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Boy Name: Jupiter

Name: Jupiter
Pronunciation: \j(u)-pi-ter\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: the supreme god
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Jovan
Variant forms: Juppiter
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 37721


Jupiter \j(u)-pi-ter\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jupiter is "the supreme god". Roman mythology: the sky god equivalent to the Greek god Zeus. Lightning bolts were thought to be messages from Jupiter to mortals on earth.

Jupiter has 1 variant form: Juppiter.

For more information, see also the related name Jovan.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Jupiter.


Jupiter is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#37721 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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