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).
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)

Categories

literature, medieval
Entry updated November 18, 2011