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What does Julie mean?

Julie Pronunciation of Julie [julie] as a girls' name is pronounced JOO-lee, ZHOO-lee. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Julie is "youthful; Jove's child". Diminutive of Julia. 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.

Associated with: youthful.


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

Related girl names: Juliana, Julissa and Giulia.

26 more different relations via Julia: Giulia, Jiulia, Julaine, Juleen, Julena, Juli, Juliaeta, Juliana, Juliane, Juliann, Julianne, Juliet, Julieta, Julietta, Juliette, Julina, Juline, Julinka, Juliska, Julissa, Julita, Julitta, Julyet, Julyne, Yulia and Yuliya.

Creative forms:
(female) Joylie, Juslie, ..

(male) Jute, ..

Middle name pairings:
Julie Jaycie (J.J.), ..

How popular is Julie?

Julie is a very prominent first name for women (#52 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#94676 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Julie reached its peak position of #18 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #453. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Julie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Julie (#453 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000 are Giulia, Julee, Juli, Julia (#89 from recent data), Juliana (#168), Juliane, Juliann, Julianne (#898), Julienne, Juliet (#240), Julieta (#804), Julietta (#1675), Juliette (#226) and Julissa (#548). These relations of Julie were at the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 (average #1178) and are now much less common (#1140, down 55.8%), with versions such as Julia becoming less stylish. Julia is the steady favorite, although Julieta appears to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Julie, Giulia, Julee, Juli, Julia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juliana, Juliane, Juliann, Julianne, Julienne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juliet, Julieta, Julietta, Juliette, Julissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Julie is alike in pronunciation to Jalea, Jaylee, Jilli, Jillie, Jilly, Jiuliya, Jiyulia, Jola, Jolee, Joley, Joli, Jolie, Joly and Jullia. Other suggested similar names are Ailie, Alie, Allie, Arlie, Audie, Calie, Celie, Delie, Dulcie, Ellie, Halie, Huldie, Jacie, Jalin, Jaline, Jamie, Janie, Jenie, Jobie, Jodie, Joie, Joliet, Jolin, Joline, Jolise, Jonie, Jorie, Josie, Judee, Judi, Judie, Judit, Judite, Judye, Juliett, Julisa, Junae, June, Junia, Justie, Kalie, Kylie, Lilie, Lucie, Ollie, Paulie, Rubie, Rudie, Rylie, Selie, Sudie, Sukie, Susie, Suzie, Talie, Yolie and Zelie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Julie.

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