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From Middle English iulius, from Anglo-Norman julie, from Old French jule, juil, from Latin iūlius (Gaius Julius Caesar's month), perhaps a contraction of *Iovilios, "descended from Jove", from Latin Iuppiter, from Proto-Indo-European *dyeu-pəter-, vocative case of godfather, from Proto-Indo-European *deiw-os, god, + *pəter, father


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July (plural Julies or Julys)

  1. The seventh month of the Gregorian calendar, following June and preceding August. Abbreviation: Jul or Jul.
  2. (uncommon) A female given name.
    • 2004, Eric Arnesen, The Human Tradition in American Labor History, (↑ISBN), page 73:
      By 1880, in his early to middle twenties, he had married a literate woman named July, who would be his first of three wives. Riley continued to live close to his parents, James and Frances, whose house was just three doors down and who still had four of their own children living with them in addition to a grandson.
    • 2003, William C. Davis, Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America (↑ISBN), page 153:
      In Prairie County, Arkansas, in March 1863, a black woman named July, born free in Tennessee but under indenture to a white man until she turned twenty-one, was brought before a circuit court when she was just short of reaching her age of freedom.

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