Julie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Julie

Julie

Pronunciation: JOO-lee (key)

Origin of the name Julie:

French cognate of Julia (downy-bearded, youth), which has been in common use in the English-speaking world since the 1920s.

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Related Names:

Jules, Juli, Julia

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Comments and insights on the name Julie: | Edit

My name is Julie and I love it... I like my middle name much more, but I really wish someone would name their kid after me anyways... just to pass on the name, I have only met one other Julie and she was reeeaally old... and the lady I was named after of course, of were they the same person... oh well...

Personal experiences with the name Julie: | Edit

Cons:
-An incredibly common name. As a teenager, I had 4 Julies (of 40) in my classes and 3 Julies (of 50) at my part-time job.
-Lots of similar-sounding names such as Julia which are also popular.
-There are no decent nicknames or short forms, so often need to use a middle name or last initial to differentiate.

Pros:
-A nice name. I like it.

My sister's name is Julie and I love it. I'm pregnant with twin girls and I plan to name them Scarlett and Juliet, shorting it to Julie in her honor.

I have always loved my name. I didn't know any Julie's growing up. It wasn't until high school that I met three more. My mother said she named me after an actress, so I had ambitions of becoming one some day. Well, I had acting success in junior high, high school, and college....but I never hit the "big-time"! It is very interesting that after reading about the life work of Julie's listed on this site, I had much in common with them all.

Julie is my name, and I love it. The only downside is that everybody thinks my name is short for Julia, Juliette, or Juliana; and all the Julia's and Juliana's i went to school with went by the name Julie which just confused my teachers.

Nicknames for Julie: | Edit

Jules, Jul-Bugs, Jewels, Jae, Jewel, Ju, Jubes, Jul-Jul, Jul

Jules, Julie-bell, Poojie, Jules Vern, Ju-Ju, Ju-Ju-Bean, Ju-lay-lay

Meanings and history of the name Julie: | Edit

My Great-Great Grandmother name was Julia and when my parents named me Julie, they didn't know this fact. It was just unearthed in 2000 or 2002 when my Uncle Ted did some digging in the family tree. Well you see the Julia I am refering is my father's, Uncle Ted's and Aunt Joan's Great-Grandmother now. I think honestly my Grandpa Szenger knew this now and never shared this fact with us now because it was his Grandmother on his Maternal side of the family.

Famous real-life people named Julie: | Edit

Julie Bowen, American actress
Julie Benz, American actress
Julie Andrews, English actress
Julie Harris, American actress
Julie Walters, English actress
Julie Kavner, American actress
Julie Chen, American news anchor

Julie in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Julie & Julia", bestselling autobiographical book by Julie Powell
"Oh Julie," song by The Crescendos
"Julie of the Wolves," children's book by Jean Craighead George
"Miss Julie," play written by August Strindberg
"Julie Through the Glass," song by Carly Simon
"Hey Julie," song by Fountains of Wayne
"Julie, Do You Love Me," song by Bobby Sherman
"When Julie Comes Around", song by the Cuff Links
Julie Marsden, character in the 1938 movie Jezebel
Julie Cooper, character on the 70s sitcom One Day at a Time
Julie McCoy, cruise director on popular 70s-80s TV show The Love Boat

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