Julietta 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.
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- Nicknames for Julietta
Juju, Julie, Lily, Etta.
- Meanings and history of the name Julietta
The name Julietta is of Latin origin and originally meant 'youthful, Jove's child.' The diminutive suffix 'et' or 'ette' in French, means small, or cute, making Julietta a diminutive form of the name Julie or Julia. Many variants of the name exist in various languages (Julie,Juliet, Juliette, Giuletta, Juliaetta, Julieta, Juliett, Juliette, Julyet, Julette, -et ).
- Famous real-life people named Julietta
Saint Julietta (also known as Julitta (Greek: Ἰουλίττα)) and her son Saint Quiricus (also known as Kērykos (Greek: Κήρυκος), Cyriacus, Qyriacus, Cyricus, Ciricus and Cyr) were martyred in AD 304 in Tarsus.
There are a few churches in England dedicated to Saint Quiricus and Saint Julietta, including one found at Tickenham4 and another at Swaffham Prior, in Cambridgeshire. In Cornwall, they can be found in the villages of Luxulyan and St Veep, and there was also once a chapel at Calstock dedicated to these two saints.
- Julietta in song, story & screen
Julietta is an opera by Bohuslav Martinů, who also wrote the libretto, which is based on the play Juliette, ou La clé des songes (Juliette, or The Key of Dreams) by the French author Georges Neveux.