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What does Jules mean?

Jules \j(u)-les\ as a boys' name is of French origin. Variant of Julius. Author Jules Verne; playwright Jules Feiffer.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Julian.


Jules has 4 alternative forms via Julius: Giulio, Jolyon, Jule and Julio.


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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Jules for boys. Jules reached its top position of #434 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jules name in U.S.

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

Jule, Julian (#47 the previous year), Julio (#452) and Julius (#309) are the popular related forms of Jules. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5938%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.4384%, down 26.2%), with the versions Jule, Jules and Julius becoming less stylish. Julian (#47) and Julio (#452) are two of the more trendy baby names among these, and there is a rebound in baby name usage for Julian. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jules and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jule, Jules, 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 similar baby names are Julee and Juley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jules.