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Gender: Female Pronunciation: JEEN Meaning of Jin: "tenderness, gentleness" Origin of Jin: Japanese

The name Jin is a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "tenderness, gentleness". Jin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Good or Kind and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (7)".

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Similarity to the English name Jean could be a plus in a Japanese-American family.

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Famous People Named Jin

Jin Au-Yeung aka MC Jin, American male actor/rapper
Jin, drummer of Japanese visual kei band ScReW
Jin, stage name of Kim Seokjin; singer, dancer, and member of the South Korean boy band BTS
Jin Akanishi, Japanese male singer of J-pop boy band, KAT-TUN
Yoon Jin-hee, South Korean weightlifter
Starlit Zhao aka JinBop, (male) American YouTuber
JinJin, stage name of Park Jinwoo; dancer, rapper, singer, and leader of the South Korean boy band Astro
Jin Park, (male) first DACA recipient to win Rhodes Scholarship

Pop Culture References for the name Jin

Jin, character in "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
Jin Sun-Kwon, character in the "F.E.A.R." video game series
Jin, leading character in Samurai Champloo
Jin or Red Flash, one of Flashmen in Choushinsei Flashman
Jin, character in O-Parts Hunter series
Jin, demon with mastery over the wind in YuYu Hakusho
Jin Kariya, bount character in the anime Bleach anime
Jin Kazama, character in Tekken video games
Jin Saotome, character in Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
Jin Masato, character in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Jin Uzuki, character in Xenosaga
Jin-Soo Kwon, character on TV's "Lost"
Jin Kuga, character in Kamichama Karin
Jin Kisaragi, character in BlazBlue video games
Dr. Jin Minakata, title character in Jin, a seinen manga
Jin Lo, scientist in the book "The Apothecary"
"Gold" in Mandarin


PeridotMoonstone Says:


I prefer this as a boy's name though :)

ShannonLim Says:


This is a boy's name too! In fact, its more masculine than feminine~ Love this name. It's just so gentle and handsome.