June

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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June (plural Junes)

  1. The sixth month of the Gregorian calendar, following May and preceding July. Abbreviation: Jun or Jun.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      'Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.
  2. 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'.)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English June.

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June

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English June at the end of the 19th century.

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June

  1. A female given name.

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