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Quick Facts on June

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 364
Simple meaning:
Juno, Roman Goddess (youthful)

Characteristics of June

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - June

June is the English vocabulary word signifying the sixth month of the year and the month in which summer commences. The word is borrowed from the Latin “junius” (also indicating the month of June) and was given in honor of the Roman goddess Juno. In Roman mythology, Juno was the wife of Jupiter (their Greek equivalents were Hera and Zeus). In other words, Juno was the Queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. When her husband Jupiter created his daughter Minerva (Greek: Athena) without her help (Minerva sprung fully grown from Jupiter’s head), Juno was so jealous that she gave birth to Mars (god of war) by herself. Seen as the ultimate matriarch of the Romans, the month of June (once called Junonius) was named after the high goddess of heavens and protectress of marriage. This is why June is considered the most favorable month for weddings. The ancient etymology of Juno is less certain but is said to mean “youthful” (which would make sense since the immortal goddess was perpetually youthful).

Popularity of the Name June

June is another example of an old-fashioned name enjoying a bit of a revival right now (although not as much as Emma, Olivia or Chloe). Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s it was a fashionable trend to use months, flowers, trees and gemstones when naming baby daughters. By the end of the 20th century, this naming style had become passé. Now suddenly it’s back with a vengeance and June is coming along for the ride. June was a Top 100 favorite girl’s name for over 25 years and covering the period between 1915 and 1942. The height of her popularity came in 1925 when June was the 39th most popular female name in America. Her fame would peter out in the latter half of the 20th century and June fell off the charts completely in 1987 – no longer on anyone’s radar. The name only recently returned to the charts in 2008 and has so far shown a favorable trend upwards. April is still more popular, but May has yet to return (although parents have brought back Mae). June is a simple one-syllable name, but one which is loaded with “youthful” blossoming life. The name has understated beauty and conjures up images of sweetness and hopefulness. It doesn’t matter what month of the year your baby girl is born; June is universally appealing (especially for winter babies in our opinion). A sweet little June-bug.
Popularity of the Girl Name June
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - June

  • Literary Characters of the baby name June

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name June

    June Cleaver (Leave It to Beaver) Ok. So it’s not exactly literature. But it’s June Cleaver. We LOVE June Cleaver, Everymom, and we LOVED Barbara Billingsley for playing her to a T. In the 1950s situation comedy, Leave It to Beaver, June is the wife of Ward, a businessman of some indeterminate category, and the mother of Wally and the unfortunately named “Beaver”, for some reason a nickname for Theodore (what happened to good old “Ted”?). Anyway, our June is a wonder to behold – her house is immaculate, her meals are delicious and timely, her motherly advice is warm and gentle and one presumes her marital relations are above reproach, twin beds notwithstanding. All this is accomplished in dresses, high heels, pearls and perfectly coiffed hair. Of course, all this has been noted before by one wit or another, but not, we may assure you, in the 1950s. Then it was taken seriously, and many was the frazzled housefrau who saw herself falling woefully short of the mark; many was the envious child who wondered why his mother bore no resemblance to the lovely June. Now we know that it was all a sham, a dirty, pinko Communist plot to keep us grounded in our Eisenhower fog, but then – we believed! And some of us didn’t catch on until the lady herself came out of the closet in the 1980 movie, Airplane, to prove she could jive with the best of them.

  • Popular Songs on June

    Popular Songs on June

    Bye June - a song by the Smashing Pumpkins

    Johnny Met June - a song by Shelby Lynne

    June - a song by Pete Yorn

    June Bug - a song by the Melvins

    June in January - a song by Bing Crosby

    Little June - a song by Groove Coverage

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name June

    Children's Books on the Baby Name June

    Disney's Little Einstein: Mission: Where's June? (Susan Ring) - June's planned a special surprise for the team. But where is she? Children will have a blast as they join the Little Eisnteins on a trip around the world in search of June. Each spread invites the reader to figure out the clue left by June and discover the answer only visible with the companion Rocket magnifying glass. Stunning photographs of national treasures from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Pyramids provide engaging context for this delightful introduction to world geography. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Disney's Little Einsteins: June's New Shoes (Marcy Kelman) - In the Little Einsteins’ latest adventure, June gets a brand-new pair of ballet shoes. She can’t wait to try them out, but each time she attempts a leap or twirl, she falls. It’s up to the Little Einsteins team to help their friend to gain the confidence she needs to use her shoes to save the day! Recommended for ages 3-5.

    June (It Happens in the Month of...) (Ellen B. Jackson) - From animal behavior to holidays, and from historical events in North America to the weather, this fact-filled series gives readers a month-by-month look at life throughout the year. Each book wraps up with a short story that celebrates the month's unique character. Each book includes The Birthstone and Flower of each month, Zodiac, Weather, Flora and Fauna, Important Days and Events and Birthdays of Famous People. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    June and August (Vivian Walsh) - This imaginative story explores the concept that the greatest friendships can come to be if you are willing to overlook differences. Vivian Walsh is the co-creator of several bestselling books for children. In June and August she once again makes a misunderstanding the humorous but pivotal moment that brings together two very unlikely friends. One night in the jungle, June is thrilled to see a shooting star, while August loves looking at the moon. Although they can’t see each other in the dark, the two promise to meet again the next day. But when morning dawns, they face a dilemma. How are June and August going to recognize each other? Recommended for ages 4-8. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Barbara Park) ~ This is the first book in a long series of Junie B. Jones books. Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    June's Tune (Sindy McKay) - A fun and whimsical story for beginning readers that emphasizes the reading of long vowel sounds. In the story, June wakes up with a new tune in her head. June decides her tune needs words to become a song. Her friend Joe thinks it should be a song about monsters and dinosaurs, but June wants it to be happy and sweet. Their friend Mike comes along and helps them combine their ideas with very funny results. Recommended for ages 5-7.

  • Famous People Named June

    Famous People Named June

    Famous People Named June - June Carter Cash (country musician, wife of Johnny Cash); June Lockhart (actress); June Allyson (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named June

    Children of Famous People Named June

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter June - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child June.

  • Historic Figures

    June - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    June - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name June.

Personality of the Girl Name June

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - June

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