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First Name Directory - Starting with J




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


Jadwiga
Hedwig is a female, in rare cases even male first name. The name comes from the old high German (Haduwig) and is composed from hadu, "the struggle, the battle" and arc, "wrestle, struggle, of war". The variants Hedi, Hedy, French Edwige, Scandinavian Hedvig, Slovak and Czech Hedvika, Polish Jadwiga are known in German and English.
Jasminka
Jasmin is a female name, elsewhere also a male given name in the German-speaking world. The name comes from the name of the plant of jasmine, which was borrowed from the Persian Yasaman ('flower') and transferred to the Spanish in the 16th century. It means 'Symbol of love'. The name stands for beauty, purity and order.
Joachim
Joachim derives from the Hebrew Yehoyaqim (יְהוֹיָקִים) and means "raised by God".
Joel
Joel (יוֹאֵל Standard Hebrew Yoʾel, Tiberian Hebrew Yôʾēl) "Yahu is god", "YHWH is God", or the modern translation "Yahweh Is God".
Jost
Jost, a German proper name, may refer to:
Joachim-Friedrich
Joachim-Friedrich is a German masculine given name, and may refer to:
Jörg
Jörg or Joerg is a German name, equivalent to George in English.[citation needed]
Jürgen
Jürgen is a popular masculine given name in Germany and Estonia. It is cognate with George.
Jasmin
Jasmin is a female name, elsewhere also a male given name in the German-speaking world.
Joachim
Joachim is a male name common in Germany. Jochen and Achim used frequently as an alternative or as a short form.
John
John is a first name. He is the English and North German version of the name John.
Jorrit
The name Jorrit (also sometimes SK) is a Frisian form of the German name of Eberhard. It is a masculine given name and is more of a name common in the Netherlands.
Josep
Josep is a Catalan male given name of Hebrew origin meaning "God adds". PEP is the short or diminutive of the name. The German form of the name is Josef.





In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.


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