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What does Jules mean?

Jules Pronunciation of Jules [jules] as a boys' name is of French origin. Variant of Julius. Author Jules Verne; playwright Jules Feiffer.

Related boy name: Julian.


2 alternative forms via Julius: Jule and Julio.

Creative forms:
(male) Jailes, Jales, ..

(female) Judel, Julesi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jules Felipe (J.F.), ..

How popular is Jules?

Jules is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#882 out of 1220, Top 72%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#13584 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jules reached its top position of #493 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #1691. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Jule, Julian (#45 from current records), Julio (#456) and Julius (#312) are the popular related forms of Jules (#1691 from current records). Usage of these relations of Jules was at its peak in 2015 (average #900), except for versions like Julius which have become less stylish. Julian is the most trendy baby name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jules, Jule, Julian, Julio, Julius in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Julian, Julius outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jules is alike in pronunciation to Giles, Jiles and Jyles. Other recommended names are Arles, Gyles, Huges, Jabes, Jalen, James, Jones, Judas, Jude, Jul, Julee (see July), Juley, Juli, Julien, July, June, Jurek, Miles, Myles, Niles and Nyles. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jules.