Jasmine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jasmine
Origin of the name Jasmine:
Taken from the name of the tropical plant having colorful, fragrant flowers used in perfumes and teas. The word is derived from the Persian yasamin (jasmine).
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Spanish pronunciation is yahz-MEEN
My name is Jasmine and I was born in early 1960. It was a very uncommon name until the movie Aladdin when the name became extremely popular amongst the Spanish and African American communities. The name is not Spanish contrary to popular belief. So please stop trying to make it so. It is an extremely old French name from the Brittany region known as Bretagne, in the north of France where they spoke a form of Galic. This is a fact and I should know for I am French and my family comes from Bretagne. You can also find traces of the name in Persia. My nickname is Jazz although my Mom hates it when people call me that. Jasmine is a tropical night blooming flowering vine with extremely fragrant small white flower that is used in perfumes. I have several of these plants since people find it amusing to give them to me. When the plants bloom my entire home smells like the flower for the scent is very strong but sweet smelling. You can find these plants where ever there is warm weather like in the southern states of the USA. I used to love my name and still do in a way for it was unique and I like anything that is different. No I do not have black hair or dark eyes. I am a redhead with 1 green eye & 1 brown eye. I am also very much a night person. So the name suits me to a tee - different, unique, night owl. I however HATE what has happened to the name. It has become too popular and people keep trying to make it Hispanic which is extremely irritating. Never mind the different spellings given to the name to make it more Hispanic or African American. What I call hatchet jobs. Why try to change the spelling of a name when the original is extremely beautiful. Leave it alone and allow it to stand with honor and dignity as is. When the name Jasmine is pronounced in french it is truly beautiful and music to the ears. Here is another french name and the name of my older sister, Mireille. The world has not caught on to that name yet to make a hatchet job out of it as well - yippy!!!!!. Most people cannot even pronounce it - and no it is not pronounced Murial - hence why you do not hear the name except in France and in french speaking Canada. If you wish to name your daughter Jasmine PLEASE I BEG OF YOU stick with the original spelling and do not attempt to make a mockery of the original name. It is a beautiful name and DESERVES to stand with dignity and pride.
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My name is Jasmine and I think it's a really beautiful name. It's also the name of a flower and my favourite disney movie Aladdin's Princess Jasmine. The name suites me as I have dark olive skin, brown hair and dark brown eyes. Although, Jasmine is quite a common name as their was three Jasmine's in my science class at one point, all Jasmines together on the register aswell. So it was like: "Jasmine?" "Yes sir." "Jasmine?" "Yes sir." "Jasmine?" "Yes sir." That got a few snickers, but other than that, no-one has made fun of my name or critisized it. Overall, it's a lovely name and I recommend the name for future children.
My name is Jasmine and although I think it's pretty, I don't think it suits me as a person. I get called Mina, Jay, and also Juniper, which I thought nobody else got called, so I was really surprised when I saw it here! I'd like to spell it 'Jasmin' instead, as that would mark it as my own. I have brown hair, pale skin, and green eyes, so I don't think it suits my physical description either. I think the name 'Leah' or 'Luna' would suit me better. However, I do think it's a really pretty name, I just don't think it goes with my personality! I also had a science teacher who called me 'Yasmin' for the whole time she taught me (ages seven through eleven)which got really annoying! Apart from that, I've never had any trouble with my name.
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Jaz, Mina, Jazzi, Jazzhands, Jace, Minnie, Jay, Jazzy, Jas, Jazzy Jazz, Jazster, Jasme, Jasper, Junipe, Mazzie, Jazzi, Jazzy Wazzy
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Jasmine Guy, American actress
Jasmine Villegas, American singer
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Princess in "Aladdin"
One of the main characters in the children's book series Deltora Quest.
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