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Updated March 26, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Juniper berry
  • Latin: Young

What does Juniper mean and stand for?

The name Juniper is of Latin origin and is a type of berry, but the tree name can also mean "young." This Latin tree name is derived from the word iuniperus.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Juniper


According to Social Security Administration data, Juniper has been steadily increasing in popularity. It entered the scene at 953 in 2011, and broke the top 200 for the first time in 2019. Juniper reached its peak rank of 172 in 2020.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Juniper was at its peak popularity in December 2018.

Juniper is a natural name that invokes images of a small evergreen shrub. While it was mentioned in the Old Testament, used in Renaissance paintings, and is the name for the Saint of Comedy, it has only recently gained popularity in the modern world. In the Junie B. Jones series, the main character's full name is Juniper Beatrice. Authors Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd use the pen name Juniper Sage occasionally, as well. Juniper has also made appearances in Riverdale, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Mud.

Where is it Popular?

Juniper was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Juniper

  • June
  • Junie
  • Juno

Pairs well with these middle names


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