, an Arabic male name meaning “handsome, beauty”.
- Jumala (Finnish
- Jumo (Mari)