Of Greek and Latin origin.
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.
Julius was also the name of a prominent Roman family.
One of the feminine forms of Julius.
Julie is the French form of Julia.
Saint Julia of Corsica, know as Saint Julia of Carthage was a martyr and saint and is one of the first recorded bearers of the name in the Christian world.
It is quite popular name in many places of the world, although it was rarely used until the Italian Renaissance.
Other forms of the name are: Julia, Júlia, Jools, Jules, Giulia, Lia, Julita, Julek, Giulietta, Juliet, Juliette, Yulia.
Famous bearers are Julie Andrews, Julie Christie, Juliette Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Julia Stiles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond, Julia Mancuso, Julia Stegner, Julia Jones, Julia Alvarez, Julie Harris, Julie Bowen, Juliet Mills, Juliet Stevenson.
Julie is a popular name in Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic.