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Jupiter

Heart
Latin
"godfather"

Jupiter Origin and Meaning

The name Jupiter is a boy's name meaning "godfather".
Jupiter's partner Juno has entered the mainstream, so it's possible that her divine mate could follow. But not necessarily for boys — Jupiter is over 75% female, thanks to its similarity to Juniper. Actress Ashley Tisdale welcomed a daughter named Jupiter Iris in 2021, which could shift the balance even more towards the girls.

The name of the supreme Roman deity and the largest planet has until recently had either too hippie or too grandiose a feel for most mortals, but with the rise of sound-alike Juniper and space names such as Orion and Mars, Jupiter may find new favor.

Short form Jupe is adorable.
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Jupiter Popularity

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20 Names Similar to Jupiter

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Lists containing Jupiter

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Famous People Named Jupiter

  • Jupiter HammonAmerican poet
  • Jupiter Applestage name of Flávio Basso, Brazilian singer
  • Jupiter GhoshBangladeshi cricketer
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Jupiter in Pop Culture

  • Jupiter "Jupe" Jonesmain character in the Three Investigators series by Robert Arthur
  • Jupitervillain in Robin Jarvis' Deptford Mice Trilogy
  • Jupitervillain in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
  • Sailor Jupiter aka Makoto Kinofemale character in anime 'Sailor Moon'
  • Jupiter Jonesfemale character in film "Jupiter Ascending"
  • Jupitercharacter in "Amphitryon" by Moliere
  • Jupiter Northcharacter in the "Nevermoor" series by Jessica Townsend
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