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JACOB   m   English, Dutch, Scandinavian
Pronounced: JAY-kub
        Meaning, "to hold the heel" or "supplanter" from the Hebrew name Ya'akov.
Variants: - Nicknames: Jaap, Jake, Jay, Kobus.
JAMES   m   English, Biblical
Pronounced: JAYMZ
        English form of JACOB which comes to us via the Latin form Jacomus. In the New Testament James is an important apostle, the brother of the apostle John.
Variants: - Jami f-English / Jamesina f-Scottish / Diego m-Spanish / Nicknames: Jim, Jimi, Jamie, Jamey.
JANE   f   English
Pronounced: JA-n
        English form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Johannes (see JOHN).
Variants: - Janane, Janessa, Janice - English / Nicknames: Janeka, Janel, Janele, Janella, Janelle, Janet, Janette, Janey, Janie, Jean, Jennie, Jessie, Jincy.
JESUS   m   Biblical, English, Theology
Pronounced: JEE-zus
        English form of Iesous, which was the Greek form of the Aramaic name, Yeshua. Yeshua is itself a contracted form of Yehoshua (see JOSHUA). Yeshua ben Yoseph, better known as Jesus Christ, was the central figure of the New Testament and the source of the Christian religion.
Variants: - Jesús m-Spanish, Portuguese / Jesúsa f-Spanish, Portuguese / Nicknames: None known

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