If you are expecting a new baby soon, then this list of Spanish names that start with J will help you find the most perfect name for your little nugget.
As someone who has been immersed in the Spanish language and culture for many years, I have always been fascinated by the unique and beautiful names that I hear. I particularly love names that start with the letter”J.” Spanish names that start with J have a certain ring to them that is both exotic and familiar at the same time.
That’s why today, I wanted to compile a list of Spanish baby names for you that start with the letter J.
My sister-in-law named all four of her children with Spanish names that start with J and I am just obsessed with the idea of starting all the siblings’ names with the same letter. In that case, my next baby will have to start with the letter L 🤔.
So, whether you are looking for unique names, a biblical name, a short or long name, this list of names is here to help!
I have separated this list into two sections, Spanish baby girl names that start with J and Spanish boys names that start with J. If you want to read them all, happy scrolling. If you want to jump to a certain section, click one of the links below!!
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Girl Spanish Names that Start With The Letter J
The name Jael is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “mountain goat”. I think this is a super short and sweet baby girl name.
It’s the Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Hyacinthus, which means “hyacinth,” a beautiful spring flower.
This beautiful Spanish baby girl name comes from French origin. It is the feminine from of Jacques. It means “may God protect.”
Jamila is a feminine name of Arabic origin, meaning “beautiful.”
This modern baby girls name is a beautiful combination of Jane and Vanessa and means “God is gracious.” I think it will sound beautiful in both Spanish and English.
Janet is a short two-syllable baby name of British origin. It means “God is gracious.” It has become a relatively popular name throughout Latin America.
THe name Jayla is a unique girls name of Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning “to ascend.”
A variant and the diminutive form of Jayla is Jaylin.
The name Jazmin is primarily a female name of Persian origin that means Jasmine Flower. This is the perfect name if you want a botanical name for your new baby.
This gender-neutral name of Greek origin and an alternative spelling of Genesis, a word that signifies “birth,” “origin,” and “beginning.”
Jesenia is a feminine name of Spanish origin that means “flower.” This is a wonderful option for your flower child.
Jesica as a girls name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jesica is “He sees”.
Jezebel is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “pure” or “virginal.” An alternate spelling popular throughout Spanish-speaking countries is Jesabel.
Jimena means ‘heard.’ This pretty girl’s name comes from Spanish origin.
Joana is a beautiful Spanish girls name that comes from many different origins ranging from Brazilin to Latin to Hebrew origins. It Hebrew it translates to “God is Gracious.”
Joaquina is a feminine name of Mexican origin with Spanish and Hebrew roots. It is a variant of Joachim and it translates to “God shall establish.”
Jorgelina as a girl’s name has Latin and English roots. This name means “one who works the earth”, or “a farmer.”
Josefina is a beautiful name of Mexican origin and it translates to “the lord adds,” and “Jehova increases.” It is a variant of the name Josephine. This unique girls name is the perfect tribune to religion and culture.
It has roots in Old German, meaning “a member of the Gauts,” an Old German tribe sometimes referred to as Goths. As such, Joselyn also means “little Goth.”
This is the Spanish version of the name Joanna, which derives from the male name John. The diminutive version of Juana, Juanita, is one of the most popular names in Mexico
This name means ‘youthful, Jove’s child’ and is originally a Latin name.
This name appears as Julius or Julian in its male counterpart and has the same meaning as the popular girls name Juliet or Julieta.
This name means ‘youthful, Jove’s child’ and is originally a Latin name. This name appears as Julius or Julian in its male counterpart and has the same meaning as the popular girls name Juliana.
This feminine form of Josef or Joseph is a variant of the Hebrew name Josephine, which means ‘Jehovah (or God) increases.’
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Boy Spanish Names That Start With The Letter J
The name Jacinto is a boy’s name of Spanish origin, meaning “hyacinth”. Less familiar and appealing than the feminine Jacinta.
This popular baby boys name comes from Hebrew Ya’aqov which means “to follow, be behind.”
Jaime is a gender neutral name of Spanish origin. Being a form of James, this name means “supplanter.” It has religious and traditional origins.
Jairo is a wonderful choice for a Spanish boy name that starts with J. This name derives from the Hebrew version of Yair. It is a name that comes up frequently in the Hebrew bible. It means “he shines” and “God will awaken.” Jairo is an excellent choice if you are looking for a biblical baby name.
Jando is an interesting Spanish boys name that derives from Greek origin. It is a cognate of Alexander which means “defender of men.”
This Spanish and Portuguese boys’ name, a favorite of Latinos in the US, means “bright.” If you are looking for common baby name for your little boy, this one is a great choice.
Jax is a contemporary baby name choice and it will make a great selection for your baby boy. It means “son of Jack.” This is the perfect selection for your strong and independent baby boy.
Jenaro is a boy’s name of Latin origin, and it means “gateway.”
You might have seen the name Gerardo previously, and if you love that name but want to put a spin on it, why not spell it with a J!
Jerardo has its roots in Old German and French and it means “spear brave.”
Another great option for a letter J baby name is Jeremias. This name is a variation of Jeremiah which means “Johova exalts.”
Jerónimo is a Spanish baby name that starts with the letter J that will definitely be a head turner due to its exotic four-syllable pronunciation. Jeronimo is a name of Spanish origin and means “Sacred Name.”
If you are looking for a Spanish baby name that starts with the letter J and is biblical, you can’t find a better name than Jesús. This name, meaning “God is Salvation.” is pronounced with a silent J [hay-soos] and carries an accent over the u.
The name Jhonny is a variant of the name Johnny that is frequently used in Spanish-speaking countries.
Johan is a masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning “god is gracious.”
Jordi is a boy’s name with Spanish origins meaning “down-flowing.” The name Jordi is the Catalan version of the English name, George.
While you may be more familiar with the female version of this name, Jimena, Jimeno is just as good of an option for your Spanish baby boy.
Joaquin, pronounced wah-KEEN is of Hebrew origin meaning “established by God.”
This short and adorable name is of Hebrew origin meaning “Jehovah is the Lord.” The perfect choice for your new baby boy.
Jonas is a very popular baby name. Is is of Hebrew origin and a variant of Jonah- the Hebrew and Muslim prophet. Jonas means “dove,” and “gift from God.”
Jonatan is a masculine name of both Hebrew and Spanish origin. It is a twist on the classic name Jonathan and it means “gift from God.”
Jonatas is a boy’s name of Portuguese origin, with a lovely meaning of “God gives.”
The name Jorrin derives from Spanish origin and it means “farmer.”
Jorge is one of the most popular Mexican names. It is of Mexican origin meaning “farmer.
José is the Spanish form of Joseph or the Hebrew form of Yosef. They all derive from the Greek Iosephos and the Latin Iosephus, meaning “God will give.”
From José, you could also make a double-barreled first name, which is when you choose two names for your little, sometimes joined by a hyphen. Here are some options for double-barreled names, or you could even choose it as a combination for a middle name.
38. Jose Antonio
39. José Carlos
50. José Enrique
51. Juan Francisco
52. José María
53. José Ramón
The name Joshua is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “the lord is my salvation.” For another variant, see Josúe below.
Josias is a masculine name of Hebrew origin. A variant spelling of Josiah, it translates to “Jehovah helps.”
The name Josue is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Josue is ‘God is salvation’. The name derives its meaning from the Hebrew word meaning Yahweh is salvation, where ‘Yahweh’ means God in Hebrew.
Jovanni is a beautiful variation of the Italian spelling, Giovanni. The name means “god is gracious.”
Juan is of Spanish origin, meaning “God is gracious.” It is a very popular hispanic name.
Here are some compound names that can go with Juan below
59. Juan Carlos
60. Juan Cruz
61. Juan Domingo
63. Juan Jose
64. Juan Manuel
65. Juan Pablo
Juanfran is the contraction of the double barreled name Juan Francisco. I love the way the name rolls off the tongue with a silent j, followed by the twirl of the r in fran.
Many famous Spanish footballers used this compound name, so if you are looking for a sporty name for your Spanish baby boy, this might be a great option!
The Spanish baby boy name Juanma is another compound name option that comes from the combination of Juan and Manuel. It is pronounced [waenma].
If you are looking for a rare Spanish baby name that starts with a J, this one might be the perfect pick for you.
The name Julio is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Julio is ‘soft-haired’.
68. Julio Ceasar
Julián is a gender-neutral Spanish baby name that starts with J. It is of Greek origin and it means “youthful” or “Jove’s child.”
Juliano is a masculine Spanish name with Portuguest, Latin and gree roots. It is a variant of the spelling Julius and it translate to “jove’s child.”
Justino is a masculine baby boy name of Portuguese origin with Latin roots. It means “just,” “upright,” or “righteous.”
Juventino is an uncommon, unique baby name of Latin origins and it is used primarily in the Spanish language. Its meaning is “youth.”
Well amigos, I sure did hope you found the perfect Spanish name that starts with the letter J. I had a lot of fun compiling this list for you all!
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