Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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.

Quick Facts

ON YASMIN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Arabic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

818

PRONUNCIATION:

YAZ-min; yahz-MEEN

SIMPLE MEANING:

Jasmine flower

Characteristics

OF YASMIN

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Yasmin

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME YASMIN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Yasmin

Popular Songs

ON YASMIN

Yasmin the Light
a song by Explosions In The Sky

Yasmin
a song by Fettes Brot

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

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

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME YASMIN

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