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Gender: F Meaning of Jolie: "pretty" Origin of Jolie: French Jolie's Popularity in 2013: #769

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Jolie is as pretty as its literal meaning; nowadays it is also seen as a surname, via Angelina, though it was originally her middle name.

Although it is French, Jolie is rarely if ever used as a name in France. In the US, it appeared briefly on the Top 1000 list in the seventies, then returned in 1000, following Ms. Jolie's 1999 Oscar win for Girl, Interrupted.

The name Joely, as in actresses Richardson and Fisher, which sounds similar, is unrelated. A nice association is the iconic Picasso painting, Ma Jolie.

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Famous People Named Jolie

Angelina Jolie (Voight), American actress
Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, daughter of Keenen Ivory Wayans
Jolie Jones Levine, daughter of American music producer Quincy Jones

Pop Culture References for the Name Jolie

Lauren Jolie Lockwood, daughter of Lisa Leslie
Lola Jolie, daughter of Aonika Laurent and Sean Patrick Thomas
Jolie is the literal word for "pretty" in French as in "elle est jolie" (she is pretty) so naming your daughter Jolie means you are naming her Pretty. Unless you're not French

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