Girl Baby Name

Juliette

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Quick Facts on Juliette

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 295
Pronunciation:
zhoo-lee-ET
Simple meaning:
Soft-haired, Youthful, Daughter of Jove

Characteristics of Juliette

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Juliette

Juliette is the French diminutive of Julie. Julie in turn is the French form of the Latin Julia (from the old Roman family name Julius). The name is etymologically derived from one of a couple places. For one, Julius is said to mean “downy-bearded, soft-haired” in old Latin which signifies a certain ‘youthfulness’ given the time of one’s life when the first (soft) beard hairs grow. Secondly, the name Julius is believed to mean ‘descended from Jove’, another name for the Roman god Jupiter who presided over the Roman laws and social order. The most famous name bearer from antiquity was Julius Caesar, a great Roman general and statesman who notably conquered the Gauls. Due to his great victory, he was rewarded with almost unprecedented power in Rome as their dictator/Emperor. Ultimately assassinated on the Senate floor in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar’s legacy would not be forgotten. The masculine and feminine forms of this name are widely used and among the most successful (particularly outside of the Judeo-Christian Biblical naming practices that have so dominated the European and English-speaking worlds for centuries). Juliette is a Top 25 favorite name in France as well as Belgium. English speaking nations have often preferred the French Juliette as a more fanciful version of their own Juliet.

Popularity of the Name Juliette

Juliette has followed a similar pattern on the American female naming charts as Juliet – that is to say, pretty low popularity throughout the 20th century. Simple names like Julia and Julie were preferred, and then more fanciful variations like Julianna and Julissa came into vogue. But little old literary Juliet and her French sister Juliette never really toppled the charts. Similar to Juliet, the name reached a wider, more youthful audience thanks to a modernized version of Shakespeare’s play (a 1996 film adaptation called “Romeo + Juliet”). American parents have responded to this name ever since. Today, now that we’re into the 21st century, Juliette maintains her popularity by virtue of new naming styles that favor these pretty, old-fashioned names. Juliet and Juliette have both still only achieved very moderate levels of success. That just means the name is not overused, making it a fresher, more interesting choice than plain old Julie or Julia.
Popularity of the Girl Name Juliette
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Juliette

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Juliette

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Juliette

    Juliette (Marquis de Sade) L'Histoire de Juliette is a 1797 novel by the Marquis de Sade. The Library Journal has this to say about it: “An amazing sequence of imaginatively bizarre sexual adventures punctuated by philosophical and theological digression. Mlle. De Maupin, Lolita, Candy—all pale beside Juliette.” Recommended for ages adult only.

  • Popular Songs on Juliette

    Popular Songs on Juliette

    Juliette - a song by Shinee

    Juliette - a song by Little Feat

    Romeo Had Juliette - a song by Lou Reed

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Juliette

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Juliette

    First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low (Ginger Wadsworth) - Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts in 2012, a lavishly illustrated account of the fascinating life of the woman who started it all. Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low was a remarkable woman with ideas that were ahead of her time. She witnessed important eras in U.S. history, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to westward expansion to post–World War I. And she made history by founding the first national organization to bring girls from all backgrounds into the out-of-doors. Daisy created controversy by encouraging them to prepare not only for traditional homemaking but also for roles as professional women—in the arts, sciences, and business—and for active citizenship outside the home. Her group also welcomed girls with disabilities at a time when they were usually excluded. Includes author’s note, source notes, bibliography, timeline, places to visit, the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and musical notation for the favorite scout Song “Make New Friends.” Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Here Come the Girl Scouts! (Shana Corey) - The Amazing All-true Story of Juliette ""Daisy"" Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure. Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era. Prim and proper? BOSH! Dainty and delicate? HOW BORING! She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world--and nothing would stop her. Combining her ancestors’ passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts. One hundred years later, they continue to have adventures, do good deeds, and make a difference! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Juliette Low (Mildred Mastin Pace) - Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, founder of the Girl Scout movement in the United States was born October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia, and died ther January 17, 1927. Following a happy and adventurous childhood, Daisy married William Low, a wealthy English businessman. They lived for a time in Scotland, but she always had a special love for her home in Savannah. Daisy Low's great charm, energy, and drive nurtured the growth of the American Girl Scouts. Her vision of friendships which cross national boundaries led her, in her later years, to develop the International Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. Her crowning triumph came in 1926, when she brought the third World Encampment of the International Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to the United States. Recommended for ages 13+

  • Famous People Named Juliette

    Famous People Named Juliette

    Famous People Named Juliette - Juliette Binoche (French actress); Juliette Lewis (actress); Mademoiselle Juliette (French pop singer); Juliette Récamier (French socialite); Juliette Gréco (French singer); Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scots)

  • Children of Famous People Named Juliette

    Children of Famous People Named Juliette

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Juliette - Janine Turner (actress); Sophie Marceau (French actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Juliette - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Juliette - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Juliette.

Personality of the Girl Name Juliette

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Juliette

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