Juniper Name Meaning & Origin

Juniper

Pronunciation: JOO-ni-per (key)

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.

Related Names:

June, Junie

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Nicknames for Juniper

June, Junie, Juni, Juno, Juna, As a cutesy nick name June Bug. Junia, Peri, Pip, Piper, Pepper

Meanings and history of the name Juniper

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

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

'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."

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