Jasmine Name Meaning

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You can derive great inspiration from flowers for baby girl names. One such name is Jasmine, which is a delicate and fragrant white flower with a long history. The name Jasmine is of Persian origin, meaning ”gift from God." It is derived from the Persian word ”yasmin,” referring to the plant, meaning "fragrant flower."

  • Origin: Jasmine is a Persian name meaning "gift from God" or "fragrant flower."
  • Gender: Jasmine is commonly used as a girl name.
  • Pronunciation: jas-mine

Although many baby names are separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in your name selection process. It’s important to select a name that you feel suits your new baby the best.

How Popular Is the Name Jasmine?

According to the latest Social Security Administration 2020 data, the name first started trending in the Top 1,000 most popular names in 1973. It burst into the Top 100 in 1986 at No. 95.

The most popular years for the name Jasmine were 1993 and 1994, after Princess Jasmine, an animated character in the Disney feature film, “Aladdin,” appeared on the big screen.

Since then, the popularity of the name has fallen, but Jasmine still kept a spot in the Top 100 until 2012. In 2020, the name was ranked at No. 141.

Name Variations

The following are the variations for the name Jasmine:

  • Gelsomina (Italian) 
  • Jasmin (Finnish, German) 
  • Jasmina (Bosnian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian) 
  • Jasminka (Croatian) 
  • Jasmyn (English)
  • Jazmin (English)
  • Jázmin (Hungarian) 
  • Jazmine (English)
  • Jazmyn (English)
  • Jessamine (Middle English)
  • Jessamyn (Middle English) 
  • Yasaman (Persian)
  • Yasamin (Persian) 
  • Yasemin (Turkish) 
  • Yasmeen (Urdu, Arabic)
  • Yasmin (English, Hebrew, Arabic, Urdu)
  • Yasmina (Arabic, French, Spanish) 
  • Yasmine (French, English, Arabic)

Similar Names

Other flower names:

  • Azalea
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Holly
  • Iris
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Lilly
  • Poppy
  • Primrose
  • Rose
  • Violet
  • Willow

Other Persian names:

  • Anahita
  • Ava
  • Baran
  • Daria
  • Delara
  • Jaleh
  • Leila
  • Mahine
  • Mina
  • Roshan
  • Roxanne
  • Shadi
  • Sara
  • Vida
  • Zarina

Other names starting with J:

  • Jacynthia
  • Jaya
  • Jaylene
  • Jemma
  • Jennifer
  • Jersey
  • Jessica
  • Jewel
  • Joanna
  • Jolene
  • Jordan
  • Julia
  • June
  • Juniper
  • Justine

Suggested Sibling Names

Looking for a sibling name for Jasmine? Here are some popular options:

  • Ashley
  • Caleb
  • Chloe
  • Christopher
  • Isabelle
  • Jess
  • Joel
  • Joshua
  • Julie
  • Scarlett

Famous People Named Jasmine

Some notable people who share the name Jasmine are:

  • Jasmine Cephas Jones, an American actress, singer, producer, and Primetime Emmy award winner
  • Jasmine Curtis-Smith, a Filipina-Australian actress, host, dancer, writer, and model
  • Jasmine Guy, an American actress, director, singer, and dancer
  • Jasmine Isabelle Harman, an English television presenter, radio presenter, and writer
  • Jasmine Leonora Guinness, an Irish designer, fashion model, and a member of the Guinness family
  • Jasmine Simhalan, an Indian martial artist and classical Indian dancer
  • Jasmine Tookes, an American model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel
  • Jasmine Trinca, an Italian actress

Fictional Jasmine:

  • Jasmine "Jazz" Fenton, a character in animated action TV series, “Danny Phantom.”
  • Jasmine Delaney, a recurring character in the Australian soap opera “Home and Away.”
  • Jasmine Dubrow, a character in the 1996 science fiction film, “Independence Day.”
  • Jasmine the Present Fairy, from the British children’s book franchise, “Rainbow Magic.” 
  • Jasmine, a recurring character in the cult hit television program, “Angel” played by Gina Torres.

More Baby Names

Still searching for the perfect baby name? Check out these related baby name lists for even more options: 

50 Persian Baby Names

100 Flower and Plant Baby Names

Top 1,000 Baby Girl Names in the U.S.

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  1. Social Security Administration. Popularity of name Jasmine. 2021.

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