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Boy Names Starting With J

by Emma Waterhouse

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

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 last century, and no fewer than nine more — from Jeffrey to Justin to Jacob — join them in the all-time Top 50.

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.

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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.

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 boys’ names starting with leading letter J.

J Names for Boys