Ancient Greek, Female, Hebrew, J names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Jadin

Jadin is a variant spelling of Jaden,  and while seemingly a modern American name that has become increasingly popular in the last two decades with the aden suffix (alongside Aiden, Hayden, Caden), it's possible that it arose as a variant spelling of Jadon, a Hebrew male name of uncertain meaning though I've seen it listed as either meaning "thankful" or… Continue reading Jadin

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July

July is the name of the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calenders, named after Julius Caesar. Julius comes from an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter),… Continue reading July

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Jewel

Jewel refers to a gem or precious stone, something that is considered a valuable and costly object. The origin of the word comes from Anglo-Norman juel via Old French jouel meaning "treasure, jewel". The origin of the word is uncertain though it may be based from Latin iocus (or jocus) meaning "joke, jest" derived from PIE *yek- (to speak); or it could be… Continue reading Jewel

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Juno

Juno is the wife of the the Roman god Jupiter and the Roman goddess of marriage and women, making her the Greek counterpart of Hera. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, it could be linked to Latin iuvenis meaning “youthful, young” from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life, age, eternity). Juno is traditionally a female given name but… Continue reading Juno

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Jupiter

Jupiter is the name of the chief god of Roman mythology and the Roman counterpart of Zeus in Greek myth, as well as the name of a planet named after him. Traditonally a male name, it has been used as a female name for the 2015 sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending. Does that automatically make it a unisex… Continue reading Jupiter

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Jordan

Jordan is an English unisex name, 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 Middle Ages because Crusaders and pilgrims brought the water back from the Jordan… Continue reading Jordan

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Jude

Jude is a male name, a short form of Judas, the Greek form of Judah meaning "praised" from Hebrew yadá (to praise). It's also used as a short form of Judith, a female given name that either means "woman from Judea", Judea being an ancient region is Israel, though Judith could also be the feminine form of Judah. Jude is also a surname derived from the… Continue reading Jude

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Jack

Jack originally began as a medieval diminutive of John from Jankin or Jackin, the English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of Greek Ioannes deriving from Hebrew Yochanan, a Hebrew masculine name meaning "Yahweh is gracious". It could also be a short form of Jacqueline, the French feminine form of Jacques which is the French form… Continue reading Jack

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January

January is the name of the first year of the month. It comes from Roman cognomen Januarius meaning "January" from Latin ianus meaning “archway, covered passageway” derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go). Januarius gets its name from the Roman god Janus, who was the god of doorways, transitions, and beginnings, depicted with two heads- one looking forward and the other backward, looking to the future and… Continue reading January

Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Joyce

Joyce was originally a masculine name before becoming more popular for women. It derives from medieval masculine name Josse, the Old French form of Latin Iudocus which comes from Breton Judoc meaning "little lord" from Breton iudh (lord, chief, king) with the diminutive suffix -an. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European source. It later became associated with the Middle English word joise meaning "to rejoice". Joyce is also… Continue reading Joyce

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Jane

Jane is a feminine form of John which comes from Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Jane is also a surname originating from the given name. Though Jane is primarily a female given name, it's begun to have some use as a male name. One example would be Jayne Cobb, a male character from the scifi TV… Continue reading Jane

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Jaime

Jaime is a variant spelling of Jamie, a nickname for James which is 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". Jaime is also the Spanish and Portuguese male form of James though it's pronounced hie-mee. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jamie (Scottish, English) Jaymee (English) Jayme (English)… Continue reading Jaime

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Julian

Julian is the English form of Iulianus (or Julianus), an Ancient Roman family name meaning "belonging to Julius", Julius a name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning "downy-bearded", implying someone who was youthful, though it could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god… Continue reading Julian

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June

June is the sixth month of the year according to the Julian calendar. The name derives from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and goddess of marriage and women; Hera is her Greek counterpart. Her name is possibly related to Latin iuvenis meaning "youthful" from Proto-Indo-European *yeu- meaning "vital force", related to her role as a goddess of… Continue reading June

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Jun

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… Continue reading Jun

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Jade

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… Continue reading Jade