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Quick Facts on Yasmin

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 818
YAZ-min; yahz-MEEN
Simple meaning:
Jasmine flower

Characteristics of Yasmin

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Yasmin

Yasmīn is an Arabic female name from the Old Persian “yasamin” referring to a perfume they produced from 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 Yasmīn – has long been a popular female name in the Arab and Persian worlds. In the United States, the English equivalent Jasmine has been in use since the turn of the 20th century when naming girls after flowering plants and trees became a fashionable trend. 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 jasmine flower symbolizes elegance and grace, and is known for its intoxicating fragrance. Yasmine (with an “e”) is a Top 10 female name in Brussels, Belgium where there resides a high concentration of Turks and Moroccans.

Popularity of the Name Yasmin

Yasmin first appeared on the female naming charts in 1977 but didn’t take hold until 1985. This may have been influenced by the public 1985 celebrity marriage between British supermodel Yasmin and the then-popular front man Simon Le Bon of the 80s band Duran Duran. The name did okay at first, mostly mimicking the popularity of Jasmine, but in the past few years it’s dropped back down to low-moderate levels of usage. Yasmin is probably enjoying less crossover appear than it once had, but she’s staying on the charts (probably thanks in large part to Iranian and Arab-Americans). When it comes to the name Jasmine it just depends on the sound preference among parents – do you say “yah, yah, yah” to the YAZ sound or do you favor the “jazzier” Jasmine? Both sound ever so lovely to us. Elegant and graceful – just like the flower.
Popularity of the Girl Name Yasmin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Yasmin

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Yasmin

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Yasmin

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

  • Popular Songs on Yasmin

    Popular Songs on Yasmin

    Yasmin - a song by Fettes Brot

    Yasmin the Light - a song by Explosions In The Sky

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Yasmin

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Yasmin

    Finding Your Faith (Stephanie Perry Moore) - Book One of the Yasmin Peace Series. The first book in this series deals with the harshness of life's lessons - and for such a young girl. Unfortunately, this is the case for many children. With this series, the author would like to send the message to our youth that even in the midst of calamity, you can always trust and depend on God.Yasmin Peace is growing up fast. After the tragic suicide of her oldest brother, she takes on the responsibility of overseeing what's left of her family and through it all, she perseveres. As she sheds her tomboy exterior and finds her faith, Yasmin blossoms into the young lady God destined her to become. Join Yasmin Peace on her journey through this series that will encourage character growth and development. Other titles in the series are called: Experiencing the Joy; Enjoying True Peace; Believing in Hope; and Learning to Love. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Yasmin's Dress (Roderick Hunt) - Oxford Reading Tree Sparrows are written to offer consolidation and breadth for children who need plenty of reading practice before moving up to the next stage. The stories are written by Roderick Hunt and introduce different characters, families and settings to broaden children's reading base. Recommended for ages 5+

    Yasmin's Hammer (Ann Malaspina) - In the noisy streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, another busy morning is beginning as Yasmin rides to work in her father's rattling rickshaw. Yasmin longs to go to school so she can learn to read, but her family needs the money she and her sister earn at the brickyard to help keep the rice bag full and the roof repaired. As she hammers away at bricks day after day, Yasmin dreams of a different life. If she could read, she could be anything she wants to be when she grows up. One night Yasmin has an idea-a secret plan that will bring her one step closer to making her dream a reality. Compassionately told and inspired by contemporary news articles, Yasmin's Hammer offers a fresh perspective on the value of education. Readers will admire Yasmin's persistence in reaching for her goals and the enduring love of her hardworking family in this hopeful story of a bright young girl whose mind is set on changing her future. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Yasmin's Parcels (Jill Atkins) - A young girl shows that good deeds are richly rewarded in this magical story about doing the right thing. Yasmin lives in a tiny house with her mama and papa and six little brothers and sisters. They are poor and hungry and, as the eldest child, Yasmin knows she needs to do something to help. So she sets off to find some food. But Yasmin can't find any food and, instead, is given some mysterious parcels. How can these parcels help her feed her family? Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Yasmin

    Famous People Named Yasmin

    Famous People Named Yasmin - Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (royalty, daughter of Rita Hayworth); Yasmin Le Bon (Iranian-English supermodel); Yasmin (British musician); Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (journalist); Yasmin Paige (British actress); Yasmine Bleeth (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Yasmin

    Children of Famous People Named Yasmin

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Yasmin - Rita Hayworth (iconic film actress); Chrissie Hynde (musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Yasmin - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Yasmin

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Yasmin

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