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Gender: F Pronunciation: zho-lee; joe-lee Meaning of Jolie: "pretty" Origin of Jolie: French Jolie's Popularity in 2015: #751

Jolie is as pretty as its literal meaning; nowadays it is also seen as a woman's name, via Angelina for whom Jolie 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 2000, following Ms. Jolie's 1999 Oscar win for Girl, Interrupted. It has, however, suffered from the whims of Hollywood-associated popularity, falling around 200 places since 2008.

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

Famous People Named Jolie

Angelina Jolie Pitt (born Voight), American actress, director and humanitarian, and daughter of actor Jon Voight
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
Jolie Lucine Ruewen, character in "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger

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