June Name Meaning & Origin

June

Pronunciation: JOON (key)

Origin of the name June:

Taken from the name of the sixth month, June was first bestowed as a given name in the 20th century. The name is derived from the Latin Juno, the Roman mythological goddess of marriage and queen of the gods.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Junia, Juniper

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Nicknames for June

Junie
June Bug
Juniebear
Junabella
Juin
Juno
Joon
JuJu
Jujubee
Juniper
Jujyfruit
Jujy
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Jupiter
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Jupie

Meanings and history of the name June

The Roman poet Ovid provides two etymologies for June's name in his poem concerning the months entitled the Fasti. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera, whilst the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning "younger ones," as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the preceding month May is named (Fasti VI.1-88)

Famous real-life people named June

June Carter Cash, American country-western singer
June Lockhart, American actress and star of "Lassie"
June Allyson, famous actress from the 1940's
June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist
June foray,Rocky, jokey and Cindy Lou who born 1917
June Catherine Getty (b. 2007), daughter of American actor and musician Balthazar Getty

June in song, story & screen

Flaming June, the title of an 1895 painting by Frederic Leighton
June Cleaver, mother of The Beaver on 1950s TV series "Leave It To Beaver"
Junie B. Jones, child heroine of series of humorous children's books.
"Johnny and June", country song by Heidi Neufield
June, a rock band from Chicago
June, a Korean R&B singer performing in Japan
June, a character from the animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender
June Havens, a character from the 2010 movie "Knight and Day", portrayed by Cameron Diaz
"Bye June" by the Smashing Pumpkins
"June" - song by Florence and the Machine
June, a character from the children's cartoon "Little Einsteins"
June Iparis, one of the main characters of the Legend series by Marie Lu.

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