From Italian Giulietta, diminutive form of Giulia (“Julia”), from Julius, a Roman family name. Cognate with French Juliette.
Juliet A female given name. 1977 Timothy Findley, The Wars, Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence, ISBN 044009397X, page 110: "All I ask," she says, fitting the cigarette into a holder, "is that you don't call me Juli-et. I cannot abide Juli-et. It maddens me!" "Yes, ma'am." "Here, we say Joolyut. Joolyut. Joolyut. Say it for me." One of the main characters of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. 1597, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act V, Scene III: For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo. A woman who is or is with a great lover. By analogy with the Shakespearean character, a woman who is in love with a man from a family, party, or country opposing that of her own. The sixth moon of the planet Uranus. The letter J in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
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