JACOB m English, Dutch, Scandinavian|
JAMES m English, Biblical
Meaning, "to hold the heel" or "supplanter" from the Hebrew name Ya'akov.
Nicknames: Jaap, Jake, Jay, Kobus.
JANE f English
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.
JESUS m Biblical, English, Theology
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.
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