Meaning: Downy-Bearded Devoted to Jupiter Origin: English
July is a spunky and fresh month name that derives directly from Julius, as the month was named to honour Julius Ceasar. Pre-Ceasar, July used to be named Quintilis.
Julius and thus July have two purported meanings. The first is that Julius derives from Latin Ioulios, which means ‘Downy-Bearded’. The second possible heritage is in Greek mythology, deriving from Jovilius – meaning ‘Devoted to Jupiter’.
Other forms of July are the French Julie and Turkish Julitta.