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Gender: Female Meaning of Juno: "queen of the heavens" Origin of Juno: Latin

The name Juno is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "queen of the heavens". Juno and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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.

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Popularity

Juno is #137 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Juno

Pop Culture References for the name Juno

Junot, Juneaux, Juneau

Comments

TechnoKitten Says:

2018-12-16T14:58:51

In my opinion,It sounds very masculine to me

letmein Says:

2017-12-11T23:39:46

I like this name and I really like the meaning. Nice name! I also like the movie too with Ellen Page!

Starelli Says:

2017-07-26T21:24:31

Guilty pleasure for sure.

bordercollie Says:

2017-05-25T18:36:31

One of the sassiest of unexpected girl names in my opinion. So quirky and fun, a really spunky, offbeat name. Cute and fitting for a child, but with a surprising amount of backbone.

TaylorAbby Says:

2017-03-15T10:18:16

I adore this name! We have really been struggling for a girl name, my husband actually found it! At first I wasn't sure but the more I hear it, I know this will be the name of our future daughter.

katinka Says:

2017-02-23T12:56:18

Hey, sorry for the incredibly late reply! No one shortens it to June - I think it's short enough that it's not really an issue. I occasionally call her June as a sort of affectionate old-ladyism, I think it's quite sweet really. She mostly gets Juno or Junebug, occasionally Juni. We still love her name and she's 17 months now and soon to be a big sister! :)

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-20T23:10:32

Beautiful name

Fluffykitten101 Says:

2016-11-05T13:21:18

Juno is adorable but I'm unsure how well it ages. I've never heard of the film. I think I would use it as a nickname for Juniper instead of on its own, though.

Baby Name Addict Says:

2016-09-09T14:52:47

I like June, but it clashes with the month.

Baby Name Addict Says:

2016-09-09T14:52:21

Love this name!

Minky Says:

2016-09-03T09:24:44

I love this name and I Ioved the film - I have to thank the film for introducing me to it. I think it's really sweet but also spunky (a bit like the character), and as a grown up name it would be beautiful. In a few years time no one will even remember the film and your daughters peers will never know of it - not that it matters she was a pretty cool character. I would love to use this name but wouldn't want people shortening it to June.. do you have that problem or a people happy to use her full name? :)

kxlly0614 Says:

2016-08-25T08:19:37

It's such a cool name. I've told people that I absolutely love this name, but they give me looks and tell me it's not a nice name. The movie does not ruin it for me at all. But as a lover of Greek/Roman mythology, Juno(Hera) can be viewed as a character who is often jealous of others.

pacli_pax Says:

2016-06-14T23:41:36

Love this name. A wonderful lady that I know is called Juno, and she suits the description of Queen of the Gods. People do often say, "like the movie?" but as time goes on I think that's less likely to happen.

The namesake in the movie is a good strong female character anyway. Not a bad comparison in my opinion!

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2016-05-22T22:00:08

I'm loving this name right now! It's spunky but still very feminine. I've never seen the movie, but I have heard of it. Actually, I'm assuming that's the case with most kids my age so it probably won't be as big an issue in 10 years when I might be having kids.

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:

2016-05-20T22:10:29

Yes! I thought Juno was a good character too.

gummybear0724 Says:

2016-04-20T20:59:53

I prefer the Juneau spelling.

jordalini Says:

2016-04-10T01:28:54

I love Juno, but everyone I know say "like the movie" every time. My SO won't go for a name if he knows someone with the name, or can think of an immediate reference :/

Floris Says:

2016-04-08T12:51:20

Awww :) So cute!!! Juno Mathilda is darling!
Really spunky but also charming and vintagey

katinka Says:

2016-04-07T14:56:28

Thanks, Floris! (It's me, EW314, using my new username)

My Juno Matilda is 6.5 months old now and definitely living up to her feisty namesake!

Floris Says:

2016-04-02T11:24:01

not to mention that the Juno in the movie is actually a pretty positive and admirable character. Sure, at first glance she seems irrsesponsible. But ultimately she's a quirky and loving young woman that does what's best for her (unborn) child and is strong enough to give him(her?) a lovely adoptive mum....

Imo there are worse movie namesakes:)

And the name Juno is just wayyy to good to give up.

eliz Says:

2016-01-26T22:19:59

I love this name so much! Juno is most likely going to be my daughter's name

EW314 Says:

2016-01-26T15:51:12

My absolute favourite name, and the one I chose for my daughter, born in 2015.

Yes, there's a film by the same name but you'd be surprised how many people have never even heard of it! It'd be a shame if people were turned off such a powerful, regal and fitting name (Juno is the Roman goddess of marriage, women and childbirth) just because of an indie flick.

angelmother2014 Says:

2015-06-29T11:29:29

I don`t think the movie ruins the name for me. Yes its about a pregnant teen, but if you look long enough you can find some negative association with a lot of names. There are a lot worse things Juno could be associated with, like a murderer or something.

MJadeF Says:

2015-01-29T01:04:37

I like the name, but it does remind me a lot of the movie.

jordalini Says:

2015-01-08T05:54:00

Ugh stupid movie ruining an awesome name.

Guest Says:

2014-09-19T01:08:42

I'm warming up to it but I can't see past the movie reference or the homophone to the capital of Alaska.

LunaCross Says:

2014-06-13T15:27:20

Cool name. I like it. Might use it.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-05-24T13:40:01

I much prefer June and have since I watched the movie.

Myosotis Says:

2014-05-24T12:03:35

Yeah, I quite like it, but I always think of the film. She wasn't terrible but I find it hard to imagine anyone else with the name for some reason. Maybe as a middle

CocoWhite Says:

2014-05-24T05:40:35

Love this name, but I'm not sure how I feel about the association with the pregnant sixteen-year-old.