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250 Baby Boy Names That Start With J

Here is a list of J boy names and their meanings, including popular, exotic, modern, biblical, cute, and rare names.

Updated April 13, 2024

by Alina Hodkinson

Additional contribution by Stefanie Miller

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What was that first feeling when you saw those double pink lines on that pregnancy test? Did you think about what life might look like in the next nine months? Did you start planning nursery decorations in your head? Or did you start tossing around names you may have heard and loved? Names can be one of the most challenging choices you might have to make throughout your pregnancy (and there are many of them to be made!). We’re here to help make that decision a little easier for you. Here’s a list of 250 baby boy names that start with J that will get your baby’s name list off to a great start!

Baby Boy Names That Start With J

No matter what type of baby boy name you are after, we have several categories to help you decide! Do you want a unique name or a biblical name? Maybe something cool or modern? There are plenty of J boy names here to pick from.

10 Popular Boy Names That Start With J

There’s nothing wrong with choosing a popular J name for boys. These names are often chosen for good reason!

1. Jack — English for “God is gracious.”

2. Jackson — This name means “son of Jack” in English.

3. Jacob — Hebrew for “supplanter.”

4. James — An English name meaning “supplanter.”

5. Jayden — This name means “thankful” in Hebrew.

6. John — Hebrew for “God is gracious.”

7. Joseph — The meaning of this name is “Jehovah increases” in Hebrew.

8. Joshua — This name means “the Lord is my salvation” in Hebrew.

9. Josiah — Hebrew for “God supports and heals.”

10. Julian — English for “youthful” or “downy-bearded.”

11 Common Boy Names That Start With J

These common J boy names are just as stylish as the popular names. They are recognizable and well-loved.

1. Jace — Hebrew for “the Lord is salvation.”

2. Jameson — This name means “son of James” in English.

3. Jason — A Greek name meaning “to heal.”

4. Jasper — This Persian name means “bringer of treasure.”

5. Jaxon — This is a spelling variation of “Jackson.”

6. Jeffrey — French for “pledge of peace.”

7. Jeremiah — A Hebrew name meaning “appointed by God.”

8. Jonah — The meaning of this name is “dove” in Hebrew.

9. Jonathan — Hebrew for “gift of Jehovah.”

10. Jordan — This name means “flowing down” in English.

11. Juan — Spanish for “the Lord is gracious.”

11 Modern Boy Names That Start With J

Are you looking to hop onto one of the current trends? If so, a modern boy name starting with J could be best for you!

1. Jagger — This is an English occupational name for someone who operates or makes carts.

2. Jaheim — This name means “dignity” in Swahili.

3. Jakari — This modern boy name has several origins and meanings. It is Hebrew for “supplanter,” Irish for “cauldron,” and Swahili for “hollow.”

4. Jazz — This American name is inspired by the English word “jazz,” which refers to a style of music.

5. Jersey — An English place name meaning “Geirr’s island.”

6. Journey — This English word name means “passage from one place to another.”

7. Jovani — Latin for “God is gracious.”

8. Jules — A French name meaning “youth.”

9. Jupiter — Latin for “godfather.”

10. Justice — This is an English word name that means “the quality of being just, impartial, or fair.”

11. Jrue — Greek for “strong and manly.”

16 Biblical Boy Names That Start With J

All these J names can be found in the Bible. So, if you want a biblical name for your baby boy, you are in the right place.

1. Jaala — Hebrew for “little goat.”

2. Jabal — This name means “mountain” in Arabic and “stream” in Hebrew.

3. Jabez — Hebrew for “born in pain.”

4. Jadau — This biblical name means “His hand, his confession” in Hebrew.

5. Jahzeel — In Hebrew, this name means “God will divide.”

6. Jared — A Hebrew name meaning “he descends.”

7. Jebediah — The meaning of this name is “beloved friend” in Hebrew.

8. Jedidiah — Hebrew for “beloved of the Lord.”

9. Jehovah — This is the proper name for God in Hebrew in the Bible.

10. Jesiah — This name means “Jehovah exists” in Hebrew.

11. Jesus — Hebrew for “the Lord is salvation.”

12. Jethro — The meaning of this name is “excellence” in Hebrew.

13. Joel — Hebrew for “Jehovah is his God.”

14. Joktan — Hebrew for “small.”

15. Judah — This Hebrew name means “praised.”

16. Julius — This Latin name means “youthful.”

11 Country Boy Names That Start With J

Your little cowboy deserves a name with Southern charm. These J country names certainly deliver!

1. Jake — Hebrew for “supplanter.”

2. Jed — A Hebrew name meaning “beloved of the Lord.”

3. Jenkins — A Cornish name meaning “little John.”

4. Jenner — This is an English occupational name for an engineer.

5. Jennings — A Flemish name meaning “little John.”

6. Jenson — This Scandinavian name means “son of Jens.”

7. Jesse — Hebrew for “gift.”

8. Jimmy — This name means “supplanter” in Hebrew.

9. Judd — This name means “flowing down” in English.

10. Judson — An English name meaning “son of Jordan.”

11. Junior — Latin for “young.”

13 Cool Boy Names That Start With J

A cool and stylish name is fitting for any baby boy. Try one of these cool boy names starting with J for your little one.

1. Jackman — Old English for “servant of Jack.”

2. Jamal — This name means “beauty” in Arabic.

3. Jarett — An English name meaning “spear strength.”

4. Jarod — This is an Irish name that means “spear strength.”

5. Javier — Spanish for “new house.”

6. Jay — A Latin name meaning “Jaybird.”

7. Jermaine — The meaning of this name is “from Germany” in French.

8. Jiang — In Chinese, “Jiang” means “river.”

9. Joaquin — Spanish for “God will judge.”

10. Johannes — This name means “God is gracious” in German.

11. Jonas — A Greek name meaning “dove.”

12. Julio — This name means “youthful” in Spanish.

13. Juniper — English for “young.”

15 Badass Boy Names That Start With J

These badass boy names pack a punch! If you want a strong name for your son, one of these would be a fantastic choice.

1. Jacoby — Hebrew for “supplanter.”

2. Jade — This name means “gemstone” in English.

3. Jago — This name means “supplanter” in Spanish.

4. Jaguar — This animal name is inspired by the Guarani word “yaguara.” It means “wild beast that overcomes its prey at a bound.”

5. Jarek — A Slavic name meaning “spring.”

6. Jax — English for “God has been gracious.”

7. Jaylen — This name means “healer” in Greek.

8. Jedi — Hebrew for “beloved by the Lord.”

9. Jericho — This name means “city of the moon” in Arabic.

10. Jet — English for “black stone.”

11. Jeter — This is a German occupational name for a weeder.

12. Jetson — An American name that means “son of Jet” in English.

13. Johanson — This Scandinavian name means “son of Johan.”

14. Jones — English for “God is gracious.”

15. Judge — An English occupational name for an officer of justice.

13 Exotic Boy Names That Start With J

These J boy names have a lot of culture. A great exotic name is different and creative; these names are prime examples.

1. Jacques — French for “supplanter.”

2. Jafar — This name means “stream” in Arabic.

3. Jaime — A Spanish name meaning “supplanter.”

4. Jamari — Arabic for “beauty.”

5. Jareth — This name means “gentle one” in Welsh.

6. Jarman — An Old Germanic name for someone who is German.

7. Jarvis — French for “servant spear.”

8. Javan — This name means “Greece” in Hebrew.

9. Jibri — Arabic for “Allah is my might.”

10. Johann — German for “God is gracious.”

11. Jorgen — This Danish name means “farmer.”

12. Jothi — This name means “light” or “lamp” in Hindi.

13. Juma — Hindi for “born on a Friday.”

13 Mixed Boy Names That Start With J

If you are looking for the right mixed or biracial name for your son, one of these baby boy names could be the right match.

1. Jabari — This name means “bringer of consolation” in Swahili.

2. Jaheem — Arabic for “raised up.”

3. Jair — Hebrew for “he shines.”

4. Jairo — A Spanish name meaning “God enlightens.”

5. Jakarius — An English name meaning “supplanter.”

6. Jalen —  An American name meaning “calm.”

7. Jamar — This name means “sparks” or “beauty” in Arabic.

8. Jamarcus — A Latin name meaning “god from Mars.”

9. Janavi — This name means “the river Ganga” in Hindi.

10. Jefferson — English for “son of Jeffrey.”

11. Jelani — This name means “mighty” in Swahili.

12. Jerome — Greek for “sacred name.”

13. Jorge — This name means “farmer” in Spanish and Portuguese.

20 Cute Boy Names That Start With J

Your little cutie can also be given an adorable name. Some of these are more often used as nicknames but are growing in popularity as given names.

1. Jad — Arabic for “serious.”

2. Jaiden — A Hebrew name meaning “God has heard.”

3. Jamie — Hebrew for “supplanter.”

4. Jazzy — An American nickname for someone lively and musical.

5. Jean — French for “God is gracious.

6. Jeb — This name means “beloved friend” in Hebrew.

7. Jeff — This name means “pledge of peace” in English.

8. Jefferies — French for “pledge of peace.”

9. Jemile — Arabic for “beauty.”

10. Jeremy — An English name meaning “appointed by God.”

11. Jerry — English and German for “ruler with the spear.”

12. Jim — This name means “supplanter” in English.

13. Johnnie — English and Hebrew for “God is gracious.”

14. Jonny — This is a spelling variation of “Johnnie.”

15. Joe — Hebrew for “Jehovah increases.”

16. Joey — This name also means “Jehovah increases” in Hebrew.

17. Jordie — Hebrew for “down flowing.”

18. Jose — Spanish and Portuguese for “Jehovah increases.”

19. Josh — This name means “the Lord is salvation” in Hebrew.

20. Juliano — Portuguese for “youthful.”

52 Unique Boy Names That Start With J

This next batch of boy names that start with J is a bit more unique and out of the box. One of these would be perfect if you prefer a less common name.

1. Jacinto — This name means “hyacinth” in Spanish.

2. Jacomo — Italian for “supplanter.”

3. Jaden — Hebrew for “God has heard.”

4. Jae — A Latin name meaning “jay bird.”

5. Jaecar — This name means “hunter” in German.

6. Jagmeet — This name means “friend of the world” in Sanskrit.

7. Jakob — German for “supplanter.”

8. Jamir — The meaning of this name is “handsome” in English.

9. Janak — This name means “God is gracious” in Polish.

10. Jang — Korean for “war” or “battle.”

11. Jaryn — A Hebrew name meaning “cry of rejoicing.”

12. Jashawn — Greek for “healer” and Irish for “God is gracious.”

13. Jasiah — Hebrew for “God supports.”

14. Jaskier — This name means “buttercup” in English.

15. Jaspar — A Persian name meaning “bringer of treasure.”

16. Jaspreet — This name means “one who loves to sing praises of the lord” in Hindi.

17. Javed — A Persian name meaning “eternal.”

18. Jaxson — English for “son of Jack.”

19. Jayce — Hebrew for “the Lord is my salvation.”

20. Jaycee — This name means “healer” in Greek.

21. Jayde — English for “precious stone.”

22. Jayron — Latin for “blue-crested bird.”

23. Jedrek — This Polish name means “strong man” or “warrior.”

24. Jellal — Arabic for “greatness.”

25. Jenaro — This name means “January” in Latin.

26. Jeno — Greek for “well-born” or “noble.”

27. Jens — A Scandinavian name meaning “God is gracious.”

28. Jeraint — Welsh for “old man.”

29. Jeremias — This name means “appointed by God” in Hebrew.

30. Jessel — German and French for “gift.”

31. Jimar — This name means “beauty” in Arabic.

32. Jimenez — Spanish for “He has heard.”

33. Jimin — A Korean name meaning “my wisdom will be higher than the sky.”

34. Jionni — Italian for “God is gracious.”

35. Joachim — A Hebrew name meaning “established by God.”

36. Job — Hebrew for “persecuted.”

37. Jody — This name means “Jehovah increases” in Hebrew.

38. Joemar — Hebrew for “Jehovah increases.”

39. Johnathan — This name means “gift of Jehovah” in Hebrew.

40. Joon — Korean for “talented” or “handsome.”

41. Jorahan — This name means “descending” in Hebrew.

42. Jordyn — English for “flowing down.”

43. Jorel —  A Hebrew name meaning “father” or “God will uplift.”

44. Jorman — This Finnish name means “appointed by God.”

45. Josias — Latin for “God supports.”

46. Joss — This name means “the merry one” in English.

47. Joziah — A unique spelling of the name “Josiah.”

48. Jubal — This name means “ram’s horn” in Latin.

49. Julien — A unique spelling of the name “Julian.”

50. Juneau — This place name is the capital of Alaska.

51. Justyn — A unique spelling of the name “Justin.”

52. Jyler — This name means “son of John” in English.

65 Rare Boy Names That Start With J

Let your son’s individuality shine with a name many may not have heard of before. These rare J names for boys are definitely worth looking into!

1. Jabier — This name means “bringer of consolation” in Swahili.

2. Jacinth — English for “blue larkspur” or “precious stone.”

3. Jacko — This name means “God is gracious” in English.

4. Jadhav — This name means “descendant of Yadu” in Sanskrit. Yadu is a legendary king in Hinduism.

5. Jadiel — Spanish for “God has heard.”

6. Jafeth — Hebrew for “enlarged” or “opened.”

7. Jaiveer — This name means “victorious” in Sanskrit and Punjabi.

8. Jamyang — This Tibetan name means “gentle song.”

9. Jardin — Old French for “garden.”

10. Jarrad — This name means “He ascends” in Hebrew.

11. Jarrid — This Hebrew name also means “He descends.”

12. Jarrott — Irish for “spear strength.”

13. Jase — A Greek name meaning “the Lord is salvation.”

14. Jasal — In Hindi, this name means “energy.”

15. Jasun — This name means “to heal” in Greek.

16. Jasvir — This name means “famous” in Hindi.

17. Jati — This Indonesian name means “honest.”

18. Javob — This name means “to follow” in Hebrew.

19. Jaymes — English for “supplanter.”

20. Jedrick — A Polish name meaning “strong man.”

21. Jehan — This name means “the world” in Sanskrit.

22. Jeladhi — A Hindu name meaning “treasure of water.”

23. Jeovani — Latin for “father of the sky.”

24. Jepherson — Old German for “son of Jeffrey.”

25. Jeptha — This name means “He opens” in Hebrew.

26. Jeric — An English name meaning “eternal ruler.”

27. Jernej — This name means “son of the furrow” in Slovak.

28. Jerzy — Polish for “farmer.”

29. Jestin — A Welsh name meaning “fair” or “righteous.”

30. Jevgeni — Russian for “noble.”

31. Jezreel — This name means “God sows” in Hebrew.

32. Jie — Chinese for “heroic.”

33. Jiles — This name means “young goat” in Greek.

34. Jinbe — A Japanese name meaning “whale-shark.”

35. Jindrich — German for “estate ruler.”

36. Jino — Italian for “ever-living.”

37. Jitendra — This name means “conqueror” in Hindi.

38. Joab — Hebrew for “Praise Jehovah.”

39. Joen — A Hebrew name meaning “God is gracious.”

40. Joko — This name means “boy” in Javanese.

41. Jokull — An Icelandic name meaning “glacier.”

42. Jolyon – Middle English for “youthful.”

43. Jopie — This Dutch name means “Jehovah increases.”

44. Jopling — An English name meaning “son of Job.”

45. Jorawar — This name means “powerful” in Sanskrit.

46. Jord — This is the god of the earth in Norse mythology.

47. Joris – This Dutch name means “farmer.”

48. Jorje — Greek for “farmer.”

49. Jorune — A Lithuanian name meaning “spring greenery.”

50. Joseluis — This name means “God will increase” in Spanish.

51. Jospin — French for “lord.”

52. Josquin — This name means “established by God” in Hebrew.

53. Jostein —  Old Norse for “horse stone.”

54. Josue — French and Spanish for “the Lord is my salvation.”

55. Jotham — A Hebrew name meaning “the Lord is perfect.”

56. Joulu — This is the Finnish word for Christmas.

57. Jowan — This Cornish name means “majestic.”

58. Judoc — A Breton name for “lord.”

59. Jujhar – This name means “warrior” in Sanskrit.

60. Jun — Chinese for “king” and Korean for “handsome.”

61. Junaid — Arabic for “warrior.”

62. Junpei — This name means “pure” and “peaceful” in Japanese.

63. Juro — Croatian for “earth worker” and Japanese for “tenth son.”

64. Juwaan — Spanish and Hebrew for “God is gracious.”

65. Jyri — A Finnish name meaning “farming man.”

Pregnancy can be stressful. Birth can be stressful. Picking a name shouldn’t have to be! It might feel like a big decision, but we promise to be there every step of the way to help you come up with name ideas for that perfect baby who’s soon to arrive.

If none of these boy names starting with J work for you, check out some of our other baby name lists, like rare boy namesthe coolest boy names, trendy boy names, country boy names, and strong boy names. The sky is the limit for baby names; there are so many to pick from! Happy baby naming!

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