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Julie

Origin: France
gender-female
Region Origin: Western Europe

Julie is a popular Latin first name, originally derived from the Latin Julia, which could mean youthful, soft-haired, beautiful, or vivacious. It is the feminine form of Julius and can also be a pet form of Julia, Yulie, or Juliette. The name has various origins and meanings, including being associated with the Latin word "ioulos" meaning "youthful", the Roman god Jupiter, which means "sky father", and the Greek heritage of the masculine version, Julius, being derived from "Julios" or "ioulos," meaning "downy-bearded" or "youthful". Julie has consistently been one of the most popular female names in the United States. Its popularity soared in the 20th century, reaching its peak in 1987 when 9,908 Julies were born. The name can be given to males as well, though it is more commonly used as a feminine name. Some famous people with the name Julie include actress Julie Andrews, Australian politician Julie Bishop, and American director Julie Taymor. The name has various pronunciations and variations in different languages, such as French, Spanish, and German.

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