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The Origins of First Names 
Name origins are infinite! Traditional Christian name origins stem from the Bible and are common across many countries. These Christian first names derive from various languages including Hebrew, Greek and Latin. The Romans conquered the known Western world and first names which derived from Celtic, Germanic or Slavic languages are also, therefore, included in this category of name origin. 

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The Origins of First Names 

Muslim name are derived from the Koran and Arabic and Persian languages

Indian name stem from Sanskrit the Indian language

Hindu name are derived from the Hinduism

Chinese name stem from Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism and famous figures from the various dynasties 

Japanese name stem from Buddhism using Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji texts.

African name origins are derived from African tribal religions, Islam, Muslim or Christianity using Afrikaans, Arabic, Hausa, Swahili, Yoruba, Xhosa, Zulu and European languages

European name origins include place names, mythology and history, colours, plants and other types of nature. Fictional, historical and characteristic words relating to virtues such as Patience and Mercy. We then move on to name origins which can be classed as Descriptive, Speciality, Nationalities and finally unique (or created baby names).

Origins of First Names and Meanings
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Origins of First Names and Meanings
The following list of boys names gives examples of the origins of first names with their meanings.

Jack from John, Hebrew God is Gracious
Jacob, Jake - Hebrew Conqueror
Jamal Arabic Camel
James, Jimmy, Jamie - English Form of Jacob
Jared Hebrew He Who Descends
Jarvis Teutonic Keen as the Spear
Jason, Jay, Greek Healer
Jasper Persian Bearer of Treasure
Jayden varaint of Hebrew Jaydon meaning Grateful
Jean French John
Jed Hebrew Beloved of the Lord
Jeffrey Teutonic Peace Bringer
Jeremiah, Jeremy Hebrew God Exalts
Jeremy, Jerry, Hebrew Exalted
Jerold Teutonic Mighty with the Spear
Jerome Greek Of Sacred Name
Jethro Hebrew Without Equal
Jesse Hebrew Gift Giver 

Origins of First Names and Meanings
The following list of girls names gives examples of the origins of first names with their meanings.

Sabra Hebrew Restful One
Sabrina, Brina Latin Princess
Sacha Greek Helper
Sachi Japanese Girl Child
Sadie Hebrew Princess
Salena Latin Salt
Sally Hebrew Princess
Salome Hebrew Peace
Samantha Hebrew Listener
Samara Hebrew Watch or Outlook
Samuela Hebrew Asked of God
Sandra Greek Helper of Mankind
Sapphire Hebrew Precious Gem
Sarah Hebrew Princess
Sarita Variant of Sarah Little Princess
Scarlett English Red
Sela Hebrew A Rock
Selene, Selena Greek The Moon
Selima Hebrew Peaceful
Selma Celtic Fair
Septima Latin The Seventh
Seraphine, Serafina Hebrew Burning or Ardent
Serena Latin Tranquil
Shana Hebrew Beautiful
Shannon Gaelic Wise 

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