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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 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 about James


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


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


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 about Joseph


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


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


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


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 about Justin


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 about Jason


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 about Josiah


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 about Jack


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


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


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 about Julian


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


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

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


Portuguese: May God give increase.

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

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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 about Jeffrey


Scottish Origin

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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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English: Son of Jack or John; a surname

Scottish: Son of Jack or John

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English: Variant of Caspar

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

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English: Abbreviation of Jacob.

Hebrew Origin

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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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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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Hebrew Origin

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Spanish Origin

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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 about Jay