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J
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: appears as name in the hitparades of the SSA; probably simply an error in the data
Variants: J  English   (#722 in US popularity)

Jabari
Language of origin: Swahili
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the brave
Words: jabari=the brave (Swahili)
Variants: Jabari  English   (#830 in US popularity)

Jackson
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Jack
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'son of Jack'
Words:  (English)
Variants: Jackson  English   (#175 in US popularity)
 Jaxon  English
 1 variant more...

Jacob
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanter
Info about origin: original, etymological meaning might be 'He (God) may protect'
 but already in the Old Testament the name is interpreted as 'holder of the heel' or 'supplanter'
 in the Old Testament Jacob is a son of Isaac and the father of 12 sons who will found the 12 tribes of Israel
 during birth Jacob held the heel of his twin brother Esau for becoming the first-born (thus the given name interpretations)
 in the New Testament James the Elder and James the Younger are two disciples of Jesus
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; aqeb=the heel (Hebrew) ; aqab=to supplant, to cheat (Hebrew)
Female form: Jacqueline
Variants: Jacob  English, Scandinavian, Dutch   (#5 in US popularity)
 Jakob  German   (#351 in US popularity)
 Coby  English   (#793 in US popularity)
 Diego  Spanish   (#242 in US popularity)
 Giacomo  Italian
 Jacques  French   (#737 in US popularity)
 Jago  Spanish
 Jaime  Spanish   (#214 in US popularity)
 Jake  English   (#117 in US popularity)
 James  English   (#13 in US popularity)
 Jamie  English, Scottish   (#270 in US popularity)
 Jim  English   (#830 in US popularity)
 Jimmie  English   (#634 in US popularity)
 Jimmy  English   (#205 in US popularity)
 Koby  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Tiago  Portuguese
 28 variants more...

Jacoby
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe from a family name which derives from the given name 'Jacob'
Variants: Jacoby  English   (#819 in US popularity)

Jade
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: jade
Info about origin: use of the name of the precious stone as given name
 the name of the stone derives from Spanish 'piedra de ijada' (stone of the bowels), so called because it was thought to heal digestion problems
 although a traditionally a female name, used in the US also as a male name, albeit rarely
Words: ijada=the bowels (Spanish)
Variants: Jade  English   (#925 in US popularity)

Jadon
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: thankful
Info about origin: a person of this name is mentioned in the Old Testament
Words: yadown=thankful (Hebrew)
Variants: Jadon  English
 Jaden  English   (#587 in US popularity)
 Jaiden  English
 Jayden  English   (#754 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Jaeger
Language of origin: German
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Hunter
Info about origin: use of the German word 'Jäger' / 'Jaeger' (meaning 'hunter') as a given name in English
 not used as a given name in German-speaking countries
Words:  (German)
Variants: Jaeger  English

Jaheim
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Jaheim  English

Jair
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: he enlightens
Info about origin: in the Bible Jair is a judge of the Israelites
Words: owr=to enlighten, to shine (Hebrew)
Variants: Jair  English
 Jairo  Spanish   (#690 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Jalen
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: recent name, maybe invented, meaning unknown
Variants: Jalen  English   (#271 in US popularity)
 Jaylen  English   (#629 in US popularity)
 Jaylin  English   (#975 in US popularity)
 Jaylon  English   (#806 in US popularity)

Jalil
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the great, the revered
Variants: Jaleel  English, Arabic   (#737 in US popularity)

Jamal
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: beauty
Info about origin: in some parts of the Arab world used as male name, in other parts used as a female name
Words: jamal=the beauty (Arabic)
Variants: Jamal  Arabic   (#262 in US popularity)
 Jamar  English   (#552 in US popularity)
 Jamaal  Arabic   (#870 in US popularity)

Jamarcus
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe a modern invention, combining the syllable 'Ja' with the name 'Marcus'
Variants: Jamarcus  English   (#762 in US popularity)

Jameson
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of James
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'son of James'
Words:  (English)
Variants: Jameson  English   (#703 in US popularity)
 Jamison  English   (#701 in US popularity)

Jamil
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the beautiful, the handsome
Words: jamil=beautiful, handsome (Arabic)
Female form: Jamila
Variants: Jamil  Arabic   (#716 in US popularity)
 Jamel  English   (#634 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Jaquan
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Jaquan  English   (#527 in US popularity)

Jared
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: descent
Info about origin: in the Bible Jared/Yared is the father of Henoch
 since around 1960 the name became quickly popular in the US
Words: yarad=to descend, to sink (Hebrew)
Variants: Jared  English   (#59 in US popularity)
 Jarod  English   (#582 in US popularity)
 Jarrod  English   (#404 in US popularity)
 Jerod  English   (#919 in US popularity)
 Jerrod  English   (#662 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Jaron
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Jaron  English   (#565 in US popularity)

Jarvis
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a family name which derives from the given name 'Gervaise'
Variants: Jarvis  English   (#539 in US popularity)

Jason
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Info about origin: in Greek mythology Jason was the leader of the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece
Words: iasthai=to heal (Old Greek)
Variants: Jason  English   (#45 in US popularity)
 Jace  English   (#527 in US popularity)
 Jayson  English   (#462 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Jasper
Language of origin: Old Persian
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: treasurer
Info about origin: known from Jasper, one of the three kings who visit the newborn Jesus
Words: ghaz=the treasure (Old Persian) ; bar=to manage (Old Persian)
Variants: Jasper  German, Low German, Dutch, English   (#685 in US popularity)
 Caspar  German
 Kaspar  German
 Gaspar  English
 Gaspard  French
 Gaspare  Italian
 Gasparo  Italian
 Jesper  Scandinavian
 5 variants more...

Javan
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Greece
Info about origin: 'yavan' was the Hebrew name for Greece
 in the Bible Javan is one of the grandsons of Noah
Words: yavan=Greece (Hebrew)
Variants: Javan  English
 Javon  English   (#480 in US popularity)

Javonte
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Javonte  English   (#798 in US popularity)

Jay
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: short form of various names starting with 'J' or 'Ja', like Jack, Jacob or James
Variants: Jay  English, Tagalog   (#260 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Jedidiah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: beloved of Yahweh
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Variants: Jedidiah  English   (#942 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Jefferson
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Jeffrey
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'son of Jeffrey'
Words:  (English)
Variants: Jefferson  English   (#674 in US popularity)

Jeremiah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahwe uplifts
Info about origin: in the Bible Jeremiah is the second of the four major prophets in the Old Testament
Words: ruwm=to uplift, to lift up (Hebrew) ; yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Variants: Jeremiah  English   (#157 in US popularity)
 Jeremia  German
 Jeremias  German
 Jeremy  English   (#47 in US popularity)
 Jerry  English   (#192 in US popularity)
 Jérémie  French
 Jarmo  Finnish
 Jarno  Finnish
 7 variants more...

Jerrell
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe a combination of 'Gerald' and 'Darrell'
Variants: Jerrell  English   (#845 in US popularity)

Jesse
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: gift (?)
Info about origin: in the Bible Jesse is the father of David and thus one of the ancestors of Jesus
Variants: Jesse  English, German   (#50 in US popularity)
 Jessy  German, English   (#854 in US popularity)
 Isai  English   (#854 in US popularity)
 Jess  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Jessie  English   (#298 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Joachim
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh will establish
Info about origin: in the apocryphal Gospel of James Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anna and the father of Mary
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; Quwm=to rise, to establish (Hebrew)
Variants: Joachim  German, English, French, Polish
 Achim  German
 Jochen  German
 Gioacchino  Italian
 Joaquin  Spanish   (#575 in US popularity)
 Kim  Scandinavian
 Akim  Russian
 6 variants more...

Joel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh is God
Info about origin: in the Bible Joel is a minor prophet
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Female form: Joelle
Variants: Joel  German, English   (#107 in US popularity)
 Joël  French
 2 variants more...

John
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh is gracious
Info about origin: popular because of Saint John, the apostle and evangelist, and Saint John the Baptist
 very popular through the ages and in many countries
 until now there were 23 popes with the name 'John'
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; chanan=to be gracious (Hebrew)
Female form: Johanna
Variants: John  English   (#14 in US popularity)
 Hannes  German
 Hans  German, Dutch, Scandinavian   (#962 in US popularity)
 Hennes  German
 Jan  German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Polish, Czech   (#608 in US popularity)
 Jens  German, Scandinavian
 Jo  German, Dutch
 Johann  German
 Johannes  German
 Yan  German
 Yann  German
 Evan  English   (#67 in US popularity)
 Gian  Italian
 Gianni  Italian
 Giovanni  Italian   (#239 in US popularity)
 Giovanny  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Ian  English, Scottish   (#69 in US popularity)
 Jack  English   (#113 in US popularity)
 Jackie  English   (#754 in US popularity)
 Jacky  English
 Janik  French, Breton
 Jean  French   (#379 in US popularity)
 Johnnie  English   (#696 in US popularity)
 Johnny  English   (#163 in US popularity)
 Jon  Scandinavian   (#272 in US popularity)
 Jonathon  English   (#158 in US popularity)
 Jovanny  English   (#953 in US popularity)
 Jovany  English   (#987 in US popularity)
 Juan  Spanish   (#51 in US popularity)
 Juanito  Spanish
 Shane  English, Irish   (#91 in US popularity)
 Shaun  English   (#296 in US popularity)
 Shawn  English   (#92 in US popularity)
 Shayne  English   (#602 in US popularity)
 Yanick  French, Breton
 Yanik  French, Breton
 Yannick  French, Breton
 Zane  English   (#327 in US popularity)
 Ioannis  Greek
 Ivan  Russian   (#165 in US popularity)
 Iwan  Russian
 Jovan  Slavic   (#613 in US popularity)
 Sean  Irish   (#42 in US popularity)
 Wanja  Russian
 56 variants more...

Johnathan
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: combination of 'John' and 'Jonathan'
 can also be seen simply as a variant of 'Jonathan'
Variants: Johnathan  English   (#132 in US popularity)

Jomar
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Jomar  English   (#942 in US popularity)

Jonah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the dove
Info about origin: in the Bible Jonah is a prophet swallowed by a whale
Words: yonah=the dove (Hebrew)
Variants: Jonah  English   (#307 in US popularity)
 Jonas  German, Greek   (#813 in US popularity)
 Giona  Italian
 9 variants more...

Jonathan
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh has given, gift of Yahweh
Info about origin: in the Bible Jonathan is the oldest son of Saul
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; nathan=to give (Hebrew)
Variants: Jonathan  German, English   (#21 in US popularity)
 Johnathon  English   (#301 in US popularity)
 Jonatan  Scandinavian   (#975 in US popularity)
 Jonathas  French
 2 variants more...

Jordan
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the descending
Info about origin: the Jordan is the river in Israel where Jesus was baptized
 the name came to Europe in the times of the crusades
 the name of the river itself ('Yarden' in Hebrew) means 'the descending'
Words: yarad=to descend, to sink (Hebrew)
Female form: Jordan
Variants: Jordan  German, English   (#28 in US popularity)
 Giordano  Italian
 Jordano  Italian
 Jorden  English   (#839 in US popularity)
 Jordon  English   (#395 in US popularity)
 Jourdain  French
 1 variant more...

Joseph
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: He (God) will add
Info about origin: the name is interpreted as 'May God add another son'
 in the Old Testament Joseph is the 11th son of Jacob, advisor to the pharaoh in Egypt, and thus the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
 in the New Testament Joseph is the husband of Maria, the mother of Jesus
Words: yacaph=to add, to increase (Hebrew)
Female form: Josepha
Variants: Joseph  German, French, English   (#10 in US popularity)
 Joscha  German, Hungarian
 Joschka  German
 Josef  German, Hebrew   (#710 in US popularity)
 Jupp  German
 Sepp  German
 Beppe  Italian
 Giuseppe  Italian
 Jo  English
 Jody  English   (#962 in US popularity)
 Joe  English, French   (#234 in US popularity)
 Joey  English   (#419 in US popularity)
 José  Spanish, Portuguese
 Pepe  Spanish
 Pepito  Spanish
 Peppone  Italian
 Jose  Tagalog   (#32 in US popularity)
 József  Hungarian
 Yossi  Hebrew
 26 variants more...

Joshua
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh is salvation
Info about origin: in the Old Testament Joshua is the successor to Moses as the leader of the Israelites
 in the New Testament 'Jesus' is a variant of this name
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew) ; jascha=to help, to deliver (Hebrew)
Variants: Joshua  English   (#4 in US popularity)
 Jesus  German, English, Spanish, Portuguese   (#76 in US popularity)
 Joschua  German
 Josua  German
 Josh  English   (#877 in US popularity)
 Josue  French, Spanish   (#243 in US popularity)
 Yoshua  English
 7 variants more...

Josias
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh supports
Info about origin: in the Bible Josiah is the son and the successor of King Amon of Judah
Words: yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Variants: Josias  German
 Josiah  English   (#286 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Judah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: praised
Info about origin: in the Bible Judah is the forth son of Jacob and thus also the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
 more widely known is the Greek form 'Judas' of this name, from the Apostle that betrayed Jesus
Words: yadah=to praise (Hebrew)
Variants: Judah  English
 Jude  English   (#903 in US popularity)
 5 variants more...

Julian
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: originally a Roman cognomen 'Julianus' derived from the family name 'Julius'
 known from the Roman Emperor Julian (Flavius Claudius Julianus)
Female form: Juliana
Variants: Julian  German, English   (#134 in US popularity)
 Giuliano  Italian
 Julien  French   (#942 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Julius
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: originally a Roman family name
 known from Gaius Julius Caesar, the most famous member of this family
 until now there were 3 popes with this name
 rather popular in the Philippines
Words: iovilius=dedicated to Jupiter (Latin)
Female form: Julia
Variants: Julius  German, English   (#468 in US popularity)
 Giulio  Italian
 Jules  French
 Julio  Spanish   (#187 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

Junior
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: originally a nickname for a son that has the same name as his father
 the word itself has Latin roots
Words: iunior=the young child (Latin)
Variants: Junior  English   (#826 in US popularity)

Justice
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: justice; judge
Info about origin: from a family name that derives from the job title 'justice' for a judge
 can also be seen as the use of the common English word 'justice' as given name
 the word 'justice' came to English from French and derives from a Latin word
Words:  (English) ; justise=the justice (Old French) ; justitia=the justice (Latin)
Variants: Justice  English   (#460 in US popularity)

Justus
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the just
Info about origin: originally a Roman cognomen
Words: justus=just (Latin)
Female form: Justine
Variants: Justus  German   (#870 in US popularity)
 Justian  German
 Giusto  Italian
 Juste  French
 Justen  English   (#953 in US popularity)
 Justin  English, French   (#17 in US popularity)
 Justinian  English, French
 Justyn  English   (#877 in US popularity)
 5 variants more...

Juwan
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Juwan  English   (#674 in US popularity)