Wut country does the name jasmine come from

The name Jasmine (pronounced either JAZZ-min, or jazz-MEEN) is of Persian (ancient Persia is known in modern times as Iran), and old French origin. The name refers to the climbing, flowering plant, which is derived from Yasman. The name became very popular after the 1992 release of Walt Disney Pictures' Aladdin, which starred Linda Larkin as the voice of Jasmine. Jasmine has many alternate spellings and forms including: Jazmon, Jazmyne, Jasmyn, Jazmine, Jazmin, Jazmyn, Jasminda, Jasmyne, and Jassamayn.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 11:31PM EST
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