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What does July mean?

July \j(u)-ly\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name July). July's name origins are French and Latin, and the meaning of the name July is "youthful; Jove's child". July is a derivative of Julie (French, Latin): diminutive of Julia.


July has 2 variants: Julee and Juley.

July has 6 more different forms via Julie: Jooley, Joolie, Julienne, Jullee, Jullie and Jully.


July is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#39946 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

The only prominent varying form of July (#unlisted) is Julie (#409 in 2014). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.982%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.591%, down 39.8%), with Julie becoming less stylish. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of July and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

July is pronounced similarly to Jilly, Joely, Jola, Joley, Joli, Joly, Juli and Julia. Other suggested similar baby names are Jil, Jill, Judy, Jyl and Jyll. These names tend to be more commonly used than July.