Dog Names That Start With J – Great Ideas for Your New Puppy

The following are some interesting dog name ideas:

Jaxon

A playful boy or puppy who likes to play and run around. Also known as Jack Russell Terrier.

A jackalope is another type of dog that looks like a fox but has four legs instead of two.

Jackpot

A good luck charm which means “a large amount” or “an abundance.” Jackpot is also used as a verb meaning to win big, especially when gambling.

Jackie

A girl’s name that sounds similar to Jackie. It may be pronounced either way.

It is often associated with the word “jolly,” which means happy. Some say it comes from the French word “jackier” meaning merry, while others believe it comes from the Spanish word “jasmino” meaning sweetheart. Other theories claim that it comes from the Old English term “hælleaht” meaning “to kiss.”

Jawbone

An old-fashioned term for a horse’s leg. It was originally used to refer to a person’s mouth, but today it refers to any part of the body that makes excessive noise.

The word jawbone is sometimes spelled jawboned or jawboner. (From the Old English word “jagum” meaning bone. Old English is a language that was spoken by people in England before the Norman conquest. The term “Old English” refers to any or all words that were used between the years of 450 and 1100 in the area we now know as England.)

Jasper

This name has strong Christian roots. It comes from the name of a stone that was used in the Holy Land.

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Each piece of this stone was different, because it took on the colors of its surroundings. It is typically red, but it can also be yellow, white, brown, blue, or black. The name Jasper can also be used as a short form of Casimir.

Jazz

This term has African American roots which means music, excitement and fun. It can be used to describe a style of swing dance from the 1920s that was popularized in the 1980s by musicians such as Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong.

Jaws

This is the shortened version of a larger name: Great White. It is a large sea creature that can be recognized by its set of huge teeth.

The term has come to mean any large thing with sharp teeth. The term jaws can be used as both a noun and a verb. (From the Old English word “gat” meaning mouth.)

Jebediah

This name has Old Testament roots. It is the Anglicized form of the Hebrew name “Yehowya” (pronounced YEH-hoo-YAH) which means “He will give.” The earliest known usage of this name was in the Bible, in the book of Genesis.

The name was later used by American frontiersman, poet, and songwriter James McIntyre.

Jedediah

This name has Old Testament roots. It is the Anglicized form of the Hebrew name “Yehudah” (pronounced YEH-hoo-DAH) which means “praised.” The earliest known usage of this name was in the Bible, in the book of 1 Chronicles.

Jennifer

This name has Old French roots. It is a combination of the names “Joan” and “Grace.” It means “she is God’s gift.” The earliest known usage of this name was by the poet Thomas Hawes, who lived from 1571 to 1602.

Jenny

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This is a familiar form of Jennifer. It is an informal way to address someone whose full name is Jennifer.

(From the Old French word “genin,” meaning young girl.) This name can also be used as a familiar form of the Irish name “Siobhan” or the Scottish name “Jean.”

Sources & references used in this article:

The sociocultural aspects of Xitsonga dog names by J Ross, B McKinney – 1996 – Macmillan

Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog by MT Babane, MT Chauke – Nomina Africana: Journal of African …, 2017 – journals.co.za

Labrador Retrievers for Dummies by JP Scott, JL Fuller – 2012 – books.google.com

How Long Does A Dog Stay In Heat: Your Expert Guide And FAQ by J Walton, E Adamson – 2011 – books.google.com

Early prediction of adult police dog efficiency—a longitudinal study by M Schaffer – 2009 – Macmillan