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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • French: Little Julia

What does Juliette mean and stand for?

The name Juliette is of French origin and means "little Julia." Its sister spelling, Juliet, became popular during the Middle Ages as a feminine version of Julian.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Juliette


According to Social Security Administration data, Juliette has been fairly stagnant since breaking the top 200 for a second time in 2018. Juliette reached a peak rank of 179 in 2019, but it is still not as popular as its sister spelling, Juliet.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Juliette was at its peak popularity in September 2019.

Juliette adds a little extra umph to Juliet. With notable namesakes such as actress Juliette Lewis, actress Juliette Rose Goglia, and Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, Juliette has been jumping up the ranks. Director Luc Besson and actress Anne Parillaud, actress Janine Turner, Dell founder Michael Dell, actress Sophie Marceau and producer Jim Lemley, and actor James MacArthur all chose this spelling for their daughters. This particular spelling has also appeared in Bend it Like Beckham, Grimm, and Higher Ground.

Where is it Popular?

Juliette was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Juliette

  • Jule
  • Jules
  • Julie

Pairs well with these middle names

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