Nouns Starting with J

Nouns that Start with J

There are many nouns that start with J in the English language, and all of them have different meanings and uses. For people that is involved in the English language learning new nouns could open a whole new world of possibilities when writing or expressing in their daily lives.


Nouns that start with J denoting emotions and feelings

Jocularity: a feeling facetious merriment.

– The book is written with such jocularity that it was so fun to read.


Jealousy: a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).

– The Egyptian Pieces were customized with jealousy at the museum. Infrared rays and alarms were all around them.


Jolliness: feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor.

-The kids showed their jolliness at the party. They were jumping, running and cheering everywhere.


Jumpiness: the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters.

– He is so tired and anxious! You can tell it because of his jumpiness. He needs to calm down and rest otherwise he will get sick.


Jitteriness: the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters.

– She is trying to control her jitteriness although her final exam is in fifteen minutes.



Interesting Nouns that start with J

Jabber: Rapid and indistinct speech.

– You can’t just open your mouth and jabber away without having the knowledge about the topic. At least you need to know what you are talking about.


Jeopardy: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune.

– The children playing at the top of the staircase are in big jeopardy. Their mother needs to look at them., seriously!


Jiffy: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat).

– My son broke his arm. I just wish the doctors be over in a jiffy before he can’t bare it anymore.


Jodhpur: a short riding boot that fastens with a buckle at the side.

– She was wearing a pair of black jodhpur boots and a military jacket. I loved her outfit.


Jute: a plant fiber used in making rope or sacks.

– The couple gave wine bottles in jute bags to their guest as wedding favors.


Nouns that start with J referring to events

Jaunt: a journey taken for pleasure.

-They are looking for a quick jaunt to the beach for a couple of days.


Jolly: a happy party.

– It was an unforgettable jolly; the school reunion was a success. I was glad to see people I haven’t seen in years.


Jolt: an abrupt spasmodic movement.

– His touch is like a jolt of electricity through my body.


Joust: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances.

– The Medieval show was amazing. The kids favorite part was when the Knights participated in a joust.


Juncture: a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made.

– At this juncture of the relationship, we decided to give it a try one more time.


Nouns that start with J referring to famous people

Jack Roosevelt Robinson: United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972).

Jack Roosevelt Robinson broke the color barrier and became the first black player in the major leagues.


Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm: the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm’s law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863).

Jakob Grimm wrote twenty-one books by himself and eight more with his brother.


Jerome Robbins: United States choreographer who brought human emotion to classical ballet and spirited reality to Broadway musicals (1918-1998).

Jerome Robbins was the choreographer of musicals like the famous “West Side Story”.


Jim Henson: United States puppeteer who created a troupe of puppet characters (1936-1990).

-I must thank Jim Henson for making on Sesame Street a great funny and educational program for kids and their parents.


John Cash: United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003).

–     Everybody in America had listened to Johnny’s Cash song, at least once.