The name Julie is a French female given name. It comes from the Latin name Julia. Julia means "youthful" or "soft haired" in Latin. The name Julie and its variants are feminine for the masculine name Julius. Julie is very popular in the United States. The name was particularly popular between 1951 and 1991. Its variant, Julia, has been in the top 100 female names dating back to 1980. Julie and its related names are being used by many famous people, such as Julie Andrews and Julie Benz. As Julia the name is currently being used for Atlantic Basin tropical cyclones.