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In the movie Benny and Joon, which stars Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, and Johnny Depp, Joon's full name is Juniper.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/9/2005
Much fresher and more original than other plant names, like Daisy or Rose.
-- Dray  3/20/2006
I think this is a great name for a dog, but I can't imagine it on a person.
-- angelgurl  10/21/2006
I really like this name and it's very pretty! You should be proud if your name is Juniper! Also, Juniper Breeze is a scent from Bath and Body Works, which is a lotion store. It smells sooo good! Like fresh cotton! ;-)
-- Taydbug112  12/7/2006
"The Life and Times of Juniper Lee" is a television show on the Cartoon Network about an 11 year old girl with magical powers who fights evil monsters.
-- SSF  12/20/2006
I love this name - it's unique, looks good, flows easily, and is definitely fresh!
-- Georgia_kh  4/11/2007
I remember I once read a book named Juniper. That was the name of the main character. Don't remember the author though.
-- Claudia007  4/17/2007
I don't like the name. It's so tacky and bland. It reminds me of a bimbo and I don't like the life and times of Juniper Lee either.
-- aquaspirit96  9/7/2007
I wouldn't name a child this. Imagine all the people who would call her "Jupiter" by accident. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, either.
-- dreadfulxsorry  10/20/2007
Many cute nicknames, "June", "Joon", "Junebug", "Juno".
-- Anonymous User  3/29/2008
I find "bland" a very odd description. It's anything but. "Bland" would be a fitting description for the similar sounding Jennifer. I would like to use Juniper as either a first name or middle name for another girl.

"The given name is either in reference to the English common name for the Juniper tree or berry, or in reference to a derivation of the Welsh name Guinevere. Juniper has historically been used as both a boys and girls name. Juniper has never been on the top 1000 list of given names in the United States, but is an increasingly popular girls name likely due to the popularity of a wide assortment of well-known fictional works, including the cartoon series The Adventures of Juniper Lee, the movie Benny and Joon (where the Joon character was short for Juniper), and the novel Juniper, Gentian and Rosemary.

The Juniper tree's name is derived from the Latin word juniperus. In Latin, juniperus is combination of the word junio, which means young, and parere, to produce, hence youth producing, or evergreen.[1] The names Genefer, Jenefer and Jinifer (all old English variants for Juniper), [2] Geneva (French variant of genevrier), Geneviève (French variant), [3] Ginepro (Italian for Juniper), Ginevra (Italian variant form of Juniper), and Ginny are other names that also refer to the Juniper tree.

The Welsh name Guinevere is a variant spelling of Gwenhwyfar, which in Welsh is a combination of the word "gwen," which means white or fair and "hwyfar" which means a spirit or fairy. This is also the same origin for a name that is similar sounding to Juniper: Jennifer.

Because the Latin Juniperus family of names are the same or very similar sounding to the Welsh Guinevere family of names, it is very difficult to determine, for names that begin with gin-, jen-, or jun-, which family they ultimately originated with."

Juniper also reminds me of the gorgeous da Vinci portrait of Ginevra de' Benci.

The Juniper tree was also a symbol of female virtue.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2008
This is such a pretty name, and it is a source of fairly nice nicknames as well. The name makes me picture a friendly, young, pretty girl who likes music, art, and nature, and doesn't bother much with fashion or make-up. However, the name is not too youthful. I'd love to use it as a middle name to Phaedra. Of course, if this becomes popular, the name will be horribly trivialized.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
My name's Juniper! And as a nice sort of pun my really, really close friends and family call me June and I'm born June 13th. :D I rather like the name compared to more common ones.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2008
Juniper is quirky without being over the top. Beats snotty Genevieve and the very weighty Guinevere.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2008
Juniper seems like a very sprightly name that's well-suited for a young child. With a nickname like June or Junie, I think Juniper can be an equally appropriate name into adulthood.
-- noiseless  8/21/2008
Juniper is a beautiful name, I first saw it in a comic long ago, and fell in love with it immediately. If I ever had a daughter, I would definitely consider this.
-- nox  9/4/2008
This name personally reminds me of a woman who's out of touch with reality, and more concerned with looking pretty than being intelligent or knowledgeable about anything. It even sounds horrid, but this is just my personal impression.
-- LouisXI  10/12/2008
I can't quite put my finger on it, but I find Juniper an attractive name.
-- Anonymous User  10/31/2008
Nice enough but I would expect a mother of a Juniper to be crunchy in the extreme. ;)
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2008
Sounds like something comical. Not to be taken seriously ever. Isn't it a chocolate bar of some sort?
-- justice  12/12/2008
Title character of a lovely book by Monica Furlong.
-- Corazon  1/4/2009
I'm not completely sure about my feelings on this name. In some ways, it's pretty enough, but it also has a slightly harsh sound to it. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because of a book I once read "The Juniper Game" where the title character had a rather hard exterior. However, I think this name would make a nicer middle name than a first name. I especially like it paired with the name "Cori."
-- grace1213  7/17/2009
A very unusual, very cool name! And if you named your kid this and they didn't like it you could call them June or Juni as a nickname! :)
-- Liesl  8/25/2010
Jennifer and Juniper would be cute for twins :)
-- Dawson  9/6/2010
Sounds like a rainbow-snorting hippie name to me. Some parents sure don't want to live down the good-ol'-dayz. Juniper basically ranks up with the names Moonshine, Spring, Moon-Unit, Cucumber, Peach, Daffodil, Sparkle, Skye, Piper, Lyric, Meadow, Breeze, Thyme, Robin, Flint, Bracken, Storm, Starlight, Moonbeam, Blossom, Fern, Canyon, Windsong, Harper... the lists of gut-wrenching names goes on.

I have heard of two people in real life with Juniper as a name. Juniper Sunshine and Bailey Juniper. Yuck.
I do not get the nature trend that has seemingly swept the nation.
-- Anonymous User  12/10/2010
Names that originate in nature are not merely "hippie" names, and are just as legitimate as any name in the bible. I imagine, especially as a follower of a Nature based religion myself, nature-based names are given to children for the same reason a Catholic parent might name their children after a Saint, which might be respect.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2010
St Juniper would probably engage you in some comedic standoff for suggesting he was a hippie, anonymous.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2011
Juniper is very pretty. It sounds mystic and it reminds me of some kind of mint for some reason.
-- GirlWithN0Name  2/8/2011
Juniper = Jew-Nipper

You must be real gutsy to name a child that.
Funny? Humorous? Pretty? I think not.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2011
You'd have to be a bit of a nut to think that. Is English your second language? I only ask because if you were to say Juniper properly, "jew nipper" wouldn't come into it.

Also, is there something wrong with Jewish people?
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2011
No, Anonymous Poster-- English is my first language, I assure you. "Cyril" has basically the same veins in it which would make me think "Cereal."
June-ipper... Jun-ipper... Jewn-ipper... Jew-nipper. Does that make sense, slightly?

And as far as your comment goes for me "thinking that there is something wrong with Jews"... please do not say such a thing. I adore my Jewish friends, and the culture, too much to be so spiteful (over any ethnicity). I was simply pointing out the "Jew-Nipper" aspect, meaning that people may hear it that way. "Nipper" not equaling anything good, of course.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2011
I, personally, LOVE this name! It sounds spunky and fiesty yet sweet at the same time. And for all of those who hate this name, well, at least it's better than the similar way too common and bland name Jennifer.
-- Ryry1996  5/24/2011
Saint Juniper (male), called "the renowned jester of the Lord," was one of the original followers of Saint Francis of Assisi.
-- Kate  7/5/2011
Honestly, I don't understand this love for names like Juniper. I think it's one of the worst names out there and I cringe for the poor little girls who are named this and have to go to school with peer who WILL tease them. I'm not saying parents have to choose common or trendy names, but seriously, Juniper? How about Jupiter? Is that a name too?
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2011
I dislike it. It sounds too nature-y, like the name of a hippie. It's not as bad as other tree names, like Willow or Myrtle, but it's still very heavy sounding. Why not go for the much prettier Ginevra, which means "Juniper"?
-- Black_X  7/18/2011
It sounds different, but not crazy different. If I had a cat I would name it Juniper. However, I don't disagree with naming a baby Juniper because I don't think it's as bad as some may think. That would be neat if someone did name their baby Juniper.
-- The_Raven  10/16/2011
I like Juniper. I don't know why. It just has a certain ring to it. I don't think it would be an easy name to use right now. Maybe in 10-15 years. I feel that people are moving farther away from conventional names and more toward rare and/or abstract names.
-- GibsonGirl  11/5/2011
I used to love this name for its off-beat, quirky nature, but now I hear it so often on the Opinions board that I have lost interest. It's become dull and everyday, and I never thought that would happen. Oh, well.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
My name is Juniper and I am writing here to say all the awesome nicknames I am given : June Buggie, Juni, June, Horsey ( my fave animals), berry and Jupiter. I love this name because it is really original, has a good ring to it, I like that it means life, and if I could choose another word for this meaning it would be quirky.
-- Junebuggie11  1/26/2013
What an interesting name! :)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  9/26/2014

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