What does Juliet mean?
Juliet \j(u)-liet\ as a girls' name is pronounced joo-lee-ET. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Juliet is "youthful; Jove's child". Diminutive of Julia. Literary: Shakespeare used the name twice, in "Romeo and Juliet" and in "Measure for Measure". Dancer Juliet Prowse; actresses Juliet Stevenson, Juliette Lewis.
Juliet has 37 more alternative forms via Julia, Juliette: Giulia, Giuliana, Giulianna, Giulianne, Giulietta, Jiulia, Joleta, Joletta, Jolette, Julaine, Julayna, Julee, Juleen, Julena, Juley, Juli▼, Juliaeta, Juliana, Juliane, Juliann, Julianne▼, Julie▼, Julienne, Julina, Juline, Julinka, Juliska, Julissa, Julita, Julitta, Julyana, Julyanna, Julyetta, Julyette, Julyne, Yulia and Yuliya.
Juliet is a very popular first name for females (#933 out of 4276, Top 22%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Juliet for girls. Juliet reached its peak position of #238 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #258. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Juliet (#258 in 2014) are Julia (#86 in 2014), Juliana (#157), Juliette (#255), Giuliana (#373), Julie (#409), Julissa (#499), Julianne (#901), Julieta (#961), Juliann, Jolette and Juli. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in the year 2011 (usage of 0.4448%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.4251%, down 4.4%), but with the versions Julianne, Julie and Juli becoming less in vogue. The most trendy girl names here are Giuliana (#373), Juliette (#255), Juliet (#258), Juliana (#157) and Julissa (#499), with Juliet and Juliette undergoing a rebound in popularity. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Juliet and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Juliet is pronounced similarly to Joliet. This name tends to be less frequently used than Juliet.