What does the baby name Jules mean? Learn about what Jules means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Jules - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Jules
J-U-L-E-S, is a 5-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Jules
Meaning of Jules
Downy bearded or youthful, youthful, downy, soft-haired, soft-bearded, down-bearded youth.
Origin of Jules
The name 'Jules' has its origins in the Latin language. It is derived from the Roman family name 'Julius', which was commonly used during the time of the Roman Empire. 'Julius' is believed to be derived from the Greek name 'Ioulios', which is associated with the god Apollo.
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Popularity of Jules
The popularity of the name 'Jules' has varied over time and across different regions. In the United States, the name experienced its peak popularity in the early 20th century, particularly in the 1910s and 1920s. It gradually declined in usage throughout the 20th century but has maintained a moderate level of popularity.
Jules currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Issa is slightly more popular than Jules.

Etymology of Jules

The name 'Jules' is a diminutive form of the name 'Julius'. The origin of 'Julius' can be traced back to the Roman gens (family) name 'Julia', which is believed to be derived from the Greek name 'Ioulios'. 'Ioulios' is associated with the god Apollo and is thought to have originated from the Greek word 'ioulos', meaning 'downy-bearded' or 'youthful'.

Cultural Significance of Jules

The name 'Jules' does not hold any specific cultural or religious significance. However, it is often associated with the Western cultural tradition due to its Latin and Roman origins. The name has been used by individuals from various backgrounds and has become a part of the broader Western naming tradition.