Juliet Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Juliet:
English form of the French Juliette, which is a diminutive form of Julie (downy-bearded, youth). The name is borne by the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a famous tragedy about star-crossed lovers.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Juliet is J in the NATO phonetic alphabet
One of my all-time favorite girl-girl twin combos is Juliet Frances and Margaret Rose.
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I'm having twin girls and We intend to name them Juliet Michelle and Scarlett Eleanor after the books and the Beatles songs, Literary First Names, Musical Middle Names
I named my daughter Juliet and even now that she is 2, I am still so in love with her name. Not only was it my mom's name, it is so beautiful and feminine. We call her Jules a lot as well. I get so many comments on her name - there are the few "Where's Romeo?" comments but it's not bad. I love that it is not very common but so classic.
My 4-year-old is named Juliet Grace. She is my 5th child and I love her name so much. We call her Jet, and I like that she can have a “cute” nickname when she’s younger and then a formal name for when she is older. We were debating on the spelling but I am so glad we went with Juliet instead of Juliette.
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- Jet (a contraction of the beginning and ending sounds, my daughter adores her nickname), also Jett or Jette
- Little J
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- Juliet Simms: American singer featured on the singing competition "The Voice" in 2012
- Juliet Prowse: South African dancer
- Juliet Huddy: American journalist
- Juliet Landau: American actress
- Juliette Lewis: Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American actress and singer. She has starred in movies such as "Cape Fear," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Natural Born Killers," "The Evening Star," and "From Dusk Till Dawn."
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- Juliet Capulet: Heroine of Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet".
- Juliet Burke: A character on the TV series "Lost".
- Juliet O'Hara: A detective for the Santa Barbra Police on the TV series "Psych".
- Juliet "Jules" Paxton: a central character in the movie "Bend It Like Beckham" played by Keira Knightley.
- Juliet: character in the film "Love Actually" played by Keira Knightley.
- "Juliet of the Spirits": A 1965 surrealist drama directed by Federico Fellini.
- "Letters to Juliet": A 2010 movie starring Amanda Seyfried, Chris Egan, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael García Bernal, and Franco Nero.
- "Juliet Of The Spirits": A song by The B-52s.
- "Check Yes Juliet": A song by the band We the Kings.
- "Love Story": A song by Taylor Swift features a Juliet as the protagonist.