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Most Popular J Names Quiz

Guess the most popular baby names starting with the letter J.
For births in the United States in 2016
Color coded by gender
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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Clue
Name
14,776
British king
James
14,416
Patriarch
Jacob
11,210
$20
Jackson
10,823
Dreamcoat
Joseph
10,452
Modern name
Jayden
9,952
Baptist
John
9,138
Jericho
Joshua
8,333
Calendar
Julian
6,928
West Wing
Josiah
6,702
Nation
Jordan
6,546
Bullfrog
Jeremiah
5,089
No Way!
Jose
4,851
Argo
Jason
3,542
Trudeau
Justin
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Clue
Name
3,331
Hispanic
Juan
3,310
Beatles song
Julia
3,259
Whiskey
Jameson
3,065
Hey Zeus!
Jesus
2,766
Baker
Josephine
2,749
Whale
Jonah
2,685
Green
Jade
2,625
Tea
Jasmine
2,492
Beatles song
Jude
2,410
Minor prophet
Joel
2,346
Outlaw
Jesse
2,119
Pearl Jam
Jeremy
2,088
Elders
Jocelyn
1,885
Canadian park
Jasper
Variations
8,367
Jack
8,054
Jaxon
6,914
Jonathan
5,206
Jace
4,868
Jaxson
3,043
Jayce
2,092
Jordyn
1,944
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 44
Jun 26, 2013
And no Jennifer as well. Surprising.
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level 65
Mar 16, 2014
Not really. Those names were popular in the 80s, not anymore.
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level 75
Jul 10, 2015
also surprised about jennifer and jessica
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level 73
Jan 14, 2016
These names weren't just popular in the 80s... along with Michelle it seemed like 1 out of every 2 girls you met had the name. It is surprising how far they've fallen. Especially Jennifer which has been a mainstay for a long time. Now it doesn't even show up in the top 30?
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level 60
Dec 24, 2015
Jessie too!
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level 55
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 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 55
Apr 8, 2015
smartcookie17 --Jayden Smith is an actor. Son of Will Smith.
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level 75
Feb 3, 2018
But you spelled his name wrong. It's Jaden, not Jayden.
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level 57
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 66
Jan 16, 2016
Here in Australia there are a few
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level 61
Apr 2, 2016
Yeah, and they're all from the Mount Druitt-like areas, no doubt.
+1
level 49
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...
+4
level 21
Aug 1, 2015
That makes you guys nothing special, sorry.
+1
level 70
Nov 6, 2017
Only 63% guessed me, which makes me very special
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level 30
Apr 13, 2015
My name was guessed 96%.
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level 75
Jan 14, 2016
So was mine. Though now it's at 97%
+1
level 57
Jul 28, 2018
If anyone guessed mine, they're just plain stupid.
+2
level 41
Jun 27, 2013
Haha, I started typing all of the Duggar's names !!
+2
level 22
Feb 15, 2015
i did too
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level 22
May 28, 2015
won't be a problem anymore but so did i
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level 34
Aug 11, 2013
Im surprised Jessica and Jennifer arent there.. I feel like I know a lot, actually too many, people who those names
+3
level 73
Feb 3, 2018
It's not the 1980s anymore
+1
level 74
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 15
Dec 8, 2013
What about Jane?
+1
level 69
Dec 20, 2013
There weren't enough babies with that name....
+4
level 49
Jan 14, 2016
whatever happened to her...
+3
level 67
Feb 4, 2018
Addiction
+1
level 68
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 54
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 65
Mar 16, 2014
Yeah but all those Jennifers and Jessicas must be in their thirties. Nobody gives those names to their babies now.
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level 24
Feb 24, 2015
Ummm, I know 3 Jessica's and two Jennifer's and they are in year 5/6 so...
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level 49
Feb 6, 2018
So you speak for everyone then? OK lol
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level 57
Jul 28, 2018
That OK lol really sealed the deal.
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level 25
May 18, 2014
I feel sorry for abides named jordyn Jesus justin jayden jocelyn. Wild names over the pond
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level 73
Feb 3, 2018
Justin is "wild?" Man it's even more bland than I thought over there.
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level 43
May 22, 2014
I missed the E in Jocelyn >.
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level 23
Jun 5, 2014
JESUS? That's a bit offending for some people.......... especially christians. I never thought of it though
+6
level 63
Jun 13, 2014
Common name in Spanish. Hay-soos, not gee-ziz.
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level 79
Nov 22, 2015
And a lot of those Spanish people are Christians too. (Most, I'd say.)
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level 74
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.
+4
level 73
Feb 3, 2018
Offensive to Christians? What religion do you think these people are who named their kids Jesus?
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level 74
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 43
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.
+1
level 50
Jun 14, 2014
Why on earth does it give you 'Jack' when you type 'John'?
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level 57
Jul 28, 2018
Senator, you're obviously no Jack Kennedy.
+3
level 50
Jun 14, 2014
For some reason I found myself typing 'Jimothy'... :P
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level 28
Jul 7, 2014
After I guessed Jasmine, I put Jaffar... Just for fun :)
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level 44
Sep 1, 2014
:)
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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 80
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.
+2
level 71
Feb 15, 2017
Can't wait for Eisenhowers and Nixons.
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level 66
Feb 4, 2018
Hamilton probably will be now, given the popularity of the musical.
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level 57
Jul 28, 2018
Fillmore, Hoover, Bush and Pierce would be nice.
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level 74
Sep 1, 2014
I typed Julian then didn't realize it had given me Julia instead, so I missed Julian.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2018
Same - especially since the variation of "Juliana" also appeared, so I thought I don't need to write that anymore.
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level 22
Oct 13, 2014
I'm just going through 19 kids and counting names
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level 37
Nov 15, 2014
Wow, my name actually made the list. I guess Joel is coming around...there are hardly any Joelโ€™s from my time period.
+1
level 37
Mar 27, 2015
James should be #1
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level 15
May 7, 2015
HARD
+1
level 34
May 13, 2015
How the feck is Josiah a name?
+2
level 44
Jul 10, 2015
It's from the Bible. He was a king.
+2
level 80
Nov 18, 2015
How is it not?
+2
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.
+1
level 70
Nov 18, 2015
The alternate variations column is a nice touch.
+1
level 32
Jan 3, 2016
I thought jamie was there
+1
level 32
Jan 3, 2016
How is that image credit you don't even know the baby
+1
level 58
Jan 14, 2016
Wittiest clues. Crazy I didn't get Josiah or Jameson โ€” both meaningful to me. But wait a second, people actually name their kid Jameson? This, I have not witnessed.
+3
level 74
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 39
Jan 29, 2016
If people can name the date of conception, it must be a rare event in their relationship!
+1
level 74
Nov 9, 2016
I think the point was that the pregnancy was unplanned but due to their "state" they became a little reckless, and they knew exactly which night it was.
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level 74
Jun 12, 2018
That is hysterical. Were they from East Prairie or Miner?
+1
level 58
Jan 14, 2016
Could you allow Japan for the answer for "nation" or specify "African nation?"
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level 69
Jan 14, 2016
Jordan is not in Africa. Keep taking these quizzes--you'll learn some things.
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level 54
Jan 14, 2016
He's already 47, he should already know.
+2
level 58
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.
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level 66
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.
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level 57
Jul 28, 2018
Maybe Jermany for Jeremy then.
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level 58
Jan 14, 2016
Kept trying "Janis" for Whiskey. Janis Joplin was a big consumer.
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level 48
Sep 11, 2016
omg
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level 58
Jan 14, 2016
It's Joycelyn Elders.
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level 57
Jan 14, 2016
Who said blue was boys?
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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.
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level 63
Feb 3, 2018
I agree. Jonathan is not a variaton of John.
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level 73
Jan 16, 2016
It's the outlaw Josey Wales. Who is this Jesse?
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level 70
Jan 17, 2016
James
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level 32
Jan 17, 2016
I thought jamie was going to be there
+2
level 69
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.
+1
level 59
Mar 14, 2016
For once, the picture clue didn't give me one of the answers! Several of the clues like $20 and Hey Zues! weren't much very helpful for someone not from the US.
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level 57
Jul 28, 2018
Jesus isn't a U.S. name.
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level 43
Sep 29, 2018
Nonsense. Of course it's a US name. Unless you consider the 56 million+ Latinos who live here (and who favor that name) to not be part of the US.
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level 69
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 20
Mar 14, 2017
i wrote jocelyn but not james
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level 42
May 3, 2017
Jessica, Jennifer, How are these not here
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level 28
Jul 31, 2017
Really surprised Jessica isn't on the list. It's the first name I thought of.
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level 73
Sep 27, 2017
Jessica isn't on the list most likely because it's not 1980 anymore.
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level 73
Sep 27, 2017
Same reason Jennifer doesn't make it, either.
+1
level 73
Sep 27, 2017
Got 6 I missed last time... but missed 4 I got last time...
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level 60
Sep 27, 2017
This is very Christianity based :/
+2
level 79
Nov 5, 2017
I don't get the results as the quiz ends. It just ends.
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level 75
Nov 5, 2017
Me too...weird.
+1
level โˆž
Nov 5, 2017
Fixed
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level 68
Nov 5, 2017
For some reason, Jeremy is colored red
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level โˆž
Nov 5, 2017
Fixed
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level 63
Nov 6, 2017
Jayden as a girl's name? o.O The only one with this name I know is Jayden Smith.
+1
level 73
Feb 3, 2018
Not exactly a paragon of masculinity.
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level 71
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.
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level 6
Jan 22, 2018
Very funny jonnhy bro.๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝโœŒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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level 56
Feb 3, 2018
Jayden!? Crumbs!
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level 58
Feb 4, 2018
Jayden is very common here in New Zealand. For boys and also girls.
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level 71
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 65
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 46
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.
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level 39
May 22, 2018
Johnnie Walker would also work as the whiskey.
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level 37
Jun 7, 2018
When I saw Zeus I immediately thought of Jupiter and I must admit I was relieved when it wasnโ€™t there! I mean, people are naming their kids everything these days, so I figured Iโ€™d just put it in and see.