June is the sixth month of the year according to the Julian calendar. The name derives from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and goddess of marriage and women; Hera is her Greek counterpart. Her name is possibly related to Latin iuvenis meaning “youthful” from Proto-Indo-European *yeu- meaning “vital force”, related to her role as a goddess of childbirth.
June may also be related to Latin iuniores meaning “the younger ones”.
Origin: Latin, Proto-Indo-European
- Junia (Ancient Roman)
- Junius (Ancient Roman)