Boy Names That Start With J

A-Z, Boy Names J

If you’re looking for a baby boy name starting with the letter J or are just browsing letters of the alphabet to get baby name inspiration, we want to help you weigh your options. You may be considering a popular name like James or looking for something an incredibly unique boy name like Janus. In either case, you’re sure to discover the perfect J boy name for your little one. From Jabari to Jyri, we have curated a list of popular boy names and unique boy names starting with the letter J and the meanings and origin of each name. Without further ado, let the baby’s name browsing begin.

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Jabari
Boy. African Swahili origin, meaning: Brave one

 

Jabin
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Discerner, or the wise

 

Jace
Boy. Hebrew origin, diminutive of Jason, meaning: The Lord is salvation

 

Jack
Boy. English origin, meaning: God is gracious

 

Jackson
Boy. English origin, meaning: Son of Jack

 

Jaco
Boy. Portuguese origin, variation of Jacob, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jacob
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jacoby
Gender-neutral. Hebrew origin, variation of Jacob, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jacques
Boy. French origin, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jaden
Gender-neutral. Spelling variation of Jadon, meaning: God has heard

 

Jadiel
Boy. Spanish variation of Yadiel

 

Jadrian
Boy. American invented name

 

Jadyn
Gender-neutral. Invented name

 

Jafari
Boy. African Swahili origin, meaning: Stream

 

Jagger
Gender-neutral. English occupational, meaning: Carter

 

Jahan
Boy. Sanskrit origin, meaning: The world

 

Jaiden
Gender-neutral. Spelling variation of Jadon, meaning: God has heard

 

Jaime
Gender-neutral. Spanish variation of James, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jair
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: He shines

 

Jakai
Boy. Invented name

 

Jakari
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Jake
Boy. Hebrew origin, diminutive of Jacob, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jakob
Boy. Spelling variation of Jacob, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jakobe
Gender-neutral. Spelling variation of Jacob

 

Jalen
Gender-neutral. Modern invented name

 

Jalo
Boy. Finnish origin, meaning: Noble, gracious

 

Jamal
Boy. Arabic origin, meaning: Beauty

 

Jamar
Boy. Invented name

 

Jamari
Boy. Invented name

 

James
Boy. English variation of Jacob, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jameson
Boy. English origin, meaning: Son of James

 

Jamie
Boy. Diminutive of James

 

Jamir
Boy.  A fusion of two Arabic names: Jamal and Amir

 

Jamison
Boy. English variation of Jacob

 

Janek
Boy. Polish origin, meaning: God is gracious

 

Janko
Boy. Polish origin, meaning: God is gracious

 

Jannik
Boy. Dutch and German origin, variation of John, meaning: God is gracious

 

Jannis
Boy. Frisian, Dutch origin, variation of Johanne, meaning: God is gracious

 

Janos
Boy. Hungarian origin, variation of John, meaning: God is gracious

 

Janson
Boy. Scandinavian origin, meaning: Son of Jan

 

Janus
Boy. Greek origin, meaning: Gateway

 

Japheth
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Expansion

 

Jared
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: He descends

 

Jarek
Boy. Slavic origin, meaning: Spring

 

Jareth
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Jari
Boy. Finnish origin, meaning: God will raise up; God will set free

 

Jaris
Boy. Slavic origin, meaning: Farmer

 

Jarmo
Boy. Finnish origin, meaning: God will uplift

 

Jaro
Boy. Slavic origin, short form of Jaroslav meaning: Glory of spring

 

Jarret
Boy. Irish origin, meaning: Spear strength

 

Jarrick
Boy. Slavic origin, meaning: Spring

 

Jarvis
Boy. A surname from the name Gervais or Gervasius is derived from the Germanic word ger ‘spear.’

 

Jase
Boy. Diminutive of Jason, meaning: The Lord is salvation

 

Jasiah
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Jason / Jayson
Boy. Greek origin, meaning: To heal

 

Jasper
Boy. English via Persian origin, meaning: Treasure

 

Javad
Boy. Persian origin, a variant Jawad, meaning: Generous

 

Javed / Javid
Boy. Persian origin, a variant Jawed, meaning: Eternal, immortal

 

Javen / Javan
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Greece or wine

 

Javier
Boy. Spanish origin variation of Xavier, meaning: New house

 

Javor
Boy. Serbian tree name

 

Jax / Jaxx
Gender-neutral. Modern invented 

 

Jaxon
Boy. Spelling variation of Jackson, meaning: Son of Jack

 

Jaxson
Boy. English origin, meaning: Son of Jack

 

Jaxton / Jaxtyn
Boy. American origin, meaning: Son of Jack

 

Jay
Gender-neutral. Latin origin, meaning: Jaybird

 

Jayce
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Jayceon
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Jayden
Boy. Spelling variation of Jadon, meaning: God has heard

 

Jaydon
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Jehovah has heard

 

Jaylen
Gender-neutral. Modern invented name

 

Jaziel
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Allotted by God

 

Jebediah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Beloved friend

 

Jed
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Beloved by God

 

Jedidiah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Beloved of the Lord

 

Jefferson
Boy. English origin, meaning: Son of Jeffrey

 

Jeffrey
Boy. Spelling variation of Geoffrey, meaning: Pledge of peace

 

Jeno
Boy. Greek origin, meaning: Wellborn, noble

 

Jensen
Boy. Scandinavian origin, meaning: Son of Jens

 

Jerah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Moon

 

Jeremiah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Appointed by God

 

Jeremias
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Appointed by God

 

Jeremy
Boy. English origin, form of Jeremiah, meaning: Appointed by God

 

Jericho
Boy. Arabic origin, meaning: City of moons

 

Jerome
Boy. Greek origin, meaning: Sacred name

 

Jerry
Gender-neutral. English, German origin, meaning, diminutive of Gerald or Jerome: Ruler with the spear

 

Jerzy
Boy. Polish origin, variation of George, meaning: Farmer

 

Jesiah
Gender-neutral. Hebrew origin, meaning: Jehovah exists

 

Jesper
Boy. Danish via Persian origin, meaning: Treasure

 

Jesse
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Gift

 

Jessen
Boy. Danish origin, meaning: Son of Jes

 

Jesus
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: The Lord is salvation

 

Jethro
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Excellence

 

Jett
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Jevyn
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Jex
Boy. English surname, the meaning is unknown

 

Jezero
Boy. Slavic origin, meaning: Lake

 

Jimmy
Boy. Diminutive of James, meaning: Supplanter

 

Jiraiya
Boy. Japanese origin, meaning: Young thunder

 

Jiro
Boy. Japanese origin, meaning: Second son

 

Joab
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Praise Jehovah

 

Joachim
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Established by God

 

Joah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Brother of God

 

Joao
Boy. Portuguese origin, variation of John, meaning: God is gracious

 

Joaquin
Boy. Spanish origin, a variation of Joachim, meaning: God will judge

 

Joe
Boy. A diminutive of Joseph, meaning: Jehovah increases

 

Joel
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Jehovah is his God

 

Joey
Gender-neutral. A diminutive of Joseph, meaning: He will add

 

Johan
Boy. German variation of John origin, meaning: God is gracious

 

John
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: God is gracious

 

Johnathan
Boy. A variation of Jonathan, meaning: God is gracious

 

Johnny
Boy. English origin, meaning: God is gracious

 

Jolon
Boy. Native American origin, meaning: Valley of the dead oaks

 

Jolyon
Boy. Latin origin, meaning: Youthful

 

Jon
Boy. Variation of John or Jonathan, meaning: God is gracious

 

Jonah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Dove

 

Jonas
Boy. Greek variation of Jonah, meaning: Dove

 

Jonathan
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Gift of Jehovah

 

Jones
Boy. English surname, meaning: God is gracious

 

Jonovan
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Joost
Boy. Dutch origin, meaning: Just

 

Jorah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Early rain

 

Jordan
Gender-neutral. English from Hebrew origin, meaning: Flowing down

 

Jorge
Boy. Spanish and Portuguese origin, variation of George

 

Jorgen
Boy. Danish origin, meaning: Farmer

 

Joris
Boy. Dutch origin, variation of George, meaning: Farmer

 

Jose
Boy. Spanish and Portuguese origin, version of Joseph, meaning: Jehovah increases

 

Joseph
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: Jehovah increases

 

Joshua
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: The Lord is my salvation

 

Josiah / Joziah
Boy. Hebrew origin, meaning: God heals

 

Josue
Boy. French, Spanish, and Portuguese origin, variation of Joshua, meaning: The Lord is my salvation

 

Jotham
Boy. Old Testament origin, meaning: The lord is perfect

 

Jouko
Boy. Finnish origin, meaning: Tall or white swan

 

Jovan
Boy. Slavic or Latin origin, variation of John, meaning: Jove-like, majestic

 

Jovanni
Boy. Spelling variation of Jovani

 

Jover
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Juan
Boy. Spanish origin, variation of John, meaning: The Lord is gracious

 

Judah
Gender-neutral. Hebrew origin, meaning: Praised

 

Judas
Boy. Greek origin, meaning: Praised

 

Jude
Gender-neutral. Latin diminutive of Judah, meaning: Praised

 

Juden
Boy. Modern invented name

 

Judson
Boy. English origin, meaning: Son of Jordan

 

Juhani
Boy. Finnish and Scandinavian origin, meaning: God Is Gracious

 

Juho
Boy. Estonian and Finnish origin, meaning: God Is Gracious

 

Jules
Boy. French form of Latin Julius, meaning: Youthful; soft, downy

 

Julian
Gender-neutral. English from Latin origin, meaning: Youthful or sky father

 

Julien
Boy. French origin, meaning: Youthful

 

Julio
Boy. Spanish origin, variation of Julius, meaning: Youthful, downy-bearded

 

Julius
Boy. Roman via Greek origin, meaning: Downy-bearded

 

Junior
Boy. Latin origin, meaning: Young

 

Jupiter
Boy. Roman origin, meaning: Sky father

 

Jurek
Boy. Polish origin, variation of George, meaning: Farmer

 

Jurgen
Boy. Dutch origin, variation of George, meaning: Farmer

 

Justice
Gender-neutral. English word name, meaning: Fair, righteous

 

Justin
Boy. Latin origin, meaning: Fair, righteous

 

Justus
Boy. Latin origin, meaning: Just

 

Jyri
Boy. Finnish origin, meaning: Farmer

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