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From a pet-form of Jessop
(a medieval male personal name - a different form of JOSEPH
). A literary bearer is Miss Jessel, the governess who has charge of the two troubled and enigmatic children in Henry James's ghost story 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898).
Possibly a variant of Jessey
, an occupational name for someone making jesses
(a short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry).
JETER French (Huguenot), German
Jeter is a French and German surname. It is the last name of former New York Yankees baseball player, Derek Jeter. It's also the last name of Carmelita Jeter, an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meter sprint.
Ethnic name for a Jew, from Middle English jeu meaning "Jew" from Old French giu.
Porcupine. Wamambo. Strong, Courageous, Joyful and loving.
Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
From the Japanese 陣 (jin
) "camp" and 内 (uchi
) "inside." The grammatical and phonetic particle ノ or 之 (no
) is sometimes written between the other two characters.
From Japanese 耳 (ji) meaning "ear" and 郎 (ro, rou, rō) meaning "son, male"
JLASSI Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the name of an Tamazight (Berber) tribal confederation in Tunisia; the name could be from Arabic إِخْلَاص (ʾiḵlāṣ)
meaning "sincerity, devotion, loyalty" or of unknown Berber meaning.
Joa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jõe" meaning "watrer/fluvial" or "joana" meaning "torrents/cascades".
Joala is an Estonian surname derived from "jõe" ("fluvial") and "ala" ("field" or "area").
JOB English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name IYOV
, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
Another of the names brought to England in the eleventh century by the Normans, and mentioned in the Domesday Book. Originally a masculine name only.
Jõe is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial".
Jõearu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grassland/meadow".
Jõeloo is an Estonians surname derived from "jõelooge", meaning a "river meander".
Jõeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "wash, or fluvial valley" and "dale".
Jõeots is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial (water) end".
Jõeper is an Estonian surname derived from "jõeperv", meaning "riverbank".
Jõerüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "river plover" (Pluvialis).
Jõesuu is an Estonian surname meaning "mouth of the river".
Jõgisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "river swamp/marsh".
Jõhvi is an Estonian surname derived from "jõhvikas", meaning "cranberry".
While the ancestors of the bearers of Joines came from ancient Welsh-Celtic origins, the name itself has its roots in Christianity. This surname comes from the personal name John, which is derived from the Latin Johannes... [more]
Jõks is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jooks" meaning "run", "course", "scamper" and "traveling".
JOLICOEUR French (Quebec), Haitian Creole
From Old French joli
"joyful, cheerful" and cuer
"heart". It was originally a nickname for a cheerful person. This was a frequent French Canadian secondary surname (or dit
From French Jolie
"pretty one" and the popular suffix -et
"little" meaning "pretty little one."
Joll is an Estonian surname meaning "dinghy (boat)".
The surname Joof (English spelling in Gambia) whit its derivatives Juuf / Juf (Seereer proper) or Diouf (French spelling in Senegal and Mauritania) is a Senegambian surname found amongst the Seereer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania... [more]
Jõõger is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "jääger" meaning "hunter" and "trapper".
Joon is an Estonian surname meaning "line" and "stripe".
Joonas is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a variant of the name "Jonas".
Joost is an Estonian surname, derived from the masculine given name "Joost"; ultimately from St. Judoc.
Joosu is an Estonian surname (and masculine give name) derived from the biblical name "Joosu" ("Joshua").
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
JOST Dutch, German
Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name IODOC
), or from the personal name JUST
Jõulu is an Estonian surname meaning "Christmas" (Estonian: "Jõulud").
JOURDEMAYNE Medieval English
Likely from Old French jor de main
meaning "day labourer". This was borne by Margery Jourdemayne, an English woman known as the "Witch of Eye" who was burned at the stake in 1441 for conspiring to kill the king with witchcraft... [more]
From the medieval male personal name Jowet
or the female personal name Jowette
, both literally "little Jowe
", a pet-form of JULIAN
JOY French (Latinized)
Joy \joy\ as a girl's name is pronounced joy. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Joy is "joy". Used in the Middle Ages, and made popular in the 17th century under the influence of the Puritans, to whom being "joyful in the Lord" was an important duty... [more]
JOYCE English, Irish
From the Breton personal name Iodoc
, a diminutive of iudh
"lord", introduced by the Normans in the form Josse
was the name of a Breton prince and saint, the brother of Iudicael
), whose fame helped to spread the name through France and western Europe and, after the Norman Conquest, England as well... [more]
Metronymic of the name Joy from the female given name Joia, deriving from the Middle English, Old French "joie, joye" meaning "joy". It may also be a nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition.
Juga is an Estonian surmane meaning "waterfall" and "cascade".
JUGHASHVILI Georgian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests Ossetian roots with the meaning "son of the herder", derived from from Ossetian дзуг (dzug)
meaning "herd, flock, troop". Alternately, it could be derived from Kabardian дзыгъуэ (ʒəġ°ă)
meaning "mouse" or дзыгъуэшхуэ (ʒəġ°ăšx°ă)
"rat", from an Old Georgian word meaning "steel", another word meaning "garbage", or from the name of the village of ჯუღაანი (Jughani)
in eastern Georgia... [more]
Juhe is an Estonian surname meaning "cord" and "wire".
Juht is an Estonian surname meaning "leader" and "driver".
From a personal name (Latin JULIUS
). The name was borne in the Middle Ages in honor of various minor Christian saints.
Perhaps from the English word jump
. A notable namesake was American scientist Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941).
JUNEJO Pakistani, Sindhi
Means "(sons) of Juno", derived from the name of a past ancestor, Jam Juno, combined with Sindhi جي (jy)
meaning "of". The Junejo are a Sindhi tribe mainly concentrated in Pakistan and parts of India.
JÜNGER German, Jewish
) distinguishing name, from Middle High German jünger
‘younger’, for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father... [more]
Junko can be written using different kanji characters and can mean any of the following:... [more]
Junkur is an Estonian surname meaning "squire" and "cadet".
JURADO Spanish, Portuguese
Occupational name for any of various officials who had to take an oath that they would perform their duty properly, from jurado
"sworn", past participle of jurar
"to swear" (Latin iurare
Jürgo is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Jürgen".
Jürimäe is an Estonian surname meaninh "Jüri's (masculine given name) hill/mountain".
Jüris is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Jüri".
Jürismaa is an Estonian surname meaning "Jüri's land" ("Jüri" is an Estonian masculine given name).
Jürisoo is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Jüri" and "soo" (swamp); "Jüri's swamp". "Soo" was substituted later for the Germanic "son" ("Jüri's son").
Jürna is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Jüri".
Juske is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "harjusk", meaning "peddler".
Jüssi is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Juss".
Jutt is an Estonian surname meaning "story" or "tale".
Juursalu is an Estonian surname meaning "root/origin grove (grove where one originated)".
Juusu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "juus" meaning "hair".