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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.


Jacob
Jacob is a common male first name and a less well-known surname. From 1999 through 2012, Jacob has been the most popular baby name for boys in the United States. It is a cognate of James. Jacob is derived from Late Latin Iacobus, from Greek Ἰάκωβος Iakobos, from Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (Yaʿqob, Yaʿaqov, Yaʿăqōḇ), the name of the Hebrew patriarch, Jacob son of Isaac and Rebecca. The name comes either from the Hebrew root עקב ʿqb meaning "to follow, to be behind" but also "to supplant, circumvent, assail, overreach", or from the word for "heel", עֲקֵב ʿaqeb.
Jonathan
Jonathan (Hebrew: יְהוֹנָתָן/יוֹנָתָן, Standard Yonatan / Yəhonatan Tiberian Yônāṯān) is a common masculine given name meaning "YHWH has given" in Hebrew. The first known Jonathan was a son of King Saul in the Hebrew Bible, a close friend of David. The name's origin, Yonatan, is a popular masculine Israeli name, appearing in the Hebrew Bible.
Jöran
Jöran (there usually written Göran) is a very common in Sweden male given name. It is the Swedish form of George and a diminutive for "Bauer", means roughly "small farmer" or "Burp".
Jerker
Jerker, a variant of Erik, is a Swedish male given name.
Jöns
Jöns is a Swedish male given name as a southern Swedish form of John. In addition, Jöns is also a family name.





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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