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Names starting with Ja

Jagdish - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements jagat "world, universe" and isa "ruler," hence "world ruler."
Janele - Variant spelling of English Janelle, meaning "God is gracious."
Jason - Latin form of Greek Iason, meaning "to heal." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Æson and leader of the Argonauts.
Jacinta - Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Jacinto, meaning "hyacinth flower."
Jameel - Variant spelling of Arabic Jamil, meaning "handsome."
Jayna - Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
Jarrett - Variant spelling of English Garrett, meaning "spear strong."
Jacomus - Late Latin altered form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jaxon - Modern spelling of English Jackson, meaning "son of Jack."
Jaylon - Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
Janna -   Elaborated form of English Jan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jabril - Variant spelling of Arabic Jibril, meaning "master of God."
Jana -   Feminine form of Latin Johan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jabin - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yabiyn, meaning "whom God observes." In the bible, this is the name of two kings of the Hazor.
Jamshad - Variant spelling of Persian Jamshid, possibly meaning "shining river."
Jamshed - Variant spelling of Persian Jamshid, possibly meaning "shining river."
Jak - Albanian form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jayla - Feminine form of English Jay, a short form of longer names beginning with the letter "J."
Janie - Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
Janusz - Polish form of Latin Janus ("door, gate" or "archway") or Johannes, ("God is gracious").
Jared - Anglicized form of Greek Iaret (Hebrew Yered), meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch and a descendant of Judah. Also spelled Jered.
Jayel - Variant spelling of English Jael, meaning "chamois," "ibex," or "mountain goat."
Jaiden - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Jayda - Elaborated feminine form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
Jamal - Arabic name meaning "beauty." 
Jasmine - Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Jair -   Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaiyr, meaning "whom God enlightens." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Manasseh. 
Jalen - Variant spelling of English Jalon, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
Jakub - Czech and Polish form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Jahangir - Persian name meaning "world-conqueror."
Jayden - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Jaka - Slovene form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jabr - Arabic name meaning "consolation."
Jayde - Elaborated feminine form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
Jane - English form of French Jehanne, meaning "God is gracious."
Jackie - Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jackie. 
Jaffar - Variant spelling of Arabic Jafar, meaning "stream."
Jaya - Feminine form of Hindi Jay, meaning "victory."
Jamar - Modern American English name of uncertain origin. It may be from Hebrew Yamir, meaning "to change," or it may be a contracted form of the French surname Jamard, from German Gamhard, meaning "happy and healthy." 
Jazmin - Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Jacintha - Feminine form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
Japheth - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yepheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious." In the bible, this is the name of the third son of Noah.
Javan - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yavan, meaning "Ionia, Greece." In the bible, this is a place name and the name of a grandson of Noah.
Jagannath - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements jagat "world, universe" and natha "lord, master," hence "master of the universe." In mythology, this is a title belonging to Vishnu.
Jaime - Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jaime.
Jamil - Arabic name meaning "handsome."
Jákob - Hungarian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Jaida - Elaborated feminine form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
Jamillah - Variant spelling of Arabic Jamila, meaning "beautiful."
Jabbar - Arabic name meaning "powerful."
Jaroslav - Czech and Slovak form of Polish Jaroslaw, meaning "spring glory."
Jan - English short form of names beginning with Jan-, most of which are feminine forms of John, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with masculine Jan.
Jasper -  English form of Spanish Gaspar, meaning "treasure bearer." Early Christians assigned names to the three Magi ("wise men from the east") who visited the baby Jesus. They are mentioned but not named in the bible; Jasper is one of them, the other two are Balthasar and Melchior. Jasper is also the name of an opaque cryptocrystalline variety of quartz that may be red, yellow or brown in color. Also spelled Casper and Kasper.
Jarred - Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
Janey - Variant spelling of English Janie, meaning "God is gracious."
Jakki - Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
Janet -  Anglicized form of Scottish Jennet, meaning "God is gracious."
Jannik - Swedish pet form of Low German Jan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaakko - Variant spelling of Finnish Jaako, meaning "supplanter."
Jaylyn - Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
Javed - Variant spelling of Persian Javid, meaning "eternal."
Janella - Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaako - Finnish form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jameela - Variant spelling of Arabic Jamila, meaning "beautiful."
Jamila - Feminine form of Arabic Jamil, meaning "beautiful."
Jani -   Finnish pet form of Low German Jan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jacques - French diminutive form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jahi - Egyptian name meaning "dignified."
Jaasau - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaasuw, meaning "they will do" or "Jehovah made." In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Bani.
Jagjit - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements jagat "world, universe" and jit "conquering," hence "world conquering."
Janis - Variant spelling of English Janice, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with masculine Janis.
Jasmyn - Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Jacquette - Pet form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
Jadvyga - Lithuanian form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Jankin - Diminutive form of Middle English Jan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaromila - Feminine form of Czech Jaromil, meaning "spring favor."
Jacqueline - Feminine form of French Jacques, meaning "supplanter."
Jasvinder - Variant spelling of Hindi unisex Jaswinder, meaning "Indra of the thunderbolt."
Jayendra - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit element jaya "victory" and the name of the god Indra, hence "victory of Indra."
Jamshid - Persian name, possibly meaning "shining river." In mythology, this is the name of the fourth king of the Kayanian dynasty.
Jaymes - Variant spelling of English James, meaning "supplanter."
Jake -   Middle English variant form of English Jack "God is gracious." 
Jalon - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yalown, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Ezra and a descendent of Caleb.
Janika -  Finnish form of Low German Jannike, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with masculine Janika.
Jadranko - Croatian form of Latin Adrianus, meaning "from Hadria."
Jaycob - Variant spelling of English Jacob, meaning "supplanter."
Jamin - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yamiyn, meaning "the right hand," "the right side," or "the right quarter." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Simeon.
Jarogniew - Polish name composed of the Slavic elements jaro "spring" and gniew "anger," hence "spring anger."
Jancis - Modern elaborated form of English Jan, meaning "God is gracious." 
Jaylen - Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
Janez - Slovene form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaydon - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Jamie - Feminine form of English James, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jamie.
Jaidev - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements jaya "victory" and deva "deity; a god," hence "divine victory."
Jadon - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yadown, meaning "judge," "thankful," or "whom God has judged." In the bible, this is the name of a man who helped Nehemiah rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Jaana - Short form of Finnish Marjaana, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Jalo - Finnish name meaning "gracious and noble."
Jacek - Modern form of Polish Jacenty, meaning "hyacinth flower."
Jarona - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yarona, meaning "to shout and sing."
Janan - Arabic name meaning "heart, soul."
Janessa - Elaborated form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaume - Catalan form of Late Latin Jacomus, meaning "supplanter."
James - Middle English and Old French vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus, from Greek Iakobos, meaning "supplanter." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of several characters, including two apostles and a half-brother of Jesus.
Jazmine - Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Jamison - Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamieson, meaning "son of Jamie."
Jayma - Variant form of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
Jafar - Arabic name meaning "stream."
Javier - Spanish form of Basque Xavier,meaning "new house."
Jarl - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Erlingr, the legend name of a mortal son of the god Ríg, meaning "earl, nobleman."
Jaye - Variant spelling of English Jay, a short form of names beginning with the letter "J."
Jayanti - Feminine form of Hindi Jayant, meaning "victorious."
Jaleh - Persian name meaning "dew."
Jayson - English variant spelling of Latin Jason, meaning "to heal."
Jacqui - Pet form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
Jael - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yael, meaning "chamois," "ibex," or "mountain goat." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Heber the Kenite who killed general Sisera, an enemy of the Israelites.
Jaqueline - Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jade - English unisex name derived from the name of the precious stone, meaning "jade."
Jaimie - Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jaimie.
Jaki - Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jamesina - Scottish feminine form of English James, meaning "supplanter."
Jaak - Short form of Finnish Jaako, meaning "supplanter."
Jae - Variant spelling of English Jay, a short form of name beginning with the letter "J." 
Janel - Variant spelling of English Janelle, meaning "God is gracious."
Japhet - Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
Janene - Variant spelling of English Janine, meaning "God is gracious."
Janelle - Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
Jami - Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
Jafet - Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
Jaimee - Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
Jacquelina - Latin form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
Jaci - Native American Tupi name meaning "moon."
Jasna - Slavic name derived from the word jasno, meaning "clear, sharp."
Jaroslava - Feminine form of Czech/Slovak Jaroslav, meaning "spring glory."
Jaclyn - Variant spelling of English Jacklyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jaffer - Variant spelling of Arabic Jafar, meaning "stream."
Jai - Variant spelling of English Jay, a short form of longer names beginning with "J." 
Jacobine - Dutch feminine form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jaap - Dutch pet form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jacobo - Spanish form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jalmari - Finnish form of Scandinavian Hjalmar, meaning "helmet-warrior."
Jarrod - Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
Jabir - Arabic name meaning "comforter."
Jaden - Elaborated form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
Jack - Probably originally an Anglicized form of French Jacques, meaning "supplanter," it is now considered a pet form of English John, meaning "God is gracious."
Januarius - Variant spelling of Latin Ianuarius, the Roman name for the month of "January." 
Jachin - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yakiyn, meaning "he establishes" or "whom God strengthens." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Simeon.
Jadzia - Pet form of Polish Jadwiga, meaning "contending battle."
Jasmin - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Persian yasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family. Compare with masculine Jasmin.
Jahleel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yachleel, meaning "God waits" or "whom God has made sick." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Zebulun.
Jayme - Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
Jawahir - Arabic name meaning "jewels."
Jarmil - Contracted form of Czech Jaromil, meaning "spring favor."
Jarmila - Feminine form of Czech Jarmil, meaning "spring favor."
Janette - Elaborated form of English Janet, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaanai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaanay, meaning "whom Jehovah answers." In the bible, this is the name of a man in the tribe of Gad.
Jaynie - Variant spelling of English Janie, meaning "God is gracious."
Jadranka - Feminine form of Croatian Jadranko, meaning "from Hadria."
Japeth - Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
Jawdat - Arabic unisex name derived from the word jawda, meaning "excellence."
Jaromír - Czech form of Polish Jaromir, meaning "spring peace."
Jarek - Pet form of Slavic names beginning with the element jaro, meaning "spring." In use by the Polish.
Jayne - Variant spelling of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
Jacinth - English form of French Jacinthe, meaning "hyacinth flower." 
Jakab - Hungarian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Jareb - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yareb, meaning "contender." In the bible, this is an epithet given to the king of Assyria.
Jaan - Estonian form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Jamaal - Variant spelling of Arabic Jamal, meaning "beauty."
Jackalyn - Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jackson - English patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Jack."
Jaska - Pet form of Finnish Jaakko and Russian Iakov, both meaning "supplanter." 
Jaqualina - English variant spelling of Latin Jacquelina, meaning "supplanter."
Jarod - Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
Jaywant - Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit word jayavanta, meaning "possessor of victory."
Jamey - Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
Jacklyn - Contracted form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jashub - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yashuwb, meaning "he will return" or "turning oneself." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Bani and a son of Issachar.
Janeka - Variant spelling of Finnish Janika, meaning "God is gracious."
Janek - Slavic pet form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Jacobina - Feminine form of English Jacob, meaning "supplanter."
Jaumet - Pet form of Catalan Jaume, meaning "supplanter."
Jareth - Probably a modern variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
Jamesena - Variant spelling of Scottish Jamesina, meaning "supplanter."
Jauregi - Basque name meaning "palace."
Jalila - Feminine form of Arabic Jalil, meaning "exalted; sublime."
Jaron - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaron, meaning "to shout and sing."
Jacquelyn - English form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
Janine - English form of French Jeannine, meaning "God is gracious."
Jamsheed - Variant spelling of Persian Jamshid, possibly meaning "shining river."
Jakov - Croatian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Jamaar - Variant spelling of English Jamar, probably meaning either "to change" or "happy and healthy." 
Jacinto - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
Jaffa - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yaffa, meaning "beautiful."
Jari - Pet form of Finnish Jalmari, meaning "helmet-warrior."
Jalal - Arabic name meaning "greatness."
Jacki - Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
Janetta - Elaborated form of English Janet, meaning "God is gracious."
Javid - Persian name derived from the word jawid, meaning "eternal."
Jada - Anglicized form of Hebrew Yada, meaning "he knows" or "wise." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Judah.
Jacobus - Latin form of Greek Iakobos, meaning "supplanter." In use by the Dutch.
Jacenty - Polish form of Greek Hyakinthos, meaning "hyacinth flower."
Jaquelyn - Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jaqualine - Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
Jackaline - English form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
Jafari - Egyptian name meaning "creek."
Janneke - Dutch form of Low German Jannike, meaning "God is gracious."
Janne - Pet form of Danish/Norwegian Johanne, meaning "God is gracious."
Javaid - Variant spelling of Persian Javid, meaning "eternal."
Jannike -   Feminine form of Swedish Jannik, meaning "God is gracious."
Jarvis - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Middle English Gervase, meaning "spear servant."
Jago - Cornish form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
János - Hungarian form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaylee - Feminine form of English Jay, a short form of longer names beginning with the letter "J."
Jathibiyya - Arabic name meaning "attractive and charming."
Javor - Serbian name meaning "maple tree." 
Jannette - Variant spelling of English Janette, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaelle -  Perhaps a Romani form of the biblical Hebrew name Yael (English Jael), meaning "chamois," "ibex," or "mountain goat."
Jaswinder - Hindi unisex name composed of the name of the god Indra and the Sanskrit word jasu "thunderbolt," hence "Indra of the thunderbolt."
Jarlath - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Iarfhlaith, meaning "lord of the west."
Jaylin - Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
Janice - Elaborated form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
Jalil - Arabic name meaning "exalted; sublime."
Jadyn - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Jabari - Egyptian name meaning "brave."
Jahan - Persian name meaning "world."
Jacoba - Dutch feminine form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Janus -  Variant spelling of Roman Latin Ianus, meaning "door, gate" or "archway." In mythology, this is the name of a two-faced god of gateways. With his two faces he looks into the past and future simultaneously. The month of January was named after this god.
Jaione - Basque name meaning "nativity."
Jadwiga - Polish form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Jaffe - Variant spelling of Hebrew Jaffa, meaning "beautiful."
Jazeps - Latvian form of Latin Josephus, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Jarka - Czech feminine form of Slavic Jarek, meaning "spring."
Jacopo - Italian form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jacinda - English variant form of Latin Jacintha, meaning "hyacinth flower." 
Jacquetta - Latin form of French Jacquette, meaning "supplanter."
Jacinthus - Variant spelling of Latin Hyacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
Jannicke - Feminine form of Danish Jannick, meaning "God is gracious."
Jacinthe - French form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
Jaromil - Czech name composed of the Slavic elements jaro "spring" and mil "favor," hence "spring favor."
Janina - Latin form of French Jeannine, meaning "God is gracious."
Jagoda -   Croatian and Serbian name meaning "strawberry."
Jathbiyya - Variant spelling of Arabic Jathibiyya, meaning "attractive and charming."
Jantine - Dutch feminine form of Low German Jan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaagup - Estonian form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jacquie - Pet form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
Jamieson - English and Scottish patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Jamie."
Jarosława - Feminine form of Polish Jarosław, meaning "spring glory."
Jackie - Pet form of English Jack, meaning "supplanter" or "God is gracious." Compare with feminine Jackie. 
Jade - English unisex name derived from the name of the precious stone, meaning "jade."
Jaden - Elaborated form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
Jadyn - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Jaiden - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Jaime - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacomus, meaning "supplanter." Compare with feminine Jaime.
Jaimie - Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamie, meaning "supplanter." Compare with feminine Jaimie.
Jakob - German and Scandinavian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
Jamie - English and Scottish pet form of James, meaning "supplanter." Compare with feminine Jamie.
Ján - Czech and Slovak form of Latin Johan, meaning "God is gracious."
Jan -  Compare with feminine Jan. Middle English form of English John, meaning "God is gracious." 
Janis - Latvian form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with feminine Janis.
Janko (serbian - Јанко):  Croatian and Serbian diminutive form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Jaromir - Polish name composed of the Slavic elements jaro "spring" and mir "peace," hence "spring peace."
Jaropełk - Polish name composed of the Slavic elements jaro "spring" and pelk "people," hence "spring people."
Jarosław - Polish name composed of the Slavic elements jaro "spring" and slawa "glory," hence "spring glory."
Jasmin - Bosnian form of Arabic Yasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family. Compare with feminine Jasmin.
Jasvinder - Variant spelling of Hindi unisex Jaswinder, meaning "Indra of the thunderbolt."
Jaswinder - Hindi unisex name composed of the name of the god Indra and the Sanskrit element jasu "thunderbolt," hence "Indra of the thunderbolt."
Jawdat - Arabic unisex name derived from the word jawda, meaning "excellence."
Jay (hindi - जय):  English short form of names beginning with the letter "J." May also be given as a bird name.
Jayden - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
Jaydon - Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."

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