What does July mean?
July /ju-ly/ [2 sylls.] 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 version of Julie (French, Latin): form of Julia. Jule is a common surname.
How popular is July?
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). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.982%) and has 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)
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.