Jasmine (given name)

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Jasmine
Chinesischer Maler des 12. Jahrhunderts (I) 001.jpg
Jasmine is derived from the name of the flower jasmine.
Gender Female
Origin
Word/Name Persian
Meaning Gift from God, God's Gift
Other names
Related names Yasmin, Jasmin, Jessamine

Jasmine (sometimes spelled Yasmin, closer to the pronunciation of the Persian name it is related to) is a feminine given name. It refers to the scented flowering plant or gods gift jasmine.[1] The name has been popular in a number of countries in recent years. In the United States, it first entered the top 1,000 list of most popular names in 1973. It has remained among the top 100 names given to American girls since 1986, and was ranked at No. 43 in 2008.[2] Variant Yasemin was the most popular name given to baby girls born in Turkey in 2008-2009. Variant Yasmin was ranked among the top 10 names given to Brazilian girls in 2009[3] and is also very popular in Israel, and variant Jazmín (pronounced Hasmin) was among the top 5 names given to girls in Córdoba, Argentina in 2009.[4] Variant Jázmin is in among the top 10 names given to girls born in Hungary. Variant Yasmine is popular in Brussels, Belgium.[5]

People with the given name[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Princess Jasmine of Agrabah, the princess in Disney's Aladdin
  • Jasmine, a character on the television series Angel
  • Jasmine (Pokémon), a character in the Pokémon universe
  • Jasmine (aka Marika Reimon), main character from the 2004 Japanese tokusatsu television series, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
  • Jasmine Thomas, a character from the soap opera Emmerdale
  • Jasmine, a character from Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman
  • Jasmine Fenton, the sister of the protagonist in Danny Phantom
  • Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis, main character from the 2013 movie Blue Jasmine
  • Jasmine S. Nguyen, a character was Devan's best friend from the Warner Brothers series, Devan and Jasmine (Tiny Pop)
  • Jasmine, a forest girl from Emily Rodda's Deltora series
  • Jasmine, a lioness from the movie Secondhand Lions
  • Jasmine, a superaging woman who dies in two days in the film Life in a Day
  • Jasmine, the name of a semi-recurring character in the TVB show Forensic Heroes

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Jasmine". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Popular Baby Names". Socialsecurity.gov. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Ranking 2009". Brasil.babycenter.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  4. ^ "BenjamĂ­n afianza su reinado entre los bebĂŠs varones". LAVOZ.com.ar. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  5. ^ "2008: Emma en Noah zijn de populairste voornamen" (in Dutch). Statbel.fgov.be. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2012-07-15.