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Spanish Names Starting with J

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The name Jacinta is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Jacinta is 'hyacinth'. The name derives its meaning from the Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the name Hyacinthus, which is the Latin version of the Greek name ‘Hyakinthos’, and is derived from the name of the flower known as hyacinth. This name also refers to Hyakinthos from Greek mythology, from whose death the flower hyacinth grew, from the tears of the god Apollo.

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Jamie is a Spanish form of the name Jacob. According to its Spanish origin, the meaning of Jamie is 'may God protect', 'holder of the heel' and 'supplanter'. It is name that is given to both boys and girls. In Hebrew, the meaning of is 'supplanter'. The journey of the name and how it evolved can be traced through its Spanish origin. In Occitania, Jacobus turned into Jacome which turned into Jacme. The name Jamce changed into Jaime and tt became Chaime in Aragon and Jaume in Catalonia. This name is used by various famous people such as Jamie Camil known for his role on 'Jane The Virgin', Jamie Foxx who is an American actor and comedian and Jamie Murray, a British tennis player. In literature and popular culture, Jamie Lannister is a famous character from the book and television series 'Game of Thrones'.

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The name Jairo is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Jairo is ‘he shines’. The name is used in Spanish, Biblical Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Biblical Portuguese, and Filipino. The name derives its meaning from the Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Jairus, which comes from the Greek name ‘Iairos’, which is the New Testament form of the name Jair, the name of the father of a child who was resurrected by Jesus and hence means 'he shines' from the Hebrew word.

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The name Jara is of Spanish origin and has been traditionally used as a girls name. The meaning of Jara is ‘rock-rose’. According to its Arabic origin, The meaning of Jara is ‘earthen water jug’ and according to its Slavic origin, the meaning is ‘spring’. The name has been given to a lake in Bolivia and a tributary in Romania. The name is also shared by American soccer player Guillermo Jara, who played for the men’s national soccer team. Albino Jara was the President of Paraguay in 1911 and Luis Alberto Jara Cantillana is a Chilean singer, actor, and host who is known for his role in telenovelas. Victor Lidio Jara Martinez was a Chilean poet and songwriter.

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The name Javier is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Javier is 'castle' or 'new house'. The name derives its meaning from the Spanish form of the name Xavier, which is derived from its Basque variant ‘Etxeberria’, which means 'the new house', and is derived from the Basque word elements etxe meaning 'house' and berri meaning 'new'. This name was given to a village situated in Navarre since it was the birthplace of Saint Xavier.

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The name Jeronimo is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Jeronimo is ‘holy name’. The name is used in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The name derives its meaning from the Greek word ‘Hieronymos’, in which ‘hieros’ means 'sacred' and ‘onyma’ means 'name'.

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The name Jimena is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Jimena is 'son'. The name derives its meaning from the variant form of the name Ximena, which is the feminine form of the name Ximeno, which is the Medieval Spanish form or Basque form of the name Simon, which is derived from Basque word element ‘seme’, with the same meaning. It also derives its meaning from the Greek given name Simon, where it comes from the New Testament form of the Hebrew name ‘Shim'on’, which means 'he has heard'.

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The name Jimenez is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a boy’s name. The meaning of Jimenez is ‘to listen’. Jimenez is a famous surname of Iberian origin and is obtained from the ancient Roman name Jimeno. The name was shared by the Jimenez dynasty which was a medieval ruling family in the 9th century and consisted of multiple royal houses and kingdoms in many parts of Europe. One famous bearer of this name is Phil Jimenez, a well-known American comic artist famous for working on ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘X-Men’ and ‘The Invisibles’. Juan Ramon Jimenez Mantecon was a Spanish poet and writer who won a Nobel Prize for his contribution to the literary world.

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The name Joaquin is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Joaquin is ‘lifted by Yahweh’. The name derives its meaning from the variant of the name Joaquín, which is the Spanish form of the name Joachim, which is a variant form of the name Jehoiachin, which comes from the Hebrew name ‘Yehoyaqim’, which has the same meaning.

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A name of Spanish origin, Jorge is traditionally a boy’s name. The meaning of Jorge is ‘farmer' and is a variant of the name George. The name is shared by Jorge Masvidal who is an American mixed martial artist and ranked at number five in the UFC welterweight rankings. Another bearer of this name is Jorge Acevedo who was an Argentine story writer, poet, and literature enthusiast. His books ‘Ficciones’ and ‘El Aleph’ are very popular and admired by many. It is believed that he is the originator of magical realism in Latin American literature.

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The meaning of Jorrin is ‘farmer’. The name Jorrin is of Spanish origin. It is also said to mean ‘loved by God’. It is a boy's name. The name Jorrin is mostly used in Spanish-speaking countries.

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The name Jose is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Jose is ‘he shall add’. The name derives its meaning from the variant form of the name José, which derives its meaning from the Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the name Joseph, which comes from the Latin word Ioseph, which is derived from the Greek name Ioseph, which comes from the Hebrew name Yosef, with the same meaning.

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The meaning of Josea is ‘God will increase’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. It is a variant of Josiah and Joseph, both of which come from the Hebrew name Yehôsêph. Another variant of this name is Hosea which means ‘salvation’ or ‘he helps’. 'The Book of Hosea' is the name of one of the Hebrew Bible's scriptures.

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The name Josefa is of Spanish and Portuguese origin and the meaning of Josefa is ‘God will increase’. The name derives its meaning from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning Yahweh will add, where Yahweh means God in Hebrew. Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda was the former president of Fiji.

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The name Josue is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Josue is ‘God is salvation’. The name derives its meaning from the Hebrew word meaning Yahweh is salvation, where ‘Yahweh’ means God in Hebrew. This name is derived from a person in the Old Testament, known as Joshua, who accompanied Moses to receive the Ten Commandments from God. Josue Odir Flores Palencia is a footballer from Salvador.

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The name Juan is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Juan is ‘graceful’. The name is derived from the name John, which itself is derived from the Latin words meaning ‘Yahweh is gracious’, where ‘Yahweh’ means God in Hebrew. The name also has a Chinese meaning, in that it is derived from the word Juan, which means ‘beautiful, graceful’. Juan Manuel de Rosas was the Governor of Buenos Aires and was known to be a brutal leader.

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A traditionally feminine name, the meaning of Juana is 'God is gracious'. This name has a Spanish origin and its other meanings include 'gift from God', and 'God is beneficient'. This name is a Spanish form of John and a female version of the name Juan. When bestowed as a name, it means 'God's gift'. Juana also means 'a flower'. In different cultures, the meaning of this name is looked upon as 'God is merciful'. Famous real-life bearers of this name include Queen Juana of Spain, popularly known as Juana La Loca.

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Juancho is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Juancho is 'God is gracious'. The name is pronounced as 'khwa-n-CHO'. The name derives its meaning from the diminutive form of the name Juan, which is the Spanish form of John. Juancho is also a form of the Hebrew name Yochanan, composed of the elements 'yo', translating to 'God', and 'chanan', meaning 'to be gracious'. This name was famously borne by Juancho Hernangomez Geuer, a Spanish basketball player who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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A name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Juanita is 'God is gracious'. The name is pronounced as 'khwa-NEE-ta'. Juanita is a diminutive of the names Juana, John, Johanna and Juan. The root of Juanita is the Latin name Iohanna and the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning 'Yahweh is gracious'.

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Juliana is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Juliana is 'juvenile'. It is a popular name choice in the Netherlands, Germany, England, Spain and Portugal. The name is derived from the Latin word 'julius', meaning 'juvenile', 'youthful'. It is the feminine variant of the name Julian, from the ancient Roman family name Julianus. The root element of Juliana is 'julius', which comes from the Greek element 'ioulos', translating to 'downy bearded', 'soft haired'.

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