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What does Juliet mean?

Juliet Pronunciation of Juliet [juli-et] 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.

Associated with: youthful, literary.


Juliet has 8 variants: Giuletta, Julette, Juliaetta, Julieta, Juliett, Julietta, Juliette and Julyet.

Related girl names: Juliana and Giulia.

26 more alternative forms via Julia, Juliette: Jiulia, Joleta, Julaine, Julee, Juleen, Julena, Juley, Juli, Juliaeta, Juliana, Juliane, Juliann, Julie, Julienne, Julina, Juline, Julinka, Juliska, Julissa, Julita, Julitta, Julyetta, Julyette, Julyne, Yulia and Yuliya.

Creative forms:
(female) Jaliet, Jeliet, ..

(male) Julier, ..

Middle name pairings:
Juliet Merida (J.M.), ..

How popular is Juliet?

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)

Juliet reached its peak position of #238 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #240. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Juliet (#240 in recent rankings) are Julia (#89 in recent rankings), Juliana (#168), Juliette (#226), Julie (#453), Julissa (#548), Julieta (#804), Julietta (#1675), Juliann, Julee, Juli, Juliane, Giulia and Julienne. Other variants, like Yulia, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Juliet was at its highest 6 decades ago (usage of 1.44%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.63%, 56.2%). Julia is more familiar than the rest, though Juliette has become popular as well, while versions such as Julie have become less contemporary.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Juliet is pronounced similarly to Joliet and Joliette. Other recommended names are Arlet, Briet, Burnet, Collet, Jacie, Jadien, Jafit, Jalea, Jalin, Jaline, Jalisa, Jaliza, Janet, Janie, Janiel, Jannet, Jelina, Jelisa, Jenie, Jeriel, Jilian, Jillie, Jinnet, Jiuliya (see Giulia), Jobie, Jodie, Joie, Jolee, Joleen, Joley, Joli, Jolie, Jolietta, Jolin, Jolina, Jolisa, Jolise, Jonet, Jonie, Joolie, Jorie, Josie, Jubilee, Judee, Judey, Judi, Judie, Judit, Judita, Judite, Judith, Judye, Julieann, Julisa, Julisha, Jullee, Jullia, Jullie, Jully, July, Junae, June, Junel, Junia, Juniata, Juniper, Junita, Junot, Lilibet, Lunet, Mariet, Olivet and Velvet. These names tend to be less frequently used than Juliet.

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