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Of Greek and Latin origin.

Possibly from the Greek word “ίουλος”, pronounced “ioulos”, meaning the first beard of adolescent boys.

It is related to Jupiter, Roman god of the 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, known 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 a 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, Giuliana, Giulietta, Juliet, Juliette, Julitta, Yulia.

Julie is a popular name in Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic.

Famous bearers are Julie Andrews, Julie Christie, Julie Delpy, Julie Harris, Julie Bowen, Julie Hagerty.