Quick Facts on Jasmin
- Arabic, German
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Gift from God (Persian); Flower symbolizing sweetness and grace
Characteristics of Jasmin
Etymology & Historical Origin - Jasmin
Jasmin is a slightly altered spelling of Jasmine (it’s how the Germans spell it). Jasmine comes from the old Persian “yasamin”, which means ‘gift from God’ and refers to the flowering plant of the olive genus native to the warm temperate regions of the Old World (i.e., Afro-Eurasia). Jasmine (especially in the form of Yasmin) has long been a popular female name in the Arab world. In the United States, Jasmine has been in use since the turn of the 20th century when naming girls after flowers, trees and plants became all the rage. Consider Lily, Rose, and Iris for example. However, its increasing popularity in the last couple of decades probably owes much to the character Princess Jasmine in Disney’s movie, Aladdin (1992). The flowering plant known as the jasmine symbolizes elegance and grace, and is known for its intoxicating fragrance. As the German spelling of this feminine name, Jasmin is currently popular in both Germany and Austria.
Popularity of the Name Jasmin
Jasmin first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1974, which is a year following Jasmine’s reappearance. Jasmine is a name that became hugely popular in America, and its rise to the top of the charts was meteoric. This made it a prime candidate for altered spellings, and Jasmin (without the “e”) is another example of this. While it is a legitimate spelling of the name in the German language, we don’t think that’s the primary drive of American parents using this form of the name. Rather, slight spelling modifications give parents the illusion that their name is different, hoping to create more originality within ultra-trendy circumstances. There are currently eight forms of this name on the charts. Most popular is the traditional English spelling of Jasmine followed by Jazmin(e). Jasmin is currently the 4th most popular spelling of this name which is collectively given to almost 9,000 baby girls per year (that’s a lot!). From an English speaking perspective, we have to say, the name just feels incomplete without the “e” on the end.
Popularity of the Girl Name Jasmin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jasmin
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jasmin
Jasmin We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jasmin.
Popular Songs on Jasmin
Jasmin - a song by Youth Asylum
Children's Books on the Baby Name Jasmin
Jasmin (Jan Truss) - Jasmin tells the story of an alienated young woman who leaves home and in the process discovers that she is a good artist as well as a good person. Jasmin Marie Antoinette Stalke is failing the sixth grade. Burdened with the responsibilities of being the oldest child in a large, poor family, she lies awake nights staring at the stars but seeing no way to succeed. She can't do her homework because of noise from her family and the television set that is always on in the main room of their small house. Her science fair project has just been ruined by Nathaniel and Leroy's careless horsing around. She doesn't know what to do. For solace she reaches for a treasured book of poems and becomes inspired to imitate Meg in her favorite poem: from now on she will live "as she do please." She will run away. This haunting and sensitively written story of a girl's successful search for independence will resonate with many girls of a similar age. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Jasmin
Famous People Named Jasmin - Jasmin (Indian actress)
Children of Famous People Named Jasmin
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Jasmin - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jasmin.
Jasmin - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Jasmin - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jasmin..
Personality of the Girl Name Jasmin
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jasmin