Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. joo-lee-EHT, JOOL-yət  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Giulietta or Juliette. This spelling was used for the ill-fated lover of Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet (1596) by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare based his story on earlier Italian tales such as Giulietta e Romeo (1524) by Luigi Da Porto.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIulia, Julia(Ancient Roman) Yulia, Yuliya(Belarusian) Julia(Biblical) Yuliya(Bulgarian) Júlia(Catalan) Ghjulia(Corsican) Julija(Croatian) Julie(Czech) Julia, Julie, Lilli(Danish) Julia, Julie, Juul, Lia, Lieke(Dutch) Julia(Estonian) Julia(Finnish) Julie, Juliette(French) Xulia(Galician) Julia, Julie, Lia(German) Julitta(History) Júlia, Juli, Juliska, Lili(Hungarian) Júlía(Icelandic) Iúile(Irish) Giulia, Giulietta(Italian) Jūlija(Latvian) Julija(Lithuanian) Julia, Julie(Norwegian) Julia, Julita(Polish) Júlia, Julieta, Julinha(Portuguese) Iulia(Romanian) Julia, Juliya, Yulia, Yuliya(Russian) Júlia(Slovak) Julija(Slovene) Julia, Julieta(Spanish) Julissa(Spanish (Latin American)) Julia(Swedish) Julia, Juliya, Yulia, Yuliya(Ukrainian)


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Depiction of Shakespeare's Juliet by John William Waterhouse (1898)Depiction of Shakespeare's Juliet by John William Waterhouse (1898)


Entry updated June 9, 2023