Name: Jawa

Origin and Meaning of the Name Jawa

  • Pronunciation:
    (JAH wah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Jawa)
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Miscellaneous Info for Jawa

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  • Used in:
    Arabic and Indonesian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The origins of the name 'Jawa' 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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