Given Name JOLYON

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).

Categories

literature, medieval
VARIANTS: Julian, Julyan
DIMINUTIVES: Jools, Jules
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iulianus (Ancient Roman), Julen (Basque), Yulian (Bulgarian), Julien (French), Xián (Galician), Julian (German), Giuliano (Italian), Julian (Polish), Iulian (Romanian), Yulian (Russian), Julián (Spanish)
Entry updated November 18, 2011