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  1. ITHAMAR: Anglicized form of Hebrew Iythamar, meaning "land of palms." In the bible, this is the name of the youngest son of Aaron
  2. ITHIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Iythiyel, meaning "God is with me." In the bible, this is the name of a Benjamite and a disciple.
  3. ITIEL: Variant spelling of English Ithiel, meaning "God is with me." In the bible, this is the name of a Benjamite and a disciple.
  4. IVAN (Иван): Russian form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious." In use by the English, Czechs and Ukrainians.
  5. IVO: Variant spelling of German Yvo, meaning "yew tree." Used infrequently by the English.
  6. IZZY: Pet form of English Isidore, meaning "gift of Isis." Compare with feminine Izzy
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. JABEZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yabets, meaning "pain, sorrow." In the bible, this is the name of a member of Caleb's family.
  10. JABIN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yabiyn, meaning "whom God observes." In the bible, this is the name of two kings of the Hazor.
  11. 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.
  12. 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."
  13. JACKIE: Pet form of English Jack, meaning "supplanter" or "God is gracious." Compare with feminine Jackie
  14. JACKSON: English patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Jack."
  15. JACOB: Anglicized form of Greek Iakob and Hebrew Yaaqob, meaning "supplanter." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of a son of Isaac and Rebecca, and the twin brother of Esau. In the New Testament, it is the name of Mary's father-in-law. 
  16. 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.
  17. JADE: English unisex name derived from the name of the precious stone, meaning "jade."
  18. JADEN: Elaborated form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
  19. 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.
  20. JADYN: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  21. JAE: Variant spelling of English Jay, a short form of name beginning with the letter "J." 
  22. JAFET: Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
  23. 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.
  24. JAHZEEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yachtse'el, meaning "whom God allots." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Naphtali.
  25. JAI: Variant spelling of English Jay, a short form of longer names beginning with "J." 
  26. JAIDEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  27. JAIMIE: Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamie, meaning "supplanter." Compare with feminine Jaimie.
  28. JAIR
    1. Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaiyr, meaning "whom God enlightens." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Manasseh
    2. Anglicized form of Hebrew Yauwr, meaning "forested." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Elhanan.
  29. JAIRUS: Anglicized form of Greek Iaïros, meaning "whom God enlightens." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Manasseh
  30. JAKE
    1. Middle English variant form of English Jack "God is gracious." 
    2. Short form of English Jacob, meaning "supplanter."
  31. JALEN: Variant spelling of English Jalon, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
  32. 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.
  33. JAMAAR: Variant spelling of English Jamar, probably meaning either "to change" or "happy and healthy." 
  34. 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." 
  35. 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.
  36. JAMEY: Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
  37. JAMIE: English and Scottish pet form of James, meaning "supplanter." Compare with feminine Jamie.
  38. JAMIESON: English and Scottish patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Jamie."
  39. 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.
  40. JAMISON: Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamieson, meaning "son of Jamie."
  41. JAN: Middle English form of English John, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with other forms of Jan.
  42. JANKIN: Diminutive form of Middle English Jan, meaning "God is gracious."
  43. JAPETH: Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
  44. JAPHET: Variant spelling of English Japheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
  45. JAPHETH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yepheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious." In the bible, this is the name of the third son of Noah.
  46. JAREB: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yareb, meaning "contender." In the bible, this is an epithet given to the king of Assyria.
  47. 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.
  48. JARETH: Probably a modern variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
  49. JARLATH: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Iarfhlaith, meaning "lord of the west."
  50. JAROD: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
  51. JARON: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaron, meaning "to shout and sing."
  52. JARRED: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
  53. JARRETT: Variant spelling of English Garrett, meaning "spear strong."
  54. JARROD: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
  55. JARVIS: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Middle English Gervase, meaning "spear servant."
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. JAXON: Modern spelling of English Jackson, meaning "son of Jack."
  61. JAY: English short form of names beginning with the letter "J." May also be given as a bird name. Compare with another form of Jay.
  62. JAYCOB: Variant spelling of English Jacob, meaning "supplanter."
  63. JAYDEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  64. JAYDON: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  65. JAYE: Variant spelling of English Jay, a short form of names beginning with the letter "J."
  66. JAYLEN: Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
  67. JAYLIN: Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
  68. JAYLON: Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
  69. JAYLYN: Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
  70. JAYMES: Variant spelling of English James, meaning "supplanter."
  71. JAYSON: English variant spelling of Latin Jason, meaning "to heal."
  72. JEB: Pet form of English Jacob, meaning "supplanter." 
  73. JED: Short form of English Jedidiah, meaning "beloved of God" or "friend of God."
  74. JEDIDIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yediydeyah, meaning "beloved of God," "delight of God," or "friend of God." In the bible, this is a name given to Solomon by Nathan.
  75. JEDUTHUN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeduwthuwn, meaning "praising." In the bible, this is the name of a Levite of the family of Merari.
  76. JEFF: Short form of English Jefferey, probably meaning "God's peace." 
  77. JEFFEREY: Variant form of English Geoffrey, probably meaning "God's peace."
  78. JEFFERSON: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Jeffrey."
  79. JEFFERY: Variant spelling of English Jefferey, probably meaning "God's peace." 
  80. JEFFREY: Variant spelling of English Jefferey, probably meaning "God's peace." 
  81. JEFFRY: Variant spelling of English Jefferey, probably meaning "God's peace." 
  82. JEHEZEKEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yechezqel, meaning "God will strengthen." In the bible, this is the name of a prophet, the author of the Book of Ezekiel
  83. JEHIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yechiyel, meaning " God lives" or "whom God preserves alive." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of king Jehoshaphat
  84. JEHOAHAZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowachaz, meaning "Jehovah as seized" or "whom Jehovah holds fast." In the bible, this is the name of two kings of Judah and a king of Israel.
  85. JEHOASH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowash, meaning "given by the Lord" or "whom Jehovah gave." In the bible, this is the name of a son of king Ahaziah and a son of king Jehoahaz.
  86. JEHOHANAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowchanan, meaning "whom Jehovah gave." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a high priest who lived in the time of Ezra.
  87. JEHOIACHIN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowyakiyn, meaning "God establishes." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah, the son of Yehowyaqiym. He was imprisoned by Nebuchadnezzar.
  88. JEHOIAKIM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowyaqiym, meaning "Jehovah raises up." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah who was defeated by the Babylonians.
  89. JEHONATHAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehownathan, meaning "God has given." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the eldest son of Saul and a close friend of David.
  90. JEHORAM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowram, meaning "God is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Judah.
  91. JEHOSAPHAT: Variant spelling of English Jehoshaphat, meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges."
  92. JEHOSHAFAT: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehoshafat, meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges."
  93. JEHOSHAPHAT: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowshaphat, meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a king of Judah.
  94. JEHOSHUA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehowshuwa, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the leader of the Israelites after Moses died. Joshua is another Anglicized form.
  95. JEHOVAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehovah, a pronunciation of God's ineffable name, meaning "the existing one." The name was created by blending the letters of the tetragrammaton, YHWH, with the vowels from Adonai
  96. JEHU: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehuw, meaning "God is He." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Israel and a son of Hanani.
  97. JEHUDI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehuwdiy, meaning "Jew." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nethaniah.
  98. JEM: Pet form of English James "supplanter" and Jeremy "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls."
  99. JEMMY: Pet form of English James, meaning "supplanter." 
  100. JENKIN: English surname transferred to forename use, from Middle English Jankin, meaning "God is gracious." 
  101. JEP: Short form of English Jephthah, meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free."
  102. JEPHTHA: Variant spelling of English Jephthah, meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free."
  103. JEPHTHAH: Anglicized form of Greek Iephthae and Hebrew Yiphtach, meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free." In the bible, this is the name of a city and the name of a son of Gilead. Also spelled Jiphtah and Jephtha.
  104. JEPTHA: Variant spelling of English Jephthah, meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free."
  105. JERAHMEEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yerachmeel, meaning "may God have pity" or "whom God loves." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Hezron
  106. JERAHMIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yerachmiel, meaning "may God have pity" or "whom God loves." In the book of Enoch, this is the name of an archangel.
  107. JERALD: Variant spelling of English Gerald, meaning "spear ruler."
  108. JERE: Short form of English Jeremiah, meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls."
  109. JERED: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yered, meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch and a descendant of Judah. Also spelled Jared.
  110. JEREMIAH: Anglicized form of Greek Ieremias ("Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls") and Hebrew Yirmeyah ("whom God has appointed"). In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the six major prophets.
  111. JEREMIEL: Variant spelling of English Jerahmiel, meaning "may God have pity" or "whom God loves."
  112. JEREMY: Variant form of English Jeremiah, meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls." 
  113. JERIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeriyah, meaning "people of Jehovah" or "taught by Jehovah." In the bible, this is the name of the chief of the house of Hebron. Also spelled Jerijah.
  114. JERICHO: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeriychow, meaning "city of the moon" or "place of fragrance." In the bible, this is the name of a city near the Dead Sea, abounding in fragrant products such as balsam and cyprus. Compare with another form of Jericho.
  115. JERIJAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeriyah, meaning "people of Jehovah" or "taught by Jehovah." In the bible, this is the name of the chief of the house of Hebron. Also spelled Jeriah.
  116. JERMAINE: English variant spelling of French Germain, meaning "from Germany."
  117. JEROLD: Variant spelling of English Gerald, meaning "spear ruler."
  118. JEROME: English form of French Jérôme, meaning "holy name."
  119. JERRARD: Variant spelling of English Gerrard, meaning "spear strong."
  120. JERRED: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
  121. JERROD: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
  122. JERROLD: Variant spelling of English Gerald, meaning "spear ruler."
  123. JERRY: Pet form of English Jeremy, meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls." Compare with feminine Jerry
  124. JERVIS: Variant spelling of English Jarvis, meaning "spear servant."
  125. JESAIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeshayah, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of one of the most famous prophets. Also spelled Isaiah and Jeshaiah.
  126. JESHAIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeshayah, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of one of the most famous prophets. Also spelled Isaiah and Jesaiah.
  127. JESHUA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeshuwa, meaning "he is saved." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of Nun
  128. JESIMIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yesiymael, meaning "whom God makes," or possibly more fully "whom God makes grow old." In the bible, this is the name of a Simeonite chief of the family of Shimei.
  129. JESS: Short form of English Jesse, meaning "gift." Compare with feminine Jess.
  130. JESSE: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yishay, meaning "I possess" or "wealthy." In the bible, this is the name of the father of King David.
  131. JETHER: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yether, meaning "overhanging" or "abundance." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the father-in-law of Moses. He is also known by the name Jethro.
  132. JETHRO: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yithrow, meaning "his abundance" or "overhanging." In the bible, this is the name of the father-in-law of Moses. He is also known by the name Jether.
  133. JETT: English name meaning "jet (the mineral)," from Latin gagates, meaning "lapis; stone from Gagai," a town in Lycia, Asia Minor. 
  134. JIM: Short form of English Jimmy, meaning "supplanter."
  135. JIMI: Variant spelling of English Jimmy, meaning "supplanter."
  136. JIMMIE: Variant spelling of English Jimmy, meaning "supplanter."
  137. JIMMY: English pet form of English/French James, meaning "supplanter."
  138. JIPHTAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yiphtach, meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free." In the bible, this is the name of a city and the name of a son of Gilead. Also spelled Jephthah.
  139. JO: Variant spelling of English Joe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." Compare with feminine Jo
  140. JOAB: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowab, meaning "Jehovah is father" or "whose father is Jehovah." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a commander of King David's army.
  141. JOACHIM: Contracted form of English Jehoiakim, meaning "Jehovah raises up." 
  142. JOAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowach, meaning "Jehovah is brother" or "whose brother is Jehovah." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Asaph.
  143. JOAHAZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowachaz, meaning "Jehovah as seized" or "whom Jehovah holds fast." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Joah, Josiah's chronicler. 
  144. JOASH
    1. Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowash, meaning "given by the Lord." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father of Gideon.
    2. Anglicized form of Hebrew Yow'ash, meaning "Jehovah hastens." In the bible, this is the name of a Benjamite and the name of an officer in David's court.
  145. JOB
    1. Anglicized form of Greek Iob (Hebrew Iyowb), meaning "hated, oppressed." In the bible, this is the name of a patient man who was severely tested by God.
    2. Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowb, meaning "persecuted." In the bible, this is the name of the third son of Issachar. He is also called Jashub
  146. JOBY: Pet form of English Job, meaning "hated, oppressed."
  147. JOCELYN: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Old French personal name Joscelin, meaning "Gaut." 
  148. JOCK: Scottish form of English Jack, meaning "God is gracious."
  149. JODY: Pet form of English Joseph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." Compare with feminine Jody.
  150. JOE: Short form of English Joseph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 

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