Gender: Female Meaning of Jules: "youthful; soft, downy" Origin of Jules: Latin; Greek

Jules Origin and Meaning

The name Jules is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "youthful; soft, downy".

TV personality Jules Asner made this middle-aged male name suddenly seem young and fresh and female, after having been an off-the radar-nickname for Julia and Julie. Author and wife of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver spells her name Jools, and we've also seen Joolz.

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kankhen Says:


In French Jules is totally a boys' name, but in English I like it better for a girl. I'd make it a nickname for Giulia just so that she can choose which name to go by when in a francophone country.

kertheshe Says:


I like Jules better than Julia, Juliette and all those names. Really cute.

Catastroffy Says:


I would prefer to use Jewel as a nickname for Julie, Julia, Juliet et cetera. Jules is a boys' name for me. Jules Verne!

indiefendi2 Says:


I can't imagine this ever having been a middle aged man name.

ThistleThorn Says:


Definitely not as a full name. There are prettier, longer forms like Julia, Juliet, or Juliana.

Guest Says:


Since I love Pulp Fiction so much I'm definitely planning on using this one! It's so cute. Gemma and Jules would be my set if I have twins 😊