English from Latin tree name

Juniper Origin and Meaning

The name Juniper is both a boy's name and a girl'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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Famous People Named Juniper

  • Saint Juniperfollower of Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Juniper ShueyAmerican visual artist
  • Bowie Juniper Holliday (b. 2016)son of model Tess Holliday

Juniper in Pop Culture

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