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 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).
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).
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.