J Baby Names

My whole family has J names. Needless to say I have always been obsessed with them. Here is a list of all the J names in my family, as well as J names I love.
  1. Jael
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "mountain goat"
    • Description:

      This attractive Old Testament option is the name of a place in northern Israel.
  2. JAELEAH
    • JAINA
      • JAIRUS
        • James
          • Origin:

            English variation of Jacob, Hebrew
          • Meaning:

            "supplanter"
          • Description:

            James is one of the classic Anglo-Saxon names, a stalwart through the ages that is more popular—and yes, stylish—than ever today. It recently came out Number 1 in a poll of America's favorite boys' baby names, and is the most common male name, counting people of all ages, in the US.
        • Jamie
          • Origin:

            Diminutive of James
          • Meaning:

            "supplanter"
          • Description:

            Jamie is typical of the relaxed unisex names starting with J that seemed so cool in the sixties after decades of Jeans and Joans, though now pretty tepid. Jaime and even Jamey and Jayme are alternate spellings.
        • Jana
          • Origin:

            International feminine variation of Jan
          • Description:

            A sweet name with many cross-cultural ties: it's an equivalent of Jane in languages including Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, Catalan, Estonian, and Latvian.
        • Jaren
          • Jayla
            • Origin:

              Modern spelling of Jaalah, Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "to ascend"
            • Description:

              Not quite as unusual as it might seem, it first entered the popularity list in 1995, as a possible alternative to the very popular Kayla. In the Bible, an alternate spelling is Jaala.
          • Jeffery
            • Origin:

              Spelling variation of Jeffrey
            • Description:

              Jeffery is common enough to be an accepted variation but not common enough to be the one you should choose. Nonetheless, this spelling has charted since the early-twentieth century, much like its brother name.
          • Jennifer
            • Origin:

              Cornish variation of Welsh Guinevere
            • Meaning:

              "white shadow, white wave"
            • Description:

              Jennifer is the Cornish variation of Guinevere, which ultimately derived from the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar. It has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century but came to prominence in the 20th. Playwright George Bernard Shaw chose Jennifer for the name of his leading lady in his play The Doctor’s Dilemma, which drew more attention to the name.
          • Jensen
            • Origin:

              Spelling variation of Jenson and Danish surname
            • Meaning:

              "son of Jens"
            • Description:

              A variation of Jenson, which is actually more popular than the original in the United States. This spelling also holds the distinction of being the most common surname in Denmark.
          • Jeremiah
            • Origin:

              Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "appointed by God"
            • Description:

              Jeremiah is a solid Old Testament prophet name that has gradually taken the place of the now dated Jeremy, Gerard and Gerald, joining other currently popular biblical 'iah' names like Josiah and Isaiah. In the Bible Jeremiah is a famous prophet whose story is recorded in the book named after him.
          • JERIAH
            • Jerome
              • Origin:

                Greek
              • Meaning:

                "sacred name"
              • Description:

                Jerome has a bespectacled, serious, studious image, just like its namesake saint, who was a brilliant scholar. St. Jerome is the patron saint of students, librarians, and archaeologists.
            • Jerry
              • Origin:

                Diminutive of Gerald or Jerome, German or Greek
              • Meaning:

                "ruler with the spear or sacred name"
              • Description:

                Jerry is one of those short forms that, like Mike and Debbie, rose to popularity on the coattails of their formal versions. The equivalents today are nickname names like Ellie and Theo.
            • Jessa
              • Origin:

                Short form of Jessica
              • Description:

                Once rare, this streamlined form of Jessica has been boosted by two very different television figures: the Jemima Kirke character on HBO series Girls, and reality television daughter Jessa Duggar.
            • Jesse
              • Origin:

                Hebrew
              • Meaning:

                "gift"
              • Description:

                King David's father turned 1980s cowboy, Jesse is now down in popularity. The name is associated with a wide variety of bearers, from outlaw Jesse James to Olympic athlete Jesse Owens to activist Jesse Jackson to current actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Eisenberg. The spelling Jesse is more usual as a boys' name while Jessie is more traditional for girls.
            • Joan
              • Origin:

                English variation of Johanna
              • Meaning:

                "God is gracious"
              • Description:

                Joan was the perfect name choice for one of the leading characters on Mad Men, being a quintessential girls' name of the period. A Top 10 name in the 30s, a Top 50 name from the 40s through the early 60s, it was the fifth most popular name in the country for three years running and ranks as one of the most common names for girls in the 20th century. But alas, Joan hasn't even appeared in the Top 1000 for a dozen years, and these days it's primarily associated with Joans of the generation of Joan Crawford, Joan Collins and Joan Rivers--just a few of the noted Joans whose ranks also include the singers Joan Sutherland, Joan Baez, Joan Armatrading and Joan Jett. But it's possible that modern parents who are reviving Jane might move on to Joan, inspired by Joan Hollaway Harris.
            • Jodie
              • Origin:

                Spelling variation of Jody
              • Description:

                The Jodie spelling might be even more obscure, at this point, than the fading original, except actresses Jodie Foster and Jodie Sweetin have kept it in the public eye.