"queen of the heavens"

Juno Origin and Meaning

The name Juno is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "queen of the heavens".

Juno is an ancient name that feels as fresh as if it had been minted — well, not yesterday, but in 2007. Since the release of the popular indie film Juno, this lively but strong o-ending Roman goddess name has become more and more prominent as a potential baby name — Coldplay's Will Champion chose Juno for one of his twins (whose brother is the kingly Rex).

Juno was the sister and wife (hmmm) of Jupiter, and the mother of Mars and Vulcan. The patron goddess of Rome and protector of women and marriage, Juno's name is heard in Virgil's Aeneid, Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Sean O'Casey's 1924 play Juno and the Paycock. The deity's name is of uncertain origin, but likely derives from the root -iuwen, meaning young. With Jupiter and Minerva, she made the Capitoline triad, whose worship was at the very center of Roman religion.

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Famous People Named Juno

  • Juno Violet TempleEnglish actress
  • Juno Wright (b. 2005)daughter of actors Jeffrey Wright and Carmen Ejogo
  • Juno Champion (b. 2008)Daughter of musician Will Champion; twin of brother Rex
  • Juno Rassi (b. 2014)daughter of Mazdack Rassi and Zanna Roberts Rassi; twin of sister Rumi
  • Juno Kendal (b. 2017)daughter of British YouTuber Ollie Kendal
  • Sunday Juno Fox (b. 2019)daughter of Janet Montgomery and Joe Fox.

Juno in Pop Culture

  • JunoRoman goddess of women and marriage, wife of Jupiter and queen of the gods
  • Juno Boyle"Captain" Jack Boyle's wife in the Sean O'Casey play "Juno and the Paycock" (1924)
  • Juno MacGuffcharacter in 2007 film Juno
  • Juno Eclipsecharacter in video game "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed"
  • Sailor Juno aka JunJuncharacter in anime "Sailor Moon"
  • Junocharacter in movie "Beetlejuice"
  • JunoNorman's dog on TV's "Bates Motel"
  • Juno's volutetype of seashell
  • Juno Steelcharacter in "The Penumbra Podcast"
  • Junocharacter in anime "Beastars"
  • Juno " Jen " Kuruwaka in Pulse Comic by Lindi in Instagram