Juliet

Gender: Feminine
Origin: English
(JOO-lee-et, JOOL-yət)

The name is probably an anglicized form of the Italian, Giulietta, which was originally a diminutive form of Giulia.

In the English-speaking world, the name is first found in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (1596) which he based on Luigi Porto’s Giulietta e Romeo (1530)

Currently, Juliet is the 285th most popular female name in the United States, but its Spanish form of Julieta is currently the 6th most popular female name in Argentina, (2009). Her rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 21 (Belgium, Juliette, 2009)
  • # 22 (France, Juliette, 2009)
  • # 139 (the Netherlands, Juliette, 2010)
  • # 371 (United States, Juliette, 2010)

Other forms of the name include:

  • Cülyetta (Azeri)
  • Juliette (French)
  • Xulieta (Galician)
  • Juliet’a ჯულიეტა (Georgian)
  • Giulietta (Italian)
  • Džuljeta (Latvian/Lithuanian)
  • Julietta (Polish)
  • Julieta (Portuguese/Romanian/Spanish)
  • Dzhul’etta Джульетта (Russian)

 

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