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Gender: M Origin of Juniper: Tree name

Juniper is a nature name that we really like. While it's trendiest for girls -- over 400 baby girls were named Juniper in 2013 versus fewer than ten boys -- the most notable Juniper in history was the saint Brother Juniper, a follower of Saint Francis renowned for his generosity. Blessed Junipero Serra, who founded the first of the California Missions, took his name from the earlier Saint Juniper.

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Famous People Named Juniper

Saint Juniper, follower of Saint Francis of Assisi
Juniper Shuey, American visual artist
Bowie Juniper Holliday (b. 2016), son of Tess Holliday

Pop Culture References for the name Juniper

Brother Juniper, main character in Thornton Wilder's "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and film
"Brother Juniper," comic strip by Fred McCarthy and its main character
Juniper, evergreen shrub with berries from which gin (known as "jenever" in Dutch) is traditionally distilled.

Juniper's International Variations

Junípero (Spanish) Junipère (French)