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Boy Names That Start With J

Boy Names That Start With J

Boy names that start with J have led the US popular baby names list since naming records began in 1880.

The classic James is currently the top J name for boys in the US and also heads up the list of all-time most popular boys' names. Another J name, Jacob, held the Number 1 spot in the US for the first decade of this century.

Along with James and Jacob, J names for boys in the current US Top 50 include Jackson, Joseph, John, Jack, Jayden, Julian, Jaxon, and Joshua. The favorite J name for boys among Nameberry visitors is Jasper.

Internationally, Jules is the top J name for boys in France, Jesse reigns in The Netherlands, and Javier is the most popular J boy name in Spain.

Two of the most classic J names for boys, James and John, head up the list of the most popular baby names for boys born in the 20th century, and no fewer than nine more — from Jeffrey to Justin to Jacob — join them in the all-time Top 50.

The J initial is also a great place to start if you're looking for a unique baby boy name, such as Jupiter or Jericho, Justus or Journey.

Browse below for our full list of boy names that start with J. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With JUnisex Names That Start With J, or our full list of Baby Names That Start With J.