Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Yasmine

Yasmine is a variant transcription of the Arabic Yasmīn (يسمين), ultimately derived from the Old Persian “yasamen” meaning “Jasmine” (as in the flower). Jasmine essentially referred to a perfume 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 (like Lily, Rose and 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 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 – Yasmine

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME YASMINE

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME YASMINE

Yasmine first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in 1989 and then received a good little boost up the charts in 1992 following the release of “Aladdin”. This particular spelling of the name reached as high as position #384 on the charts in 1997, but has since been on the decline. In fact, 2009 marks the last year Yasmine can claim Top 1000 status in the country (201 baby girls were given this form of the name in 2012). Obviously, there’s quite a bit of spelling competition with the many other variations now in circulation.

Quick Facts

ON YASMINE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Arabic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

YAZ-min; yaz-MEEN

SIMPLE MEANING:

Jasmine

Characteristics

OF YASMINE

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Yasmine

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME YASMINE

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

Popular Songs

ON YASMINE

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Yasmine


Famous People

NAMED YASMINE

Yasmine Bleeth (actress)
Yasmine Pahlavi (Iranian princess)
Yasmine (Belgian singer)

Children of Famous People

NAMED YASMINE

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

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME YASMINE

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