Meaning and Origin of: June

Meaning and Origin of June

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Young

What does June mean and stand for?

The name June is of Latin origin and means "young." It is derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. June was used as a given name in the 19th century.

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Young

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from French jeune ‘young’, a distinguishing name for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. Compare Young.
  • Translation of French Juin, name of the month of June, probably applied as a nickname for someone born or baptized in that month or for a foundling discovered in June.
  • A Juin from La Rochelle, France, is recorded in Saint-Jean, Quebec, in 1666.

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, June has been rising dramatically through the ranks, breaking the top 200 for the first time in 2020. That same year, it reached its peak rank of 182.

However, it is the 4th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years June was at its peak popularity in June 2020.

Invoking images of the month, June was incredibly popular in the 1900s with June Allyson (born Ella) and June Cleaver, only to recently return to the top 1000. Other notable namesakes include actress June Haver, actress June MacCloy, TV personality "Mama" June Shannon, actress June Walker, and actress June Lockhart. It has also appeared in Leave it to Beaver, The Innocents, The Joy Luck Club, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Where is it Popular?

June was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for June
  • Junie

Pairs well with these middle names