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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.

Jannis is a masculine given name. Jannis is a Dutch, Frisian, and Greek form of the name John, and means "God is gracious", "God has mercy".
Jason is a common given name for a male. It comes from Greek Ἰάσων (Iasōn), meaning "healer", from the verb ἰάομαι, iaomai, "heal", "cure", cognate with Ἰασώ, Iasō, the goddess of healing and ἰατρός, iatros, "healer", "physician". Forms of related words have been attested in Greek from as far back as Mycenaen (in Linear B) and Arcadocypriot (in the Cypriot syllabary) Greek: ????????????, i-ja-te and i-ja-te-ra-ne, respectively, both regarded as standing for inflected forms of ἰατήρ, "healer".
According to the New Testament (NT), Jesus Christ (from Greek & #160; Ἰησοῦς Χριστός Iēsous Christos, [iɛːˈsuːs kʰrisˈtos], Jesus, the anointed one) is the Messiah sent by God for the salvation of all men and son of God. With his name, the early Christians expressed their faith and the Salvation promises of the Old Testament (AT) based on the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth. The article is about Church teachings on Jesus Christ Christology.
Johannes is a Medieval Latin form of the personal name that usually appears as "John" in English language contexts. It is a variant of the Greek name (Ιωάννης) and Classical Latin (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name Yehochanan, meaning "Yahweh is gracious". The name became popular in Northern Europe, especially in Germany. Common German variants for Johannes are Johann, Hans (diminutized to Hänschen or Hänsel, known from "Hansel and Gretel", a fairy tale by the Grimm brothers), Hannes, Jens (from Danish) and Jan (from Dutch). Jan is a variant of John known in Catalan, Czech, Slovenian, Dutch, Scandinavian, Cornish, German, Afrikaans and Northern Germanic. Polish has its own variant Janusz as has Slovenian "Janez".
John /dʒɒn/ is a masculine given name in the English language. The name is derived from the Latin Ioannes and Iohannes, which are forms of the Greek name Iōannēs (Ἰωάννης), originally borne by Hellenized Jews transliterating the Hebrew name Yohanan (יוֹחָנָן), "Graced by Yah", or Yehohanan (יְהוֹחָנָן), "Yahweh is Gracious". There are numerous forms of the name in different languages; these were formerly often simply translated as "John" in English but are increasingly left in their native forms (see sidebar).
Jonas is a common male name in many Western world countries. It is primarily used as a first name, but also occurs as a surname. It is particularly frequent in Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden; it is also the most common name in Lithuania, however, in Lithuania, the name Jonas is derived from the Hebrew Yohanan as opposed to Jonah. Its widespread use and popularity has roots in its Jewish and Christian origins. As a surname, it is often Jewish, whilst as a first name it is mostly used in countries where Christianity is the main religion. In Turkish, Arabic and the Muslim world the equivalent name is Yunus (یونس) or Younes. In North America the name found popularity among Métis and Aboriginals in the Northwest.
Jayson is a male given name, which was based on the Greek name Jason as a Variant. Like this he is taken from the Greek Ἰάσων meaning "healer". Jayson is applied especially in the English-speaking world, "Jay" is a common short form.
Jeshu (יֵשׁוּ) is the normal spelling of Jesus in the modern Hebrew language. In the translation of the Greek name Ιησους (Iesous) in relationship to others is the spelling יְהוֹשׁוּעַ or יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshua) or used יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshua). Only among Hebrew-speaking Christians in the modern Israel, the form Yeshua in conjunction can be found with Jesus of Nazareth. This follows the form "Yeshua" such as in the book of Ezra and the translation of the New Testament into Hebrew by Franz Delitzsch (1887). [8]
Judas (Ιουδας) is the Greek form of the name of the Hebrew male given name Judah (יְהוּדָה). It was used in Greek texts for people from the Hebrew Bible, Jewish history of late Antiquity, from the New Testament (NT) and the history of Christianity.
Jesus is a masculine given name. It is the Greek transliteration of the Aramaic diminutive of Yehoshuah (Hebrew), original form of Joshua. The meaning of the word is health and financial security hi.
Yerofey (Russian Ерофей; Transliteration Erofej; obsolete form Ijerofei/Иерофей) is a Russian masculine given name of Greek origin (Greek ιερός/Holy and θεός/God).

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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