Of Latin and Greek origin.
Jules is masculine and feminine name.
Possibly from the Greek word “ίουλος”, pronounced ioulos, meaning the first beard of adolescent boys.
It is related to Jupited, Roman god of sky, king of the gods in ancient Roman religion.
Jules is the French form of the male name Julius. Julius was the name of a prominent Roman family.
One of the first famous bearers of the name was French novelist and poet Jules Verne.
Verne’s adventure novels had a profound influence on the science fiction writers.
Some of his most popular books are “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “The Mysterious Island”.
Several of his novels have been adapted for the movies or the tv, from the very beginning of the film industry until recently.
Alternative forms of the name are: Jools, Julius, Giulio, Julio, Yuli.
Famous male bearers are: Jules Breton, Jules Dassin, Jules de Balincourt, Jules Bianchi, Jules Munshin, Jules Shear, Jules de Martino.
Famous female bearers are: Jules Asner, Jules Leyser.
Jules is a popular name in Belgium and France.