Baby girl names beginning with J

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 10th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some joyful suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter J

Are you making a baby girl name list? Find inspiration from our list of names beginning with J with origins and meanings and find out if your newborn could be a Jacinth, Jayla or Justine

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1. Jaanvi

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: as precious as life

2. Jacinth

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: a precious stone used as a first name
  • Also: Hyacinth.

3. Jacoba

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: the feminine form of Jacob
  • Also: Jacobine, Jacobina

4. Jacqueline

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: supplanter, someone taking the place of another through force, scheming, or strategy; the feminine form of Jacques
  • Also: Jacquetta, Jacaline, Jacquelyn, Jaqueline; Jacky, Jackie, Jacqui

5. Jade

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: the name of the precious stone used as a first name

6. Jael

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: wild she-goat

7. Jaffa

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: beautiful, attractive

8. Jahia

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: success

9. Jahmelia

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: beautiful

10. Jalila

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: greatness
  • Also: Galila

11. Jamesina

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: feminine form of James

12. Jamie

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: short form of James; also used as a boy’s name

13. Jamila

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: lovely
  • Also: Jamiliah, Djamila (French form)

14. Jan

  • Origin: Dutch
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Janet

15. Jane

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Jehovah is gracious; the feminine form of John
  • Also: Jayne, Jenny, Janey, Janie; Janis, Jancis, Janine, Jannine, Janene, Johanna (German form)

16. Janet

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Janette, Janetta, Jean, Jeanette, Nettie, Netta (Scottish forms), Jan

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17. Janine

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Jean

18. Japonica

  • Origin: New Latin
  • Meaning: Japan

19. Jarita

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: bird

20. Jasmine

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: the name of a flower used as a first name
  • Also: Yasmin, Yasmine (Persian forms)

21. Jawahir

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: precious stones

22. Jay

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: win, victory; short form for any name beginning with J; also used as a boy’s name
  • Also: Jai

23. Jayla

  • Origin:  Hebrew/Israeli
  • Meaning: to ascend

24. Jean

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Scottish form of Jane
  • Also: Jeanie, Jenny

25. Jemima

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: a dove
  • Also: Jemimah, Mima, Mina

26. Jenil

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: victorious

27. Jennifer

  • Origin: Cornish
  • Meaning: unknown, Cornish form of Guenevere
  • Also: Genna, Guenevere, Gaenor, Gaynor, Jenny, Jenni

28. Jermaine

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: brother
  • Also: Germaine

29. Jessica

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God beholds
  • Also: Jess, Jessie

30. Jettie

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: centre of attraction

31. Jezebel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: supremacy

32. Jill

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: child of the gods
  • Also: Julliana

33. Jina

  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: named child

34. Joan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Jehovah is gracious; the oldest feminine form of John;
  • Also: Joanne, Joanie, Joni

35. Jocelyn

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: happy
  • Also: Jocelin

36. Jodie

  • Origin:  Hebrew
  • Meaning: woman from Judea
  • Also: Judith

37. Johanna

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Jane

38. Jordan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: to go down, relating to the Jordan River flowing into the Dead Sea: also used as a boy’s name

39. Jordyn

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: to flow down; feminised version of Jordan

40. Josephine

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Jehovah added; the French feminine form of Joseph
  • Also: Josepha, Josephina, Jo, Josie, Fifi (French form)

41. Journee

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: a trip
  • Also: Journey

42. Joy

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: happiness

43. Joyce

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Lord; also used as a boy’s name

44. Judith

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: woman from Judea
  • Also: Jodie, Jody, Judy

45. Julene

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: youthful

46. Julia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: youthful or Jove’s child; the feminine form of Julius;
  • Also: Julie, Juliet

47. Juliana

  • Origin: latin
  • Meaning: derived from the Roman family name Julius; – the feminine form of Julian
  • Also: Gillian, Jillian (English forms), Gill, Gilly, Jill, Jilly

48. June

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: the name of the month used as a first name

49. Juno

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: youth; the roman goddess; the queen of the gods

50. Junita

  • Origin: Spanish/Hebrew origins
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Nita

51. Justine

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: upright, righteous, true, lawful; the feminine form of Justin
  • Also: Justina

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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