50 Best Baby Names That Start With J

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50 Baby Names That Start With the Letter J
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Expecting a little one soon, or helping a friend land on a choice for the best baby names? Maybe you're planning far into the future for your perfect baby name, especially one that starts with the letter J.

We have compiled a list of unique baby names and everything you need to know about them. With popular names like Jacelyn, Jana, Jennis, and more, we have sifted through names from every origin to help you pick the perfect one for your little bundle of joy.

We figured you already know the top "J" names (which is why you're here). So, if you're looking for a name that means a little more and has meaning, these are some of our favorites.

1. Jacelyn

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern blend of Jaye or Jacey and Lynn

2. Jacey

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern name, probably based off of the intials J.C.

3. Jackie

Origin: English

Meaning: A nickname from a regal name Jacqueline

4. Jacintha

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Beautiful

5. Jacoba

Origin: Hebrew and Latin

Meaning: Supplanter, or seizing by the heel

6. Jaden

Origin: American

Meaning: Unisex name 

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7. Jadira

Origin: English

Meaning: The gemstone Jade, or the color green

8. Jady

Origin: English

Meaning: The gemstone Jade, or the color green

9. Jaffa

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Beautiful

10. Jaime

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Supplanter

11. Jaine

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: "Gift from God"

12. Jalen

Origin: American

Meaning: Variant of Jalena

13. Jakoba

Origin: German and Hebrew

Meaning: Femine form of Jakob, Supplanter

14. Jamesina

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: Supplanter, femine form of James

15. Jamila

Origin: African and Arabic

Meaning: Beautiful

16. Jan

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: "Gift from God"

17. Jana

Origin: Hebrew and Irish

Meaning: "Gift from God," "God is gracious"

18. Janae

Origin: English

Meaning: "God has answered"

19. Janaya

Origin: English

Meaning: "God has answered"

20. Janell

Origin: English

Meaning: "God is gracious"

21. Janicia

Origin: English

Meaning: "God is gracious"

22. Janna

Origin: Hindi and Polish

Meaning: Paradise, varaiant of John

23. Janneth

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: Variant of Jane

24. Janny

Origin: Polish

Meaning: Variant of John

25. Jansje

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: "Gift from God"

26. Jaxine

Origin: English

Meaning: Variant of Jacinta

27. Jaya

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Victory

28. Jazlyn

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern variant of Jasmine

29. Jean

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: Gracious

30. Jeana

Origin: French

Meaning: Variant of John

31. Jen

Origin: English

Meaning: Variant of Jenny

32. Jenarae

Origin: English

Meaning: Variantion of Jenny which is a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer

33. Jennis

Origin: English

Meaning: Variation of Jenny which is a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer

34. Jinny

Origin: English and Latin

Meaning: Virgin, variation of Jenny

35. Jocelyn

Origin: English and French

Meaning: Originally a boy's name

36. Jody

Origin: English

Meaning: Nickname for Joseph

37. Johnnie

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern variant of John and Jon

38. Joni

Origin: English

Meaning: "God is gracious"

39. Jori

Origin: English

Meaning: To flow downward

40. Judah

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Praised

41. Jude

Origin: Hebrew and Latin

Meaning: Young, praised

42. Janais

Origin: English

Meaning: "God has answered"

43. Janalee

Origin: Polish

Meaning: Feminine form of John and variant of Jane

44. Janalyn

Origin: Polish

Meaning: Feminine form of John and variant of Jane

45. Jennah

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern variant of Jenny and Jennifer

46. Jennabel

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern variant of Jenny and Jennifer

47. Jennasee

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern variant of Jenny and Jennifer

48. Jannessa

Origin: English

Meaning: Variation of Jenny which is diminutive of Jane and Jennifer

49. Jenni

Origin: English

Meaning: Variation of Jenny which is diminutive of Jane and Jennifer

50. Jensine

Origin: Danish

Meaning: "God is generous"

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In addition to these great baby name ideas, we've compiled a list of the top girls names, boys names, and the overall top names to add even more inspiration in your search for the perfect moniker.

Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

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35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua

46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo

51. Sofia

52. Jaxon

53. Josiah

54. John

55. Scarlett

56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

Names and meanings from Babble.com

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