Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsJuul, Juel, Jul
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Meaning & History
Likely originating as a nickname for people born around Christmas or who had a connection with that time of year, from the Old Norse jól, which was the name of the Nordic pagan midwinter festival, or modern Danish jul meaning "Christmas" (cf. the English Yule). Notable people with this surname include Danish architect Finn Juhl, who played a major role in the development of Danish design in the 20th century.