Girl names that start with J

J is for Jade, Jennifer, Julia, and hundreds of other baby girl names that start with the letter J.

JessicaThis fun-sounding name made its debut in Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice. However, for many people, the name Jessica…
JenniferWho doesn’t know a Jennifer, or two, or three? And it’s no wonder why. Jennifer reigned supreme on the baby name rankings…
JordanJordan is another one of those oh-so-trendy unisex names. And, as often is the case, as it gains popularity as a girls name…
JasmineNow a favorite flower name everywhere from South America to Eastern Europe, Jasmine—also a plant known for its aromatic…
JuliaJulia has been all over the pop-culture consciousness thanks to Julia Roberts, Julia Child, Julia Lous-Dreyfus, and even…
JoyJoy is a sweetly old-fashioned name that’s fallen out of vogue in recent years despite its cheerful meaning. Joy is also…
JaneGood ol’ plain Jane. The feminine form of John (hence John and Jane Doe, G.I. Joe and G.I. Jane) and a variant of Joan, Jane…
JennaJenna is another member of the Jennifer-Jenny family that’s become quite popular in the past several decades. While your…
JacquelineStylish former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, imbued her first name, the feminine form of the French Jacques…
JulieFrench:Youthful; Jove”s child; a feminine form of Julian
JamieScottish:Supplanter; feminine form of James
JocelynEnglish OriginOriginally a boys” name, derived from the Germanic name Gautelen
JanetHebrew:Gift from God; originally a diminutive of Jane, from the French variant Jeanette
JeanScottish:Gracious, gift from God; Scottish form of Joan
JosephineFrench OriginMay God give increase; feminine form of Joseph
JoannaEnglish:Gift from God; variant of Joan, a feminine form of John
JillianEnglish:Youthful; derived from the Latin name Julian
JoanEnglish OriginGod is gracious; variant of Jane
JoyceEnglish:Joyous, merry; derived from Latin word jocosa, meaning joyous; a possible variant of Jocelyn
JulietThe heroine of the greatest love story ever told, Juliet moves one step beyond the more prosaic Julie and Julia, and is heard…
JudithHebrew:Woman of Judea, praised one; Judith is a feminine form of Judah. Judea was the name of an ancient country in southern Palestine…
JulianaLatin:Youthful; feminine form of Julian
JuneWhile the sweetly old-fashioned June (June Cleaver, anyone?) was mega-popular in the 1920s, it’s fallen out of vogue as a…
JillEnglish:Youthful; familar form of Jillian or Gillian
JackieThis name, often a nickname for the more regal Jacqueline, is inextricably linked with the late former First Lady and style…
JosieEnglish:God will add; short form of Josephine
JohannaGerman OriginGod is gracious; variant of the masculine name John and feminine name Joan
JolieEnglish:Cheerful, pretty
JudyHebrew Origin
JuliannaMelodic and romantic, Julianna is an illustrious name that’s been experiencing a major revival along with similar names Juliette…
JewelLatin:Precious gem
JoanneEnglish:Gift from God; variant of Joan, a feminine form of John
JoniEnglish:God is gracious; modern feminine variant of John and Jon
JeanetteFrench Origin
JoleneEnglish:Beautiful; variant of Jolie
JulietteAh, Juliette. The ultimate name d’amour. The “-ette” ending of this variation of Romeo’s ill-fated girlfriend adds a certain…
JaclynA version of the very French Jacqueline, Jaclyn came to fame thanks to actress Jaclyn Smith who starred in the 70s show “Charlie’s…
JoelleFrench OriginLord is God; feminine form of Joel
JodiJodi was a super popular unisex name in the 1970s, and is now a not-so-popular girls’ name. Meaning “God increases,” the…
JeanneFrench:Gift from God; variant of John, Jean, or Jane
JulianneWhat do you get when you combine uber-popular Julia with also-popular Anne? Romantic and delicate Julianne, of course. And…
JacquelynA more Americanized spelling variation of the French Jacqueline, Jacquelyn is also the name of several mid-century beauty…
JasminJasmin (pronounced YAZ-meen) remains steadily popular in the US each year, and it’s no wonder—this lovely, floral appellation…
JanineHebrew:Gift from God
JodyEnglish Origin
JoannEnglish:God is gracious; variant of Joan
JenelleEnglish:Gift from God; variant of Jeanne
JanieEnglish:Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor; variant of Joan
JayneEnglish:Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor; variant of Jane
JennieEnglish:Variation of Jenny which is a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer.
JuanaSpanish:God”s gift; feminine form of Juan, the popular Spanish form of John
JenEnglish:Variation of Jenny, which is a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer
JulienneFrench:Feminine form of Julian
JinniEnglish:Variation of Jenny, which is a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer
JenniEnglish:Variation of Jenny which is a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer.
JeniferVariant of Jennifer common in Cornwall. Derived from Guinevere. In Arthurian Mythology Guinevere was Arthur”s queen.
JanisHebrew:Gift from God
JenaEnglish:Variation of Jenny, which is a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer

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