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50 Amazing Girl Names that Start with J

Nov 6, 2021

50 Amazing Girl Names that Start with J

AHEAD: The ultimate list of “J” girl names.

If you’re looking for a beautiful girl’s name starting with the letter J, you’re in the right place!

Get excited because I’m about to save you a whole lot of time scouring the internet for the perfect J name.

Below, I’ve rounded up every single J name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

For each name, you’ll also find its meaning and current popularity in the United States.

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Interestingly, there are very few super popular girls’ names that begin with J. There are only two names in the top 100—Josephine and Jade. There are just four names in the top 200—Julia, Josie, Juniper, and June.

As far as name meanings go, there are a few notable trends…

Nine of the names on the list below mean youthful (such as Juliette).

There are a whole bunch of names that mean “God is gracious” (such as Johanna), “Jehovah increases” (such as Josie), and similar variations.

There are also a handful of modern invented names that are relatively popular (such as Jazlyn).

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these adorable girl names that start with J.

Girl Names that Start with J

Cute girl names that start with J

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Jadie

  • Name meaning: Green stone.
  • Popularity: This “J” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Janie

  • Name meaning: Noble or gracious.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “J” hasn’t ranked since 2002.

Jodi

  • Name meaning: Jehovah increases.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “J” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

Joelle

  • Name meaning: Jehovah is God.
  • Popularity: #765

Jolie

  • Name meaning: Pretty.
  • Popularity: #720

Jovie

  • Name meaning: Joyful.
  • Popularity: #922

    Juno

    • Name meaning: The Roman goddess of the heavens.
    • Popularity: This “J” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

    If you like these cute girl names that start with J, you might also like this list of one-syllable girl names or these outer space names.

    Gender-neutral names that start with J

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    Non-binary names are definitely “in” right now, and I’m all about this! Here are some cool options that start with the letter J…

    Jamie

    • Name meaning: Supplanter.
    • Popularity: This “J” name ranks #710 for girls and #715 for boys. (It’s interesting they’re so close!)

    Jayce

    • Name meaning: The Lord is salvation.
    • Popularity: This “J” name isn’t ranking for girls but ranks #151 for boys.

    Jayden or Jaden

    • Name meaning: God has heard.
    • Popularity: Jayden ranks #37 for boys and hasn’t ranked for girls since 2018.

    Jordyn or Jordan

    • Name meaning: Flowing down.
    • Popularity: For girls, Jordyn ranks #194 and Jordan ranks #435. For boys, Jordan ranks #82.

    Jules

    • Name meaning: Youthful.
    • Popularity: This name beginning with “J” (which is also a French boys’ name) is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

    Julian

    • Name meaning: Youthful.
    • Popularity: This “J” name is not ranking for girls but is #34 for boys.

    P.S. The boys’ name James also makes a cool middle name for a girl!

    If you like gender-neutral baby names starting with the letter “J”, you might also like this list of hippie names.

    Unique girl names that start with J

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    Here are some unique baby names starting with J that are uncommon without being too out there…

    Jada or Jayda

    • Name meaning: Jade stone or ‘he knows’.
    • Popularity: Jada ranks #546 and Jayda is #631.

    Jaycee

    • Name meaning: Invented name.
    • Popularity: #968

    Jayla or Jaylah

    • Name meaning: To ascend.
    • Popularity: Jayla ranks #301 and Jaylah ranks #732.
     

    Jayleen

    • Name meaning: Invented name.
    • Popularity: #549

    Jaylin

    • Name meaning: Invented name.
    • Popularity: #862

    Jazlyn

    • Name meaning: Invented name.
    • Popularity: #547

    Jem

    • Name meaning: Precious stone.
    • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “J” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

    Jemma

    • Name meaning: Gem, precious stone.
    • Popularity: #583

    Journee or Journey

    • Name meaning: Travel or experience.
    • Popularity: Journee surprisingly ranks #203 and Journey ranks #298.

    Jubilee

    • Name meaning: Celebration.
    • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “J” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

    Justice

    • Name meaning: Rightfulness.
    • Popularity: #575

    Since unique girl names that start with J are a big trend right now, here are a few additional ideas:

    Jaelyne, Jana, Jaslyn, Jaye, Jaylyn, Jenelle, Jesslyn, Jette, Joella, Joss, Julina, Julissa, Justina.

    You can also make most J names more unique by adding “lyn” or “ie” to the end of the name.

    If you like unique girl names with J as the first letter, you might also like this list of edgy names.

    Timeless girl names that start with J

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    Last but not least, these timeless girl names that start with J have stood the test of time. They don’t tend to evoke any particular decade.

    Jacqueline

    • Name meaning: Supplanter.
    • Popularity: #442

    Jane

    • Name meaning: Noble or gracious.
    • Popularity: #265

    Jenna

    • Name meaning: White wave.
    • Popularity: #548
     

    Jennifer

    • Name meaning: White wave.
    • Popularity: #434

    Jessica

    • Name meaning: God beholds.
    • Popularity: #399

    Jessie

    • Name meaning: Wealthy.
    • Popularity: #716

    Jewel

    • Name meaning: Precious stone.
    • Popularity: This girls’ name beginning with “J” hasn’t ranked since 2019.

    Jillian

    • Name meaning: Youthful.
    • Popularity: #961

    Joanna

    • Name meaning: God is gracious.
    • Popularity: #258

    Jocelyn

    • Name meaning: Member of German tribe.
    • Popularity: #268
     

    Johanna

    • Name meaning: God is gracious.
    • Popularity: #644

    Jolene

    • Name meaning: Lord.
    • Popularity: #474

    Joy

    • Name meaning: Happiness.
    • Popularity: #396

    Julianne

    • Name meaning: Youthful.
    • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “J” hasn’t ranked since 2016

    Julie

    • Name meaning: Youthful.
    • Popularity: #614

    Some additional old-fashioned J names include: Janet, Janice, Jean, Jeanette, Jeri, Joann, and Judy,

    If you like these timeless girl names that begin with the letter J, you might also like this list of Victorian girl names.

    More baby names for girls

    Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

    Middle name ideas for “J” girl names

    Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name that starts with J.

     

     

    Jacqueline Ella
    Jada Piper
    Jade Abigail
    Jadie Hart
    Jamie Skyler
    Jane Alexandria
    Janie Brooke
    Jasmine Eve
    Jayce Hannah
    Jaycee Natalia
    Jayden Ariella
    Jayla Belle
    Jayleen Olivia
    Jaylin Lane
    Jazlyn Mia
    Jem Teagan
    Jemma Blakely
    Jenna Avery
    Jennifer Hailey
    Jessica Aubrey
    Jessie Harper
    Jewel Meadow
    Jillian Harlow
    Joanna Reese
    Jocelyn Nicole
    Jodi Violet
    Joelle Aspen
    Johanna Bryn
    Jolene Sophia
    Jolie Madelyn
    Jordyn Hadley
    Josephine Sage
    Josie Penelope
    Journee Madison
    Jovie Victoria
    Joy Leighton
    Jubilee Hale
    Jules Arabella
    Julia Scarlett
    Julian Hazel
    Juliana Paige
    Julianne Morgan
    Julie Dana
    Juliette Faye
    June Magnolia
    Juniper Faye
    Juno Lennox
    Justice Reverie

    Final thoughts on J girl names

    Choosing your daughter’s name is an important decision that should be made with a lot of thought.

    Factors to consider include how it will sound with your last name, what it means, what her initials will be, how easy or intuitive it is to pronounce, and whether or not your partner agrees on the choice.

    While selecting the perfect baby name can feel really overwhelming at first, the best thing you can do is keep narrowing down your list of names until you find the one that’s just right.

    Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect girl name that starts with the letter J!

    Girl Names that Start with J