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Names That Start With J

Names That Start With J

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, Juniper, Jasmine, and Juliette. Along with James, other boy names starting with J in the US Top 200 include Jacob, Jackson, John, Julian, Jude, Jasper, 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 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. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With J, Boy Names That Start With J, or Unisex Names That Start With J.

  1. JudeHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin diminutive of Judah
    • Meaning:

      "praised"
  2. JasperHeart
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
  3. JosephineHeart
    • Origin:

      French feminine variation of Joseph
    • Meaning:

      "Jehovah increases"
  4. JamesHeart
    • Origin:

      English variation of Jacob, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "supplanter"
  5. JuniperHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin tree name
    • Meaning:

      "young"
  6. JackHeart
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of John
    • Meaning:

      "God is gracious"
  7. JacobHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "supplanter"
  8. JaneHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "God is gracious"
  9. JuliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "youthful or sky father"
  10. JonahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "dove"
  11. JulianHeart
    • Origin:

      English from Latin, variation of Julius
    • Meaning:

      "youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father"
  12. JulietHeart
    • Origin:

      English from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "youthful or sky father"
  13. JosiahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

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

      Hebrew, diminutive of Jacob
    • Meaning:

      "supplanter"
  15. JoshuaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "the Lord is my salvation"
  16. JadenHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God has heard"
  17. JuneHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, month named for goddess Juno
  18. JasmineHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Persian
    • Meaning:

      "gift from God"
  19. JunoHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "queen of the heavens"
  20. JesseHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gift"