The ?CJ? in Madam CJ Walker?s name stands for Charles Joseph, the name of her third husband. Madam CJ Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in 1867. She later took Charles Joseph Walker?s name as the couple traveled the country to sell her special hair growth remedy. More information can be found at http://www.ask.com/wiki/Madam_C.J._Walker?qsrc=3044.