English - Etymology
From Middle English jun, june, re-Latinized from Middle English juyng, from Old French juing, from Latin iūnius, the month of the goddess Iuno (“Juno”), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *yuwn̥kós, from *yew- (“vital force, youthful vigor”).
English - Pronunciation
- enPR: jo͞on, IPA(key): /d͡ʒuːn/, /d͡ʒjuːn/
- Rhymes: -uːn
English - Proper Noun
- The sixth month of the Gregorian calendar, following May and preceding July. Abbreviation: Jun or Jun.
A female given name for a girl born in June, used since the end of the 19th century.
2002 Kate Atkinson, Not the End of the World, Doubleday, ISBN 0385604726, page 29:
- Her parents were old, really old. That's why they'd given her such an old-fashioned name. June, because she was born in June. If she'd been born in November would they have called her November? June was a name for women in sitcoms and soap operas, the name of women who knit with synthetic wool and follow recipes that use cornflakes, not the name of a thirty-year-old with a ring in her nose ('Oh, June'.)
- 2002 Kate Atkinson, Not the End of the World, Doubleday, ISBN 0385604726, page 29: