English from Latin
"youthful or sky father"

Juliet Origin and Meaning

The name Juliet is a girl's name of French, English origin meaning "youthful or sky father".

One of the most romantic names, the lovely and stylish Juliet seems finally to have shaken off her limiting link to Romeo. In Shakespeare's play, it was Juliet who said "What's in a name?"

Juliet originated in the Middle Ages as a diminutive form of Julian, then a predominantly female name. It ultimately derives from Julius, a Roman family name. Its origin is shrouded in history, but possible roots include Latin iuvenis, meaning "youthfu"; Greek ioulos, meaning "downy-bearded"; or Jovis, a form of Jupiter, which means "sky father".

French version Juliette, pronounced the same by most English speakers though the French emphasize the last syllable, was more popular than Juliet for the first time in 2015. Both names have taken over for Jennifer and Jessica as fashionable girls' names starting with J.

Juliet Burke was a character on Lost and Juliet Sharp on Gossip Girl. Juliet Low was the founder of the American Girl Scouts.

Other ideas to consider: the original Julia, still lovely; Juliana; or even Jules.

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Famous People Named Juliet

  • Juliet Anne Virginia StevensonEnglish actress
  • Juliet Cassidydaughter of American actor/producer Shaun Cassidy
  • Juliet GreyAmerican novelist
  • Juliet AnnMarie HuddyAmerican TV journalist
  • Juliet Rose LandauAmerican actress
  • Juliet MossAmerican water polo player
  • Juliet Anne ProwseSouth African dancer
  • Juliet Nicole SimmsAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Juliet TurnerIrish singer,songwriter
  • Juliet InglebyDutch model
  • Juliet DohertyAmerican ballerina, model, and actress
  • Juliet MayBritish TV director
  • Juliet Waters (b. 2005)daughter of actors Emily Watson and Jack Waters
  • Juliet Heath (b. 2010)daughter of actress Jaymee Ong and Matthew Heath
  • Juliet Rosales (b. 2014)daughter of baseball player Adam Rosales
  • Juliet Devine Worrilow (b. 2015)daughter of NFL player Paul Worrilow
  • Juliet Elizabeth Lagness (b. 2015)daughter of YouTubers Anisia Lagness & DeVonte Thomas
  • Juliet Elizabeth Rader (b.2016)daughter of the youtubers Sam and Nia
  • Juliet Joy Capaci (b. 2018)daughter of American actress Tiffany Thornton
  • Juliet Tablak (b. 1974) American actress

Juliet in Pop Culture

  • Julieta moon of Uranus
  • Juliet Capuletmain character in Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet"
  • Juliet Burkecharacter on TV's "Lost"
  • Juliet Sharpcharacter on TV's "Gossip Girl"
  • Juliet HobbesLisa's best friend on the The Simpsons
  • Juliet O'Haracharacter on TV's "Psych"
  • Juliet Van Heusena character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
  • Julietcharacter in short story "The Transformation" by Mary Shelley
  • "Check Yes Juliet" song by We the Kings
  • Julietcharacter in film "Love Actually"
  • Juliet Granvillecharacter in "The Wanderer"
  • Juliet Martincharacter on TV's "Ringer"
  • Juliet Silvertoncharacter on TVs "Grimm"
  • Julietcharacter in "The Wizard of Oz"
  • "Juliet" song by Stevie Nicks
  • Juliet StarlingCharacter from Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Juliet Ashtoncharacter in "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"
  • Julietcharacter in the 2019 film "Hustlers"
  • Juliet Youngmain character in "Letters to the Lost" by Brigid Kemmerer

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