The name Juliet ranked 597th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 933rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Some authorities prefer the meaning ''downy beard.'' However, this might have been understood as an attribute of Jove, the chief of the Greco-Roman gods.
The original form evolved into Julius, the Latin name of a Roman clan whose most famous member was the military and political leader Julius Caesar.
The Literary World
This is not only the name of the star-crossed heroine of Romeo and Juliet, but also that of a woman wronged by the cruel Claudio in Measure for Measure (see list of Shakespearean Characters)