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 attached to that specific name.

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.

Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with J

First we'll start with the most popular baby girl names from 2018. They were:

Josephine was the most popular baby girl name starting with J in 2018.  This should come as no surprise as Josephine has been one of the most common baby girl name starting with J for a while now, increasing in popularity every year.

Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:

2018's Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting With J

For the first time since since 2008, Julia was replaced as the top name.

Josephine wasn’t just popular for J girl names in 2018. Overall it was the number 91 most popular name among all baby girl names in 2018. Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby girls born in 2018.

Names About As Popular as Josephine

While Josephine was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 94% as popular a baby girl name as Piper (which is a top 3 girl name starting with P.)   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

It's remarkable to see Jessica the a top J-name 25 years ago. It was the top J baby girl name in 2005, but then begin a fall all the way to 19th recently, and I don't see it recovering for a while.

Meanwhile, as you can see, Josephine returned to the #1 slot 100 years after it achieved it during the 1910s. No comeback for Judith though…yet.

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Now let’s look into what girl’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with J.

2018 Trending Girl Names Starting With J

As you can see, Jamila jumped by 29 slots and Jenesis was the smallest gainer in 2018, gaining only 8 spots.

Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With J

While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby girl names starting with J.

  • Jaylynn
  • Jovie
  • Joslyn
  • Jessa 
  • Jaida
  • Jenny
  • Jaylani
  • Julianne
  • Jaylin 
  • Janae
  • Janiya
  • Jasmin 
  • Jordynn 
  • Jael
  • Journei
  • Jubilee
  • Jamila
  • Jocelynn
  • Journie
  • Janet

Overall, Jaylynn was the 1036th most popular girl name in 2018 with 248 babies. That means there were 12x more Josephines than Jaylynns last year. That makes it a very unique name!

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

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

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