Julie – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?



Julie is a Danish, German and French form of Julia, which is a feminine form of the Roman family name Julius. The name’s basic meaning is 'downy-haired' or 'young'.


Julie became very popular during the 1980s and especially in the 1990s. The popularity culminated in 1996, when 923 baby girls were given the name. Since then the name has become less popular year by year.

Well-known bearers of the name

A well-known bearer of this name is the heroine in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Julie Berthelsen, who is a Danish-Greenlandic singer, was born in 1979.


The name form Julia has also become more and more popular. In 2009 68 new-born girls were given this name.