Juniper Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Juniper:
Taken from the name of a small evergreen shrub bearing berries used in flavoring gin.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Hippie, flower-child name.
I love saying Juniper. Go on, say it a few times. Don't you feel happier?
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My daughter's name is Juniper. My family and friends love the name. We couldn't be happier with it. We called her Junie and Junebug as a baby. I personally think Junebug is one of the cutest baby nicknames possible. We mostly stick with June, now. We love them name. If you're thinking of it, be prepared to have you child called Jennifer a whole bunch!
One of my brothers is named Juniper (one of my dad's bright ideas). He goes by "Jay" now.
My daughter's name is Juniper - like mentioned above we call her Juni and June mostly. We love the name, and other people adore it as well. In addition to being called Jennifer, she gets Jupiter.
We called our 3 yr old daughter Juniper, in honor of her great grandmother June. We get the mispronunciation JuniFer a lot, like a combo of Juniper and Jennifer. I don't get it. I introduce her as June and Junie to strangers to avoid that. We call her June, Junie, and Goonie (June the Goon). We love her name!
My 5yr old daughter is named Juniper. We love the uniqueness of her name. Our last name begins with the letter B, so sometimes we call her 'Juni B', but mostly it's 'Juni', 'June' or 'Junebug'. More than mistaking her name for Jennifer, people always want to call her Jupiter. Haha, I don't get it.
My daughter's name is Juniper. Reactions have been generally positive. Be prepared for people mistakingly hearing Junifer, Jennifer, and Jupiter, though.
Our third daughter is Juniper. She's a friendly, happy, spunky little girl. Each family group seems to have a nickname they prefer for her: Juni(e), Juno, Junebug, JuJu. It's often misheard -as others have mentioned- as Jennifer, Jupiter, or Junifer. She's 2yo and if you ask her name she usually says JZ (her middle name begins with a Z). We love her name and I can't imagine her being called anything else.
- Nicknames for Juniper: | Edit
June, Junie, Juni, Juno, Juna, As a cutesy nick name June Bug. Junia, Peri, Pip, Piper, Pepper, Niper. Jupiter.
- Meanings and history of the name Juniper: | Edit
From the Latin, juniperus which means "youth producing" or "evergreen." During the Renaissance era, Junipers were used symbolically in art to represent chastity.
Juniper has historically been used as both a boys and girls name, in fact Saint Juniper and Thornton Wilder's character Brother Juniper are both male.
- Famous real-life people named Juniper: | Edit
The original Brother Juniper was a dear companion of St. Francis.
Another real-life Brother Juniper was Junipero Serra, founder of many of the first Spanish missions in California.
- Juniper in song, story & screen: | Edit
'Juniper' is the wise herbalist in the young adult series by Monica Furlong
Juniper Lee, the title character in the cartoon series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
Juniper "Junie" B. Jones, the title character in the Junie B. Jones children's books
Brother Juniper, main character in Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning 1927 novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"
Juniper Pearl 'Joon' from the Movie Bennie & Joon
'Juniper Tree' is a classic fairy tale about a brother and sister who have a hard life.
Juniper of "Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary" another young adult book.
Juniper, Grover's dryad-nymph girlfriend from the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series
'Jennifer Juniper', song by Donovan.
Juniper, played by Reese Witherspoon, is the star-crossed, tragic lover of Matthew McConaughey in the movie "Mud."
Juniper Scruggs, one of Xerxes Scruggs' little brothers, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. His father meant to name him after the largest planet in the universe, Jupiter, but screwed up. Juniper goes by the name "Jay" when he grows up. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com