English Names

Jack

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Modern, Jolly, Humerous The Man Jack was originally an English nickname for John, meaning ‘God is Gracious’. It came about from the Old English nickname Jankin. Jack is sweet and short and can also be a short form itself of elongated version Jackson (Son of Jack). It reminds me […]

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English Names

Jackson

Meaning: Son of Jack God is Gracious Origin: English Fresh, Hip, Social The Yak Jackson’s literally meaning is ‘Son of Jack‘, although Jack itself means ‘God is Gracious’ as it is an offshoot of John. Jackson has that mod ‘son’ ending and can easily be shortened to Jack, making it super usable. Jackson is in […]

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English Names Hebrew Names

Jacob

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: Hebrew English Caring, In Charge, Unashamed The Leader Jacob is an anglicization of the original Hebrew name Ya’aqov, it means ‘Supplanter’ which is like saying – replacement or dethroner. This meaning is allocated to Jacob because (in the Old Testament of the Bible) when he was born he was holding onto his […]

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French Names

Jacques

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: French Tranquil, Robust, Unafraid The Ocelot This French variation of Jacob and James is a single syllable delight, with its soft zjh and usage of ‘Q’, it ticks a lot of mod boxes. Jacques also bears a hot anglicization in Jax, which was very chic a couple of years ago. Similar names […]

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English Names

James

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: English Distinct, Serene, Decided The Scallop James is ultimately a variation of Lain Iacobus – from the Hebrew Ya’aqov (Jacob) Saint James is known as Santiago in Spain, his symbol is the scallop or cockle shell and he is the patron saint of Pilgims, Fishermen, Spain, Galicia and Guatemala. James is also […]

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Latin Names Mythological Names

January

Meaning: Archway Of Janus Origin: Latin Eager, Swift, Piercing The Arctic Wolf The names January has Latin origins, it derives from the god Janus, whose name means ‘Archway’. Janus was the god of new beginnings in Roman mythology. In Latin it is spelled Ianuarius and in Old French is Janvier. The Portuguese version is Janeiro […]

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English Names

Jax

Meaning: Strong Eagle He Cries for the Earth Supplanter God is Gracious Origin: English Powerful, Bold, Empathique The Terracotta Eagle Jax is a diminutive of a number of other names. it can be short for Ajax, a name from Greek mythology, meaning ‘Strong eagle’ or ‘He Cries for the Earth’. Jax is also an anglicization […]

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English Names

Jaxon

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Prevailing, Formed, Alluring The Everest Jaxon is an English name which derives from contracting Jackson – from Jack, colloquial term for John – meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Jaxon is a modern name, it has the ‘X’ factor that everyone is looking for – which makes me think also of […]

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Nordic Names

Jensen

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Scandinavian- Danish Norwegian Bold, Tall, Debonair The Woodcutter Jensen is a Scandinavian name which at first means ‘Son of Jens’ – Jens is a Scandi diminutive of Johannes (a variation of John) meaning ‘God is Gracious’, making this the invisible meaning of the name Jensen. Jensen is a great option […]

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Hebrew Names

Jep

Meaning: He Will Open Origin: Hebrew Loving, Immediate, Yeoman The Farmer The meaning of the name Jep is “He will open”. Short for the Hebrew name Jeptha which derives from the original Jephthah. Jep fits well with name such as Jed, Judd and Jai, but also Kip, Colt and Rhett. This post was inspired by […]

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Hebrew Names

Jeremiah

Meaning: God will Exalt Origin: Hebrew Inquisitive, Caring, Guarded The Wall The name Jeremiah derives from the original Hebrew name Yirmiyahu, which means ‘God will Exalt’. Jeremiah is known for being a famous prophet in the old testament of the bible. There is a whole book named after him. Jeremiah sits nicely with sibling names […]

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German Names Latin Names Low Lands Names

Johanna

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Dutch German Latin Vivacious, Light-Hearted, Effervescent The Seahorse Johanna is a variation of the name John, meaning ‘God is Gracious‘. In countries such as Sweden and Germany this name is commonly pronounced with a Y sound at the start. Nicknames such as Joey, Jo, Hannah and Anna are all sweet […]

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English Names

John

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Virile, Harmonious, Firm the Eagle John is the English variation of the original Hebrew name Yohanan, which means YHWH is gracious. A common diminutive for John, is Jack, which is quite popular at the minute. John is known for being the author of the fourth gospel of the Bible, […]

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Asia West Names

Julitta

Meaning: Downy-Bearded Devoted to Jupiter Origin: Turkish Smooth, Aware, Brilliant The Gold Star The Turkish name Julitta derives directly from Julius. Julius/Julitta has two purported meanings. The first is that they derive from Latin Ioulios, which means ‘Downy-Bearded’. The second possible heritage is in Greek mythology, deriving from Jovilius – meaning ‘Devoted to Jupiter’. Julitta reminds […]

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English Names

July

Meaning: Downy-Bearded Devoted to Jupiter Origin: English Honey-Mouthed, Superlative, Awake The Golden One July is a spunky and fresh month name that derives directly from Julius, as the month was named to honour Julius Ceasar. Pre-Ceasar, July used to be named Quintilis. Julius and thus July have two purported meanings. The first is that Julius […]

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