Jesse

Jesse comes from a Hebrew male name possibly meaning “gifted” or “Yahweh exists”. Jesse is also a surname originating from the given name. Although traditionally a male name, it has had occasional use as a female name, likely as a variant of Jessie, which is a nickname for Jessica meaning “to behold”, “foresight” or “one who looks forth”. Nicknames:…

Judith

Judith comes from Hebrew Yehudit meaning either “woman of Judea” or perhaps a feminine form of Judah meaning “praised”. Nicknames: Jude, Judy/Judie/Judi Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yehudit (Hebrew) Ioudith (Biblical Greek) Iudith (Biblical Latin) Judita (Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak) Judit (Hungarian, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish) Giuditta (Italian) Judyta (Polish) Judite (Portuguese)  

Juniper

Juniper is the name of a type of tree or shrub which comes from Latin iuniperus meaning “juniper tree”. It could be related to Latin iuncus (reed, rush) derived from PIE root *yoy-ni- (juniper berry), combined with *-paro, *-pareo (to produce), though it’s also possible that first element of the name could be derived from Latin iuvenis meaning “young” (from which the…

Jinan

Jinan is an Arabic unisex name meaning “garden” or “paradise”, the plural form of janna(h) (garden; paradise, heaven). Jinan is also the name of the capital of Shandong, a coastal province in the Eastern part of China. It means “south of the Ji (waters), a city known for its 72 artesian springs and eventually converging onto Daming Lake….

Jociel

Jociel seems to be a Spanish male name but one I can find very little information about. If I had to guess (and I am guessing) it could be related to Jocelyn, which originated from the name of a Germanic tribe called the Gauts, also known as the Gautzelin, meaning “little Goth” made up from Gaut (Goth) and a…

Jean, Jeanne

Jean (pr. zhan; Forvo) is a French male name, the French form of John which is the English form of Latin Iohannes via Greek Ioannes which comes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Jean (pr. jeen) is also an English and Scottish female name, the Medieval English form of Old French Jehane via Jane. Jeanne is the French female form of Jean. Jean is also a…

Jésusa

Jésusa is a Spanish female name, the feminine form of Jésus which comes from Hebrew Jesus, itself the Greek form of Aramaic Yeshu’a, a contracted form of Yehoshu’a (Joshua) meaning “Yahweh is salvation”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jesusa (Spanish, English)   Male forms: Jésus (Spanish) Jesus (Spanish, English)  

Juan

Juan (pr. hwan; Forvo) is a Spanish and Manx name, the Spanish form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Juan is also a Chinese female name meaning 娟 “beautiful, graceful” though there are other meanings depending on the characters used. Juan is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji…

Jung

Jung is a variant transcription of Jeong, a Korean unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 (靜) jeong “quiet; still; gentle”; 정 (貞) jeong “virtuous, chaste; loyal” 정 (正) jeong “straight; upright; proper; 정 (晶) jeong “crystal; clear; bright”; 정 (廷) jeong “court; 정 (婷) jeong “pretty, graceful” There are other…