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What does July mean?

July Pronunciation of July [ju-ly] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name July). Diminutive of Julius, or possibly the month name.


July has 3 variants: Julee, Juley and Juli.

4 more relations via Julius: Jolyon, Jule, Jules and Julio.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaly, Jely, ..

(female) Jubi, Jura, ..

Middle name pairings:
July Josef (J.J.), ..

How popular is July?

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of July (unlisted) are Julius (#312 a year ago), Julio (#456), Jules (#1691) and Jule. Usage of these forms of July reached its apex in the 1910s (usage of 0.2%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.1%, 44.5%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aly, Arly, Bly, Cully, Daly, Dunly (see Dunley), Ely, Erly, Hurly, Huxly, Jacy, Jary, Jay, Joby, Jody, Joey, Jory, Juan, Jud, Judd, Jude, Jul, Julyan, June, Juri, Just, Pauly, Sly, Sully and Tully. These names tend to be more commonly used than July.