Boy Baby Name

Jabari

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Quick Facts on Jabari

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 910
Pronunciation:
ja-BAHR-ee
Simple meaning:
Brave One (fearless)

Characteristics of Jabari

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jabari

Jabari is a masculine name popularized by African-Americans. It comes from the Swahili language and means “the brave one” (i.e., fearless). Swahili is an East African language spoken primarily in the counties of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. African naming customs (like many cultures around the world) reflect the hopes and the dreams of the parents for their children. With a name like Jabari, parents are wishing bravery upon their sons.

Popularity of the Name Jabari

Jabari first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1974 which coincides with a time when African-Americans began to look toward African names (particularly Swahili) in keeping with their own ancestral heritage. Since Jabari is almost exclusively used within the African-American community (roughly 14% of the U.S. population), the name hasn’t climbed too far up the charts. His peak popularity was actually in 2006 at position #608 on the charts (pretty respectable considering the name gets a smaller audience). Today Jabari is back down at the bottom of the Top 1000 boy’s naming list, but we think high school basketball phenom Jabari Parker might change all that in the coming years. We expect Parker to bring some national media attention to his unusual yet powerful name.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jabari
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jabari

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jabari

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jabari

    Jabari We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jabari.

  • Popular Songs on Jabari

    Popular Songs on Jabari

    Jabari - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Jabari.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jabari

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jabari

    Jabari Makes A Splash (Kerry Grier) - Children ages two to four as well as their parents and caregivers can learn all about water safety in the charming Jabari Makes a Splash. When little lion cub Jabari and his friends go to the water, they aren't quite sure how to behave. But he and his friends soon learn how to have fun in the water responsibly. Adorable and entertaining, Jabari Makes a Splash involves kids and their parents in getting all the knowledge they need to have a healthy respect for the water while still enjoying all its pleasures. Children will love the funny, whimsical story while parents and caregivers will appreciate the gentle lessons and advice on how to keep little ones safe. Warmly written and full of wonderful illustrations, Jabari Makes a Splash is the one book you should read before you hit the water! Recommended for ages 2-4.

  • Famous People Named Jabari

    Famous People Named Jabari

    Famous People Named Jabari - Jabari Parker (basketball player); Jabari Greer (football player); Jabari Asim (African-American educator and editor); Jabari Simama (African-American educator and public official); Jabari Davis (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Jabari

    Children of Famous People Named Jabari

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Jabari - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jabari.

  • Historic Figures

    Jabari - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Jabari - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jabari.

Personality of the Boy Name Jabari

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Jabari

  • No Variations Found.
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