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Updated February 15, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • English: an expedition or trip


Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Journey

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : unexplained; possibly of French origin (see 2). Compare Jurney.
  • Anglicized spelling of French Journet or Journée, from Old French jornee, a measure of land representing an area that could be ploughed in a day; hence a name for someone who owned or worked such an area.

What Does the Name Journey Mean? 

Journey is a gender-neutral name of English origin, meaning "expedition or trip." It is particularly popular as a girls' name, but has been surpassed on the baby name charts by the more modern spelling Journee. 

How Popular is the Name Journey? 

Journey is the #267 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It does not rank in the top 1,000 as a boys' name. However, Journey ranks #2 on 

According to Google search analysis, in the last five years Journey was at its peak popularity in December 2021. 

Popularity of the Name Journey in the United States

Journey was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • South Dakota
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri 

Famous People Named Journey and Journey in Pop Culture 

Journey is the name of popular American rock band. 

Journey is also the name of a character in the British TV series Doctor Who

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