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774 Baby Names That Start With J (with Meanings and Popularity)

774 Baby Names That Start With J (with Meanings and Popularity)

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 in the US by James, a classic name with ties to English royals, US presidents, and biblical characters. Along with James, other boy names starting with J in the US Top 200 include Jacob, Jackson, John, Julian, Jude, Jasper, and Jameson.

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, Juniper, Jasmine, and Juliette.

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 can be 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.

Some unique J names we recommend include Jago, Jules, Jericho, Jessamy, and Juno.

Here, our full selection of names that start with J, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. JosephineHeart
    • Origin:

      French feminine variation of Joseph
    • Meaning:

      "Jehovah increases"
  2. JaneHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "God is gracious"
  3. JudeHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin diminutive of Judah
    • Meaning:

      "praised"
  4. JuniperHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin tree name
    • Meaning:

      "young"
  5. JasperHeart
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
  6. JulietHeart
    • Origin:

      English from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "youthful or sky father"
  7. JamesHeart
    • Origin:

      English variation of Jacob, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "supplanter"
  8. JuliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "youthful or sky father"
  9. JuneHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "young"
  10. JulianHeart
    • Origin:

      English from Latin, variation of Julius
    • Meaning:

      "youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father"
  11. JackHeart
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of John
    • Meaning:

      "God is gracious"
  12. JunoHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "queen of the heavens"
  13. JosiahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God supports, heals"
  14. JacobHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "supplanter"
  15. JasmineHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Persian
    • Meaning:

      "gift from God"
  16. JenniferHeart
    • Origin:

      Cornish variation of Welsh Guinevere
    • Meaning:

      "white shadow, white wave"
  17. JulietteHeart
    • Origin:

      French from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "little Julia"
  18. JoannaHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Johanna
    • Meaning:

      "God is gracious"
  19. JemimaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "dove"
  20. JessicaHeart
    • Origin:

      English, meaning unknown