Most Popular J Names

Can you guess the most popular American baby names starting with the letter J?
For births in the United States from 2010–2019
Color coded by most common gender
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Last updated: September 24, 2020
First submittedJuly 18, 2010
Times taken133,765
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Clue
Name
162,738
Biblical patriarch
Jacob
139,445
British king
James
131,765
Will Smith's son
(variation)
Jayden
116,054
$20 bill
Jackson
115,175
Dreamcoat owner
Joseph
105,826
Jericho
Joshua
102,452
Baptist
John
79,611
Caesar alternative
Julian
76,237
Country
Jordan
66,445
Bullfrog
Jeremiah
62,860
West Wing
Josiah
55,141
No way!
Jose
50,440
Argonaut
Jason
45,485
Trudeau
Justin
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Clue
Name
37,385
Spanish
Juan
35,842
Beatles song
Julia
33,816
Hey Zeus!
Jesus
29,246
Tea
Jasmine
28,923
Whiskey
Jameson
28,155
Whale
Jonah
26,986
Green
Jade
26,305
Jostlin'
Jocelyn
26,143
Beatles song
Jude
25,796
Minor prophet
Joel
25,477
Outlaw
Jesse
23,848
Napoleon's wife
Josephine
23,488
Actor Irons
Jeremy
18,478
Canadian park
Jasper
Variations
85,550
Jack
79,637
Jonathan
69,067
Jaxon
47,616
Jace
42,270
Jaxson
25,959
Jaden
25,030
Jordyn
24,841
Jayce
21,363
Jake
19,957
Juliana
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Level 26
Jun 26, 2013
I think "Jessy" should count... Also, no Jessica?! I was so sure...
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Level 64
Dec 24, 2015
Jessie too!
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2018
It is quite strange that Jane was missing to me and I, of course, was surprised not to see Jared.They aren't the most popular names, but they would at least seem to be more common than ones like Jude and Jocelyn.
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Level 59
Feb 28, 2019
Founder of springfield!
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Level 25
Jun 26, 2013
Jayden is pretty popular on that side of the pond huh? Quite honestly never have I met anyone with that name in my life, and I'm 32 next month.
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Level 50
Jun 14, 2014
I've met four!
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Level 16
Sep 17, 2014
I think it was popular because of Jayden Smith
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Level 50
Nov 24, 2014
Call me ignorant, but... who's that?
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Level 53
Apr 8, 2015
smartcookie17 --Jayden Smith is an actor. Son of Will Smith.
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Level 83
Feb 3, 2018
But you spelled his name wrong. It's Jaden, not Jayden.
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Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
He's some dude on Google.com or you could wait 1 year for an answer here. Check back if you remember.
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Level 70
Jan 16, 2016
Here in Australia there are a few
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2016
Yeah, and they're all from the Mount Druitt-like areas, no doubt.
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Level 58
Jul 3, 2019
If you don't know any Jaydens, you don't know very many kids under 12.
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Level 44
Oct 28, 2020
um
+1
Level 58
Jun 26, 2013
i love how my name is guessed 97% of the time. Ha to all the other J- names people.
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Level 38
Jun 26, 2013
My name is also guessed 97% of the time. :P
+1
Level 44
Jun 27, 2013
My name didn't make the list...
+1
Level 74
Nov 6, 2017
Only 63% guessed me, which makes me very special
+1
Level 55
Apr 13, 2015
My name was guessed 96%.
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Level 83
Jan 14, 2016
So was mine. Though now it's at 97%
+2
Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
If anyone guessed mine, they're just plain stupid.
+7
Level 35
Aug 11, 2013
Im surprised Jessica and Jennifer arent there.. I feel like I know a lot, actually too many, people who those names
+7
Level 80
Feb 3, 2018
It's not the 1980s anymore
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Level 32
Oct 28, 2020
I've known quite a few people named Jess and they were all around my age (16). I am in the UK however.
+2
Level 79
Oct 12, 2018
Kal is right - those names were immensely popular a couple decades back, but no so much now. They were SO common at one point, I would guess that parents actively avoid such names now (of course, they'll naturally migrate to other names that will ultimately become overly common).
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Level 49
Oct 27, 2020
I don't know. I was born in 2001 and there were three Jennifers in my grade alone
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Level 15
Dec 8, 2013
What about Jane?
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Level 77
Dec 20, 2013
There weren't enough babies with that name....
+6
Level 56
Jan 14, 2016
whatever happened to her...
+6
Level 69
Feb 4, 2018
Addiction
+2
Level 72
Jan 2, 2014
Ok, so I start out putting in boys and girls names and after none of my girls names come up after about 10 boys did, I concluded it was boys names with J. So I stopped trying girls, then I get done and see Jocelyn, Julia, and jasmine. But that's it. If its both, where's Jessica, Judy, Jennifer, Jane, Jillian, Joan, and so on. Surprising none of those are on the list.
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Level 32
Jun 20, 2014
It's names of babies born in 2012 and those are not very popular baby names anymore..
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Level 66
May 12, 2015
It looks like any girl names starting with J are very popular right now
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Level 56
Mar 2, 2014
how are Jennifer and Jessica not among the most popular J names? LOL, i've never been anywhere and not run into another Jennifer.
+3
Level 62
Mar 16, 2014
Yeah but all those Jennifers and Jessicas must be in their thirties. Nobody gives those names to their babies now.
+3
Level 61
Feb 6, 2018
So you speak for everyone then? OK lol
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Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
That OK lol really sealed the deal.
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Level 32
Oct 28, 2020
I've known quite a few people named Jess and they were all around my age (16). I am in the UK however.
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Level 43
May 22, 2014
I missed the E in Jocelyn >.
+2
Level 23
Jun 5, 2014
JESUS? That's a bit offending for some people.......... especially christians. I never thought of it though
+12
Level 65
Jun 13, 2014
Common name in Spanish. Hay-soos, not gee-ziz.
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Level 82
Nov 22, 2015
And a lot of those Spanish people are Christians too. (Most, I'd say.)
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2016
Every one I know named Jesus is called Chuy or Chucho. I guess it's sort of like Peggy as a nickname for Margaret. Never understood that one either.
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Level 80
Feb 3, 2018
Offensive to Christians? What religion do you think these people are who named their kids Jesus?
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Level 78
Jun 12, 2018
Oh my goodness, why on earth would it be offensive to anybody, especially Christians? Should Mary also be "banned" or all of the Biblical Patriarchs in the name of political correctness? It would leave quite a large hole in the naming process. Jesus was a name used long before Christ. Would it be better to retire the name like its Michael Jordan's jersey and forget about it or to continue to use it and remember?
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Level 70
Sep 29, 2018
My goodness, have you never met anyone of Latino descent? And it's a very common name in English too, translated as Joshua.
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2019
And people called mary is/are not offending?
+3
Level 83
Oct 27, 2020
That's like saying it's offensive to Muslims to name your kid Muhammad.
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Level 48
Oct 29, 2020
Depends on the ethnicity of the Muslims. This is an Arab tradition, and most Muslims do not live in the Arab league.
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Level 50
Jun 14, 2014
Why on earth does it give you 'Jack' when you type 'John'?
+6
Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
Senator, you're obviously no Jack Kennedy.
+6
Level 50
Jun 14, 2014
For some reason I found myself typing 'Jimothy'... :P
+2
Level 44
Sep 1, 2014
Funny that Madison was so popular for girls, and now Jackson for boys. Are Hamilton and Jefferson not so far off?
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Level 88
Nov 18, 2015
Not to mention Taylor a few years ago. Went to see my nephew in the hospital when he was born, and 8 of the 10 babies in the nursery--boys and girls--were some variation of Taylor.
+5
Level 77
Feb 15, 2017
Can't wait for Eisenhowers and Nixons.
+3
Level 68
Feb 4, 2018
Hamilton probably will be now, given the popularity of the musical.
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Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
Fillmore, Hoover, Bush and Pierce would be nice.
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Level 56
Aug 18, 2019
I know a 1 year old named Monroe....
+1
Level 78
Sep 1, 2014
I typed Julian then didn't realize it had given me Julia instead, so I missed Julian.
+1
Level 71
Sep 9, 2018
Same - especially since the variation of "Juliana" also appeared, so I thought I don't need to write that anymore.
+1
Level 36
Nov 15, 2014
Wow, my name actually made the list. I guess Joel is coming around...there are hardly any Joel’s from my time period.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2015
James should be #1
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Level 15
May 7, 2015
HARD
+3
Level 59
Nov 5, 2015
Surprised to see no Jessica. Here in the UK it's been a very popular girls' name for quite a few years.
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Level 74
Nov 18, 2015
The alternate variations column is a nice touch.
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Level 42
Jan 3, 2016
I thought jamie was there
+1
Level 42
Jan 3, 2016
How is that image credit you don't even know the baby
+1
Level 59
Jan 14, 2016
Wittiest clues. Crazy I didn't get Josiah or Jameson — both meaningful to me. But wait a second, people actually name their kid Jameson? This, I have not witnessed.
+5
Level 78
Jan 14, 2016
I knew a man who named his son Jack Daniels because that's what he and his wife were drinking at the time the boy was conceived. We figure the boy should be thankful his parents didn't prefer Wild Turkey.
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Level 78
Jun 12, 2018
That is hysterical. Were they from East Prairie or Miner?
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Level 78
Oct 28, 2020
Actually they were from Oklahoma. East Prairie brings back memories - my dad used to bring in pickup loads of sweet corn from Dorena for us to put up in the freezer. I spent many summer days sitting under the big oak tree shucking corn. I have no good memories of Miner except maybe Throwed Rolls from Lamberts.
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2016
Could you allow Japan for the answer for "nation" or specify "African nation?"
+5
Level 71
Jan 14, 2016
Jordan is not in Africa. Keep taking these quizzes--you'll learn some things.
+1
Level 52
Jan 14, 2016
He's already 47, he should already know.
+4
Level 63
Jan 14, 2016
Japan? I've never heard of anyone named Japan. Plus it would just be wrong considering there are numbers included in this quiz.
+1
Level 70
Jan 16, 2016
Don't you worry 'kinjapan' at this very moment several million trucks are moving sand from Jordan in the Middle East to Africa to form a new Jordan republic next to Egypt.
+1
Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
Maybe Jermany for Jeremy then.
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Level 64
Jan 14, 2016
Kept trying "Janis" for Whiskey. Janis Joplin was a big consumer.
+1
Level 49
Sep 11, 2016
omg
+1
Level 63
Jan 14, 2016
Who said blue was boys?
+3
Level 30
Jan 15, 2016
Jonathan is NOT an alternate of John. John and Jonathan are two completely different names with different meanings and spellings.
+2
Level 69
Feb 3, 2018
I agree. Jonathan is not a variaton of John.
+2
Level 79
Jan 16, 2016
It's the outlaw Josey Wales. Who is this Jesse?
+2
Level 73
Jan 17, 2016
James
+1
Level 78
Apr 28, 2019
I tried Josey for that too. Forgot Jesse.
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Level 42
Jan 17, 2016
I thought jamie was going to be there
+2
Level 72
Mar 7, 2016
So did your source divide the names by gender, or did you? Because I was sure than not only had Jordan very firmly crossed over into unisex territory, but had kept right on going and was now much more commonly a female name.
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Level 80
Oct 28, 2020
I think it's still mostly a boys' name.
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2016
Awesome quiz; loved the clues and the color-coding.
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Level 12
Oct 6, 2016
I typed Jack and John came up as well
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Level 29
Mar 14, 2017
i wrote jocelyn but not james
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Level 40
May 3, 2017
Jessica, Jennifer, How are these not here
+2
Level 29
Jul 31, 2017
Really surprised Jessica isn't on the list. It's the first name I thought of.
+1
Level 80
Sep 27, 2017
Jessica isn't on the list most likely because it's not 1980 anymore.
+2
Level 80
Sep 27, 2017
Same reason Jennifer doesn't make it, either.
+1
Level 80
Sep 27, 2017
Got 6 I missed last time... but missed 4 I got last time...
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Level 70
Sep 27, 2017
This is very Christianity based :/
+2
Level 82
Nov 5, 2017
I don't get the results as the quiz ends. It just ends.
+1
Level 80
Nov 5, 2017
Me too...weird.
+1
Level ∞
Nov 5, 2017
Fixed
+1
Level 72
Nov 5, 2017
For some reason, Jeremy is colored red
+1
Level ∞
Nov 5, 2017
Fixed
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Level 69
Nov 6, 2017
Jayden as a girl's name? o.O The only one with this name I know is Jayden Smith.
+2
Level 80
Feb 3, 2018
Not exactly a paragon of masculinity.
+4
Level 75
Nov 8, 2017
How is "Hispanic" a clue for Juan? Can this be changed to something meaningful? There are other Hispanic/Latin@ names on the quiz. It's weird and seems not all right. There aren't clues saying "Greek" for Jason, "White" for some other name, or "Jewish" for Joseph. Thanks.
+1
Level 7
Jan 22, 2018
Very funny jonnhy bro.👎👉🏽✌🏽😲
+1
Level 59
Feb 3, 2018
Jayden!? Crumbs!
+1
Level 65
Feb 4, 2018
Jayden is very common here in New Zealand. For boys and also girls.
+1
Level 74
Feb 3, 2018
Only 17% got the West Wing clue of Josiah "Jed" Bartlett? People need to go back and watch some quality TV I guess.
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2018
My obsessions in this test: For "hey Zeus" I kept typing Jupiter, for outlaw I kept typing Jane (Calamity Jane), and for whiskey Justerini (Justerini and Brooks)
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Level 64
Oct 27, 2020
I was thinking Jove.
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Level 55
Oct 27, 2020
I also tried Jupiter for Hey Zeus, and I kept trying Jack for whiskey.
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Level 56
Feb 5, 2018
I tried Joke, Jerk, and Jackoff for the West Wing clue. Then I realized nobody wold name their child after the current occupant...
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Level 46
Feb 15, 2018
Genuinely surprised Judah wasn't on here. I was sure that name was getting really popular these days...guess not.
+1
Level 37
May 22, 2018
Johnnie Walker would also work as the whiskey.
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Level 80
Feb 7, 2019
or Jack Daniels
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2019
Or Glenn Fiddich ... ow wait ... no J, but who cares after all that whisky :D

(and whiskey)

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Level 80
Oct 27, 2020
or Jim Beam
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Level 44
Jun 7, 2018
When I saw Zeus I immediately thought of Jupiter and I must admit I was relieved when it wasn’t there! I mean, people are naming their kids everything these days, so I figured I’d just put it in and see.
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2019
I tried jupiter too. I think Zeus would be something used for a name sooner than jupiter. (Not sure why, maybe cause it is also the name of a planet, or because zeus sounds more powerfull, or names with z are popular nowadays. Or all of the above)
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2019
Colour-coded by gender? What's the 3rd gender then?! :-P

(you have a different colour for the female names in each column)
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2019
unisex i guess, I can see jordan both as male an female. Jayden to me looks male, but any name can turn unisex, it simply has to be used often enough for the other sexe.

I'd be interested to see all the unisex names in the world (and not the few exceptions, it should be names that are used regularly like that) also the ones that are masculine in one country and feminine in another.

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Level 44
Jun 23, 2019
Jeremy spoke in class today
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Level 78
Oct 31, 2019
What?!! No "Jerqwinick"??!! (actual college football player at LSU) Only a matter of time before that one catches on.
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Level 46
Dec 9, 2019
I had forgotten about the outlaw Jesse James. A more famous outlaw than 'The outlaw Josey Wells', no doubt. But not commonly known as 'The outlaw...'.
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Level 80
Mar 4, 2020
Jeff Bezos should start paying parents to name their kids after him.
+4
Level 68
Mar 8, 2020
Jonathan should be a proper answer. It's a name in its own right, not a variation of John.
+1
Level 60
Oct 27, 2020
I don't know if I should be proud or embarrassed that I was one of the 5% to jag Jocelyn. Maybe it was so obvious that many people dismissed it as a possibility.
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Level 59
Oct 27, 2020
Jayden? Christ. What a name
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Level 58
Oct 29, 2020
You didn't say which colour refers to which gender... are you implying that blue is "obviously" a male colour??? Nah just kidding XD