Discover 55 French Names That Start With J You’ll Love!

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| By : Christine
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Are you looking for a French name beginning with J for your future boy or girl ?

I’ve sorted the 10 most popular French first names (boys and girls) starting with J by generation :

  • Baby boomers between 1946 and 1964
  • Generation X between 1965 and 1980
  • Generation Y between 1981and 1996
  • Generation Z between 1997 and 2012
  • Generation ALPHA between 2013 and today

And you can also see, listen to the pronunciation and print a list of first names beginning with J in an YouTube video, MP3 and pdf file below (end of the post).

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Most Popular French Names Starting With J : List To Read

For each generation, you’ll find the 10 most popular French first names, i.e. the names that have been given the most in France during that generation :

Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) : Girls

How to read the graph ?

ex : Jacqueline is the most popular GIRL first name that start with J between 1946 and 1964 with 109,340 girls born with the first name “Jacqueline”.

Josiane is the second most popular GIRL first name that beginning with J given to baby boomers (1946 – 1964) with 81,810 births.

…etc

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-J-baby-boomers

RankFirst NameGender (Girl)Nombre
1JACQUELINEGirl109,340
2JOSIANEGirl81,810
3JOCELYNEGirl80,378
4JOËLLEGirl73,527
5JOSETTEGirl55,242
6JEANNINEGirl37,811
7JEANNEGirl22,845
8JANINEGirl16,842
9JEANINEGirl13,009
10JEANNETTEGirl4,899

Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) : Boys

How to read the graph ?

ex : Jean is the most popular BOY first name that start with J between 1946 and 1964 with 547,000 girls born with the first name “Jean”.

Jacques is the second most popular BOY first name that beginning with J given to baby boomers (1946 – 1964) with 168,281 births.

…etc

RankFirst NameGender (Boy)Nombre
1JEANBoy547,000
2JACQUESBoy168,281
3JEAN-PIERREBoy148,238
4JEAN-CLAUDEBoy114,925
5JOËLBoy102,397
6JEAN-LUCBoy82,581
7JEAN-PAULBoy64,600
8JEAN-LOUISBoy57,327
9JEAN-MARCBoy55,319
10JEAN-MARIEBoy53,378

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-J-baby-boomers


Generation X (1965 – 1980) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-X

RankFirst NameGender (Girl)Nombre
1JULIEGirl21,668
2JOËLLEGirl11,273
3JOCELYNEGirl9,217
4JACQUELINEGirl8,277
5JENNIFERGirl7,836
6JESSICAGirl6,974
7JULIETTEGirl6,159
8JOSIANEGirl4,884
9JEANNEGirl3,976
10JULIAGirl3,015

Generation X (1965 – 1980) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-X

RankFirst NameGender (Boy)Nombre
1JEROMEBoy112,001
2JEANBoy88,672
3JULIENBoy53,803
4JEAN-FRANÇOISBoy39,296
5JEAN-LUCBoy31,350
6JEAN-MARCBoy30,666
7JEAN-MICHELBoy28,385
8JEAN-PIERREBoy27,630
9JEAN-PHILIPPEBoy24,493
10JOËLBoy24,403


Generation Y (1981 – 1996) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-Y

RankFirst NameGender (Girl)Nombre
1JULIEGirl116,871
2JESSICAGirl53,610
3JENNIFERGirl52,766
4JUSTINEGirl41,741
5JULIETTEGirl18,326
6JOHANNAGirl16,878
7JULIAGirl13,374
8JEANNEGirl7,869
9JOANNAGirl4,482
10JADEGirl4,463

Generation Y (1981 – 1996) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-Y

RankFirst NameGender (Boy)Nombre
1JULIENBoy184,824
2JEREMYBoy87,472
3JONATHANBoy83,740
4JEROMEBoy51,955
5JEANBoy34,743
6JORDANBoy31,585
7JEAN-BAPTISTEBoy20,152
8JIMMYBoy19,106
9JOHANBoy16,573
10JEREMIEBoy15,778


Generation Z (1997 – 2012) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-Z

RankFirst NameGender (Girl)Nombre
1JADEGirl56,652
2JULIEGirl51,127
3JULIETTEGirl42,209
4JUSTINEGirl37,992
5JEANNEGirl30,564
6JULIAGirl20,372
7JESSICAGirl9,216
8JOHANNAGirl5,879
9JOSEPHINEGirl5,619
10JENNIFERGirl4,525

Generation Z (1997 – 2012) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-Z

RankFirst NameGender (Boy)Nombre
1JULESBoy48,407
2JULIENBoy47,633
3JEREMYBoy20,647
4JORDANBoy20,373
5JEANBoy14,995
6JONATHANBoy13,400
7JASONBoy9,563
8JOHANBoy8,933
9JULIANBoy7,720
10JORISBoy7,334

Generation ALPHA (2013 – today) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-ALPHA

RankFirst NameGender (Girl)Nombre
1JADEGirl36,827
2JULIAGirl20,498
3JULIETTEGirl19,425
4JEANNEGirl17,088
5JUSTINEGirl5,593
6JULIEGirl5,182
7JOSÉPHINEGirl4,352
8JOYGirl3,889
9JENNAGirl3,769
10JASMINEGirl3,247

Generation ALPHA (2013 – today) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-J-Generation-ALPHA

RankFirst NameGender (Boy)Nombre
1JULESBoy37,731
2JOSEPHBoy7,075
3JEANBoy6,830
4JULIANBoy5,195
5JOSHUABoy3,844
6JULIENBoy3,359
7JOHANBoy3,288
8JAYDENBoy3,262
9JONASBoy3,119
10JAMESBoy3,051

Video To see (YouTube)

If you want to listen to the pronunciation of first names beginning with J (girls and boys) and see how they are spelled, you can watch this short video (about 1 minute) :


French Names That Start With J : Pronunciation To Listen (Mp3)

If you only want to listen to the pronunciation, you can listen to this audio file (mp3) :


French Names That Start With J : PDF To Print

Please download the most popular French names that start with J (girls and boys) in PDF format to print :


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