Name: Java

Origin and Meaning of the Name Java

  • Meaning:
    Possibly 'home' or 'distant'.
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  • Meaning:
    Coffee infused beverage
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (JAH vah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Java

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  • Used in:
    English and Indonesian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Java is American slang for coffee or a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans. It is also a programming language expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet.

    The origins of the name 'Java' are unclear. Possibilities are that the name comes from a plant, the jawa-wut, There are other possible sources: the word jaś and its variations mean "beyond" or "distant" and, in Sanskrit yava means barley, Sanskrit being a language that is heavily incorporated into the Indonesian language.

    The most likely meaning is that the word "Java" comes from a Proto-Austronesian root word, meaning 'home'. Both Jawa and Java are very rarely used as personal names. Most all references refer to the island of Java, the most populated island in the world, and 13th largest in landmass.

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