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Gender: F 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, American actress and director; daughter of actor Jon Voight
Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, daughter of Keenen Ivory Wayans
Jolie Jones Levine, daughter of music producer Quincy Jones
Lauren Jolie Lockwood, daughter of basketball player Lisa Leslie
Lola Jolie Thomas, daughter of actors Aonika Laurent and Sean Patrick Thomas
Ensley Jolie Easton (b. 2017), daughter of Jenelle Evans of TV's "Teen Mom 2"

Pop Culture References for the name Jolie

Jolie Lucine Ruewen, character in "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger

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