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Boy Names That Start With J

J is for classic boy names like Jacob, John, Jason, and Jeffrey, but also lesser-known names like Jäger, Jalen, Jett, and Justice.

James

James is a common royal name used in Europe and the English version of Jacob, and happens to be one of the most popular boy's... Read More

Jacob

While Jacob has long been considered a classic boys name, a new generation of youth will always associate the name with a... Read More

John

If you think everyone knows someone named John, you're probably right. Since 1880, John has spent many years ranked #1 in... Read More

Joseph

Biblically, the name Joseph holds a lot of significance. Not only was he the son of Jacob who ended up ruling Egypt, he is... Read More

Joshua

In the Old Testament, Joshua fought the battle of Jericho (hence, the song) and led the Isrealites to the Promised Land.... Read More

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the central figure of the Bible's New Testament, and Christianity is founded on his life and teachings. The... Read More

Jonathan

Fun party fact: while most people assume that Jonathan is the more formal version of John, it's actually the longer version... Read More

Justin

After the name reached a point of over-popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, new parents took a bit of a break from... Read More

Jason

In Greek mythology, Jason led a group of warriors called the Argonauts on a search to find the Golden Fleece. The name may... Read More

Josiah

Josiah was the boy king who had a spiritual awakening at the age of 8, and during his reign, dedicated himself to restoring... Read More

Jack

Often used as a nickname for the name John back in the day, Jack has climbed the beanstalk of baby names to become a relatively... Read More

Jeremiah

Jeremiah is experiencing a surge in popularity, surpassing Jeremy, Jerome, and Jermaine. An Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah... Read More

Jeremy

Jeremy is the English version of the more Puritan-sounding Jeremiah. The name was super popular in the 80s but has since... Read More

Julian

Julian is a form of Julius (i.e. Julius Ceasar) and the family clan name of several powerful Roman emperors. In the New Testament... Read More

Joel

Joel, a prophet from the Old Testament, has always been a fairly popular name for boys despite it's dated sound. Read More

Jared

Hebrew: Descending; a pre-flood biblical name related to Jordan

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Jesse

Is your baby the biggest gift of all? Then the name Jesse might be appropriate. Meaning "gift" in Hebrew, the biblical Jesse... Read More

Jose

Portuguese: May God give increase.

Spanish: May God give increase; popular Spanish form of Joseph

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Jeffrey

This name has long been out of fashion, but its stuffy British feel could make it poised for a comeback. It's more modern... Read More

Jamie

Scottish Origin

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Judah

Hebrew: Praised; In the Bible, one of Jacob''s twelve sons and the ancestor of the tribe of Judah. The Greek form Judas is associated...

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Jackson

English: Son of Jack or John; a surname

Scottish: Son of Jack or John

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Jasper

English: Variant of Caspar

French: Ornamental stone, brown, beige or red in color; also a variant of Caspar

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Jake

English: Abbreviation of Jacob.

Hebrew Origin

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Jonah

Hebrew: Dove; In the Bible, Jonah the prophet was swallowed by a great fish and safely emerged from his belly three days later. Sailors...

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Jude

Hebrew: Praised; a variant of Judah. The Beatles'' smash hit "Hey Jude" was one of the first rock singles to break the standard running...

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Josh

Hebrew Origin

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Juan

Spanish Origin

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Jaden

Hebrew Origin

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Jay

Originally a familiar form of names such as Jacob, James, and Jason, Jay is now a given name in its own right. This unisex... Read More