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What does Jupiter mean?

Jupiter Pronunciation of Jupiter as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jupiter is "father". From dyeu-pater. Roman mythology: the sky god equivalent to the Greek god Zeus. Lightning bolts were thought to be messages from Jupiter to mortals on earth.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ju-, roman, mythology, sky (heaven), greek, lightning (bright), earth


VARIANT Juppiter

SEE ALSO Jovan, Jove




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How popular is Jupiter?

Jupiter is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#29840 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Jovan (#1154 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) is the only prominent related form of Jupiter (NOT RANKED). Adoption of this relation of Jupiter reached its apex in 1998 (#647) and is somewhat lower today (#1154, 39.7%). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jupiter and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Buster, Guenter, Gunter, Hunter, Javier, Joiner, Julien, Junior, Juniper, Juste, Justen, Napier, Rudiger, Rufiger (see Roger), Spider and Tupper. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jupiter.

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