Baby Names Starting with J
Baby names starting with J 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.
View our complete collection of baby names starting with J. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.