Baby Names That Start With J
Baby names that start with J are some of the most beloved, particularly for boys. J is the most popular letter for boy names and the second most common letter for names overall. J names for boys are led by James, a classic name with ties to English royals, US presidents, and biblical characters. Ever since the fall of Jennifer and Jessica, J names are much less common for girls, but vintage revival Josephine leads the pack.
Along with Josephine, other girl names beginning with J in the US Top 200 include Julia, Jade, Jasmine, Juliana, and Juliette. Along with James, other boy names starting with J in the US Top 200 include Jacob, Jackson, John, Julian, and Jameson.
Following in the footsteps of Josephine, other sweetly old-fashioned J names for girls are making their way up the charts, including Jane, June, and Josie, which is occasionally used as a nickname for Josephine. For boys, we’ve seen more interest in the rare surname name Jones ever since football star Tony Romo used it for his son.