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47 Modern Boy Names that Start with J (with Meanings!)

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Looking for boy names that start with J? You’ll love these modern names real moms are using from Jace to Juro!

These adorable J boy names are sure to stand out and are perfect for any mom and baby to be. J names for boys also have interesting meanings like “he will add”, “gift” and more.

This post only includes the most modern J names out there, curated from the other baby name lists on my site. (No need to scroll through 100’s of names real moms would never use!)

So, here are the best J names for boys and don’t miss boy names that start with H and boy names that start with I.

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J Names for Boys

  1. Jace – American origin, Nickname for Jason
  2. Jacer – Native American origin, Fearless
  3. Jack/Jak – English origin, God is gracious
  4. Jackson – English origin, Son of Jack/John
  5. Jagger – English origin, Carter, Peddlar
  6. Jahleel – Hebrew origin, God waits
  7. Jalen – American origin, Created name
  8. Jamal – Arabic origin, Handsome
  9. Jameel/Jamil – Arabic origin, Attractive
  10. James – Hebrew origin, Supplanter
  11. Jameson/Jamison – English origin, Son of James
  12. Jason – Greek origin, Healer
  13. Jax/Jaxon/Jaxson/Jaxxon – American origin, Son of Jack
  14. Jay – Latin origin, A bird in the crow family
  15. Jayden – American origin, Form of Jaden
  16. Jeb – American origin, Nickname for James or Joseph
  17. Jecht – English origin, Restless and fortunate being
  18. Jeff – English origin, God peace
  19. Jensen – Scandinavian origin, Son of Jens
  20. Jepson – English origin, Son of Jep
  21. Jesse – Hebrew origin, God’s gift
  22. Jet/Jett – English origin, Jet black
  23. Jex – English origin, Derivative of Jacques
  24. Joe – English origin, God will increase
  25. Johnny – Hebrew origin, Diminutive form of John
  26. Jonah/Jonas – Hebrew origin, Dove
  27. Jonathan – Hebrew origin, God has given
  28. Jones – Welsh origin, Son of John
  29. Jordan – Hebrew origin, To flow down
  30. Jorey – Cornish origin, Variant of Jory
  31. Joseph – Hebrew origin, God will increase
  32. Joshua – Hebrew origin, God is my salvation
  33. Josiah – Hebrew origin, God will save
  34. Joyner – English origin, Carpenter
  35. Judd – English origin, To flow down
  36. Juddson – English origin, Son of Judd
  37. Jude – English origin, From Judea
  38. Julian – Latin origin, Youthful, Downy
  39. Juro – Japanese origin, Tenth son

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