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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 fresh-feeling nature name -- it's a small evergreen shrub -- with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel, Acacia, and Willow.

Juniper has an interesting variety of associations -- it's mentioned in the Old Testament, was used in Renaissance paintings to represent chastity, has berries used to flavor gin, and Juniper is the Saint of Comedy. A male St. Juniper was a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny author Margaret Wise Brown sometimes used the pen name of Juniper Sage. And in the Junie P. Jones kids' books, Junie's full name is Juniper Beatrice. There also have been Junipers is cartoon series (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee) and comic strips as well.

The name got something of a hippieish vibe via the 1969 hit Donovan song, 'Jennifer Juniper.'

Juniper entered the U.S. Top 1000 for the first time in 2011.
# 114 in the US

Juniper Rank in US Top 1000

# 101 on Nameberry

Juniper Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Juniper Popularity

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Famous People Named Juniper

  • Juniper Sagepen name of Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd, American children's authors

Juniper in Pop Culture

  • Junipercharacter in 2012 movie "Mud"
  • "The Life and Times Of Juniper Lee" animated series and main character
  • "Juniper" novel by Monica Furlong and its main character
  • Juniper Beatrice "Junie B." Jonesmain character in the Junie B. Jones series
  • Junipernymph in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.
  • Juniper "Joon" Pearlcharacter from the movie "Benny and Joon"
  • Juniper Coopercharacter on TV series "Riverdale," twin of brother Dagwood Cooper
  • Juniper Blythecharacter in "The distant hours" by Kate Morton
  • JuniperPachyrhinosaurus in the film "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D"
  • Juniper Woodscharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Aurea Juniperprofessor character in the Pokemon Black and White video games
  • "Jennifer Juniper" Song by Donovan
  • Juniper Andromedacharacter in Sarah J Maas's Crescent City

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