[ 1 syll. ju-ne, jun-e ] The baby girl name June is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced JHuw-N †. June's language of origin is English and Latin. It is predominantly used in English. English origin: Its meaning is literally from the ordinary word June. The first name is derived from the name of the month; it was first used by English speakers in the early 20th century which saw a trend of using the names of months as first names. It is often given to girls born in the month of June.
In addition, June is a form of the English and German Juno in the English language.
The name June is widely used; it has 25 forms. Forms of the name include Hune, Juin, Juine, Juna, Junae, Junel, Junell, Junella, Junelle, Junett, Junetta, Junette, Juney, Junia, Juniata, Juniet, Junieta, Junilla, Junina, Junine, Junita, Junn, and Junya. Other English forms include the diminutives Junee and Junie.
June is a popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. At the height of its usage in 1925, 0.526% of baby girls were named June. It had a ranking of #39 then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #241 with a usage of 0.073%, experiencing a small resurgence in the recent decade. Within all girl names in its family, June was the most frequently used. In the last century June has mainly been a baby girl name. There were 67 times more baby girls than boys who were named June in 1939.
† Pronunciation for June: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named June:
Country Musician June Carter Cash, born Valerie June Carter 23 June 1929 - 15 May 2003, Maces Spring, Virginia.
Singer Deniece 'Niecy' Williams, born June Deniece Chandler June 4, 1950, Gary, Indiana.