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Unique Baby Girl Names That Start With J

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Unique Baby Girl Names That Start With J

We have baby girl names from every nationality that start with the letter J.

It's one of the most popular letters that parents choose as the beginning of their baby girl's name. Many names have the same meaning because they're different versions of a main name (like Jan, Jane, Joanna, etc.), while some have deep, even legendary, meanings.

Whichever name you choose, from Jacinda to Jyoti, you're on the right track just by choosing baby girls names starting with J. They're well-loved names!

And of course, if you don't know your baby's gender yet, be sure to check out our baby boy names that start with J page as well.

First, we'll start with the most popular baby girl names starting with J in 2023. They are:

  1. Julian 
  2. Jayden 
  3. Jordan 
  4. Josephine 
  5. Jade 
  6. Julia 
  7. Juniper 
  8. Jayce 
  9. Jude 
  10. Josie 
  11. Jesse 
  12. Jett
  13. June 
  14. Juliette 
  15. Jasmine 
  16. Journee/Journey
  17. Jordyn 
  18. Juliana 
  19. Jane 
  20. Jaden 

Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby girl names beginning with J throughout history.

Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting With J

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Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With J in 2023

In search of some cool names that start with J? Well, then you're in the right place! Let's go over 15 of the most unique names for girls that start with J:

  1. Jun
  2. Jory 
  3. Jelena
  4. Jodeci
  5. Joandra
  6. Jackeline
  7. Jeshua
  8. Janicka
  9. Joya
  10. Josi
  11. Jaydie
  12. Johni
  13. Jazmon
  14. Jaqweshia
  15. Jesula

If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of every baby girl name — including middle names — starting with J, plus the name’s meaning and origin.

Jacinda through Jaimica

  • Jacinda Greek — beautiful
  • Jacinta Spanish from Greek — Beautiful. Also a form of Hyacinth.
  • Jacinthe Greek — hyacinth
  • Jacki   — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob and James.
  • Jackie   — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob and James.
  • Jacky   — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob and James.
  • Jaclyn   — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob and James.
  • Jacoba Hebrew — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob.
  • Jacqueline French from Hebrew — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob and James.
  • Jacqui   — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob and James.
  • Jada Hebrew — wise
  • Jade Spanish — The jade stone.
  • Jadwiga Polish — The contentious one. A fighter.
  • Jael Hebrew — To ascend or a wild goat. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jaen Hebrew — ostrich
  • Jaffa Hebrew — Beautiful.
  • Jagrati Hindu
  • Jahnavi Hindu
  • Jaime French — French for I love you. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jaimica Spanish — supplanter

Jaimie through Janina

  • Jaimie French — I love
  • Jaina Hindu — good character
  • Jaione Basque — nativity
  • Jakinda Basque — hyacinth
  • Jala Arabic — charity
  • Jamal Arabic — The handsome one. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jamari French — warrior
  • Jamee Hebrew — supplanter, one who replaces
  • Jamesina Hebrew — The supplanter. A feminine form, of James. Also see Jaime.
  • Jamila Arabic/Swahili — Beautiful.
  • Jamilah Arabic — beautiful
  • Jan   — God is gracious. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jana   — God is gracious. .
  • Jancis English — A modern name derived from Jane and Frances. Jane – God is gracious. Frances – From France, or a free woman.
  • Jane Hebrew — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Janelle English — A modern name derived from Jane and the feminine suffix `elle’. Jane – God is gracious.
  • Janet   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Janette   — God is gracious.
  • Janice   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Janina   — God is gracious. .

Janine through Jayani

  • Janine   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Janisa funny, loveable, hyper child — Janese
  • Janna Hebrew — Flourishing.
  • Jannali Aboriginal — The moon. Also a placename.
  • Janthina   — A violet-coloured flower. Also see lolanthe.
  • Janthine   — A violet-coloured flower. Also see lolanthe.
  • Japera Japs
  • Jaquenetta French from Hebrew — The supplanter. The feminine form of Jacob and James.
  • Jarah Hebrew — Honey.
  • Jardena Hebrew — to flow downward
  • Jarita Sanskrit — A legendary bird.
  • Jarka Slavonic — Springlike.
  • Jarmila Slavonic — The grace of spring.
  • Jarrah Aboriginal — A type of Eucalyptus tree. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jarvia Teutonic — As sharp or keen as a spear.
  • Jarvinia German — keen intelligence
  • Jasmine Persian — A fragrant flower.
  • Jaunie  
  • Jaya Sanskrit — Victory. Also the name of a Buddhist female goddess.
  • Jayani Hindu — a sakti of Ganesha

Jayne through Jenny

  • Jayne Hindu — victorious
  • Jaythen Swedish — Jay, Jai
  • Jazlyn Arabic — Jazlin, Yazlin, Yazlyn, Yaz, Jaz, Lyn
  • Jean French — God is gracious. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jeanne French — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Jeannette   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Jehan Arabic — beautiful flower
  • Jelena Russian — shining light
  • Jemima Hebrew — A dove. A biblical name.
  • Jemma   — A jewel or gem.
  • Jena   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Jenara  
  • Jenay French — name of a plant
  • Jendayi African — give thanks
  • Jendyose Ugandan — have done good to produce a child
  • Jenell German — knowledge, understanding, kindness
  • Jenica Romanian — God is gracious
  • Jenna   — Fair and soft.
  • Jennifer Cornish/Welsh — Fair and soft. Also a variation of Guinevere.
  • Jenny   — Fair and soft.

Jeno through Jezreel

  • Jeno Greek — heaven, well-born
  • Jensine Hebrew — God is gracious
  • Jeraldine   — A noble spear-carrier.
  • Jerarda   — A brave spear woman. The feminine form of Gerard.
  • Jeremia Hebrew — Appointed by God. The feminine form of Jeremiah and Jeremy.
  • Jermain   — From Germany. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jermayne   — From Germany.
  • Jerrica Jerrianne, Jerrianna
  • Jerusha Hebrew — The married one.
  • Jesal Hindu
  • Jess   — Wealthy.
  • Jesse Hebrew — God’s gift. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jessica Hebrew — Wealthy. Used by Shakespeare for a character in The Merchant of Venice.
  • Jessie   — Wealthy. Also independent names, particularly in Scotland.
  • Jet Latin — Black, the name of a material used for making jewellery. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jetta Latin — Black, the name of a material used for making jewellery.
  • Jewel Old French — A gemstone or the precious one.
  • Jewell   — A gemstone or the precious one.
  • Jezebel   — Impure.
  • Jezreel Hebrew — Jez

Jiba through Jobina

  • Jiba Aboriginal — The moon.
  • Jiera Lithuanian — living
  • Jigisha Hindu
  • Jihan Turkish — universe
  • Jill   — From a Roman family name. The feminine form of Julian and a derivative of Julia.
  • Jilli   — From a Roman family name. The feminine form of Julian and a derivative of Julia.
  • Jillian   — From a Roman family name. The feminine form of Julian and a derivative of Julia.
  • Jillie   — From a Roman family name. The feminine form of Julian and a derivative of Julia.
  • Jilly   — From a Roman family name. The feminine form of Julian and a derivative of Julia.
  • Jin Chinese/Korean — Chinese: Golden. Korean: A jewel. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jina Swahili — name
  • Jinx Latin — a charm
  • Jirra Aboriginal — A kangaroo. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Joakima Hebrew — the Lord will judge
  • Joan   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Joann   — God is gracious. .
  • Joanna   — God is gracious. .
  • Joanne   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Jobey Hebrew — persecuted
  • Jobina Hebrew — The persecuted one. The female form of job.

Jocasta through Jonquil

  • Jocasta Greek — The shining moon. The mother of Oedipus in Greek mythology.
  • Jocelyn Latin — The merry one.
  • Jocosa Latin — Humorous, playful.
  • Jocunda Latin — Cheerful, merry.
  • Jodi   — God is gracious.
  • Jodie   — A woman from Judea.
  • Joelle French from Hebrew — The Lord is God. The feminine form of Joel.
  • Joelliane Hebrew — Jehova is God
  • Joesa  
  • Johanna   — God is gracious.
  • Jolan Hungarian — violet blossom
  • Jolanda Italian — A violet flower. Also see Violet and Iolanthe.
  • Jolanta Polish — A violet flower. Also see Violet and Iolanthe.
  • Jolene English — A modern combination, perhaps of Jo and Marlene. Marlene is derived from Maria (Mary) and Magdalene. Jo (Joan) – God is gracious. Mary – Bitter, as in a bitterly wanted child. Also – The star of the sea. Magdalene – A woman from
  • Jolie French — Pretty.
  • Jonesy Old English
  • Joni   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Jonie   — God is gracious. The feminine form of John. Also see Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janine, Jean, Joan, Joanne, Shane, Sim.
  • Jonina Hebrew — dove
  • Jonquil   — A flower name, from the Latin word for a reed.

Joo-Eun through Juhi

  • Joo-Eun Korean — silver pearl
  • Jora Hebrew — autumn rain
  • Jordan Hebrew — Flowing down, as in the River Jordan. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jordana Hebrew — Flowing down, as in the River Jordan. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Jordane Hebrew — descendant, flowing down
  • Joscelin   — The merry one.
  • Josephine Hebrew — God shall add. The feminine form of Joseph.
  • Josie   — God will add.
  • Joslin   — The merry one.
  • Josslyn   — The merry one.
  • Jovita   — The joyful one.
  • Joy Latin — Joyful.
  • Joyanne Latin — A combination of joy and Anne.
  • Joyce Middle English — A lord. Originally a boys name.
  • Juana Spanish — God is gracious. .
  • Juanita Spanish — God is gracious. .
  • Judith Hebrew — A woman from Judea. A name from the Bible. Also see Jodie.
  • Judy   — A woman from Judea.
  • Juene French — Young.
  • Juhi Hindu

Jules through Jyotsna

  • Jules   — Youthful.
  • Julia Latin — From a Roman, possibly meaning youthful.
  • Juliana   — Soft-haired.
  • Julianna   — From the name Julia & Anne. Julia – From a Roman, possibly meaning youthful. Anne – Grace, or favoured by God. From the Hebrew name Hannah.
  • Julianne   — From the name Julia & Anne. Julia – From a Roman, possibly meaning youthful. Anne – Grace, or favoured by God. From the Hebrew name Hannah.
  • Julie French — From a Roman, possibly meaning youthful.
  • Juliet   — From a Roman name, possibly meaning youthful.
  • Julinka Latin — youthful
  • Julya Russian — From a Roman, possibly meaning youthful.
  • Jumoke Nigerian — The beloved one.
  • Jun Chinese — The truth.
  • June English — From the month of June.
  • Juniper Latin — From the name of die juniper plant.
  • Juno Latin — The heavenly one. The wife of Jupiter in Roman mythology. Also a form of Una.
  • Justine Latin — Fair, just. The feminine form of Justin.
  • Jutta   — A woman from Judea, or die praised one. Also see Jodie.
  • Jutte   — A woman from Judea, or die praised one. Also see Jodie.
  • Jyoti Sanskrit — Light.
  • Jyotsna Hindu

Tips for Picking a Baby Name

Struggling to pick the right name for your baby girl? No need to stress. We've got some tips here to help you pick the right one.

Limit your options. While it can be tempting to make a mega list with lots of options, it'll be overwhelming to try to whittle that down. Limit yourself to fifty to a hundred names when making your list. Your future self will thank you.

Think about how your chosen name will fit with a middle and last name. You might really love a certain name, but it might sound awkward when paired with your last name or with certain middle names. Pronounce what your child's full name would be out loud, and see how it feels. Does it flow nicely, or does it feel strange to say?

Don't overdo it with the eccentricity. It can be tempting to go all out with your child's name, but this isn't necessary. Your child can have a unique name without it being excessively long or complicated. If you want to spice up a common name, try changing a couple letters or combining it with another name you like. Don't add a bunch of unnecessary letters or syllables.

Conclusion

Hopefully you found a few names you like! Keep our tips in mind when picking out the name you want for your child. This is one of the most important things you'll do during your pregnancy, so take your time and think it through. Congratulations on your coming daughter!

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