Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Jasmine

Jasmine is a transcription of the Arabic Yasmīn (يسمين), ultimately derived from the Old Persian “yasamen” meaning “Jasmine” (as in the flowering plant of the olive genus). Jasmine originally referred to a perfume produced from the flower – a climbing flower native to the warm temperate regions of the Old World around the Mediterranean (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 (like Lily, Rose, Iris, Violet). However, Jasmine’s increasing popularity in the last couple of decades owes much to the Disney character Princess Jasmine from the movie “Aladdin” (1992). The jasmine flower symbolizes sweetness, elegance and grace, and is known for its intoxicating fragrance. Today the name Jasmine is a Top 50 favorite in England and Australia. It’s on the Top 100 lists in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Sweden.

All About the Baby Name – Jasmine

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME JASMINE

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME JASMINE

Jasmine debuted on America’s Top 1000 list of baby girl names in 1973 (although it was in circulation prior, just at low levels of usage). The name took off pretty fast and inside of 15 years landed a spot on the Top 100 list. That’s what we call rapid success! She didn’t stop there, though; Jasmine maintained positioning on the Top 30 list for 17 consecutive years throughout the 1990s and early part of the 2000s. Her highest achievement came between 1993 and 1994 when Jasmine was the 23rd most common name across the country. Not surprisingly, this triumph came right after the release of Disney’s “Aladdin” (1992). Jasmine appears to be headed off America’s Top 100 list (currently ranked #85), but given all the spelling variations in circulation today, she’s still doing quite a bit better than first meets the eye. Jasmine is a lovely name, just like her namesake flower!

Quick Facts

ON JASMINE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Arabic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

103

PRONUNCIATION:

JAZ-min

SIMPLE MEANING:

Delicate, fragrant flower

Characteristics

OF JASMINE

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Jasmine

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME JASMINE

The young title character of this 1989 novel goes from India to the United States in search of a new life after she is suddenly widowed. In her new homeland she faces innumerable obstacles, not least of which is her status as a minority woman, and she must assume new identities in her quest for self.

Popular Songs

ON JASMINE

Jasmine
a song by Ace Troubleshooter

The Jasmine Corridor
a song by Ian Anderson

Famous People

NAMED JASMINE

Jasmine Bleeth (actress)
Jasmine Guy (actress)
Jasmine Bleeth (actress)
Jasmine Guy (actress)
Jasmine Bleeth (actress)
Jasmine Guy (actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED JASMINE

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Jasmine

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME JASMINE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jasmine