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Jack

This name is a form of John.  See John.

Jacob

One the greatest figures of the old Testament is the Patriarch   Jacob.  Jacob is the English version of the Hebrew name. This is also the name of two of Christ's Apostles, but the translators gave them the variation 'James' in the new Testament.

James 

This is the name of two of Christ's Apostles and the Patriarch Jacob.  The Apostles are St James the brother of Jesus and St James the son of  Zebedee.

 

Jason

This Christian name appeared in the Bible (Acts 17:5-9).  It originates from Greek and it means 'healer'.

Jasper (also written Gasper)

This name was given to one of the Magi that visited the child Jesus.  It originates from Persian and means 'treasurer'.

Jed

This biblical name is from Hebrew and means 'God's friend'.  It appears in (2 Sam. 12:25).

Jeffrey

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This name is of German origin and means 'heavenly peace'.  Short form is Jeff.

Jeremiah

This biblical name is that of the prophet Jeremiah.  This Hebrew word means 'highest-ranking given by God'.  The English name of this name is Jeremy.

Jeremy

See Jeremiah above.

 

Jerome

This name originates from Greek where it means 'holy name'.  A number of saints held this name in the middle Ages.

Jesse

This name appeared in the Bible (1 Sam. 16) and is the name of King David's father.   It is a Hebrew name and means 'the present of God'.

Jethro

This name appeared in (Exodus 4:18) and is the name of the father in law of Moses.   It is a Hebrew name and it means ' perfection'.

Joachim

This biblical  name is that of the of Mary's father. 

Joel

This biblical name is found in the bible.  It is a Hebrew name and means 'The Lord is God'. 

John

This name was borne two famous biblical figures.  The first is  John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus and the second is John who wrote the fourth Gospel.  This name gained great popularity among Christians.  Attesting to that the large number of popes and saints bearing this name.  Different variation of this name exist in French 'Jean' and other European languages.  A common variation is Johnny.  The name John originates from Hebrew and it means 'God is gracious'.        

Jonathan

This Hebrew name is that of King Saul's son.  It is a Hebrew name and means 'God's offering'.

Jordan

This Hebrew name is that of the Jordan River.  The Jordan River lies in the easter part of the Holy land and flows south to the Dead Sea.  This Hebrew name means 'flowing downward'.

Joseph

This popular Christian name was that of Jacob's favorite son (Gen. 37).  This Hebrew name means 'God will give more'.

Joshua ( shortened form Josh)

The name Jesus is the Greek version of the Hebrew name Joshua.  The meaning is found in Matthew 1:12 ' You are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins'.  Joshua, who guided the Israelites the Promised land also bore this name.

Josiah

The name of two biblical characters (Zech. 6:10 and 2 Kgs 22).  This name is of Hebrew origin.

Julian

This name was borne by many saints in Europe.  It originates from Latin but it's meaning in unknown.

Julius

Three popes were of this name.  This name was also borne by the famous roman emperor Julius Caesar.

Justin

This name is of Latin origin and means 'just' or 'fair'.

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