Gender: Feminine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Juniper bush.”

Pronunciation: (JOO-nih-per)

Nicknames: June, Juni, Juno, Juper, Nipper

Detail: Any evergreen, coniferous shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus.


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Gender: Masculine

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “Stream.”

Pronunciation: (juh-FAR)

Nicknames: Jaff, Jay

Detail: According to Islam, Jafar appeared as an angel to the Prophet Muhammad. He had been killed in a battle against Byzantium and was the brother of the fourth caliph according to Sunni Muslims and the first Imam to Shi’ites.

And of course he was the villain in Disney’s Aladdin.