the sixth month of the year, containing 30 days. Abbreviation: Jun.
a female given name.

Origin of June

before 1050; Middle English jun(e), Old English iunius < Latin (mēnsis) Jūnius, after the name of a gens; replacing Middle English juyng < Old French juin(g) < Latin, as above

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the sixth month of the year, consisting of 30 days

Word Origin for June

Old English iunius, from Latin junius, probably from Junius name of Roman gens

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Word Origin and History for june


c.1100, from Latin Iunius (mensis), probably a variant of Iunonius, "sacred to Juno" (see Juno). Replaced Old English liðe se ærra "earlier mildness."

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