June Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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June sounds very feminine and sweet. It would be cute on a little girl.
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My grandmother's name is June, and although it seems old-fashioned, I recently heard a woman call her little girl June, so it's making a comeback!
My middle name is June. I never really felt any connection to it, except that I knew there was a singer from my parent's generation named June Allison. I'm a singer so I thought that was okay... Then I found realized that there is a Goddess Juno! She is a very strong female :) Every since then I have liked it a lot. Also, a lot of important things have happened in my life in the month of June, like getting married!
My name is June, and I was born in June.
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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)
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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
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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, a character from the children's cartoon "Little Einsteins"
June Iparis, one of the main characters of the Legend series by Marie Lu.