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Christian Boy Names starting with J

Jabez (Hebrew) – 1 Chron. 2:55 – sorrow; trouble.

Jacob (Hebrew) – Gen. 25:26 – cheater; that supplants, undermines; the heel.

Jair (Hebrew) – Num. 32:41 – my light; who diffuses light.

Jairus (Hebrew) – Mark 5:22 – my light; who diffuses light.

James (Hebrew) – Matt. 4:21 – same as Jacob.

Japheth (Hebrew) – Gen. 5:32 – enlarged; fair; persuading.

Jason (Hebrew) – Acts 17:5 – he that cures.

Javan (Hebrew) – Gen. 10:2 – deceiver; one who makes sad.

Jeremiah (Hebrew) – 2 Chron. 36:12 – exaltation of the Lord.

Jeremy (Hebrew) – 2 Chron. 36:12 – exaltation of the Lord.

Jesse (Hebrew) – 1 Sam. 16:1 – gift; oblation; one who is.

Jethro (Hebrew) – Exodus 3:1 – his excellence; his posterity.

Joab (Hebrew) – 1 Sam. 26:6 – paternity; voluntary.

Joash (Hebrew) – Judges 6:11 – who despairs or burns.

Job (Hebrew) – Job 1:1 – he that weeps or cries.

Joel (Hebrew) – 1 Sam. 8:2 – he that wills or commands.

John (Hebrew) – Matt. 3:1 – the grace or mercy of the Lord.

Jonah (Hebrew) – Jonah 1:1 – a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer.

Jonathan (Hebrew) – Judges 18:30 – given of God.

Jordan (Hebrew) – Gen. 13:10 – the river of judgment.

Joseph (Hebrew) – Gen. 30:24 – increase; addition.

Joses (Hebrew) – Matt. 27:56 – raised; who pardons.

Joshua (Hebrew) – Exodus 17:9 – a savior; a deliverer; the Lord is Salvation.

Josiah (Hebrew) – 1 Kings 13:2 – the Lord burns; the fire of the Lord.

Josias (Hebrew) – 1 Kings 13:2 – the Lord burns; the fire of the Lord.

Jotham (Hebrew) – Judges 9:5 – the perfection of the Lord.

Judas (Latin) – Matt. 10:4 – the praise of the Lord; confession.

Jude (Latin) – Jude 1:1 – the praise of the Lord; confession.

Justus (Latin) – Acts 1:23 – just or upright.

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.

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.

JABEZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yabets, meaning “pain, sorrow.” In the bible, this is the name of a member of Caleb’s family.

JABIN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yabiyn, meaning “whom God observes.” In the bible, this is the name of two kings of the Hazor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JAHZEEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yachtse’el, meaning “whom God allots.” In the bible, this is the name of a son of Naphtali.

JAIR:

Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaiyr, meaning “whom God enlightens.” In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Manasseh.

Anglicized form of Hebrew Yauwr, meaning “forested.” In the bible, this is the name of the father of Elhanan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JAPHETH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yepheth, meaning “opened” or “abundant, spacious.” In the bible, this is the name of the third son of Noah.

JAREB: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yareb, meaning “contender.” In the bible, this is an epithet given to the king of Assyria.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JEDUTHUN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yeduwthuwn, meaning “praising.” In the bible, this is the name of a Levite of the family of Merari.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JEHUDI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehuwdiy, meaning “Jew.” In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nethaniah.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JEREMIAS: Latin form of Greek Ieremias, meaning “Jehovah casts forth” or “Jehovah hurls.” In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the six major prophets.

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.

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.

Latin form of Greek Iericho, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JESSE: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yishay, meaning “I possess” or “wealthy.” In the bible, this is the name of the father of King David.

JESUS: Latin form of Greek Iesous, meaning “God is salvation.” In the New Testament bible, this is the name of many characters, including the son of God by the Virgin Mary. Jesus preached for four years before being crucified on a cross in Jerusalem.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JOASH:

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.

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.

JOB:

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.

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.

JOEL: English form of Greek Ioel (Hebrew Yowel), meaning “Jehovah is God” or “to whom Jehovah is God.” In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the minor prophets.

JOHN: Anglicized form of Greek Ioannes (Latin Johannes), meaning “God is gracious.” In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including John the Baptist.

JOKTAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yoqtan, meaning “small.” In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Shem.

JONA: Anglicized form of Latin Jonas (Greek Ionas), meaning “dove.”

JONAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yonah, meaning “dove.” In the bible, this is the name of a prophet who was swallowed by a great fish.

JONAS: Late Latin form of Greek Ionas, meaning “dove.” In the bible, this is the name of the father of Peter. Compare with another form of Jonas.

JONATHAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yownathan, meaning “God has given.” In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Saul and a close friend of David.

JORAM: Anglicized form of Greek Ioram and Hebrew Yowram, meaning “God is exalted.” In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Judah.

JORDAN: Anglicized form of Greek Iordanes and Hebrew unisex Yarden, meaning “flowing down.” In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of a river in Palestine. In the New Testament, Jesus was baptized in this river by John the Baptist.

JOSAPHAT: Anglicized form of Greek Iosaphat, meaning “God has judged” or “whom God judges.” In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah.

JOSEPH: Anglicized form of Greek Ioseph (Hebrew Yehowceph and Yowceph), meaning “(God) shall add (another son).” In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus, and the name of the eleventh son of Jacob who became an advisor to the pharaoh of Egypt.

JOSES: Anglicized form of Greek Ioses, meaning “exalted.” In the bible, this is the name of a brother of Jesus.

JOSHAPHAT: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowshaphat, meaning “God has judged” or “whom God judges.” In the bible, this is the name of a priest and the name of one of King David’s warriors.

JOSHUA: 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. Jehoshua is another Anglicized form.

JOSIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yoshiyah (Greek Josias), meaning “whom Jehovah heals.” In the bible, this is the name of the sixteenth king of Judah.

JOSIAS (Ἰωσίας): Variant spelling of Greek Iosias, meaning “whom Jehovah heals.” In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah.

JOTHAM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yowtham, meaning “God is perfect.” In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the youngest son of Gideon.

JUBAL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yuwbal, meaning “river, stream.” In the bible, this is the name of a son of Lamech.

JUDAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehuwdah, meaning “praised.” In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

JUDAS: Latin form of Greek Ioudas, meaning “praised.” In the bible, this is the name of the disciple who betrayed Jesus.

JUDE: Another Anglicized form of Hebrew Yehuwdah, meaning “praised.” In the bible, this is the name of the brother of James.

JUSTUS: Latin name meaning “fair, just.” In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a Christian at Corinth with whom Paul lodged. Justus is also the name of a 13-year-old Christian who along with his 9-year-old brother Pastor, was martyred at Alcalá de Henares in the early 4th century.