Meaning and Origin of: Jasmine

Meaning and Origin of Jasmine

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Persian : A form of flowering olive

What does Jasmine mean and stand for?

The name Jasmine is of Persian origin and means "gift from God." It is derived from the Persian word yasmin, which is used for the flower. People used the scented oils from the flower to make perfume throughout the Persian Empire.

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Jasmine has been steadily decreasing in popularity over the years. It was in the top 100 from 2000 to 2012, but still remains in the top 150 despite the decline since. Its sister spelling, Jazmin, has declined even more rapidly.

However, it is the 22nd most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Jasmine was at its peak popularity in June 2019.

Jasmine burst onto the scene with Disney's Aladdin, which was such an unusual choice for a princess at the time. Its flower-invoking image has made it a very popular choice. Michael Jordan, Martin Lawrence and Nigel Barker all chose the name Jasmine for their daughters. Notable namesakes include Jasmine Tookes, Jasmine Guy, Jasmine Trias, and Jasmine Murray.

Where is it Popular?

Jasmine was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Jasmine

  • Jas
  • Jaz
  • Jazz
  • Jazzy
  • Jess
  • Minnie

Pairs well with these middle names