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Girl Names Starting With J

Girl names starting with the letter J have been popular for over a century, owing largely to several superpopular J baby names for girls at the top of the list.

Josephine, the current most popular J name for girls, has been a US Top 500 girl name for as long as that’s been charted. Along with Josephine, J names for girls ranking in the US Top 200 are Julia, Jade, Jasmine, Jordyn, Juliana and Juliette, Josie, and Jocelyn.

Julia is the most popular girl name starting with J internationally, ranking in the Top 100 in The Netherlands, Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland, among others.

Jennifer and Jessica, of course, exchanged the Number 1 spot with one another for the last three decades of the 20th century. Jane, too, has stayed popular for decades.

Unique girl names starting with J that we recommend include Jacinda, Jessamine, Jamaica, and June. But as one of the most heavily populated starting letters for girls' names, there's a J name to suit every style and taste.

Here, view our full lineup of girl names beginning 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.

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Top Girl Names Starting with J

  • Josephine

    Josephine is the feminine form of Joseph, a name ultimately derived from the Hebrew Yosef, meaning “Jehovah increases.” In French it has an accent over the first E, which was omitted in the... Read More 

  • Julia

    Julia was an ancient Roman imperial name given to females in the house of a Julius, as in Caesar. Its origin is shrouded in history, but possible roots include Latin iuvenis, meaning... Read More 

  • Jade

    As cool as the precious green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in... Read More 

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine was derived from the Persian word yasmin, referring to the jasmine flower. Scented oil was made from the plant, and it was used as a perfume throughout the Persian Empire.... Read More 

  • Josie

    Josie is jaunty and friendly: among the most winning of all nickname names. She's been on the social security list since records began being kept.... Read More 

  • Jordyn

    This variation of Jordan entered the Top 1000 in 1989Read More 

  • Juliana

    Long common in Europe, the elegant and regal Juliana, also spelled with two n's, has invaded these shores, in tandem with the more classic Julia. Together with Julian, the name derives from... Read More 

  • Juliette

    Juliette, pronounced with the emphasis on the last syllable, adds a little something extra to Juliet. In the past years it has been rising up the chart.



    Juliet originated in... Read More 

  • Juniper

    Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name -- it's a small evergreen shrub -- with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel,... Read More 

  • Jocelyn

    Jocelyn has gotten new life and popularity as a result of the current passion for lyn endings. Though it was a male name in medieval times, now Jocelyn couldn't sound more softly feminine. ... Read More