Jasmin

Jasmin is a female given name, the German, Finnish, and Danish form of Jasmine, the French and English form of Arabic Yasmine, a variant of Yasmin, an Arabic and Persian female name meaning “jasmine” which derives from Persian yasamin (jasmine flower). As an English female name, it's a variant spelling of Jasmine. However, the spelling Jasmin is also a French, Bosnian, Slovene, and Macedonian …

Jet

Jet is the name of a deep black color as well as the name of a type of gemstone. It comes from Old French jaiet via Latin gagates which ultimately comes from Ancient Greek gagates (lignite; jet), supposedly named after a river named Gages near the town of Gagai, a town in Ancient Greek that no longer exists, because …

Julep

Julep is the name of a drink originally used to refer to a sweet drink made out of water and sugar, used as a medicinal drink and which later became an alcoholic drink with bourbon or brandy and crushed/shaved ice garnished with mint. The name comes from Persian golab meaning "rosewater", made up from Persian elements gol …

Junix

Junix is the name of a genus of dragonfly, Junix elumbis, found in Venezuela, as well as the name of a species of weevils in the genus Brachycerus. The name might be derived from Latin junix, an alternative form of iunix meaning "young cow, calf, heifer", related to iuvenis (young) from which Juno derives. Junix is also a Filipino male name, perhaps a variant spin of Juninho, a …

Juri

Juri is an Estonian and Russian male name, the Slavic form of George meaning "farmer, earthworker". Juri is also a Japanese female name, likely influenced by Julie, though it has various meanings depending on the kanji used: ju 樹 "tree, timber" + ri 里 "village" (樹里); ju 樹 "tree, timber" + ri 梨 "pear" (樹梨); ju 朱 "vermilion; cinnabar; scarlet" + ri 理 "logic reason" (朱理); ju 朱 "vermilion; cinnabar; scarlet" + ri 里 "village" …

Jinx

Jinx is an English word referring to a charm, a spell, or a hex, something that brings bad luck. It's a variant spelling of Jynx, the name of a genus of birds; the name comes from Latin Iynx via Ancient Greek iunx meaning "wryneck". In Greek mythology Iynx was a nymph who supposedly used a magical charm to make Zeus fall in …

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: …

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 …

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 …