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Meaning and name origin

Julie \j(u)-lie\ as a girl's name is pronounced JOO-lee, ZHOO-lee. It is of French origin. Diminutive of Julia (Latin) "youthful; Jove's child". Imported from France in the 1920s. Strindberg used the name in this 1888 tragedy "Miss Julie". Actresses Julie Andrews, Julie Harris, Julie Walters, Julie Kavner; cookbook author Julee Rosso; pop singer Julee Cruise.


Julie has 9 variant forms: Jooley, Joolie, Julee, Juley, Julienne, Jullee, Jullie, July and Jully.

For more information, see also related girl names Juliana, Julissa and Giulia.


Julie is a very popular first name for females (#52 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Julie for girls. Julie reached its highest rank of #18 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Julie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Julie outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Julie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Julia (#86), Juliana (#157), Julie (#409) and Julissa (#499). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Julia, Juliana, Julie, Julissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Julia, Juliana, Julie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Julie is also pronounced similarly to Jillie, Jiulia, Jolee, Joli, Jolie, Juli and Jullia. Other suggested similar baby names are Judie, Juliet and Juline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Julie.