Gender: Male Meaning of Juniper: "young" Origin of Juniper: English from Latin tree name

Juniper Origin and Meaning

The name Juniper is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "young".

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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Juniper's International Variations

Junípero (Spanish) Junipère (French)


Fluffykitten101 Says:


If someone used Juniper with the nickname Pip I would be dying of cuteness, or Juni for a girl! So adorable on both genders. I love it.

katinka Says:


I adore Juniper for a boy!

caetano Says:


doesnt make it any better.

htw Says:


Love this for a boy

htw Says:


Hilary is a male saints name and it is used on girls...

basilietea Says:


I like it for both genders. Cute!

Hydra Says:


I can only see this as a male name because of the male saint. Why would you give your daughter a male saints name? It doesn't even sound that feminine.