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:…

Jasper

Jasper is an English and Dutch male given name which seems to be derived from a Persian origin meaning “treasurer” or “treasure-bearer”. It was the name given to the Three Magi who visited the newborn Jesus Christ. Jasper is also an English and North German surname originating from the given name. Jasper is also the name…

Javier

Javier is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Xavier which comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house”. Javier is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Javi (Spanish) Origin: Basque Variants: Xavier (Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, English) Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier…

Jamil

Jamil is an Arabic male name meaning “beautiful; handsome” and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. It derives from the same source as Jamal. Origin: Arabic Variants: Jameel (Arabic) Gamil (Egyptian Arabic) Gameel (Egyptian Arabic) Cemil (Turkish)   Female forms: Jamila (Arabic) Jameela (Arabic) Jamillah (Arabic) Gamila (Egyptian Arabic) Gameela (Egyptian Arabic)…

Jameson

Jameson comes from an English surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of James”, James being the English form of Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Nicknames: James, Jamie/Jaime Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Jamison (English)  

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…

Judson

Judson comes from an English surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Judd”, Judd being the Medieval English form of Jordan, the name of a country in the Middle East named after the river that runs between it and Israel. The name comes from Hebrew yarden meaning “to go down, descend” or “flow down”. It was a popular name in the…

Jabari

Jabari is a Swahili male name meaning “brave (one)” which derives from Arabic jabbar جَبَّار (powerful, mighty). I’ve also seen it listed as meaning a variant of Jabir جابر meaning “comforter; to rest with kindness, be nice” but I don’t know accurate that is. Origin: Arabic Variants: Jabbar (Arabic) Jabir (Arabic)  

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….